The event will bring together the entire education sector to focus on building a movement to drive the achievement of fair education for all. As well as a brilliant programme in the main auditorium you have the opportunity for networking and breakout sessions around the arena.

Main auditorium stage

The main stage will feature debates, speakers with a wide range of experiences, theatre, film, poetry and rap. You’ll hear amazing personal stories of seemingly impossible challenges, as well as having the chance to make your voice heard through audience polls and questions throughout the day.

Young people at Impact Conference

All content throughout the event will be open and accessible to young people. Active engagement with these issues is essential for us to drive the debate forward, and as
key members of the education community we encourage discussion and ideas from young people. Our ‘meet the pupils’ networking lunch in the SSE Reward Lounge from
1:45 - 2:50pm is a chance for delegates of all ages to talk about careers and aspirations. Drop in at any time.

Arena breakout areas

The Heineken Lounge, SSE Reward Lounge and SSE Restaurant will be devoted to our breakout sessions, taking place between 11:40am and 5:45pm. These sessions, detailed on pages 12-13, will allow you to really drill down into some specific areas effecting the education sector.

North Concourse networking space

Join our community of ambassadors – those who have completed our teacher training programme – who are leading drop in discussions on key topics, and add to our pledge wall to let us know how you will help challenge the impossible.

Food and drink

Food and drink will be available to purchase from concession stands in the Concourses throughout the day. We recommend you get lunch between 1:45 - 2:45pm so you don’t miss any of the day’s great content.


If you’re able to join us after the event, everyone is welcome in the SSE Restaurant, immediately outside the main auditorium from 6:30pm for more informal networking over a drink. This is also another opportunity to meet our ambassadors, and to catch up with old friends and colleagues.

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