14 - 15 November 2017, The ICC Birmingham
Colleges are dedicated to succeeding and progressing in the future landscape. They will remain at the heart of the local community and the national economy – colleges mean business.View presentations from the conference
Bringing together the further education sector to learn, develop, influence, support and exchange information, AoC’s Annual Conference and Exhibition is highlight of AoC’s events calendar.
This year’s conference and exhibition combined keynote speakers including Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP and Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman. 40 breakout sessions were held to inform, stimulate debate and provide the latest news from senior figures in government, education and wider business sectors and over 90 exhibitors shared their expertise to support colleges.
The full highlights, videos and presentations will be available in the coming days.
AOC CHIEF EXECUTIVE MESSAGE
On day one of the conference, David Hughes said, "Colleges aren’t about second chance, they’re about the best chance and sometimes the only chance."
AoC’s Annual Conference and Exhibition allowed valuable opportunity for senior leaders in further education to discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future together.
The conference provided a place for professionals to experience and discover everything they needed to grow their business – the ideas, the connections and the practical applications shaped from an exceptional programme that was designed to reflect the sector.
The conference also celebrated the success of the sector at AoC’s Awards Evening during which colleges and students were rewarded for their exceptional performance and impact on the further education sector.
On day one of the conference, Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP paid tribute to further education colleges for ‘standing up for students and staff in increasingly difficult times’.
He also outlined a National Education Service which would be free and allow anyone to upskill at any time.Read the 2017 Conference story