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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.

We offer sponsorship opportunities for our events, resources and research. 

Events Calendar

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April 16, 2024
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Global Taskforce

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
London

We will be hosting the next Global Taskforce meeting on Tuesday 16 April 2024, from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. The subject of this meeting will be Global talent attraction and development. We are delighted to welcome: Jane Hatton, Director of Evenbreak: Jane will be talking about Evenbreak, the award-winning job board for disabled people, and […]

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April 16, 2024
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ELEN Network  

Our next Emergency Services and Law Enforcement Network (ELEN) meeting will be held on Tuesday, 16 April, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon via Microsoft Teams. Intersectionality and the impact on adjustments Following on from the release of our Great Big Workplace Adjustments survey last year, we shall be sharing with you the impact of layering […]

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
London
Photo of a woman writing in a notebook.
April 17, 2024
Event

Neurodiversity Network

We will be hosting our next Neurodiversity Network meeting on Wednesday, 17 April 2024, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm. We are delighted to welcome Helen Musgrove, Director of Psychological Consulting at Lexxic and Sean Gilroy, Senior UX Principal Inclusive Design & Accessibility from the BBC, who will discuss the topic of sensory sensitivity and […]

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
London
April 17, 2024
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An Introduction to Business Disability Forum

If your organisation is new to Business Disability Forum, or if you are new to your organisation, please join us on Wednesday, 17 April, from 10:30 am to 12:00pm to learn about what is included as part of your membership and how we can support you. The meeting will be hosted by Diane Lightfoot, CEO at […]

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
London
April 18, 2024
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Changing the image of disability webinar

Business Disability Forum’s ‘Changing the image of disability’ campaign aims to transform the way that disabled people and disability are represented in the media, advertising and marketing. We recently launched: Guidance on selecting, choosing and using disability-smart images 50 images from our Disability Smart Image Bank for free use by the media. (Access to all […]

10:30 am - 11:30 am
London
April 23, 2024
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HEI Network and Law Firm Network

This is a collaborative session between our Higher Education Institute Network and our Law Firm Network, focusing on the transition of graduates from university into the workplace, specifically Law firms. This will be a 2-hour session with a comfort break halfway through. Angela Matthews, our Head of Policy & Research, will be chairing this session […]

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
London
April 24, 2024
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Navigating the Disability Confident Journey

This webinar series will guide you and your organisation through your Disability Confident journey. We will visit some of the key areas of the framework and provide best practice and guidance to support you to receive your validation. Our first webinar will explore and demystify the ‘offer of an interview’ – a commitment made by […]

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
London
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April 25, 2024
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Customer & Service User Network

Our next Customer & Service User Network meeting will be held on Thursday, 25 April, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am via Microsoft Teams. Banking for everyone Kathryn Townsend is the Government Disability & Access Ambassador (banking sector), and is just completing her third and final year in-role. She is also the Head of Customer […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
London
April 30, 2024
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Disability Smart Awards Ceremony 2024, in partnership with Bloomberg (live stream)

Register for the live stream Our Disability Smart Awards Ceremony 2024, in partnership with Bloomberg, will celebrate the work of organisations that are improving the life experiences of disabled employees and consumers by removing barriers to inclusion. Award winners will be announced at an exclusive ceremony co-hosted by Simon Minty, long standing Ambassador of Business […]

4:30 pm - 7:15 pm
London
May 16, 2024
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Getting it right for every employee: Disability inclusive recruitment

This is the second webinar in the series ‘Getting it right for every employee’. This series explores the employee life cycle from recruitment, then retention, and onto career progression. It aims to equip employers with resources and practical tips to improve their practice, raise awareness of the importance of workplace adjustments, and transform the experience of disabled […]

10:00 am - 11:00 am
London
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May 21, 2024
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Northern England Network

We will be hosting our next Northern England Network on Tuesday 21 May 2024 from 10 am to 11:30 am, open to Business Disability Forum Member and Partner organisations. Performance management and disability Emily Jackson, Senior Disability Business Partner at BDF, will share what good performance management looks like. We’ll discuss a number of aspects […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
London
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May 23, 2024
Event

Central Government Network

Our next Central Government Network meeting will take place on the 23 May 2024 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, open to colleagues from central government organisations and agencies in our membership. There have been many disability-related employment policy developments recently. Angela Matthews, our Head of Policy and Research, will provide a summary of what […]

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
London

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