Westminster Forum Projects

Conferences that are scheduled to take place before September will be conducted online.
The format will mirror physical conferences organised by the Forum with speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish.
The conferences will be chaired and there will be opportunities for delegate questions and comments.
We will be contacting all participants in advance of each conference with full information and guidance on how to take part.
There will be some exceptions where conferences will be postponed, for instance those that would largely involve key stakeholders in the NHS or emergency services.
All participants affected by this will be informed as soon as possible.
If you’d like to speak to us over the phone about any booking-related queries, please call one of the following numbers: +44 (0)7951044809 / +44 (0)7538736244

Conference Diary

Forum:   

Month:   

Location:

Women and the sport sector - participation, representation, and prominence

Morning, Tuesday, 21st April 2020

Online Conference


Child development in the first years of life - parental support and engagement, coordinating health and education provision, and priorities for policy

Morning, Tuesday, 21st April 2020

Online Conference


City and Growth Deals in Wales: progress and next steps for delivery

Morning, Tuesday, 21st April 2020

Online Conference


The future of local roads - funding, development and climate resilience

Morning, Tuesday, 21st April 2020

Online Conference


Tackling waste across the UK - standardising waste collections, expanding extended producer responsibility, and implementing the Resources and Waste Strategy

Morning, Thursday, 23rd April 2020

Online Conference


Improving domestic energy efficiency in England - policy targets, tackling barriers, retrofitting, and innovation in funding and technology

Morning, Thursday, 23rd April 2020

Online Conference


Climate change policy in Scotland: implementing the Climate Change Act and assessing the route to ‘net zero’

Morning, Thursday, 23rd April 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for improving social mobility in England - the Opportunity Areas programme, tackling regional inequality affecting young people, and the roles of education and business

Afternoon, Thursday, 23rd April 2020

Online Conference


England’s heritage sector - funding and investment, widening audiences, and growing social and economic impact

Morning, Tuesday, 28th April 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for developing the UK’s fibre infrastructure

Morning, Tuesday, 28th April 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for science and innovation policy in Wales

Morning, Wednesday, 29th April 2020

Online Conference


City Region and Growth Deals in Scotland: progress and next steps for delivery

Morning, Wednesday, 29th April 2020

Online Conference


The Senior Cycle in Ireland - the curriculum review, priorities for successful reform, and next steps for assessment and qualifications

Morning, Thursday, 30th April 2020

Online Conference


Innovation in the UK natural gas sector - developing a whole-system approach, deploying alternative sources, and the sector’s role in meeting net-zero emissions by 2050

Morning, Thursday, 30th April 2020

Online Conference


Key developments in planning policy in England - new housing, local plans, and accelerating the delivery of projects

Morning, Thursday, 30th April 2020

Online Conference


Biometrics and digital identity in the UK - security and privacy, ethics and trust, public and private sector applications, and next steps for regulation

Morning, Tuesday, 5th May 2020

Online Conference


The next steps for developing degree apprenticeships - funding, take-up, quality, and progression

Morning, Wednesday, 6th May 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for smart cities and connected places in the UK

Morning, Thursday, 7th May 2020

Online Conference


Children’s food and nutrition in England - next steps for policy and industry practice on obesity prevention, innovation, and tackling inequalities

Morning, Monday, 11th May 2020

Online Conference


Achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 - policy frameworks and collaboration, decarbonisation in key sectors and local areas, and encouraging behavioural change

Morning, Tuesday, 12th May 2020

Online Conference


The pupil premium - impact on raising attainment, best practice, and the future direction of policy

Morning, Wednesday, 13th May 2020

Online Conference


Flood and coastal erosion risk management in England - infrastructure resilience and land use, insurance, and next steps for policy

Morning, Thursday, 14th May 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for improving mental health care in Ireland - prevention and access, workforce priorities, CAMHS, and implementing A Vision for Change

Morning, Thursday, 14th May 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for affordable housing in England - policy, planning, delivery and design

Morning, Thursday, 14th May 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for energy storage in the UK - expansion, commercialisation, innovation, and policy developments

Morning, Friday, 15th May 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for 14-16 qualifications in Wales - shape and scope, usability and public confidence, and support for progression in education and employment

Morning, Tuesday, 19th May 2020

Online Conference


The future of the UK university admissions system - unconditional offers, post-qualification admissions, and options for reform

