Over three afternoons in July, the Knowledge Quarter’s 2021 conference “The Future of KnowledgeBuilding 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:

    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.
    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:

View the full programme and confirmed list of speakers on our conference website.

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