It's time to step up

Join the people profession at the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition on 11-12 November 2020 to take on the big questions facing the industry right now in an exciting and engaging online format, delivered to you in your home.

Bringing together thought-leaders, industry experts and people professionals from across the globe, this leading event is designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge to rebuild businesses effectively and address vital issues surrounding racial inequality raised by the Black Lives Matter movement.

Get involved with unmissable learning opportunities that focus on your professional development, network with peers, discover new suppliers, and stay ahead of future trends and legislation – in a safe and engaging environment, purpose-built to maximise your experience.

The people profession have a responsibility to lead change. Now is not the time to shy away from the uncomfortable questions.

Now is the time to be more daring, inquisitive and accountable as a profession.

Committing to championing race,
diversity and inclusion

As businesses and individuals, it is time to act in order to show solidarity and support, to spread awareness and to educate ourselves and others in issues of race. To help you re-engage with the challenges of racial equality in the workplace in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, this year’s conference will have a stream dedicated to championing race, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The opening keynote on day one titled ‘A conversation with Reni Eddo-Lodge – what key learnings can the people profession take away from Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race?’, chaired by June Sarpong OBE will also be made available to all attendees – whether you are a paid conference delegate or attending as the free exhibition only. 

You will:

Challenge your assumptions

Be inspired by our keynote speakers who will challenge your assumptions around race in the workplace, the role of HR in organisations and the power of vulnerability.

Create a new era

Embrace the flexible work revolution, maintain engagement and ensure your workforce have a healthy work/life balance.

Champion race, diversity and inclusion

Ensure your business is holistically diverse - take the lead and facilitate open dialogues, educate your people and help eradicate internalised bias within your own organisation.

Hear from global thought leaders

Gina Miller

Entrepreneur, Activist and Author of 'Rise: Life Lessons in Speaking Out, Standing Tall & Leading the Way'

June Sarpong OBE

Broadcaster, Writer, Campaigner and Head of Creative Diversity at the BBC

Mo Gawdat

Former Chief Business Officer, Google X

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Author, 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'

Expect to take on the big questions surrounding:

Racial equality

Employee wellbeing

Inclusive recruitment processes


Ready to take the lead?

Join us today