Morning, Tuesday, 19th May 2020

Online Conference


Wind energy in the UK - offshore development, finance, innovation, and policy priorities

Morning, Tuesday, 19th May 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for digital payments in the UK - innovation, inclusion, security and regulation

Morning, Tuesday, 19th May 2020

Online Conference


Apprenticeship quality in England - assessment, inspection and meeting the new standards

Morning, Wednesday, 20th May 2020

Online Conference


Old Oak Common and regeneration in North West London - assessing the development plans and the impact on housing, economic growth, and delivering an integrated transport hub

Morning, Wednesday, 20th May 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for developing the financial services workforce - the talent pipeline, education and skills, and improving culture and diversity

Morning, Thursday, 21st May 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for improving England’s school system - the new inspection framework, best practice, and the role of MATs and free schools

Morning, Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

Online Conference


Children’s services in England - inspection, effective multi-agency working, and innovation in delivery

Morning, Wednesday, 3rd June 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for arts and culture in England - widening participation, fostering innovation and collaboration, and implementing Arts Council England’s new ten-year strategy

Morning, Thursday, 4th June 2020

Online Conference


Priorities for reducing emissions across UK transport - innovation, transition, and next steps for the Transport Decarbonisation Plan

Morning, Thursday, 4th June 2020

Online Conference


Developing smart electricity networks in the UK - innovation, policy and regulation, and decarbonising the grid

Morning, Tuesday, 9th June 2020

Online Conference


The UK’s music sector - copyright and policy developments, education and careers, investment and live music, and future trading relationships

Morning, Tuesday, 9th June 2020

Online Conference


Tackling modern slavery in the UK - progress and practical next steps, business and the global response, and the future for policy

Morning, Tuesday, 9th June 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for English towns - priorities for investment, infrastructure, and implementing Town Deals

Morning, Wednesday, 10th June 2020

Online Conference


BAME equality in the workplace - tackling workplace culture, ethnicity pay gap reporting, and improving recruitment and progression

Morning, Monday, 15th June 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for developing the UK creative industries - identifying and delivering research priorities, collaboration and investment, and spreading benefit across the country

Morning, Tuesday, 16th June 2020

Online Conference


Customer fairness in mobile and broadband - public information and engagement, competition and investment, and moving to Copper Switch Off

Morning, Wednesday, 17th June 2020

Online Conference


Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Wales - quality, flexibility and affordability

Morning, Thursday, 18th June 2020

Online Conference


Priorities for international research partnerships

Morning, Thursday, 18th June 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for waste and resources policy in Scotland - the Circular Economy Bill, tackling food waste, and securing behavioural change

Morning, Thursday, 18th June 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for the Midlands Engine - priorities for growth, infrastructure and the refreshed strategy

Morning, Thursday, 18th June 2020

Online Conference


Maths teaching in England - qualification reform, teacher recruitment and retention, and the impact of the new Ofsted inspection framework

Morning, Monday, 22nd June 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for online regulation in the UK

Morning, Tuesday, 23rd June 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for UK agriculture policy and funding

Morning, Tuesday, 23rd June 2020

Online Conference


Developing major infrastructure projects across the UK - planning, investment, and implementing the National Infrastructure Strategy

Morning, Tuesday, 23rd June 2020

Online Conference


PE and sports provision within education - priorities for inclusion and participation, support for schools and their staff, and community engagement

Morning, Thursday, 25th June 2020

Online Conference


Heat networks in the UK - investment, infrastructure, and developing and regulating the market

Morning, Thursday, 25th June 2020

Online Conference


Priorities for student housing - duty of care, inclusivity, and developments in policy, student expectations, and market conditions

Morning, Wednesday, 1st July 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for green finance in the UK - stewardship and regulation, product innovation and transparency, and managing the sector’s transition towards net-zero

Morning, Wednesday, 1st July 2020

Online Conference


Environmental sustainability in healthcare - drivers for change, incentives and measurement, and priorities for the NHS Net Zero Expert Panel

Morning, Thursday, 2nd July 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for consumer credit - new regulation and its impact, innovation and business practice, and the future shape of the retail lending market

Morning, Tuesday, 7th July 2020

Online Conference


Developing a new National Food Strategy for England

Morning, Tuesday, 7th July 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for biodiversity and species protection in the UK - policy developments, local and key sector approaches to environmental stewardship, and priorities for the OEP

