Speaker Application

Speaker Application
Apply to hold a session at one of our fantastic Friday Fests.

Our Friday Fests will be day-long virtual events hosting over 50 sessions each day. Friday Fests will take place on our online platform Hopin and provide an interactive experience for all. Alongside sessions, attendees will be able to visit a virtual exhibition and network with others via video calls.

Application deadline: 23:59 on Tuesday, 6 April 2021
Notification of decision by: 17:00 on Fri, 16 April 2021

Please note that completing this form does not guarantee you a session. During this round of applications, 50 sessions will be accepted. All submissions are considered by the content team for suitability, how they fit into the overall shape and content of the Festival, how they overlap with other sessions, and how they serve our diverse audience. The content team will commence reviewing applications from 7 April 2021.

Please note we are not accepting sessions with three or more speakers through the application system. If you would like to suggest a session with three or more speakers please email the festival director Shane Mann, shane.mann@lsect.com.

What will you need to submit your session proposal:

  1. You will need to provide a title for your session, a short description and explain 5 key things attendees will learn.
  2. You will need to provide a bio and photo of all speakers in your session.
  3. You will need to select a category for your session.

All sessions at the Festival of Education’s Friday Fests are 50-minutes in duration.

Please note we are accepting applications for the following categories:

  • In the classroom – Primary
  • In the classroom – Secondary
  • Early Years
  • SEND
  • Policy
  • Technology
  • School Business Management
  • STEM
  • Leadership
  • Future Leaders
  • Research
  • Governance
  • Further Education, apprenticeships & skills
  • Diversity
  • Wellbeing
  • Curriculum
  •  International

 This application process is only open for non-commercial workshops. Paid for opportunities for commercially sponsored workshops are available. We will contact you if we feel your submission is of a commercial nature and reserve the right to reject your application.

Please note partially completed applications will also be rejected.

Applying does not guarantee your session will be accepted. The decision of the Festival content team is final.