IDPE has made the decision to postpone the IDPE 2020 Annual Conference that was due to take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 June 2020. We know you will understand why this is necessary given the current circumstances with COVID-19.

We will share further details about how we intend to deliver some elements of the conference remotely, and when the conference is postponed until, in due course.


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The IDPE 2020 Annual Conference is Europe’s leading conference for schools’ development professionals. Developed by members for members, the conference provides a two-day programme featuring inspirational speakers from schools at different stages on their development journey, as well as experts from across the wider education and charitable sectors.

Testimonials from IDPE 2019 Annual Conference delegates:

‘A chance to reflect on our goals and strategy, an injection of energy and ideas and lots of affirmation that we are doing the right kind of things in the right kind of way!’

‘Continual professional development. The conference is both affirming and a source of inspiration.’

‘Excellent advice and guidance on all areas of development activity provided through formal sessions and personal networking.’


Keynote speaker: David Laws

Leading change in a time of change

David joined the Education Policy Institute as Executive Chairman in September 2015. Between 2010 and 2015, David served in the Coalition Government as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Schools Minister, and Cabinet Office Minister. Whilst Schools Minister he was responsible for policy areas including all capital and revenue funding, the Pupil Premium, accountability and policy on teachers and leadership.

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