Highlights from our 2017 conference
The Association of Colleges’ (AoC) 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition took place from 14-15 November at The ICC Birmingham.
Over two days, senior leaders from across the country came together to hear from expert speakers, question policymakers and politicians, network with colleagues, celebrate success and meet with over 90 exhibitors. BBC journalist Steph McGovern chaired the conference for the second consecutive year.
The Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn outlining his vision of a new National Education Service, providing free education and the opportunity to retrain and upskill at any time.
AoC President Alison Birkinshaw giving a personal account of how further education supported her and praising the legacy left by a number of influential Principals and encouraging delegates in the room to create their own legacy.
Writer and broadcaster Matthew Syed encouraging colleges to follow the example of other organisations to improve strategy and culture.
Science writer and broadcaster Timandra Harkness giving an entertaining speech on the future of learning and technology.