Update on Covid-19

Going Global 2020 is due to take place on 29 – 30 June in London.  We are closely monitoring local Government and health authority guidance on the outbreak of Covid-19 and the implications of running a conference of this scale.  The health of our colleagues, students and customers is our priority throughout this rapidly evolving situation.  We are currently exploring our options which include cancelling the conference in June.

We will continue to monitor this developing situation.  If a change in guidance affects our ability to run Going Global as initially planned, we will provide information and updates on our website and digital channels.  For delegates planning to register for Going Global, please refer to your local health authority and Government’s travel advice before you register.

For any immediate enquiries, please contact the team on: going.global@britishcouncil.org 


Going Global 2020

Going Global is a conference for leaders in international education to debate the future of further and higher education. This year, the Going Global 2020 conference will be held on Monday 29 - Tuesday 30 June 2020, at QEII Centre, London, United Kingdom.

Conference theme for 2020: "Global Learners, Global Innovation"

Going Global offers more than you think

Going Global offers more than you think, by:

  • Providing 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 derived from research and regional dialogue
  • Supporting leadership through global thinking 

Who attends Going Global?

Over 1,000 registered delegates from tertiary (further and higher) education and various other sectors with an international education perspective attend each year. Delegates include university and college vice-chancellors, presidents and principals, advisers, ministers and government representatives, journalists, policy and strategy makers, and professional and trade bodies working in international education.

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. 

Taking part in the Going Global

Open for participation

We are now open for paticipation 

Registration as participants

Registration for Going Global 2020 opens now