37th COBIS Annual Conference

Leading Learning

12-14 May 2018
London, UK

The 37th COBIS Annual Conference will take place at the InterContinental London O2 in Greenwich, London, 12-14 May 2018.

The COBIS Annual Conference is for Heads, Governors, Proprietors and Senior Leaders from schools around the world including COBIS member and non-member schools. Last year's conference was attended by c.700 delegates, exhibitors, speakers and guests.



The theme for this year's conference is Leading Learning. The programme will include high-profile keynote speakers as well as a choice of seminars and workshops. 

Programme: Click here to download a draft programme. 

Keynote speakers will include:

Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor

Natasha Devon MBE, Body Image and Mental Health Campaigner

Lucy Crehan, Author of Cleverlands

Professor Christian Van Nieuwerburgh, Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology, University of East London

Tim Oates CBE, Cambridge Assessment

Dick Moore, The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Seminars: Click here to download seminar descriptions.

Delegate Fees: Full delegate fees include all conference sessions, the Welcome Reception and Dinner on Saturday 12 May 2018, the Annual Dinner on Monday 14 May 2018, and lunches and refreshments during the main conference. To download full delegate details, please click here.

COBIS School Members - £499 plus VAT
COBIS Supporting Members - £549 plus VAT
Non-Member Schools - £599 plus VAT
Non-Member Companies - £650 plus VAT


Accommodation: For more details about booking hotel accommodation, please click here.

Additional Courses: A number of shoulder courses will run alongside the COBIS Annual Conference:

Safer Recruitment for International Schools - Saturday 12 May 2018 - from £295 plus VAT - more details and booking forms

Getting Started with High Performance Learning - Saturday 12 May 2018 - £235 plus VAT - more details and booking forms

Advanced Safeguarding and Child Protection in an International Setting - Tuesday 15 May 2018 - from £295 plus VAT - more details and booking forms


Optional Pre-Conference Sessions: Delegates are also invited to attend optional free sessions on Saturday 12 May before the official start of the conference at 15:00. Optional pre-conference sessions include:

UK Education and Assessment Update (hosted by GL Education; presented by Daisy Christodoulou, Director of Education, No More Marking)

Hottest EdTech Trends for Primary Schools / Hottest EdTech Trends for Secondary Schools (speed dating sessions hosted by InnovateMySchool)

Exhibition: The COBIS Annual Conference includes a large exhibition. The exhibition is currently fully booked but we are are accepting bookings for the waiting list. Click here for further exhibitor details and a waiting list form. To see a list of exhibitors, please click here.

Sponsorship: A range of sponsorship opportunities are available. Please click here for more information, or contact cpd@cobis.org.uk.

Previous Conferences: To view the programme and photos from the 36th COBIS Annual Conference, please click here.

We are grateful to the following sponsors:

Annual Conference Sponsors
Annual Conference Sponsors

More information: If you have any questions about the COBIS Annual Conference, please contact cpd@cobis.org.uk