Speaker application

  • Over 250 speakers
  • Over 5,000 attendees
  • Hundreds of inspiring sessions

Call for applications to speak at next year's Festival of Education has now closed. The content team will be meeting in the coming weeks to discuss all applications and applicants will be contacted very shortly.


Application deadline: 23:59 on Friday, 21 December 2018
Notification of decision by: 17:00 on Fri, 18 January 2019


Please note that completing this form does not guarantee you a session. If you are successful you will be provided with complimentary access to the Festival. If tickets have already been purchased refunds will be processed. The organisers will not be liable for any travel or accommodation costs incurred. The Festival will make a maximum contribution of £75 towards travel costs (which must be applied for by the end of June 2019). Food and refreshments will be provided on the day of your session for speakers in the VIP area.
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.


What will you need to submit your session proposal:

·       You will need to provide a session title and short description

·       You will need to provide a bio and photo of all speakers in your session


Please note we are accepting applications for the following categories:

In the classroom – Primary

In the classroom – Secondary



School Business Management



Future Leaders



Further Education, apprenticeships & skills





Early Years



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.


Applying does not guarantee your session will be accepted.  

Please note partially completed applications will also be rejected. The decision of the festival content team is final.