The Telegraph Festival of Education has cemented itself as the most important, interesting and inspirational event of the education calendar.
In 2016 we saw record breaking numbers of people attend across the two days at Wellington College. Over 5,500 Festival-goers immersed themselves in high quality sessions which were delivered by 300+ speakers. From the original Pop Idol star Will Young to hundreds of education experts, from Sir Michael Wilshaw to Daisy Christodoulou, the Festival was undeniably thought-provoking, inspirational and fun, providing a breadth of content to suit everyone interested in education.
In line with our commitment to listen to feedback and evolve, the 2017 Festival will see the arrival of the Festival of Skills. Established in summer 2016, the Festival of Skills is our sister festival focusing on the further education and skills sector covering areas from ESOL to apprenticeships. The relocation of the Festival of Skills will further broaden our offer to delegates and sponsors.
We have reviewed the layout of the Festival for 2017 and relocated our exhibitor areas to ensure increased exposure to Festival-goers – placing exhibition marquees alongside main thoroughfares and catering zones. Feedback tells us that the Telegraph Festival of Education is so successful because it engages with the audience and we always look to our supporters and partners to participate by providing knowledge, content, workshops, activities and sessions in a variety of fields. The Festival attracts education’s most forward thinking innovators and educators, influencers, practitioners of change, politicians, journalists, business leaders and policy makers.
As experts in your field and as a Festival partner, sponsor or exhibitor, you will be able to showcase your organisation’s contribution to education like never before. There are a variety of opportunities available for this year’s Festival. Outlined in this document are a series of innovative packages and options that have been designed to provide your organisation with a highly engaging platform.
We look forward to working with you on the best British educational event of the year.