IDPE 2022 Annual Conference

in person In person: Monday 20 – Tuesday 21 June 2022

virtual Virtual: Thursday 23 – Friday 24 June 2022

Headline sponsor Shared Vision

 Virtual days: Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June 2022

We want to offer all schools the opportunity to access our professional development programme and make connections. Following the success of our virtual conference last year, we are once more offering a two-day virtual programme of webinars, roundtable discussions, leadership lunches and quiz the expert sessions on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June 2022, offering delegates the opportunity to share best practice from across the education and charitable sectors.

If you are joining us for the in-person conference days on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 June 2022, you will automatically get access to our virtual conference days, and what's more, by signing up for one of our group packages, you can offer other members of your development team and school leaders the opportunity to join you and benefit from attending our virtual conference. If you are unable to attend the in-person conference days, then why not join us virtually? You can attend just the virtual conference days, either by yourself or with your team.

Session types:

Presentation session


A presentation from our speakers followed by Q&A


Roundtable session


A brief presentation followed by facilitated group discussion


Leadership lunches

Leadership lunches

Learn from leaders in the education sector and beyond on how to achieve success

quiz the expert

Quiz the experts

A drop in session to put your questions to experienced members of the IDPE community


'The best virtual conference I have ever attended so far.'

'I learned something from every webinar and roundtable discussion I attended.'

IDPE 2021 Annual Conference delegates

Sessions will include:

alumni and community engagement stream

Demonstrating the value of alumni and community engagement with King's College London

external relations stream

Quiz the expert on how to get the best from your social media

fundraising stream

Ditching the data despair: how you can prioritise your prospects through the data you already have with Marymount International School

strategy and leadership stream

Strategies for small schools and schools on a budget with Aylesbury Grammar School, Ardingly College and Summer Fields School


Virtual days overview

Day 1*

09:30-10:15 | Session 1

10:45-11:30 | Session 2

12:00-12:45 | Leadership lunch

13:00-13:45 | Session 3

14:15-15:00 | Session 4

15:15-16:00 | Quiz the expert


Day 2*

09:30-10:15 | Session 1

10:45-11:30 | Quiz the expert

12:00-12:45 | Leadership lunch

13:00-13:45 | Session 2

14:15-15:00 | Session 3

*although we do not expect to have to make changes to this layout, the exact times and formats of sessions are still subject to change