Over three afternoons in July, the Knowledge Quarter’s 2021 conference “The Future of Knowledge: Building Back Together” will explore real-world strategies for creating a fairer, more inclusive society, after the coronavirus pandemic.
Boasting delegates and speakers from some of the UK’s most high-profile research institutions and beloved cultural organisations, such as the Francis Crick Institute and the British Museum, the KQ conference this year, more than ever before, will be a celebration of the strength, public value and resilience of the UK’s knowledge economy.
This conference, arriving at this point in history, provides a unique opportunity for Knowledge Quarter partners and friends to explore new ways of working together. Panel discussions and workshops will invite delegates to reflect on how COVID-19 has altered the trajectory of every sector, from the sciences to technology, the media, politics, education and culture, and how this change might be harnessed into rebuilding an economy and public life that works for the widest possible benefit.
What’s more, this year’s conference, being virtual, will be entirely free to view online.
There are two ticket types available:
- KQ PARTNER TICKET
An unlimited number of staff from KQ partner organisations can attend free of charge. You will be able to benefit from networking with others in the KQ Virtual Lounge. Please select “KQ Partner Ticket” and ensure you select which organisation you are from at the checkout.
- GENERAL TICKET
A limited number of tickets are available, free of charge, for non-KQ attendees. This ticket grants access to keynote addresses, panel discussions and workshops, but does include access to the KQ Virtual Lounge.
Book now to avoid disappointment.
The 2021 programme includes:
- Keynote addresses including from activist and writer Kajal Odedra and award-winning poet and teacher Raymond Antrobus MBE.
- Panel discussions on ‘The Future of Working Together’, ‘The Future of Learning Together’ and ‘The Future of Growing Together’, with participants including: Lord David Willetts, President of Resolution Foundation; Compassion in Politics Co-Director Jennifer Nadel; Oxford University’s Professor Ian Goldin; Josh Hillman, Director of Education at the Nuffield Foundation; and Dr Carol Homden OBE, CEO of Coram.
- Lightning Talks of case studies of the Knowledge Quarter’s innovative work at the cutting edge of knowledge sharing.
- Youth Roundtable discussions where young people studying, living and working in the Knowledge Quarter area will address the themes of the day.
- Virtual Lounge, from platform host Hubilo, offers KQ partners a seamless and efficient networking experience, allowing delegates to interact between sessions.
View the full programme and confirmed list of speakers on our conference website.