Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, the British Council has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Going Global conference which was due to take place on 29 – 30 June in London.  


In the absence of a conference this year, we are offering a digital alternative completely free of charge throughout the month of June.  We will be hosting live virtual events, publishing blog posts and podcasts, and sharing posters which explore this year's conference theme: 'Global learners, global innovation'.

For more information visit our Event Page.


The conference provides a unique platform for knowledge sharing.

  • Connecting local, national, regional and global agendas;
  • Providing a global network for policy makers and practitioners working in the field of international education;
  • Supporting evidence led policy decisions deriving from research and regional policy dialogues;
  • Supporting global thought leadership.


Global learners, global innovation

Going Global 2020 focuses on the global learner of the future, their journey to becoming a global innovator and how this shapes global learning institutions. Find out more here: https://www.britishcouncil.org/going-global/themes

Who should attend?

If you are a university or college vice-chancellor, president or principal, an adviser, minister or government representative, journalist or policy and strategy maker, or a professional and trade body working in international education, then we look forward to seeing you there.

Key dates

Going Global 2020: Social Distancing Edition will be taking place digitally from the 1st to the 30th of June

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