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Previous Events

Our free events have included leading policymakers, ordinary voters, industry leaders, academics and community groups

Feb 3
How we can build a great consensus around net zero targets.
Mar 2
How can the upcoming Bill best deliver for tenants and landlords?
Mar 15
How can digital industry and infrastructure drive levelling up?
Apr 20
How can a revolution in governance help level up?
May 10
How to build clusters of excellence and innovation
May 10
How do we bring good jobs to the places that need them most?
May 17
Connecting people, jobs and communities
May 18
How can we finance levelling up across the country?
with:
May 24
10:30-
11:30
The role of ESG and sustainable finance for the future
Jun 8
9:00-
10:30
What should the fan-led review of football governance propose?
Jun 10
What policies could support UK manufacturing?
Jun 15
16:30-
17:30
The relationship between business and society after the crisis
Jun 18
11:00-
12:00
How can civic society give young people a future after coronavirus? Held in partnership with NCS.
Jun 21
Harnessing the power of agriculture to tackle climate change
Jun 23
The future of city transportation
Jun 28
Fostering innovation in the pursuit of net zero.
Jul 13
10:00-
10:00
How to upgrade the country’s toolkit to maximise the volume and quality to FDI projects, and, importantly, how to ensure that lagging areas benefit.
Sep 15
15:30-
16:45
Event Full
Private invitation-only roundtable on how to build civic service opportunities for young people.
Sep 15
10:30-
11:15
How to harness institutional finance for global and domestic decarbonisation.
Oct 3
16:15-
17:15
How to help young people after the pandemic?
Oct 4
14:15-
15:15
How to keep UK financial and professional services firing on all cylinders?
Oct 4
10:15-
11:15
Putting green jobs at the heart of the economic recovery.
Oct 4
14:45-
15:45
The role of the rural economy in levelling up
Oct 4
16:00-
17:00
How can we use cities to drive levelling up?
Oct 4
17:15-
18:15
Using innovation to transform service delivery
Oct 4
19:30-
23:00
How can transport connectivity support levelling up?
Oct 4
8:30-
9:30
How can we turn crisis into renewal for community assets and networks?
Oct 5
13:30-
14:30
How can life sciences clusters drive economic growth?
Oct 5
9:00-
11:00
Building the regulatory framework to foster innovation in the food and agriculture industry.
Oct 5
10:15-
11:15
What does the Renters’ Reform Bill mean for the future of private renting?
Oct 5
12:15-
13:15
How to turnaround left behind neighbourhoods?
Oct 5
15:00-
16:00
How can we decarbonise housing?
Oct 5
16:30-
17:30
Using innovation to transform the UK economy
Oct 5
8:30-
9:45
Transforming energy to reach net zero.
Oct 5
21:00-
23:30
Onward’s annual Conservative Party Conference drink’s reception, by invitation only.
Nov 16
9:00-
10:00
How economic fairness can win back disenchanted voters?
Dec 7
15:00-
16:15
A private roundtable with Rt Hon Damian Green MP and Dr Luke Evans MP.
Dec 8
10:00-
11:00
How we can level up Further Education and give people the opportunity to go far whilst staying local.
Dec 9
8:30-
10:00
A private breakfast for Onward’s Business Network with Lord Barwell and Tom Newton Dunn.
Jan 18
11:00-
12:00
Using technology to rethink the capabilities of UK manufacturing.
Feb 9
19:00-
21:00
A private dinner for Onward’s Business Network with Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP
Feb 10
10:30-
11:30
A private Onward roundtable with Richard Holden MP.
Feb 28
10:30-
11:30
Where is the battleground for the next General Election?
Mar 23
17:00-
18:00
Analysing the 2022 Spring Budget and financial forecasts
Apr 20
18:00-
20:30
Event Full
An Onward drinks reception for u35’s
Apr 26
9:30-
10:45
A private roundtable with Nigel Huddleston MP
Apr 27
8:30-
10:00
A private breakfast to discuss the future of work in the UK.
May 3
14:00-
15:00
What can the UK’s response to the pandemic teach us about wider science and technology policy?
May 19
12:00-
13:00
Making the most of British families’ generosity, and the lessons for future crises
May 24
The Social Fabric Summit will bring together leading politicians, community and faith leaders, leading thinkers, and ordinary citizens to generate ideas, momentum and conversations to renew society in the wake of coronavirus.
May 26
9:00-
10:30
A private roundtable with Onward’s Business Leaders Network
Jun 6
14:30-
15:30
The future of work and a post-pandemic future.
Jun 9
11:30-
12:30
Can the UK stay scientifically competitive in a multipolar world?
Jun 29
18:00-
20:30
Event Full
An Onward drinks reception for u35’s
Jul 6
15:00-
16:15
A private roundtable with Eddie Hughes MP
Jul 18
11:00-
12:15
Future Energy Scenarios 2022: How can we enable a future energy system that is secure, clean, affordable and fair?
Sep 25
16:30-
17:30
What does a Labour R&D agenda look like?
Sep 26
12:00-
13:00
In Conversation with Mayor Andy Burnham
Sep 26
10:00-
11:00
What is Labour’s answer to levelling up?
Sep 27
9:00-
9:55
The role of retail banking in regional growth and tackling the cost of living
Oct 2
15:00-
16:00
In Conversation with the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP on the Onward Stage
Oct 2
18:00-
19:00
In Conversation with Tom Tugendhat MP on the Onward Stage
Oct 2
13:45-
14:45
In Conversation with the Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP on the Onward Stage
Oct 3
15:00-
16:00
How can we avoid freezing bills again in future winters?
Oct 3
13:30-
14:30
How can a patient’s experience of the NHS and social care inform and improve its future?
Oct 3
13:30-
14:30
How can the charity sector supercharge the levelling up agenda?
Oct 3
9:45-
10:45
How can we best prepare the workforce for a net zero future?
Oct 3
15:00-
16:00
Can National Service help young people to pursue their career ambitions post-pandemic?
Oct 3
12:15-
13:15
What next for our local assets?
Oct 3
12:15-
13:15
How Data and AI can boost an R&D revolution
Oct 3
9:30-
10:45
The role of digital forums in saving our high streets
Oct 4
9:45-
10:45
Embracing flexibility and security for the next generation of workers
Oct 4
13:30-
14:30
How can devolution support the new Government’s Levelling Up ambitions?
Oct 4
11:00-
12:00
School food and the levelling up agenda
Oct 4
9:45-
10:45
How can UK workers and companies benefit from digital trade?
Oct 4
15:00-
16:00
How do we bring apprenticeships to the areas that need them most?
Oct 4
12:30-
13:30
The role of retail banking in levelling up and tackling cost of living
Oct 4
12:15-
13:15
How can science clusters generate prosperity in the communities that need them most?
Oct 4
8:30-
9:30
What levelling up means for cities to drive economic growth?
Oct 4
11:00-
12:00
Repairing our social fabric through community ownership
Oct 4
13:30-
14:30
How best to empower young people through the power of technology
Oct 4
9:30-
10:30
How do we create a secure path between renting and owning?
Oct 18
17:30-
19:00
The importance of football to pride in place
Nov 16
15:30-
17:00
Why are boys now falling behind girls? 
Nov 16
18:00-
20:30
Event Full
An Onward drinks reception for u35’s
Nov 29
15:45-
16:45
How do we maximise opportunity and untap talent?
Nov 30
9:00-
10:00
Last Few
Fixing Britain’s outdated competition regime