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The call for speaker proposals is now closed. Poster proposals are open until Friday 31 January 2020

Going Global is the British Council’s conference for leaders of international education to debate the future of further and higher education.

Monday 29 to Tuesday 30 June, London, UK. 


The conference provides a unique platform for knowledge sharing.

  • Connecting local, national, regional and global agendas;
  • Providing a global network for policymakers and practitioners working in the field of international education;
  • Supporting evidence led policy decisions deriving from research and regional policy dialogues;
  • Supporting global thought leadership.


Global learners, global innovation

Going Global 2020 focuses on the global learner of the future, their journey to becoming a global innovator and how this shapes global learning institutions. Find out more here: https://www.britishcouncil.org/going-global/themes

Who should attend?

If you are a university or college vice-chancellor, president or principal, an adviser, minister or government representative, journalist or policy and strategy maker, or a professional and trade body working in international education, then we look forward to seeing you there.

Key dates

Proposals for individual speaker, session or workshop proposals are now closed. Poster proposals will be accepted up until Friday 31 January 2020. Please apply via the online submission form available here. The pdf version of the application form is available at the bottom of this page for reference only

Conference registration will open in early 2020. 

The conference will take place on 29 and 30 June 2020 at the QEII Centre, London, UK.

Terms and Condition

The following terms and conditions have been developed to ensure that the Going Global programme remains of the highest quality and that applicants fully understand the conference development process.

Contributors including individual contributors, workshop facilitators, those participating as part of a session proposal and poster presenters;

  1. are required to purchase a conference pass at the contributor rate by 01 April 2020; 
  2. give permission for their profile information to be published online; for photography, filming and webcasting to take place at the conference, and for this footage to be published by the British Council;
  3. must be available for all the conference days (29 and 30 June 2020);
  4. are expected to cover their own registration fees, travel, visas and other costs associated with attending the conference.
  5. Please ensure you review our terms and conditions of sale . By clicking “I agree to the terms and conditions of sale” before placing an order, you are confirming that you agree to be bound by these Terms.
  6. Please be aware that there is no cancellation period for tickets bought from the British Council for conferences and events, and we reserve the right to charge the entire ticket cost once an order is placed.

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