Events

Future of London’s free best-practice events include workshops, seminars, field trips, roundtables and conferences, most of which are available online. FoL events bring together members, project partners and cross-sector contributors from our wider network, both as attendees and speakers. Live and online events fill quickly; to be sure of a place, register early or join our mailing list for advance notice!

Upcoming events

Use the links below to register for an event; if you have trouble, email events@futureoflondon.org.uk. Events and field trips fill quickly; to stay up to date, join our mailing list.

8 September, 9:30am to 11:30am
Affordable Housing Roundtable
Join us for an engaging and interactive roundtable to learn, exchange ideas and network with peers who are tackling the affordable housing crisis.

Registration is now closed but there will be a write up later on in the year.

13 September, 6pm to 8pm
Alumni Workshop: Data and Cities
This alumni-led panel discussion will explore the role that data and technology are playing in delivering better cities, including practical examples and inspiration. The event will be followed by networking and refreshments.

Register here

15, 20 and 22 September
Members workshops – have your say!

Join us for our annual members and partners workshops. We’ll use this intel to shape our programmes for next year – primarily Knowledge but also Leadership, Networks and Services. A great opportunity to tell us what your big challenges are, catch up with familiar faces, and make new connections!

  • 15 September, 9:30am to 11am, central London. Register here. Breakfast refreshments will be provided.
  • 20 September, 12pm to 1pm, online webinar. Register here
  • 22 September, 4pm to 5:30pm, central London. Register here. This event will be followed by networking drinks.

27 September 2022, 4pm to 8pm
Future London Leaders 31 Proposals for London and graduation ceremony
Join Future London Leaders Round 31 at their Proposals for London! Candidates will present their Proposals for London on the theme of Designing in Diversity. They’ll explore the challenges and opportunities within the theme and bring forward a host of exciting ideas.  Presentations will be followed by a short graduation celebration and networking drinks.
Register here.

19 September 2022, 9am to 11.30am
Designing in diversity: creating inclusive places
As part of our Designing in Diversity programme, this seminar will celebrate some great work – and we will learn what more the sector must do to create spaces which welcome everyone.
Register here.

5 October 2022, 9am to 5pm
Conference: Affordable Housing – Overcoming crisis through collaboration
Our highly popular annual conference returns this autumn to bring together built environment practitioners from across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to explore how we can help address the housing crisis through collaboration.
Find out more and register here.

Date TBC. This event was postponed due to the extreme heat warning in July
Engaging Young Londoners
Engaging Young Londoners will showcase some of the young people in the capital who are getting involved with how their area is organised and designed.

Registration is essential for all events. By registering, you will be added to our customer relationship management system (CiviCRM) where we hold basic personal data to help us manage events and send you information on events you have registered for or may be interested in. You will not be added to our main mailing list without your prior consent. View our full privacy policy.

External events

These events are hosted by other organisations, are of interest to FoL’s network, and are free to attend. To register for or enquire about any of these events, please click the links below. Future of London is not responsible for the registration, management, or privacy policies of external events.

If you have an event you’d like to list, see here for guidelines and a submission form.

“I really enjoy attending FoL events. I’m guaranteed to learn something new and meet passionate, interesting people at the peak of their careers. I recommend their events to colleagues and would encourage anyone in the built environment to get involved.”
Jacqueline Bleicher, Director, Global Urban Design

“Future of London facilitates the best way for meaningful change in London to happen, by bringing public, private, academic, and various stakeholders together!”
Brigitte Clements, Founding Partner, LOKI Architecture & Development

“Future of London has constant foresight and the ability to bring a unique diversity of speakers from outside the circle of ‘usual suspects’. Brilliant!”
Martina Juvara, Director, URBAN Silence

Recent events

2022

14 July, 8:45am to 10:30am
Designing in diversity: People, process and practice
Write-up coming soon.

13 July, 4pm to 8pm
London Leaders Plus 9 Proposals for London &  Graduation
Read through the proposals here.

12 July, 6pm to 8pm
Future of London Summer Networking Drinks

30 June, 9am to 10:15am
Rethinking Community Engagement launch
Watch the video here. Write-up coming soon.

28 June, 3pm to 5pm
City Makers’ Forum: The reality of Levelling Up
Read our write-up.

23 & 24 June, 9:15am to 4:30pm
Future of London Housing Development Management Training Course

15 June, 5pm to 6pm
Post-election briefing: What do the local election results mean for London’s future?
Read our write-up.

14 June, 4pm to 8pm
Future London Leaders 30 Proposals for London & Graduation
Read through the proposals here.

19 May, 2pm to 5pm
Field trip to LB Waltham Forest: Retrofit, regeneration and collaboration
Read our write-up.

21 & 22 April, 9:15am to 4:30pm
Future of London Housing Development Management Training Course

25 April, 9am to 1pm
Professional Presentation Skills Workshop
This half-day course provides comprehensive expert training for those new to public speaking, or who need to brush up their skills. Places are strictly limited.

27 April, 2pm to 4pm
Speaker Showcase
Join Future of London’s highly rated, public speaking practice session with live, constructive feedback on your presentation from experienced public speaker mentors.

28 April, 9am to 10:15am
Affordable housing: Overcoming crisis through collaboration – launch event
Join us for the launch of our major 2022 Knowledge programme, offering a practical analysis of challenges the sector faces, as well as potential solutions and actions we can take.

3 March, 2 to 3:30 pm
Healthy neighbourhoods: working together report launch

24 February, 10 am to 12 pm
Report launch: Building recovery recommendations
Find out more and download the report.

24 & 25 February, 9:15 am to 4:30 pm
Future of London Housing development management training course
Please let us know if you’d like to be notified of new training dates.

25 January, 3 to 4:30 pm
Community-Led Housing Officers’ Forum

2021

9 December, 9:30 am and 3 pm
Greater Manchester Leaders Plus: Proposals for Greater Manchester

18 & 19 November, 9:15 am to 4:30 pm
Development management training course

11 November, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
2021 conference: Building recovery

4 November, 2.30 pm to 4.30pm
Navigating health and overcoming barriers seminar 

21 October, 6 pm onwards
#Alumni500 Celebration – kindly supported by Argent, Coherent Cities, Lewis Silkin, London Communications Agency, Lovell, PRD, Pollard Thomas Edwards and Potter Raper

20 October, 9 am to 1 pm
Professional presentation skills workshop

19 October, 9 to 10:45 am
Council-Led Housing Forum: Future of Council-Led Housing

12 October, 2.30 to 4 pm
Speaker Showcase

5 and 7 October
Future of London’s 2022 Programme Planning: workshops for members

6 October
Future London Leaders 28: Proposals for London

6 October
Future London Leaders graduation celebration

21 September, 4 to 5 pm
City Makers’ Forum: Tackling digital poverty

21 September, 9:30 am to 12 pm
Council-Led Housing Forum: Net-zero carbon design

28 July, 2 to 4pm
Site visit to Aberfeldy, Poplar

20 July, 9:30 am to 12 pm
Council-Led Housing Forum: Building Safety

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If you’d like to join our network as a speaker – or would like presentation skills coaching – contact diversity@futureoflondon.org.uk. To show your and your organisation’s commitment to speaker diversity, join the Mayor of London and Future of London and pledge here!