Free on 19th March? Why not come along to our 2020 Digital Skills Conference for adult educators, local authorities and employers and get the lowdown on the latest government skills reforms, market trends and insight, together with practical funding advice.

During the first part of the agenda we’ll facilitate discussion from influential bodies such as the AELP, Digital Skills Partnerships, The Good Things Foundation who will discuss the baseline digital skills for society, especially reaching those who are most vulnerable. 

Lloyds Bank will share the outputs of their research and how this influenced the new essential digital skills qualification coming in 2020. 

The second part of the agenda will look at the digital skills critical for employment, with contributions from the NHS and other employers. Our speakers will provide a lens for educating people of all ages to succeed in a world where digital technology is automating ever more complex tasks and what we should do collectively to make sure our country has the right educational infrastructure, capability and capacity to upskill the UK's workforce.

If you're committed to making the technology evolution work for everyone in society, then you need to be at this brand-new digital literacy conference from BCS who won an award for ‘Best New Conference 2019’ 

Join in the debate that's influencing digital literacy policy.


10:30 registration – refreshments

11:00 Conference opens (Part 1) - Brian Runciman, Head of Content & Insight, BCS

11:05 Overview of Lloyds research and next step initiatives - Jemma Waters, Head of Transformation, Lloyds Banking

11:20 How to implement essential digital skills into your learning environment - Bernie Fishpool, Consultant

11:35 The role of training providers and funding to deliver learning of good digital skills - Simon Ashworth, Chief Policy Officer, AELP

11:50 Bringing about a digitally included nation - Kevin Maye, Good Things Foundation

12:05 Widening access to digital skills training - Marika Beckford, Digital Skills Partnership

12:20 Panel discussion and Q&A

13:00 Lunch (complimentary deli lunch will be provided)

13:45 What it takes to thrive as a digital citizen in a world of algorithms - Dr Bill Mitchell OBE, Director of Policy, BCS 

14:00 The challenges to ensure we have a digitally enabled workforce - Nicola Calder, NHS Health Foundation and Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas, Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust    

14:20 session tbc

14:40 Enabling people and organisations to develop the skills needed - speaker tbc

14:55 Panel discussion and Q&A

15:25 Closing summary - Lucy Ireland, Managing Director, BCS

15:30 Networking


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Skills for a Digital World 2020
Date and time
19 March, 10:30am - 4:15pm
Broad Street
B1 2EA