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

3 conferences, 6 streams, 9+ stages and 160+ speakers over 2 action-packed days

Free learning sessions

First class free learning is always a feature of CIPD events and the Festival of Work is no exception. Join us for 75 free learning sessions across the two days, delivered by experts, in the main exhibition hall. All you have to do is register for free to attend the event.

Each of the three Festival zones (Future of Work, HR Technology and Learning and Development) includes free learning stages where industry experts will present case studies, research and tech-based solutions to resolve your people issues.

No booking required, simply register for the event and check the free learning calendar. One final tip – sessions can be very popular and cannot be booked in advance so please do arrive early in order to guarantee your seat.

See the free learning programme

Let’s talk: inclusion workshops

Introducing a new series of workshops on race, menopause and LGBT identity in the workplace. 

These free to attend CIPD workshops provide an opportunity to have important but difficult conversations in safe spaces. 

Guided by expert speakers, you will gain practical tools to help you better identify, understand and implement diversity and inclusion solutions, policies and culture within your workplace to benefit everyone.

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CIPD stand presentations

Come to the popular CIPD stand to find out more about your CIPD member benefits as well as our qualifications, research reports and resources. Meet the team and grab a free coffee in our exclusive members lounge.  We’d love to meet you.

Non members can come and meet us at the stand to go through CIPD membership options, find out about how our qualifications can improve your career prospects and earning potential, and, if you decide to join, we’ll waive the joining fee.

Meet the experts: we’ll also be hosting several expert-led free learning sessions on our stand including ‘Future of L&D Functions’ and how to ‘Keep Calm and Carry on Through Brexit’. Arrive early to grab your seat as free learning sessions do tend to be popular.

See the CIPD stand presentations timetable

Expert exhibitor talks

Listen to expert talks by cutting-edge suppliers. The exhibition features over 300 leading suppliers – many of which hold presentations on their stands where industry experts will present the latest case studies, research and tech-based solutions.

You’ll sharpen your skills for the new world of work and find fresh ideas to solve your biggest people – and all without spending a penny.

See the full exhibitor list