Join us for a unique learning experience at the Festival of Work

160+ speakers, 9+ stages, 3 conferences, 1 festival taking place over 2 action-packed days

Experience a first 

The inaugural CIPD Festival of Work will host 7,000+ business leaders, technologists, and people professionals in London for two days of jam-packed education, networking and entertainment at the Festival of Work (12-13 June 2019, Olympia London). Be part of it.

Join your peers to find out how to lead, to harness technology for the benefit of all, and how to equip your workforce with the skills to succeed in the future of work. You can choose to experience the whole event or choose from:

  • Future of Work
  • HR Technology
  • Learning and Development

75 free learning sessions

The Festival will host 75 free learning sessions for festival visitors over both days. Each of the three Festival zones (Future of Work, HR Technology and Learning and Development) includes a free learning stage where industry experts will present case studies, research and tech-based solutions to people issues.

No booking required, but do arrive early in order to guarantee your seat. The free learning programme will be published in March 2019.

Full speaker lineup announced

We are delighted to announce that the opening keynote on the 12 June 2019 will be presented by Garry Kasparov (Chess Grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, Chair of the Human Rights Foundation, and Best-Selling Author). Join Garry for his keynote: “The Future of Work is Human – Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Creativity Begins”. 

He will be joined by a stellar roster of 160+ speakers over 2 days including: Matthew Taylor (Chief Executive, Royal Society of Arts), Helen Moulinos (Chief Operating Officer, Stonewall), René Carayol MBE (Author, Specialist & Advisor on Leadership, Business Transformation & Culture), Jaimini Lakhani (Change Director, British Council) and many more. 

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