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(Updated January 2021)

Hi All,

Conferences, expos, and events are a key way of maintaining your currency in the world of education and as a teacher.  I have found attending events to be a great way to develop myself, my teaching and also my teams. I decided to develop a list of some of the key conferences in the education calendar each year. I have a list of events and conferences in the fitness world for any of you that work in that sector.

Currently many of these have switched to be on-line events, but i will make sure that this list is updated regularly, with the latest dates!

I understand that 2021 may look a little different to usual but here is a bit of a start, and I hope this list will develop over time.  Please do let me know if there are any events or conferences that you will be attending that I have missed off the list below. 

8th – 9th February 2021 – AOC Annual Conference

This is a must attend event for those working in FE and skills, particularly in a collage stetting. The event allows you to hear from policy makers, and the biggest names in further education.  The event is always very well attended and has a very varied programme to allow for a variety of attendees.

9th – 10th June 2021 – Learning Technologies

This conference is focused in on how we can implement and use technology in the delivery of digital education.  The event plays host to some of the industry innovators and biggest names in technology.  If you are looking to make improvements in your digital or blended offering this is definitely a must attend event!

20th – 22nd June 2021 – BETT

A big show that covers a wide range of areas in the world of education, including leadership, digital inclusion and much more.  The event includes some of the top names in education and L+D, there are a wide range of suppliers who demonstrate some of the latest innovation in education.

20th – 22nd June 2021 – The Education Show @ BETT

This conference sits inside of BETT and aims to bring together suppliers, CPOD offerings, and aims to be the largest gathering of educators.  It aims to support school leaders, teachers, FE and a wide variety of educational settings. 

8th – 9th September 2021 – Learning Live

This event held in London involves a crowdsourced agenda, and networking. It is seen as giving attendees practical and fun takeaways that they can use to improve L+D in their organisations.  As a free to attend event it is also cost effective. 

5th – 6th October 2021 – World of Learning

This amazing event held at the NEC in Birmingham focuses in on some of the leading challenges and issues facing the world of learning right now.  The event has a broad range of speakers and displays covering areas such as technology and communication and attracts some of the biggest innovators in this area. 

3rd – 4th November 2021 – CIPD

One that is more in the L+D world and most likely the most well heard of, this amazing two day event offers some great seminars led by some of the thought leaders in the world of learning and development.

Ongoing 2021 – ResearchED

ReasearchEd have a number of events going on across the country through the year, these events tend to focus more on teaching and delivery.  They are more focused on school and FE delivery, these events are very good and as the name suggests focused on the evidence based teaching. 

TBC, Spring 2021 – AELP

The AELP conference is a must attend for those mainly in the world of work based learning and ITPs, the events have a wide variety of experts from across the world of education, funding and Ofsted.  It is an event that offers some great learning and networking opportunities. 

If you are thinking about attending any of the above, please do reach out on social and let me know how you find them!

Tom has been involved in the fitness industry for nearly 20 years. He is a specialist in rehabilitation, exercise referral and helping other fitness professionals to improve their business. He is also involved with course development, teaching, assessing and IQA of a range of training courses. He is always willing to meet other professionals so please do contact him via social media with any questions or just to say hello.

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