Decision-Making Plenary (DMP) Agenda

1. Welcome and Introduction
2. Proposal to use this year’s BiCon surplus to fund training for future BiCon organisers
3. Guideline changes:
i. Add to guideline B17 about smoking: ‘ – this includes electronic cigarettes or similar devices.’
ii. Add to guideline B17 about smoking: ‘BiCon teams should make efforts to ensure that smoking areas are accessible to those who wish to use them.’
4. Clarification from BiCon Continuity Ltd on how to treat substantial requests for money received from potential teams who have formed since the last DMP, and who have therefore not yet had a chance to take their proposal to a DMP. Clarification also on how to treat requests for money from teams that are newly formed at a BiCon and have not yet been through due diligence with BiCon Continuity Ltd.
5. Future BiCon proposals:
i. 2016 – proposed for Preston with a team headed by Kate G
ii. 2017 or later – proposed for somewhere (maybe in the North West) with a team headed by Dave Dawes and Katie Strong
6. Any Other Business
7. Thanks

Note: if both amendments are passed, guideline B17 will read:

‘All outdoor space at BiCon, with the exception of designated smokers' areas, will be non-smoking – this includes electronic cigarettes or similar devices. Smoking areas should be advertised clearly. BiCon teams should make efforts to ensure that smoking areas are accessible to those who wish to use them.’