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Welcome to the IDPE 2017 Annual Conference

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The UK's largest schools' development conference

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‘Essential if you are serious about fundraising in schools.’ [2016 conference delegate]




At the heart of all we do is a desire to transform the lives of young people through education. The IDPE Annual Conference provides the tools and inspiration for you to succeed in this emerging sector whilst navigating a changing regulatory landscape.


The IDPE 2017 Annual Conference offers structured sessions, workshops and roundtable discussions on a range of topics relevant to fundraising and community engagement in schools.  It will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the changing face of fundraising, including the introduction of the new Fundraising Regulator and changes to legislation on data protection.  It will also offer more practical sessions such as improving alumni engagement, setting up a capital campaign or maximising on legacy income.


The IDPE Annual Conference aims to meet the differing needs of all delegates, from those thinking about embarking on their development journey to the more experienced practitioners. It is an opportunity to learn from and network with both our speakers and fellow practitioners engaged in schools’ development.    



‘Meeting new people. Gaining new ideas. Getting inspiration.’ [2016 conference delegate]



 Make sure you are part of the largest gathering of schools’ development professionals in the UK.