Party Conference 2020

This year the Education Policy Institute will be running a programme of virtual events at the party conferences. 

For the first time, we will be moving our ‘EPICentre of Education Policy’ online.

In a challenging year for the sector, events will focus on a range of education policy issues from across our research programme with a particular focus on both the short and longer-term impacts of the pandemic on education.

This year’s events will build on our highly successful programmes of 2018 and 2019. Together with our partners, we welcomed speakers including the Secretary of State for Education, the Minister of State for Children and Families, and the Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee.

Our events at party conference typically draw in hundreds of attendees from the education sector, academia, political parties, and third sector and business groups – with many offering standing room only, and some trending on social media. We hope that this year’s online events will prove similarly successful.

To browse our party conference programme, please go to our upcoming events page.




Get in touch


If your organisation is interested in sponsoring an event at any of the 2020 party conferences, please contact Amy Faux – – 0207 340 1160.