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

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Futre of work

For business leaders and people professionals – The Future of Work conference and festival zone

Tech may be transforming your business – but people remain its most precious asset. Join your peers for both days of the Festival of Work to discover 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’ll be wowed by a stellar line up of speakers across the two dedicated leadership streams: Future of Leadership and Business Management; and the Future of People Management and People Development.

Visit the Future of Work festival zone for an inspiring glimpse into the future world of work.

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HR Technology

For technologists – The HR Technology conference and festival zone

(Previously the HR Software & Recruitment Show)

New tech is ripping up the HR rulebook. Find out how technology can help both your people and your organisation. Designed for CTO’s, digital specialists and HR tech professionals, the HR Technology conference and Festival zone is at the core of the CIPD’s inaugural Festival of Work.

For the first time, there will be a dedicated HR Technology conference stream: Future of HR Technology and Digital Working. Join your peers at the conference to explore topics from navigating the ethics of AI to tech-led recruitment, to monitoring health and well-being, and developing insight from people analytics.

And don’t forget to visit the Future of Work festival zone and network in a buzzing festival atmosphere that brings the future of work to life.

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Learning & Development

For the L&D community – The Learning and Development conference and festival zone

(Previously the CIPD Learning and Development Show)

Everything we know about work is changing. Whether you’re an HR leader in a multinational or a start-up, the CIPD’s Festival of Work landmark event will shine a light on the best way forward – for you, your team, or your organisation.

Buzzing with energy and ideas, the dedicated Learning & Development conference has three streams designed to tackle the big issues of our time: Future of Learning Technology and Digital Learning, Future Talent, Skills and Capabilities, and Future Learning Strategy for Business Success. 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.

And last, but no means least, there’s the Learning and Development festival zone where you can network in a buzzing festival atmosphere that brings the future of work to life.

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5 session formats to choose from

Insight: expert masterclass

Get ready to be provoked, inspired and wowed by authors, experts and thought-leaders leading the way into the future. Fascinating talks in lecture style that will keep you on the edge of your chair.

Explore: case 
study

Explore how organisations are already adapting to the future and the strategies that work in specific contexts. Learn from their successes and pitfalls and take away tips that you can apply in your own organisations

Discuss: interactive panel

Get a driving seat in the discussion through our interactive event app. Ask the panel your own questions directly from your smartphone and vote those that are most relevant to you.

Practice: fast-track skills

Join these taster sessions to deep-dive into the must-have skills that will enable you to succeed in the future of work. Practical tips and professional advice wrapped up in fun and engaging mini-workshops.

Ignite: lightning talks

Don’t miss these fast, short and fun presentations from practitioners and experts. Different perspectives followed by open debates to provoke your thinking, challenge your perceptions and spark new ideas.

160+ stellar speakers from across the globe