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The AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018, the biggest event in further education is back at the ICC Birmingham,
Tuesday 20 – Wednesday 21 November 2018.

Our two-day event will shine a spotlight on how colleges are the engines of economic success, social prosperity and personal wellbeing in their local communities, and nationally. We’ll examine how colleges and other organisations within the sector and beyond have driven their own transformation and adapted, sharing learning and best practice for colleges to keep up to speed with the fast-changing FE landscape.


Benefits of attending

Why you should attend

Whether you are an experienced college leader, new to the sector, or interested in learning more about FE, our extensive programme of debates, discussions and workshops means there is something for everybody.




We are delighted to offer an amazing opportunity for the students of AoC member colleges to gain work experience at our flagship event.


  • Inspiring keynotes and debates with leaders in education, politics and business
  • Practical workshops and breakouts to help you develop your skills and approach
  • Opportunities to network with peers



Don't miss the deadline! Breakout session submissions are closing today at 17:30. We are looking for workshops, talks and case studies, so do tell us if you have something you want to share with your sector colleagues.