Festival of Ideas

Free one-day conference

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Woman walking through light bulb-shaped gap into a city

The Festival of Ideas is a free one-day conference on campus showcasing the breadth and quality of Business School research, encouraging academic progression and connecting researchers. Join Business School staff and external guests, exploring 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:

Festival programme 2018

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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08:00 - 09:00 Registration The Great Hall
09:15 - 10:45 Opening plenary: ‘Defining the City of the Future’ The Great Hall
11:00 - 12:30 Themed sessions: Corporate Social Responsibility; Emerging Markets University House
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and postgraduate poster session The Great Hall
13:45 - 15:15 Themed sessions: Technology and Innovation; Entrepreneurship University House
15:30 - 17:00 Closing plenary: ‘Building a Sustainable Supply Chain’ The Great Hall

Join us for the full day or opt for as few or as many sessions you like.