ASCL Annual Conference 2018

09:00 - 17:00, 9 - 10 March 2018 Birmingham

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We are delighted to confirm that the programme for ASCL Annual Conference 2018 – the premier education event for next year – is now finalised with an exceptional line-up of policy makers, educationalists, leading figures from business plus British European Space Agency astronaut Tim peake and the world's greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

They join Paul Drechsler CBE, President of the CBI and Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education (invited), to complete the keynote speaker programme, and which also includes Damian Green MP (invited), Professor John Hattie, Amanda Spielman, Carl Ward and Geoff Barton.

We have also confirmed an excellent selection of breakout sessions which will offer you a choice of over 30 topics allowing you to personalise your conference experience and focus on the topics that matter to you.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

Keynote speakers include:

Professor John Hattie
Internationally acclaimed educationalist

Damian Hinds MP
Secretary of State for Education

Amanda Spielman
HMCI, Ofsted

Tim Peake
British ESA astronaut

Paul Drechsler CBE
President CBI

Lucy Powell MP
Education Select Committee

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Carl Ward
ASCL President

Geoff Barton
ASCL General Secretary

Programme (Draft)

Friday 9 March

08.45

Registration and exhibition opens

10.00

Keynote 1
Carl Ward, ASCL President

10.30

Keynote 2
Lucy Powell MP, Education Select Committee

11.00

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

11.50

Keynote 3
Professor John Hattie

12.45

Keynote 4
Tim Peake, British ESA astronaut

13.15

Lunch and exhibition viewing

14.30

Breakout session 1

15.30

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

16.15

Keynote 5
Paul Drechsler CBE, President CBI

16.45

Panel session: Business and Education in an Age of Automation: How can we work together?
Chair: Ann Mroz, Editor, TES
Paul Drechsler CBE, President CBI
Christine Hodgson, Chairman, Capgemini UK plc
Richard Sheriff, Executive Headteacher, Harrogate Grammar School
Priya Lakhani OBE, Founder CEO, CENTURY Tech
Claudia Harris, Chief Executive, The Careers & Enterprise Company

17.30

Close of day 1

19.30

Wine reception

20.00-22.00

Annual Dinner

Saturday 10 March

08.30

Registration and exhibition opens

09.25

Conference opens

09.30

Keynote 6
Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary

10.00

Keynote 7
Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education

10.30

Keynote 8
Amanda Spielman, HMCI

11.00

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

11.45

Breakout session 2

12.45

Lunch and exhibition viewing

14.00

Breakout session 3

15.00

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

15.45

Panel session: Public Service in the Modern World: What does Ethical Leadership look like?
Chair: Ian Bauckham, CEO, Tenax Schools Trust
Carolyn Roberts, Chair, Ethical Leadership Commission
Lord Andrew Adonis
Emma Knights OBE, Chief Executive, National Governance Association
The Revd Nigel Genders, Chief Education Officer, Church of England

16.15

Keynote 9
Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Explorer, fundraiser, author and public speaker

16.45

Close of conference

 

Conference Packages

We are pleased to confirm prices have been held from our 2017 event!

The following packages are available to book:

The Gold Package is now full. Please contact annualconference@ascl.org.uk to added to the waiting list for the annual dinner.

Gold Package: Two full days of Conference plus Annual Dinner (Friday 9 March, limited numbers available). Also includes all conference sessions, exhibition entry, refreshments and lunch.
Cost £420 (members) or £460 (non-members)

Silver Package: Day delegate rate – includes all conference sessions, exhibition entry, refreshments and lunch. Price is per delegate, per day.
Cost £199 (members) or £250 (non-members)

If you have any other requirements, please contact the Annual Conference Administrator annualconference@ascl.org.uk for more information and a quote.

ASCL Local Representatives (formerly known as Branch Secretaries) are entitled to a 20% discount on the standard conference prices.

Group bookings - Bring your team and save!

Why not bring your whole teaching team to Conference and benefit from this excellent CPD opportunity?

If you are booking as a group, a 20% discount per person is available on groups of three or more. Groups can be from single schools or academies, from MATs, federations or any other school group, including primary schools.

Bookings must be received at the same time to qualify for the discount. Where the fee is discounted, only one discount per delegate will be applicable.

Gold delegate package: group discount £336 member | £368 non member per person FULL

Silver day delegate package: group discount £159.20 member | £200 non member per person per day.

Accommodation

The Conference is non-residential and accommodation is not included in the conference fee.

Accommodation (if required) can be booked through our agent, Reservation Highway. We have several hotels near the International Convention Centre (ICC) to suit all tastes and budgets. Details of all available accommodation and rates will be sent with confirmation of your place.

The Conference is non-residential and accommodation is not included in the conference fee.

Accommodation (if required) can be booked through our agent, Reservation Highway and will be invoiced separately to your conference booking. We have several hotels near the International Convention Centre (ICC) to suit all tastes and budgets, with specially negotiated rates.

A full list of hotels is available to download .

Please visit www.reservation-highway.co.uk/ascl18 to book your accommodation

If you prefer not to book online, bookings can also be made by completing this form and returning to Reservation Highway, or by telephoning Reservation Highway.

T: +44 (0)1423525577
E: admin@reservation-highway.co.uk
F: +44 (0)1423525599

If you have any queries with your accommodation booking, please contact Reservation Highway.


 

The International Convention Centre (ICC) is a world-class venue and one of Europe’s most high profile conference centres, welcoming over 350 events and more than 300,000 delegates each year.

The ICC is located in Birmingham City centre and is easily accessible by road from all over the UK. The nearest car parks to the ICC are located at the sister venue the Barclaycard Arena. If arriving by train, Birmingham New Street Station is a ten minute walk.

www.theicc.co.uk