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Advance HE has a strong programme of conferences throughout the year for all engaged in HE, whether leaders, practitioners or Governors, supporting institutions at all levels. The benefits of attending are significant for the participants, their teams and institutions.

Attending an Advance HE conference gives you the opportunity to hear about the latest developments in policy and practice from global leaders, from both within and beyond the HE sector. Each offers an opportunity to gain insights from the work of others, as well as solutions and actions for your own institution. Posters, workshops, presentations and Ignite sessions allow you to showcase the innovative work taking place at your institution to peers internationally, increasing the global reach of staff publishing and presenting their work.


Browse our calendar of programmes, events and conferences.


NEW Programmes and events portfolio for 2023-24

Our new portfolio for 2023-24 blends high quality learning and insight-sharing opportunities delivered using a range of innovative techniques and platforms both in person and virtually. If your organisation is an Advance HE member you could benefit from a 25% discount on booking prices across our portfolio plus there is an additional 10% early booking discount for bookings made before 30 September 2023 on selected programmes and events.

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Conferences 2023-24

Governance Conference 2023: Governance Culture: Navigating policy, politics and people

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London | 23 November 2023
Advance HE's Governance Conference returns for 2023. This year’s conference theme is “Governance Culture: Navigating policy, politics and people”. The Conference will explore what it takes to develop a more effective culture amongst governing bodies in higher education.
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NETworking & Innovation in Healthcare Education Conference 2023

Hilton Hotel City Centre, Liverpool | 5-6 December 2023
NETworking & Innovation in Healthcare Education (NET) is the leading, international conference for healthcare educators across a range of disciplines. It provides a unique opportunity to engage with the latest evidence, developments and thinking in healthcare education, alongside educators, learners, practitioners and researchers from across the UK and beyond.
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2024

Venue TBC | 6-7 March 2024
This conference will focus on ensuring that approaches to EDI work for all and addressing current and future challenges and opportunities. Through forecasting emerging EDI topics and priorities in the sector, it will create space for reflection and capacity building.
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Student Engagement Conference 2024

Venue: Horizon Leeds | 18 April 2024
This conference will focus on meaningful, active participation by students, both within the curriculum but in wider activities across the institution and within their community that will enhance their student experience and ultimately increase student success.
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Mental Wellbeing in HE Conference 2024

Venue TBC | 15 May 2024
This one-day conference, organised by the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education Expert Group in collaboration with Advance HE, will discuss new ideas and will aim to provide a boost in motivation and a fresh vision for all delegates.
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Sustainability Conference 2024

PwC London Embankment | 11 June 2024
Returning for 2024, and aimed at senior and strategic leaders within HE, this conference will focus on the sector's responsibilities in relation to the UN SDGs, civic responsibility, new sustainability initiatives and research.
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Teaching and Learning Conference 2024

Venue: Nottingham Trent University City Campus | 2-4 July 2024
The focus on enhancing all aspects of teaching and learning remains a critical issue for those seeking to provide an outstanding student experience at all levels of taught provision.
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Get involved at our upcoming conferences and events

Throughout the year we have an exciting range of conferences and events where we invite colleagues from across the sector to submit papers and join us to present their work to peers from across the globe. As well as providing a chance to present your work, share ideas and inspire fellow higher education colleagues, taking part in an Advance HE conference or event provides an invaluable opportunity for professional and personal development.