The Keynote speakers for the Federation Conference in Manchester were:
- Bill Turnbull – BBC News Correspondent
- Dr Ian Oliver – former Chief Constable of Central Scotland Police and International Consultant to the UN
- Lesley Abdela MBE – partner in Eyecatcher Associates/Shevolution and Chief Executive of Project Parity.
- Satish Kumar – award winning author, and lecturer on reverential ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity.