Conferences & Events

Summer Conference 2020

17th Jun 2020 - 18th Jun 2020 10:00 - 16:00 De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre

This is the sector’s premier annual event, at which key figures in education will share their insights; exceptional practitioners will showcase their initiatives; the collective bargaining position will be established; the annual awards will be made; and extensive opportunities for professional and social networking will be enjoyed.

It is critically important that the sector shows itself as a powerful and engaged force to be reckoned with, and the conference is a significant opportunity for the sector to show itself at its best and to lay the foundations for the coming year. 
Increasingly colleges are sending a full team – to stimulate debate, and engender greater sustainable learning and impact. Indeed, in order to encourage this, we are proposing a 30% reduction in conference fees for the third, and any further, delegate from your college.

Annual Awards Dinner

The SFCA Annual Awards provide a platform to identify, celebrate and reward outstanding practice by colleges and individuals across the sector.

Nominations will be open soon.

Why attend

Feedback provided by 2019's delegates:

‘Always look forward to it as a punctuation mark in the year - always a good mix of speakers and networking.’

Excellent event, that always engages with the audience and considers key and current topics to debate. Great mix of talks, interaction and networking opportunities’

'The best conference to date and took something away from every speaker and session. I welcomed the opportunity to network and meet new faces as well as familiar.’

‘A fabulous conference that was well-organised, engaging and relevant. Well done and thanks to all the SFCA team - you deserve your own award!’

‘Probably the best conference yet, many thanks to everyone involved in organising it.’

‘Thoroughly enjoyable and current. Great networking opportunities and balance of keynotes etc was great. Maximised use of time over the 2 days.’ 

More information about this event will be available later in the year.


Prices will be announced later in the year.

To book

Booking for this event will be open later in the year.

SFCA accepts payment via cheque or BACS. Please quote the event booking code: SFCASC2020. Invoices are issued on request, if you require an invoice please email

Terms and conditions of booking including cancellations and payment details are detailed here

Sponsorship and exhibition

There are opportunities for exhibiting during the Conference as well as contributing inserts, flyers, adverts and additional sponsorship platforms including headline sponsorship of the conference drinks reception and dinner.

If your organisation is interested in sponsoring an SFCA event, please contact Jony Isaacs at or call 020 3824 0468


If you would like any further information about this event please contact Fran Hellel, Events & Communications Manager: 0203 824 0460

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