CIPD’s Learning and Development Show is now part of Festival of Work 

Follow three streams designed to tackle the big L&D issues of our time 

Day one

08:45 – 09:30          Registration and exhibition time

09:30

Welcome address

Arrive early, take a seat and enjoy the welcome address and opening plenary sessions.

Speaker: Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD
 

Welcome address

Speaker: Kelly Tolhurst MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility
 

09:50-10:20

Opening keynote: The future of work is human – where machine intelligence ends and human creativity begins

Join Garry’s opening keynote as he talks about how he’s evolved to embrace artificial intelligence – the role of human creativity in the future of work, and how we must work together with technology to turn our grandest dreams into reality. 
 
Speaker:
 
Garry Kasparov, Former World Chess Champion, Chair of the Human Rights Foundation, Best-Selling Author
 

10:20-11:00

Panel discussion: Good work and the future of jobs in a changing economic landscape

Join this panel of prominent experts to find out how to make the future of work human and successful for all.
 
Panellists:
 
Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General, CBI
Matthew Taylor, 
Chief Executive Officer, Royal Society of Arts
Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary, British Trade Union Congress
Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser, Centre for Economics and Business Research
Garry Kasparov, Chair, Human Rights Foundation
 
Chaired by:
 
Peter Cheese, Chief Executive Officer, CIPD

11:00–11:40     Break and exhibition time

11:40–12:30          Conference session

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

A4 | Explore: case study 

Data-driven learning – using data insights to design learning and measure its effectiveness

Speakers:

Mike Collins, Senior Digital Learning, LX, UX Specialist, River Island
Catherine Pinchen, Head of Global Learning Analytics, PwC

Chaired by:

Victoria Winkler, Director of Professional Development, CIPD

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

A5 | Insight: expert masterclass 

The future of leadership development – empowering leaders and managers to succeed in an AI world

Speaker:

Aimee O’Malley, Global Learning & Development Business Partner, Google

Chaired by:

David Hayden, L&D Consultant, CIPD

Learning Strategy for Business Success

A6 | Practice: fast-track skills 

Gamify your learning – practical strategies to increase learner engagement and knowledge retention

Speaker:

Nick Shackleton-Jones, Director, Learning and Performance Innovation, PA Consulting Group

12:30 – 13:30     Lunch and exhibition time

13:30–14:20          Conference session

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

B4 | Discuss: interactive panel 

Tech-enabled learning cultures – using technology to enable collaborative and self-directed learning

Speakers:

Karen Lloyd, Head of Training, Learning and Development, Office for National Statistics
Rob Peacock, L&D Lead, Samsung
Robert Alcock, Head of Training, BBC Academy
Kate Ross, Early Professionals Manager, L&D Lead, IBM UK Ltd

Chaired by:

Giorgia Gamba Quilliam, Content Manager, Learning & Development, CIPD

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

B5 | Practice: fast-track skills 

Upskilling and retaining talent – responding to the talent needs of fast-changing and dynamic organisations

Speaker:

Nick Henley, Independent Consultant and Former Head of Talent Development, AOL International

Learning Strategy for Business Success

B6 | Explore: case study 

Strategic L&D – increasing value by linking learning to your people and business objectives

Speakers:

Tess Ewington, Head of Learning Delivery, Home Office
Deirdre Bond, Senior HRBP, HMRC
Brian Ross, Head of L&D, Home Office
Andrew Jacobs, L&D Transformation Lead, HMRC

Chaired by:

Julie Drybrough, Director, Fuchsia Blue

14:20 – 14:50     Break and exhibition time

14:50 – 15:40          Conference session

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

C4 | Practice: fast-track skills 

Enabling mobile learning – transitioning to smart devices to deliver learning at the point of need

Speaker:

Tim Drewitt, Learning Partner – Quantum, Aviva 

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

C5 | Insight: expert masterclass 

Inclusive leadership – creating a measured approach that reduces bias and drives inclusion

Speaker:

Angela Peacock, Chairperson and Founder, PDT Global

Chaired by:

Katie Jacobs, Senior Stakeholder Lead, CIPD

Learning Strategy for Business Success

C6 | Discuss: interactive panel 

Defeating the overload – making learning fit to busy and fast-paced work environments

Speakers:

Alistair Cumming, Head of L&D, Lidl
Thomas Bacon, Head of L&D, McDonalds
Brian Murphy, Global Head of Learning Transformation, AstraZeneca Plc
Stephanie Wheat, Former HR Business Partner, Coventry Building Society

15:40 – 16:10     Break and exhibition time

16:10 – 17:00          Conference session

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

D4 | Insight: expert masterclass 

Artificial intelligence in learning – how AI will change everything

Speakers:

Henrietta Palmer, Learning Solutions Manager, TUI
Prof Donald Clark,
EdTech entrepreneur, CEO of WildFire and Visiting Professor at the University of Derby

Chaired by:

Andy Lancaster, Head of L&D Content, CIPD

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

D5 | Ingite: lightning talks 

The power of communities of practice – enabling learning and social collaboration beyond the organisation

Speakers:

Jonathan Marshall, Head of Learning, Diplomatic Academy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Emma Smythe, Former Head of Learning, BAE Systems
Julian Stodd, Captain and Founder, Sea Salt Learning
Clare Richmond, Founder and Director, SpeakTo

Chaired by:

Michelle Parry-Slater, Learning and Development Director, Kairos Modern Learning

Learning Strategy for Business Success

D6 | Explore: case study 

The power of a strong L&D brand – enhance the profile of your work to increase learner engagement

Speakers:

Sandra Arnold, Head of L&D, GroupM UK
Satnam Sagoo, Director of Learning, British Red Cross

Chaired by:

