The CIPD Festival of Work goes digital. Update: 14 April 2020

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. Even in light of recent events due to Coronavirus, we want to bring that directly to you, so we are now planning to run the festival as a 3-day online event on 10-12 June 2020.

If you have already registered to attend for free or purchased a conference delegate ticket, you have been automatically registered for online attendance and will receive an email with more details on your booking and the virtual festival.

Keep checking back on the website for updates. Sign-up to receive updates on the latest festival developments.

Find out more about the CIPD Festival of Work going digital.

Meet the headline acts

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


Danielle Grant

Danielle Grant

Published author and thought leader in embedded learning experiences delivered remotely

David Rock

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, NeuroLeadership Institute
David Shontz

David Shontz

Head of Workforce Analytics and Organisation Management, Nokia
Dawn Moore

Dawn Moore

Group People Director, The Murphy Group
Dipesh Mistry

Dipesh Mistry

Learning and Development Manager - eLearning, myhomemove

Emilia Madrigal

Senior Manager Learning and Development of People Culture, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Emma Mamo

Emma Mamo

Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind
Gail Hatfield

Gail Hatfield

People and Resources Director, Energy Systems Catapult
Jane Graham

Jane Graham

Head of Resourcing at Taunton and Somerset, NHS Foundation

Jo-Ann Moran

Diversity and Inclusion, Engagement and Comms Lead, Civil Service UK
Jon Dawson

Jon Dawson

Director in Human Resources, The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London and One Hyde Park Residences

Justine Thompson

Head of Strategic Workforce Planning and Workforce Analytics, Lloyds Banking Group

Michaela Crawford

Instructional Designer and Learning Technologies Lead, Domino's Pizza

Nik McKiernan

Learning Development Programme Manager, Severn Trent

Paul Deemer

Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers
Ilke Inceoglu

Professor Ilke Inceoglu

Professor of Organisational Behaviour and HR Management, University of Exeter Business School
Jill Rubery

Professor Jill Rubery

Professor of Comparative Employment Systems, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
Rachel Suff

Rachel Suff

Senior Policy Advisor Employee Relations, CIPD

Rupert McNeil

Rupert McNeil, Government Chief People Officer and Director General Shared Services, UK Civil Service

Steve Scott

Managing Director, Global Head of Workforce Management and Analytics, Standard Chartered Bank

Theresa Nelson

Chief Officer for Workforce Development, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Veronica Hope-Hailey

University Vice President (Corporate Relations) and Dean of the School of Management, University of Bath
Wendy Warham

Wendy Warham

VP Hybrid Infrastructure Services and Networks and Telecoms, EMEIA, DTS, Fujitsu Services