Conference

The Edge Foundation is an independent foundation working to inspire the education system to give all young people across the UK the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to flourish in their future life and work. Longtime advocates of high quality careers education and guidance, they are delighted to be supporting this event.


Speakers

Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE
Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE
Director, dmh associates
Ken Skates
Ken Skates
Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales
Dame Ruth Silver DBE
Dame Ruth Silver DBE
President Further Education Trust for Leadership
Lord Victor Adebowale CBE
Lord Victor Adebowale CBE
Chair of the National Health Service Confederation
Sareena Hopkins
Sareena Hopkins
Executive Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF)
Olly Newton
Olly Newton
Executive Director, The Edge Foundation
Dr. Ebun Joseph
Dr. Ebun Joseph
Career Development Consultant, Royal College of Surgeons, University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dr. Anthony Mann
Dr. Anthony Mann
Senior Policy Analyst (Education and Skills), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Professor James P. Sampson Jnr
Professor James P. Sampson Jnr
Emeritus Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, Florida State Uni
Dr. Mary McMahon
Dr. Mary McMahon
Hon. Associate Professor, School of Education, University of Queensland, Australia
David Carney
David Carney
Executive Director, CICA
Jennifer Tardy
Jennifer Tardy
Career Success Coach, USA
Dr. Naeema Pasha
Dr. Naeema Pasha
Director of Careers & Professional Development and Founder of WOW, Henley Business School
Pedro Moreno da Fonseca
Pedro Moreno da Fonseca
Technical Specialist, International Labour Organisation
Anuradha J. Bakshi
Anuradha J. Bakshi
Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Human Development
Professor Graham Atwell
Professor Graham Atwell
Director of Pontydsgyu and Co-Founder of CareerChat bot
Richard Marsh
Richard Marsh
Director of Apprenticeships and Vocational Education for Kaplan Financial
Prof. Fusun Akkok
Prof. Fusun Akkok
Emerita Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Careersnet, Cedefop
Nick Chambers
Nick Chambers
Founder and CEO of Education and Employers
Ella Bujok
Ella Bujok
Managing Director, CASCAID (part of Xello)
Chris Percy
Chris Percy
Director CSP Resources, London
Dr. Reinekke Lengelle
Dr. Reinekke Lengelle
Assistant Professor, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Athabasca, Canada
Simon Hepburn, MA FRSA
Simon Hepburn, MA FRSA
UK Director of Programmes at City Year UK, London
Nikki Lawrence
Nikki Lawrence
Chief Executive, Careers Wales
Ryan Gibson
Ryan Gibson
AET National System Leader: Careers
Jennifer McKenzie
Jennifer McKenzie
Director NCGE
Dr Siobhan Neary, RCDP
Dr Siobhan Neary, RCDP
Associate Professor and Head of the International Centre for Guidance Studies
Liane Hambly
Liane Hambly
Director, Liane Hambly Associates, UK
Professor Jenny Bimrose
Professor Jenny Bimrose
Emeritus Professor, Warwick University IER
Karin Smith
Karin Smith
Academic Consultant, Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin
Paula Philpott
Paula Philpott
Head of Learning Academy, South Eastern Regional College
Sophie Hope
Sophie Hope
GMAC Programme Lead, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Jan Ellis
Jan Ellis
CEO, Career Development Institute (CDI)
Lauren Monaghan-Pisano
Lauren Monaghan-Pisano
Senior Producer and departmental lead, Barbican Guildhall Creative Learni
Reno Palombit
Reno Palombit
Workforce Development Specialist
Rudaba Osmani-Edward
Rudaba Osmani-Edward
Head of Partnerships at Big Education
Yasmin Hemmings
Yasmin Hemmings
Schools Engagement Manager for Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning

The Virtual Conference

The world has experienced major economic, social and technology impacts. Societies everywhere are undergoing deep transformation. Climate change, an ageing workforce and skills gaps are major issues that governments need to address. Only time will tell what the impact of the current health crisis will have in the medium and long-term. As a consequence, careers will evolve in response to a dynamically changing environment. How will this affect jobs, training, employment, the gig economy and/or unemployment in the future? We will be exploring forward-thinking approaches to careers support systems drawing on international good and interesting policies and practices.

For leaders, educators, career development, HR and employment specialists a fundamental question is: – how best can individuals be better prepared to adapt and prosper through lifelong learning and work? Individuals’ must be well equipped with the mindsets and tools they need to find and benefit from purposeful learning and work opportunities. Organisations working with young people and/or adults in differing contexts will need agile responses to meet citizens’ needs.

With all this in mind, time away to network with experts and like-minded colleagues is just what the doctor ordered. This year’s theme is Evolving Careers. Delegates will learn from experts and peers whilst sharing experiences, research and best practise to take back to the day job of helping to transform people’s lives.

Conference Content

  • International keynote speakers
  • Session topics and panel debates hosted by leading experts and contributors
  • Together Social & Share networking
  • Digital delegate toolkit packed with valuable resources

Digital Toolkit sponsored by

All delegates that register to attend the conference will be entitled to exclusive access to a Digital Toolkit. Dmh Associates and Barclays Lifeskills are working in partnership to ensure you have access to a whole range of valuable resources after the conference has ended. These resources will aim to enhance your knowledge and offer practical guidance when undertaking your critical role in the careers sector.

Why Attend?

Our conference last year was a great success with delegates rating it 4.4 out of 5 in terms of value, content and relevance to their needs.

This year we have mixed our successful formula with some great new features and benefits but don’t just take our word for it, this is what our delegates had to say after the 2019 conference;

“It was inspirational to share so many elements of practice and research in one place. The calibre of speakers and content (including the toolkit) was exceptional.”

“Inspiring, positive, brilliantly organised. A day well spent.”

“The conference blended the worlds of academia research with great examples of careers work from around the world. We want more!”

“A wonderful conference, full of insight. Can’t wait for the next one.”

“The conference offered a great opportunity to interact with thought leaders on important topics relating to career development. Excellent venue and well organised.”

Book Your Place

Please book your tickets from our Eventbrite booking page.

For all conference queries contact our event organiser Nina Hurst-jones nina@theeventorganiser.co.uk .

Tickets are £30 and delegates have access to all sessions across the three days.  Delegates can select which sessions they wish to attend but we would encourage you to attend as many as possible to gain maximum benefit to you and your CPD.

Watch the success of last years conference

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