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Events

Welcome to our events listing with details of our conferences, workshops, learning and development opportunities alongside annual events for our Partners.

As well as our own events, we are frequently asked to speak at external seminars, conferences and summits both in the UK and globally.

From time to time, we’ll list details of external events giving you further opportunities to meet our team.

If you have any questions about our events from booking to thinking of hosting, please contact our Events team on 020-7403-3020 or via email our events team.

Events Calendar

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June 15, 2021
Event

Online HEI University Network

10:00 am - 11:30 am
London

We are pleased to announce that Business Disability Forum will be hosting our next HEI University Network on Tuesday 15 June 2021 from 10:00am to 11:30am, open to Business Disability Forum Member and Partner organisations.    The HEI Network will discuss a range of issues from getting disability inclusion right for employees to ensuring that […]

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June 15, 2021
Event

Online Global Taskforce

Our Global Taskforce brings together our members that want to have a positive impact on the lives of disabled candidates, employees, and customers, wherever they are in the world.  Each meeting provides a forum for members to explore and discuss different aspects of the Global Disability Framework, which underpins the work of the taskforce. Our next Global Taskforce […]

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
London
Fire engine brigade
June 16, 2021
Event

Online ELEN Network

Over 20,000 organisations have signed up to be a part of The Disability Confident Scheme, a government initiative that encourages employers to increase employment and retention of employees with disabilities. At Business Disability Forum, we are seeing a growing number of emergency services showing their commitment to attracting, actively recruiting and retaining people with disabilities […]

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
London
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June 22, 2021
Event

Online Construction Network

Our next Construction Network meeting will take place on Tuesday 22 June at 10:00am.  This network brings together disability, diversity, human resources, and wellbeing professionals at managerial level to:  Discuss the unique challenges faced by the construction sector.  Share innovative practice and facilitate solutions-focused discussions with colleagues, including well-performing initiatives.  Enable conversations within different construction […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
London
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June 23, 2021
Event

Neurodiversity Network 

Our next Neurodiversity Taskforce meeting will be hosted via Zoom on Wednesday 23 June 2021.     The aims and objectives of our virtual Neurodiversity Network (in collaboration with Lexxic) is to bring together our Members that want a safe space for insights, sharing best practice, connection, as well as building knowledge and awareness around neurodiversity in the workplace (remotely and face to face).    There […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
London
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June 30, 2021
Conference

Annual Conference – Disability: What’s New, What’s Next

Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021. Cost: Members: Free | Partners: Free | Non-members: £100. Location: Online. 2020-21 has been a period like no other – and there are no signs of a return to what we used to think of as normality any soon. But what does that mean for people in business and society? How can […]

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
London
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July 6, 2021
Event

Customer Taskforce

Our next Customer Taskforce meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 July 2021 from 10:00am to 11:30am via Microsoft Teams.    This meeting will be an opportunity for our Customer Taskforce members to share current concerns and support each other.    We will be limiting this meeting to a maximum of 25 attendees to ensure all guests have an opportunity to […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
London
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July 14, 2021
Event

Online Government Network

Business Disability Forum’s next Online Government Network will be taking place on 14 July 2021.  This virtual meeting will run from 10am to 11:30am and is available to colleagues from all central government organisations and agencies.    The meeting will give members/partners the opportunity to talk about some of the current employment issues impacting on their […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
London
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July 21, 2021
Event

Smarter London SMEs Network

The Smarter London SMEs Network brings together our members to discuss how disability inclusion impacts and improves their businesses.   Our aim is to create a safe space for our members to discuss the unique challenges faced by London’s small business community, share successes and best practice, learn how to do more for their disabled employees and customers and to connect […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
London
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September 1, 2021
Event

Peer Learning Network

Business Disability Forum’s Peer Learning Network is structured to help you identify priorities and practical actions with the aim of supporting you to move at your own pace through the three levels of the Disability Confident Scheme – Level 1 “Committed”, Level 2 “Employer” and Level 3 “Leader” and onto BDF’s own Disability Smart Self-Assessment. […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
London
People talking
September 8, 2021
Event

Northern England Network

Our next Northern England Network meeting will be hosted via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 8 September 2021 from 10:00am -11:30am.   This meeting will be an opportunity for our Northern England Network members to share current concerns and support each other in these changing times. We would like to share what we are doing for our colleagues around mental health […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
London

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