Register now for the AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015

17 – 19 November 2015 at The ICC, Birmingham

We're delighted to announce that the AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition is now open for bookings.

This year's theme is 'Powering the Economy' because we believe colleges are at the heart of this country’s future, providing skills and opportunities in all sectors - what our students learn today, powers the economy of tomorrow.

Bringing together the further education sector under one roof, the conference combines keynote speakers, plenary sessions and breakout sessions to inform and stimulate debate on the issues facing further education.

Book your Ticket

Our main website will be launched on Monday 13 July where you will be able to find out lots more information about the Annual Conference and Exhibition.

Why should you attend?

AoC’s Annual Conference and Exhibition is the must-attend event for senior leaders, policymakers and organisations linked to further education.

Five reasons why you should attend this year’s Annual Conference and Exhibition:

  • Learn from national and international education and business experts
  • Network with peers and exhibitors
  • Question high-level politicians and policymakers
  • Share best practice with colleagues
  • Celebrate the achievements of colleges and students in our award ceremonies


Breakout sessions are always a key part of the conference and we would like to invite you to submit session proposals which will form part of the overall programme. This is your opportunity to deliver one of the 60 minute sessions.

Applications Deadline: 17:00, Friday 14 August 2015

Find out more about how to submit

Sponsorship Opportunities

Meet and present your products to senior college leaders at our annual flagship event. We offer a range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities to help suppliers engage with the key decision makers of colleges.

Our conference and exhibition creates a unique environment for over 100 suppliers to showcase their products to over 250 colleges in an environment focused on further education.

Student Participation

Students are an integral part of AoC’s Annual Conference and Exhibition and the 2015 event is no exception. We are delighted to offer a unique opportunity for the students of AoC member colleges to gain work experience at our flagship event.

We also have fantastic opportunities to highlight success and achievements through our Student of the Year and Student Photographer of the Year awards.