Going Global is the British Council’s conference for leaders of international education to debate the future of further and higher education.

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

In the absence of a conference this year, we are sharing digital content which explores the theme 'Global learners, global innovation'.  This includes recorded virtual events and posters.

We understand how important and impactful a face-to-face conference is for higher education leaders for connecting with their peers and sharing the latest ideas and innovations in the sector.  However we want to continue the conversation around international higher education, especially at such a crucial time for the sector.

Find out more on the Going Global website.


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.

How can you get involved?

  • Be the first to hear about all our planned activities by signing-up to the Going Global newsletter and following us on Twitter 
  • Watch the recorded sessions of all the live events which took place in June and July
  • Engage with us on social media by using the following hashtags: #GoingGlobal2020, #WeBelieveInEducation, and #CultureConnectsUs
  • Discover new sector insights by visiting our posters page

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