Free sessions, networking and professional development

Choose from 50+ free learning sessions 

These quick but informative updates maximise your time at the show and ensure you're up to speed with all the latest innovations in learning and development.

Three showcase theatres

Digital Learning

Practical sessions on the latest L&D technologies and innovations

Sponsored by ICS Learn...

An established CIPD online learning provider for over 28 years, delivering a range of flexible and affordable professional courses to over 10,000 learners every year. Visit stand 456

Learning Arena 

Interactive and topical sessions on skills, new techniques and L&D tips

Sponsored by CrossKnowledge...

An engagging, forward-looking digital learning solution, driving business outcomes and the ability to transform individuals and entire organisations. They provide a customised, fully integrated learning solution and implement it at unmatched velocity. CrossKnowledge, a Wiley brand, services over 10 million users in 130 countries. Visit stand 620.

Topic Taster 

Bite-sized updates on today’s L&D and OD issues and solutions

Sponsored by Bolt From the You Ltd...

Bolt From The You are in the business of change, shifting mind-sets, cultures and impacting business results. Bolt From The You work from personal experience, have worked in the corporate world, respect how it works and the challenges it can bring. They practice what they preach and balance soft skills with a healthy dose of reality. Visit stand 832.

View the full timetable for further details



Don't forget the Ignite Lab - led by the CIPD Leaders in Learning Network! - Wednesday 16:45-17:30 the Digital Learning

L&D professionals share their cutting-edge ideas and developments to set your thinking and practice on fire.

Speed networking - Wednesday 16:30-17:30 & Thursday 15:55-16:55 the Learning Arena

The speed networking will be introduced by a quick 15-minute introduction to help you get the most from the experience. Network with your peers - a fun and fast way to make new connections.

Grill the Guru - Thursday 15:55-16:40 the Digital Learning

New for 2017: interactive Q&A giving you the chance tt put your killer questions to L&D gurus.

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The Headshot Guy

... your free headshot at the L&D Show!

The Headshot Guy will be onsite to take a free professional photo you’ll be proud to use on LinkedIn, other social media sites, your website and anywhere else you’d like to display your headshot. The team will be waiting just up the stairs from the exhibition. Your photo will be taken on the day and then emailed to you.

CIPD Stand

CIPD can help you develop yourself and advance your career. Visit the CIPD Stand and ask all your questions on:

• your professional development

• CIPD membership and benefits

• training courses and qualifications

• the latest research and insights

• volunteering with the CIPD

Free presentations and demonstrations

During the show there will be presentations and demonstrations on the CIPD Stand. 

Time slot            Topic

10:00-10:20         Volunteering: Give back, get ahead

10:30-10:50         The Future of HR and Learning Hub 

11:00-11:20         What can CIPD Membership do for you?

11:30-11:50         Moving Forward with CPD

12:00-12:20         Choosing the right CIPD qualification for you

12:30-12:50         The Future of HR and Learning Hub

13:00-13:20         Making the most of the Apprenticeship levy

13:30-13:50         Coaching - cult, cure of culture?

14:00-14:20         Upgrading your CIPD Membership

14:30-14:50         A framework for the future

15:00-15:20         The Leaders in Learning Network

15:30-15:50         The UK's Skills system - how do we compare internationally

Times and Location

Event now live!

Location: Olympia London, W14 8UX 

Wednesday 10 May 2017


Thursday 11 May 2017