Please click on one of the tabs below to help you find the answers to our frequently asked questions.
I ALREADY HAVE A CONFERENCE TICKET, DO I NEED TO REGISTER FOR AN EXHIBITION PASS ALSO?
No, all exhibition features are included in the cost of your conference ticket.
I HAVE BOOKED A CONFERENCE TICKET, WHERE CAN I PRE-BOOK THE CONFERENCE SESSIONS THAT I WANT TO ATTEND?
Conference sessions are not pre-bookable for an online event.
I AM NOT ABLE TO PAY FOR THE CONFERENCE, WHAT ALTERNATIVE IS THERE?
The online exhibition is completely free to attend. Register for a free exhibition pass and you’ll get access to: two streams of free learning showcases available live and on-demand, 30+ leading suppliers showcasing the latest products and services, the Wellbeing Hub, and online networking facilities to create new connections with peers globally.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE FREE EXHIBITION PASS?
A free exhibition pass will grant you access to:
- Two streams of free learning showcases
- Exhibition access with 30+ leading suppliers
- Networking opportunities
- Access to on-demand exhibition content
- Wellbeing Hub activities
WILL I BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE SESSIONS AT A LATER TIME OR DATE?
Yes, sessions will be made available to access both real-time and on-demand, meaning you can watch the sessions at a later time or date that suits you.
DO YOU PROVIDE SUBTITLES AND CLOSED CAPTIONING?
Yes, all conference sessions and free learning sessions will have subtitles and closed captioning for those with hearing disabilities.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY FOR CONFERENCE TICKETS?
Cancellations will be accepted up until Monday 17 May 2021. Please note: a £45 administration fee will be incurred to process all ticket refunds. It will not be possible to cancel bookings with less than 30 days notice to the first day of the event. Substitute delegates are welcome at no extra charge. Any ticket cancellations that still have payment outstanding will be liable for either the administration fee or the full registration fee, dependent on the date and time of the cancellation. Attendance fees will not be refunded in the event of threat of war, terrorism or other circumstances outside of the organisers’ control. Where the organisers elect to cancel a conference the liability of the organiser will be limited to a refund of any fees paid. The organisers are not liable for any consequential loss. Our full booking terms and conditions are available here.
WHEN IS THE CIPD FESTIVAL OF WORK 2021?
Wednesday 15 June – 08:00-17:30
Thursday 16 June – 06:30-17:30
Friday 17 June – 08:30-17:30
WILL THE CIPD FESTIVAL OF WORK BE ONLINE THIS YEAR?
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to run this year’s CIPD Festival of Work as a three-day online event from 15-17 June. We will continue to work to deliver the best festival experience for you, whilst closely monitoring the COVID-19 guidelines and adapting the experience accordingly. The welfare of our event attendees is always front of mind.
We are committed to delivering an interactive experience which will tackle the challenges and questions your organisation currently faces head on. With the majority of workforces still working from home, we appreciate you may have other work or family commitments to focus on. Therefore we believe delivering this year’s event online, as this will give more people the opportunity to attend and take advantage of the learning and networking opportunities available.
HOW DO I ACCESS THE ONLINE PLATFORM?
If you have registered for a conference ticket or a free exhibition pass, we will send you details on how to access and navigate around the event platform to your registered email address the week before the festival.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A FREE PRESS TICKET?
Please contact email@example.com to register as a member of the press to attend the virtual CIPD Festival of Work. Please note that press registration is restricted to journalists, editors, publishers, broadcasters and bloggers associated with the HR industry and related fields. Press applications may be required to produce accreditation. Non-editorial representatives are not eligible – these interested parties are invited to book a conference ticket or to register as a free visitor to the exhibition only.
WHERE CAN I VIEW YOUR LATEST PRESS RELEASES?
Head over to the CIPD’s Media Centre, where you’ll find latest press releases and information on spokespeople.
HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH TO REQUEST AN INTERVIEW OR SOURCE SPEAKER IMAGES?
Please contact the CIPD press team:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8612 6400
For more information on how the CIPD is supporting its members and the people profession during the Coronavirus crisis, you can also visit the Coronavirus hub.