Morning, Thursday, 9th July 2020

Online Conference


T Level implementation - content, assessment, support for providers, and student inclusion

Morning, Thursday, 9th July 2020

Online Conference


Poverty and deprivation in Wales - next steps for welfare reform, employment strategies, and tackling child and fuel poverty

Morning, Tuesday, 14th July 2020

Online Conference


Next steps for transport in the North of England - devolution of transport powers, infrastructure investment, and improving regional connectivity

Morning, Tuesday, 14th July 2020

Online Conference


Taking forward the Shared Rural Network - funding and practicalities, collaboration and coordination, and priorities for policy and regulation

Morning, Thursday, 16th July 2020

Online Conference


Legal services reform in Scotland - regulation, international competitiveness and seizing opportunities for innovation

Morning, Wednesday, 2nd September 2020


The future for the Northern Powerhouse - policy priorities, investment and growth, and next steps for infrastructure development

Morning, Tuesday, 8th September 2020

Central Manchester


The future of food regulation - local regulation and enforcement, food standards, and the future of the regulatory system

Morning, Tuesday, 8th September 2020

Central London


Priorities for healthy weight management in England - primary care interventions, innovative patient support, and the role of industry and technology

Morning, Wednesday, 9th September 2020


Lifelong learning and establishing the National Retraining Scheme - take-up, delivery and adapting to user needs and a changing labour market

Morning, Wednesday, 9th September 2020


The future of the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) and Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF)

Morning, Thursday, 10th September 2020

Central London


Next steps school buildings in England - rollout and delivery, serving local needs, and the future for design and construction

Morning, Tuesday, 15th September 2020


Commercial and civilian drone operations in the UK - latest developments in innovation and commercial applications, safety, and regulation

Morning, Tuesday, 15th September 2020

Central London


Next steps for diagnostics and pathology - innovation, collaboration and standards

Morning, Wednesday, 16th September 2020


The future for agricultural land use - productivity, environmental sustainability, and innovation

Morning, Thursday, 17th September 2020

Central London


Next steps for social prescribing in England - commissioning, scaling up and evaluating outcomes

Morning, Thursday, 17th September 2020

Central London or Virtual


Utilisation of increased NHS funding - priority areas, improving delivery of care, and long-term financial sustainability

Morning, Thursday, 24th September 2020

Central London or Virtual


Evidence gathering and prosecution rates in the criminal justice system - priorities for the Royal Commission, forensic science, witness statements and the processing of digital evidence

Morning, Monday, 28th September 2020


Health research in England - funding, regulation and priorities for future policy and support

Morning, Thursday, 1st October 2020


Next Steps for Adult Social Care in Scotland - quality, support, and developing effective models of care

Morning, Wednesday, 7th October 2020

Central Edinburgh


The future for health and social care services in NI - improving service delivery and value for money, and implementing the Bengoa reforms

Morning, Wednesday, 7th October 2020


The next steps for the Further Education sector in England - governance, accountability and ensuring quality provision

Morning, Tuesday, 13th October 2020

Central London


Health and social care quality in Wales - governance and transparency, workforce development, and next steps for inspection, regulation and legislation

Morning, Thursday, 15th October 2020


HEIs and net zero - the curriculum, collaboration, and sustainable estates and practices

Morning, Thursday, 22nd October 2020

Central London


Next steps for tackling plastic waste - increasing recycling, reducing plastic use, and supporting the development of sustainable alternatives

Morning, Thursday, 5th November 2020

Central London


Stroke prevention, care and treatment in England - next steps for Integrated Stroke Delivery Networks, training, and local delivery

Morning, Tuesday, 17th November 2020


The future for Northern Ireland energy policy - the energy strategy and net zero targets, security of supply, and the impact on industry and consumers

Morning, Wednesday, 18th November 2020

Central Belfast


Developing the London Local Industrial Strategy - inclusive growth, innovation and wellbeing

Morning, Tuesday, 8th December 2020


Options for investment management reform - advice, governance, and strengthening investment market performance and consumer protection

Morning, Thursday, 10th December 2020

Central London


Clinical negligence in the NHS - patient safety, legal cost reform and next steps for policy

Morning, Thursday, 28th January 2021


Next steps for the Research Excellence Framework

Morning, Tuesday, 23rd March 2021