Representing the BDA at Events

In addition to receiving discounted attendance at all BDA main events, BDA Live, BDA Vision and Research Symposium, members also have the chance to represent the BDA at various external events.

Each year the BDA attend a number of industry relevant conferences and exhibitions in order to promote dietetics, our members, membership to the Association and membership to Specialist Groups and Branches.

Usually BDA Office staff ‘man’ the stand during the show but we would also like a member representative on the stand.

The BDA would arrange your registration to the conference and in return we would ask for you to be present on the stand either morning or afternoon. (Time to be agreed in advance)

The BDA will not cover travel and/or accommodation cost or any other related costs BUT there are benefits for you attending and being on the BDA Stand.

  • Specialist Groups promote their Membership and gain new Members or event attendees
  • Branches to enthuse Members to be more proactive within their branch.

You will only be required to be on the stand for half a day, you then have the rest of the day to be part of the event.

2017 show we will be attending;

New Scientist Live

28 September - 1 October at London ExCeL

More information here

Royal College of Practitioners (RCGP) Annual Primary Care Conference & Exhibition

12 - 13 October at ACC Liverpool

More information here

Food Matters Live

21 - 23 November at London ExCeL

More information here

Register your interest to volunteer at New Scientist Live and Food Matters Live.

2017 shows we attended;

  • Diabetes UK Professional Conference - 8 - 10 March at Manchester Central. Volunteers from Chester and Leeds University
  • Health and Wellbeing at Work - 7 and 9 March at NEC Birmingham. Volunteers from Work Ready accrediated dietitans and Coventry University
  • Primary Care and Public Health - 17 - 18 May at NEC Birmingham
  • BBC Good Food Show - 15 - 18 June at NEC Birmingham. Volunteers were from across the UK

2016 shows we attended;

  • Diabetes UK Professional Conference - 2 - 4 March 2016 at SECC Glasgow
  • Health and Wellbeing at Work - 8 and 9 March 2016 at National Exhibition Centre Birmingham
  • Primary Care and Public Health 2016 -18 and 19 May 2016 at National Exhibition Centre Birmingham.
  • BBC Good Food Show - Eat Well -Friday 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May 2016 at London ExCeL
  • New Scientist Live -Thursday 22, Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2016 at London ExCeL
  • Food Matters Live -Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th November 2016 at London ExCeL


If you are interested in attending and representing the BDA at external events please complete the application form and return to  if there is no application form please email your details.

We will aim to notify you by email at least 4 weeks prior to the conference.