7 & 8 November 2024 at the ICC, Birmingham

CST Annual Conference
#Building

#BUILDING Join us for our 2024 annual conference

As the trust sector matures, we are building in all sorts of ways: our capacity and resilience, our evidence and expertise, our ability to collaborate and improve outcomes. We are building public institutions, civic in their outlook, anchored in their communities. 

CST’s Annual Conference allows the space and time to think deeply, nurture relationships, and challenge ourselves to reflect on how we can continue to build a stronger sector.

Be inspired

Be inspired

Hear from some of today's leading educational thinkers

Time to think

Time to think

Give you and your leadership team time to re-think how your trust works

Meet and share

Meet and share

Connect with colleagues from school trusts across the country

Work smarter

Work smarter

Engage with innovative providers to the school trust sector

BE INSPIRED AND LEARN Announcing our first speakers

Sir Martyn Oliver

HM Chief Inspector, Ofsted

Dame Rachel de Souza

Children’s Commissioner for England

Dame Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE

Scientist and broadcaster

Lord Adebowale CBE

Chair of the NHS Confederation

Sir Hamid Patel CBE

Chief Executive, Star Academies

Leora Cruddas CBE

Chief Executive, CST

speakers
workshops
delegates
exhibitors
8:30

Registration, exhibition, and networking

A chance to meet with fellow delegates over coffee and explore our conference exhibition.

10:00

Main conference programme

A full programme of keynotes and workshops, exploring key issues facing school trusts and trust leaders.

Our programme includes speakers from inside and outside education, including policymakers and thinkers, and inspirational individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.

In addition to our main stage, we have 10 rooms offering a diverse selection of workshops and symposiums, programmed in partnership with the National Institute of Teaching, Ambition Institute, and CST's Platinum Partners. The programme covers the full gamut of school trust operations, inside and outside the classroom, with essential insights for trust leaders.

Delegates will also have opportunities to visit our extensive exhibition featuring dozens of partner organisations and leading suppliers to school trusts.

Delegate tickets include lunch and refreshments during the day.

Further programme details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

17:15

Networking drinks

A chance to discuss the day's keynotes and events with fellow delegates and browse our partner and supplier exhibition.

The networking drinks are open to all conference delegates.

20:00

Conference dinner

An optional conference dinner, giving a relaxed opportunity to meet with fellow delegates and continue the day's conversations over dinner.

Due to limited capacity, the dinner is not included in standard delegate tickets and must be purchased separately.

09:00

Main conference programme - day two

A full programme of keynotes and workshops, exploring key issues facing school trusts and trust leaders.

Our programme includes speakers from inside and outside education, including policymakers and thinkers, and inspirational individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.

Delegates will also have opportunities to visit our extensive exhibition featuring dozens of partner organisations and leading suppliers to school trusts.

The conference programme includes lunch and refreshments.

Further programme details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

15:15

Close of conference

The end of our conference - but not of the conversation.

Keep in touch with fellow delegates via our network of 10 professional communities, with regular half-termly meetings.

PROGRAME PARTNERS in association with

TICKET OPTIONS Book your delegate place

CST Member

CST Member

£410

CST members only: Two day pass for the conference including keynotes, workshops, refreshments, and lunch

Book your place

£492 inc VAT at 20%

CST Member
Non-member

Non-member

£480

Two day pass for people working in schools but not linked to a CST member trust. On sale soon!

Book your place

£576 inc VAT at 20%

Non-member
Group attendance

Group attendance

£380

CST members only: discounted places available for bookings of three or more delegates

Book your place

£456 inc VAT at 20%

Group attendance
Commercial

Commercial

£650

Two day pass for organisations with an educational interest. On sale soon!

Book your place

£780 inc VAT at 20%

Commercial
CST Member with dinner

CST Member with dinner

£470

CST members only: Two day pass for the conference including keynotes, workshops, refreshments, and lunch and the annual conference dinner

Book your place

£564 inc VAT at 20%

CST Member with dinner
Group attendance with dinner

Group attendance with dinner

£450

CST members only: discounted places available for bookings of three or more delegates. Includes annual conference dinner

Book your place

£540 inc VAT at 20%

Group attendance with dinner

CONFERENCE EXHIBITION

Discover new partners and suppliers

Our extensive exhibition puts you in touch with leading sector organisations and suppliers

CONFERENCE SPONSORS in association with

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE CST Annual Conference 2024

Our conference programme is provisional and subject to change. Booking terms and conditions apply.
Imagery is from past events and may not reflect the 2024 programme.

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