Past Event

Commonwealth Education Conference 2022


May 19, 2022 to May 19, 2022


  • Park Plaza London Riverbank, 18 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TJ


***This event is now over, but we look forward to seeing you in 2023. To find out more about how you can get involved, email us at***

The Commonwealth Education Conference is being held in partnership with leading investor in UK education, ATMC, and will have a broad Commonwealth focus.

A key component of UK-Commonwealth collaborations is the education sector. This event will bring together leading innovators from the world of higher and further education, edtechs and others. Participants will be attending from the UK, India, Australia, New Zealand, and more widely.

Covid has changed everything, from student experiences to business models. But education is not standing still. As the new world is reshaped by new pressures, our unique forum brings together innovators from across disciplines to collaborate on how to set the pace, and keep apace, with changes in education. There will be a particular focus on the concept of a Digital Commonwealth, where collaborations across borders are made easier today in a post-pandemic world.

150+ attendees

Aimed at education and policy leaders

Helping build global partnerships

Why attend

  • Meet education leaders from the UK, India and more widely to discuss the future of education across the Commonwealth
  • Participate in an exchange of innovation and dialogue that convenes education and policy leaders, changemakers and entrepreneurs, to enhance collaboration across borders
  • The conference will give you the best exposure to meet the right people, help you connect with peers outside your circle, and make influential connections
  • If you are a foreign delegate, join our education delegation to Birmingham the day before
  • Set up curated one-to-one meetings as part of your involvement
  • Meet over 150 attendees from 5+ countries.

Some of the topic we will cover:

Covid-19 has changed education, what do the coming years bring?

Going beyond branch campuses

Who is afraid of rankings?

India’s National Education Policy

Do policymakers now understand tech?

Using micro incentives to reward achievement

Closed-door Ministerial briefing


Dr Ashwath Narayan
Dr Ashwath Narayan

Minister for Higher Education, IT, BT, Skill Development & Livelihood, Government of Karnataka

Dr Manish Malhotra
Dr Manish Malhotra

Founder and Chairman, ATMC Education Group

Dr Clare Walsh FIoA
Dr Clare Walsh FIoA

Head of Education, The Institute of Analytics (IoA)

Teresa Jacobs
Teresa Jacobs

Executive Director - Learning, ISDC

Tom Joseph
Tom Joseph

Executive Director - Strategy & Development, ISDC

Professor Peter Francis
Professor Peter Francis

Deputy-Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Birmingham City University

Manoj Kumar Jha
Manoj Kumar Jha

Member of Parliament, Rastriya Janata Dal

Sambhrant Sharma
Sambhrant Sharma

Executive Committee Member, Sri Aurobindo Society

Rosie Sweeney AIoA
Rosie Sweeney AIoA

Head of Membership, The Institute of Analytics (IoA)

Steve Waterworth
Steve Waterworth

Head of International Partnerships, Liverpool John Moores University

Kevin McCole
Kevin McCole


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Ideas for India

The Commonwealth Education Conference forms part of the overall Ideas For India series of events, hosted in London and Birmingham 18-20 May 2022.

Ideas For India will be split over three days, including:

  • Day 1: Foreign education and sports delegation visit to Birmingham
  • Day 2: Commonwealth Education Conference, Policy Forum in partnership with the India All-Party Parliamentary Group, Awards Dinner at House of Commons*
  • Day 3: Full-day plenary, Combating mis- and disinformation*, Doing Business in Germany, Black-tie dinner

Read our T&Cs here. Detailed agenda subject to change.

* Some events will be invite-only due to security or space constraints.

To find out more about the broader conference during the whole week, click Ideas for India


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About the event

What is the agenda for this event?

Please find the agenda by clicking on “Agenda” at the top of this page. Full details are provided to confirmed delegates.

Who will be attending?

This event is aimed at education and policy decision-makers, including academic leadership teams and international offices.

We will have over 300 attendees over the three days from sectors such as: policy and government, technology, AI, energy, automotive, banking, professional services, sustainability solutions, trade associations, venture capital real estate and more.

Where will the event be taking place?

The event will be taking place in central London. For security purposes, the full details will be provided to confirmed guests.

Can I apply to be a Speaker?

We would be delighted to have Speaker suggestions. Please note however that complimentary speaker slots are not available for service providers. Please fill in this form and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

Visiting from abroad

I am from outside the UK and I wish to attend this event. How can I sign up and be a part of the delegation?

We have special Hosted Delegate packages for Foreign Delegates, which includes accommodation, travel and meals. Please fill in in this form and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

Do you have preferential room rates available?

Yes, we have preferential room rates for confirmed delegates. Once your ticket is confirmed, we’ll follow up on this.

Do you provide visa invitation letters?

Yes, we do for confirmed delegates, once payment is received. Please get in touch with us at for more information.

Sponsor Opportunities

What Sponsor opportunities do you have?

We have several branding opportunities available, including the curation of pre-arranged B2B meetings for you. If you want to apply to be a Sponsor, please fill in in this form and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

Do you have Exhibition opportunities?

We have very limited Exhibition opportunities available, tailored to your needs, including the curation of pre-arranged B2B meetings. If you want to apply to be an Exhibitor, please fill in in this form and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

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