ASCL Annual Conference 2018

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

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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 the world's greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Sir Ranulph joins Paul Drechsler CBE, President of the CBI and Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education (invited), to complete the keynote speaker programme which also includes Justine Greening 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

Rt Hon Justine Greening MP
Secretary of State for Education (invited)

Amanda Spielman
HMCI, Ofsted (invited)

Paul Drechsler CBE
President CBI

Angela Rayner
Shadow Secretary of State for Education (invited)

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

Conference opens - musical introduction

10.15

Keynote 1
Carl Ward, ASCL President

10.45

Keynote 2
Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education (invited)

11.20

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

12.10

Keynote 3
Professor John Hattie

13.00

Lunch and exhibition viewing

14.15

Breakout session 1

15.15

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

16.00

Keynote 4
Paul Drechsler CBE, President CBI

16.30

Panel session: business and education

17.15

Close of day 1

19.30

Wine reception

20.00-22.00

Annual Dinner

22:00-00:00 Disco

Saturday 10 March

08.30

Registration and exhibition opens

09.25

Conference opens

09.30

Keynote 5
Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary

10.00

Keynote 6
Amanda Spielman, HMCI

10.30 Keynote 7
Angela Rayner, Shadow Secretary of State for Education (invited)

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 life and ethical leadership

16.15

Keynote 8
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:

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

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