The Festival of Education

The 14th instalment of one of the UK’s most exciting and inspiring education events will return this Summer. Founded by Wellington College in 2010, the Festival of Education brings educators from the UK and beyond for two days of invaluable CPD, discussions and networking.

About the Festival of Education​

The 14th Festival of Education will take place at Wellington College on the 4 & 5 July 2024. It will host over 300 leading speakers and over thousands of attendees from the world of education.

It promises to be one of those Festivals we talk about for years to come as we plan to deliver more than ever, defining and evolving the education debate to ensure we continue to lead, stimulate, discuss and showcase what is vital for all our futures.

At the heart of the Festival is an understanding that learning should be inspiring, engaging and fun. The Festival is no ordinary education conference. From challenging debates to expert orators, and from renowned headliners to unexpected new connections, the Festival of Education is an event where those who inspire find their own inspiration.

Don’t miss the 14th Festival of Education.

Thursday 4 & Friday 5 July, 2024

Our Partners

At the Festival of Education, our exhibitors encompass a variety of businesses, united by their enthusiasm for education and a desire to engage with individuals of similar interests. Over two days, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with our partners and exhibitors, gaining insights into their unique contributions to education.

This Festival is not just an event; it’s a thriving marketplace of ideas, solutions, and networking opportunities dedicated to enhancing and reimagining education. You can view the current line-up of partners and exhibitors here.

Festival Vibe

The Festival is no ordinary education event: Taking inspiration from other well-known art and entertainment festivals, we provide unique content in a relaxed Festival environment.

Set within the stunning grounds of Wellington College, we combine large marquees with star-lit ceilings alongside the existing campus venues, ranging from the historical to the award-winning newly-opened Performing Arts Centre.

Attendees will also have access to street food catering, open entertainment, and informal seating to ensure that your time away from the stimulating sessions is as enjoyable as possible.


Who Attends The Festival

The Festival of Education stands out as the  premier education gathering, attracting a substantial number of educators from across all types of providers. Over 85% of these attendees come from state-funded schools and Further Education (FE) colleges throughout the UK. This significant representation underscores the festival’s appeal and relevance educators. By bringing together such a vast and diverse group of educators, the festival fosters an unparalleled environment for learning, sharing, and collaboration, aimed at enhancing the quality and impact of education in all institutions.

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