David Hayden, L&D Consultant, CIPD

17:30      Exhibition closes

Day two

08:45 – 09:30          Registration and exhibition time

09:30 – 10:20          Conference session

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

E4 | Insight: expert masterclass 

The new AI coach – explore how AI will help humans deliver better coaching

Speaker:

Professor David Clutterbuck, Award-Winning Author, Special Ambassador of European Mentoring and Coaching Council, Visiting Professor at Henley Business School

Chaired by:

Andy Lancaster, Head of L&D Content, CIPD

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

E5 | Ignite: lightning talks 

The future of skills – building skills in the age of automation to set your people apart

Speakers:

Raquel Rubio-Higueras, Director, Art2BeHuman
Elle Edwards, 
Global Head of Communications and Culture, Kodak Alaris
Claire Fox,
Chief Operating Officer, UNICEF UK
Maurice Collis, Director – Leadership Development, Agility
Dr Richard A. MacKinnon, Managing Director, WorkLifePsych Ltd

Chaired by:

Lizzie Crowley, Skills Advisor, CIPD

Learning Strategy for Business Success

E6 | Practice: Fast-track skills 

Learner-centred Design – putting your audience at the heart of what you do

Speaker:

Hannah Christian, Head of Learning, Media Zoo

10:20 – 10:50          Break and exhibition time

10:50 – 11:40          Conference session

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

F4 | Discuss: interactive panel 

Making learning accessible – has the learning management system had its day?

Speakers:

Michelle Parry-Slater, Learning and Development Director, Kairos Modern Learning
Hannah Law, Director of L&D, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Craige Heaney, Global Learning Director, Diageo
Chris Lincoln, Head of L&D, Be At One

Chaired by:

Ben Betts, CEO, HT2labs

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

F5 | Insight: expert masterclass 

Bridging the gap – tackling skill shortages in the fourth industrial revolution

Speaker:

Sir Anthony Seldon, contemporary historian, commentator and political author & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham

Chaired by:

Victoria Winkler, Director of Professional Development, CIPD

Learning Strategy for Business Success

F6 | Ignite: lightning talks 

The L&D Influencer – building influencing and performance consulting skills to better support the business

Speakers:

Denise Sanderson-Estcourt, HR, Learning and OD Business Partner, Royal College of Physicians
Paul Matthews, Founder and CEO, People Alchemy
Mark Hendy, Founder and Chair, South Wales HR Forum
Natalie Richer, Learning and Performance Manager (Consultant)

Chaired by:

Meg Peppin, Director, MP Partnership

11:40 – 12:10          Break and exhibition time

12:10 – 13:00          Conference session

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

G4 | Explore: case study 

Immersive learning – exploring the possibilities of simulations in learning

Speakers:

Emily Howell,Learning Curator, EDF Energy
Peter Sheppard,
 Global Chief Learning Officer, Ericsson
Mark Gibson, Head of eLearning and Innovation, Ericsson
Lloyd Dean, Head of Digital and Innovative Learning, EDF Energy

Chaired by:

Marco Faccini, CEO, Silkroad EdTech Ltd

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

G5 | Ignite: lightning talks 

Successful onboarding – supporting and engaging new talent to increase retention

Speakers:

Anju Sethi, Vice President – Talent, Change and D&I, King
Robert Ashcroft, Head of Learning, Strategy and Development, Santander
Melanie Lepine, 
Group Head of Learning, Development and Talent, Domestic & General

Chaired by:

Stephanie Davies, Chief Happiness Officer, Laughology

Learning Strategy for Business Success

G6 | Insight: expert masterclass 

The neuroscience of learning – designing effective learning for knowledge retention and transfer

Speaker:

Professor Patricia Riddell, Professor of Applied Neuroscience, Head of Department of Psychology, Henley Business School

Chaired by:

Laurell Hector, Managing Director, McManus HRD

13:00 – 14:00          Lunch and exhibition time

14:00 – 14:50          Conference session

Learning Technology and Digital Learning

H4 | Ignite: lightning talks 

From creation to curation – leveraging tech and existing resources to develop a future-focused learning hub

Speakers:

Jackie Barefield, Head of Learning, Barclays
Karen McKenzie-Irvine, Head of Learning and Development, Transport for London
Anthony Williams, Global Learning Design Manager, Costa Coffee
James Barton, Online Learning Manager, Royal Mail

Chaired by:

Karen Ver, Digital Projects Manager, Customer Experience, CIPD   

Talent, Skills and Capabilities

H5 | Explore: case study 

Standing out in the future job market – enhancing your employer brand in the age of social reviews

Speakers:

Kirsten Bethmann, Global Employer Reputation Manager, Mars
Alex Horner, Global Talent Marketing and Digital Manager, Mars
Mark Duffy, Head of Talent Acquisition, Ryanair

Chaired by:

Mel Green, Research Adviser, CIPD

Learning Strategy for Business Success

H6 | Discuss: interactive panel 

Future L&D teams – developing successful learning teams in a technology-integrated world

Speakers:

Andy Lancaster, Head of L&D Content, CIPD
Sarah Porcelli,
 Head of L&D, UK Power Networks
Emma Vargas Brock, Senior Manager Learning and Development, PepsiCo
Barbara Thompson, Senior Learning Experience Architect, GP Strategies Limited

Chaired by:

Laura Overton, CEO and Founder, Towards Maturity

14:50 – 15:40          Break and exhibition time

Join Neil’s closing keynote as he focuses on how we are becoming technology, and how taking an active part in our own biological evolution is no longer a theory. The talk will focus on how we can merge with machines to increase our own potential, our creativity and how this will forever transform work.
 
Speaker: Neil Harbisson, World’s first Cyborg Artist and Co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation
 
Chair: Katie Jacobs, Senior Stakeholder Lead, CIPD

17:00          Exhibition closes