Festival of Ideas

Free one-day conference

Wednesday 28 February 2018

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The Festival of Ideas is an annual and free one-day conference showcasing the breadth and quality of Business School research, encouraging academic progression and connecting researchers. Students, staff and external guests are invited to explore the latest thinking on a range of business related topics.



For students

  • Find out more about our areas of expertise
  • Discover synergies with other disciplines
  • Define your pathway into academia

For staff

  • Grow your networks 
  • Align your areas of expertise
  • Forge cross-disciplinary partnerships

For external guests

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Our opening and closing plenaries will see senior business leaders and academics address key challenges in business today.

External speakers and panel chairs


To help stimulate discussion and provide insight from other institutions and industries, the Festival of Ideas welcomes external speakers and panel members:


Hear about the latest research from the Business School and take part in discussions chaired by industry experts and external guests.

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