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 events & Zoom meetings 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.

20 October, 9:30 am to 12 pm
Council-Led Housing Forum: Managing the Design Process
Register here
Registration closes Friday 16 Oct, 5pm.

22 October, 2:30 pm to 4 pm
Making Procurement More Inclusive
Procurement may never be sexy, but it is a force for change. How do we make it more inclusive? That’s the question guiding this Oct 22 roundtable, whose dynamic speakers will share best practice, tools & strategies for making procurement deliver the best possible outcomes.  Part of the free LHC Public Procurement Conference. Learn more here or register here (free) via Eventbrite.

26-30 October
Achieving Net Zero Digital conference week
Event series exploring how London’s Built Environment sector will achieve its net zero ambitions. From behaviour change through to the financial cost of Net Zero, join us for a week of practical insight, inspiration and debate. Register for individual sessions below. More info here.

  • Ideas for the Future video – Mon 26 Oct, 9 am – Details coming soon
  • Climate Change needs Behaviour Change webinar – Tue 27 Oct, 9:30 to 11 am Register here
  • Funding Net Zero webinar – Wed 28 Oct, 4 to 5:15 pm Register here
  • Towards Solutions workshop – Thu 29 Oct, 12:30 to 2 pm Register here

3 November, 10 to 11 am
Alumni Communities of Practice forum: New Localism
Register here

3, 10 & 11 November
Future of London’s 2021 Programme Planning: workshops for members
All staff from FoL member organisations are invited to have their say in shaping our research and events programme for 2021. We invite you to join one of our planning sessions in November:

17 November, 11 am to 3 pm
Professional Presentation Skills workshop
Practical online workshop that covers all aspects of effective presentation skills from planning through to delivery through interactive exercises, perfect for anyone who needs to present and influence in their work. Whether you are a confident, well-practised speaker or not this workshop will help you hone your presentation skills and confidence.
Register here

18 November, 9:30 to 11 am
Net Zero is Not Enough 
What more we could – and should – be doing to mitigate the impacts of climate change? Coinciding with London Climate Action Week, this webinar will examine the role of regenerative solutions, the language of climate action and inaction, and new ways of thinking about the relationship between planetary health and human health.
Register here

24 November, 9:30 am to 12 pm
Council-Led Housing Forum – Commercial Skills
Registration opens soon

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.

Friday 23 Oct, 11-12 pm
Landscape Institute webinar – From 2D to 3D: An Introduction to Lands Design
Register here

Thursday 29 Oct, 11-12 pm
Landscape Institute webinar – Vectorworks intuitive tools to design the complex
Register here

“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

Recent events & summaries

7 October, 10 to 11:30 & 2 to 3:30 pm
FLL25 Proposals for London: Health & wellbeing

1 October, 9:30 to 10:45 am
#LearningFromCrisis – Accelerating homebuilding: how the public sector can deliver more homes, more efficiently

30 September, 10 to 11:30 am
Speaker Showcase

29 September, 9:30 to 11:15 am
#LearningFromCrisis – Parks and green space: does everyone feel welcome?

22 September, 9:30 am to 12 pm
Council-Led Housing Forum – Community Engagement

16 September, 10 to 11:30 am
London PRS Forum – Using licensing to improve compliance

9 September, 10 to 11:15 am
#LearningFromCrisis & City Makers Forum: London’s green recovery

8 September, 10 to 11:15 am
Achieving Net Zero: District heating and decarbonisation – Video Visit + Discussion

13 August, 4 to 5 pm
Alumni Communities of Practice forum: Maker spaces

29 July, 10 to 11:15 am
#LearningFromCrisis – Making Equality the ‘New Normal’ roundtable

21 July, 3:30 to 5 pm
PRS Forum – Building effective enforcement teams

21 July, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Council-Led Housing Forum – Handover & Aftercare

16 July, 10 to 11 am
#LearningFromCrisis: Local Economic Recovery 2 – Long-term recovery or economic evolution?

14 July, 2 to 3:15 pm
Net Zero Housing: New Garden Quarter – Video Visit + Discussion

8 July, 4 to 5 pm
Alumni Communities of Practice forum – High streets recovery

01 July, 4 to 5:15 pm
Leaders Plus 7: Proposals for London – See pitches for rethinking youth engagement, a campaign for accessible broadband, joined-up building safety, green/Covid-safe workspace hubs and rooftop living!

01 July, 1:30 to 2:30 pm
#LearningFromCrisis: Curb Appeal – Managing Covid-19’s impact on the public-private space connection

30 June, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Council-Led Housing Forum – Construction

29 June
#LearningFromCrisis: CityBites Podcast Series 2 – Connections
Kicks off with LSE Professor Tony Travers & Barbara Brownlee, Westminster City Council Executive Director of Growth, Planning & Housing on the role & relationship of government tiers in recovery.
Find all City Bites episodes here, including the ongoing Leading Through Crisis series.

25 June, 4 to 5 pm
Alumni Network: Communities of Practice Forum & #LearningFromCrisis – Changing home space standards

24 June, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
#LearningFromCrisis: Local Economic Recovery webinar 1 – Immediate Response & Vulnerable Populations

22 June, 5 to 6:15 pm
#LearningFromCrisis: High Street Recovery – FoL Steering Group strategy session on business, transport & town centre perspectives (Chatham House session; contact nicola@futureoflondon.org.uk for info)

18 June, 11 am to 12 pm
Aspirational & Affordable Living – How do we Deliver More & Better Rented Homes? – Joint event with Movers & Shakers

11 June, 4 to 5 pm
Alumni Network: Communities of Practice Forum – Workspace

4 June, 11 am to 3:30 pm
Professional Presentation Skills workshop

26 May, 9:30-11:30 am
Council-Led Housing Forum – Project Inception & Planning

20 May, 1-2 pm
Converging Cultures: Cross-sector #LearningFromCrisis – Joint event with Coherent Cities & RE:Women

21 May, 10-11:30 am
London PRS Forum: Managing the PRS in lockdown

14 May, 9:30-11 am
Community Engagement in a COVID-19 World

7 May, 9:30-11 am
Speaker Showcase

28 April, 9:30-11 am
Council-Led Housing Forum – Initial Analysis & Feasibility

16 April, 9:30-11 am
Councils & the Climate Emergency: Achieving Net Zero kick-off event

18 March, online event
FLL23 Proposals for London

03 March, 4-6 pm – kindly hosted by London Councils
Council-Led Housing Forum – Scaling Up Council-Led Housing Delivery

30 January, 6-8:30 pm – kindly hosted by Pollard Thomas Edwards
London on Film: High Hopes (1988)

29 January, 6:15-8:30 pm – kindly hosted by Hatch Regeneris
City Makers Forum: How is London responding to the climate emergency?

28 January, 1:45-5:00 pm
Council-Led Housing Forum – Council Development & Asset Management

23 January, 8:30 am-12 pm
Building resilient workspaces half-day conference

16 January, 8:45-11 am
Speaker Showcase

14 January, 8:45 am-12 pm
Professional Presentation Skills workshop

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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!