The CIPD Festival of Work is a chance to immerse yourself in a world of inspiration and discovery – developing you, your people and your business.

In a unique online experience over three days, you can consider new viewpoints and fresh ideas, while exploring how learning, technology and innovation can come together to shape remarkable
workplaces that put people first.

Virtual festival features


Find the right way forward to take on whatever challenges you and your business face right now.


Mix with speakers, product and service providers and fellow festival-goers to share ideas and create new connections.


Be inspired by the range of products and services from our sponsors and exhibitors with our virtual exhibition stands.

2020 conference line-up

The latest innovations, case studies, research and tech-based solutions were brought to life by a line-up of stellar speakers.

Hannah Fry

Dr Hannah Fry

Associate Professor Mathematics of Cities, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London

John Amaechi OBE

Organisational Psychologist, Director of the UK’s largest NHS Trust, and former NBA Player

“Great two days. I learned, I laughed, I listened and loved being
with like-minded people. My first ever festival was a success.”

Interim Head of HR, FDM Group

Platinum sponsors

Festival partners