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 and field trips fill quickly; to stay up to date, join our mailing list.

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

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

Future of London’s 2022 Programme Planning: workshops for members
Join one of our programme planning workshops to help shape FoL’s 2022 research and events programme. These workshops are open for FoL member organisations, partners and alumni.

06 October, 10 to 11.30 am
Alumni network roundtable: London’s night time economy
Register here

12 October, 2.30 to 4 pm
Speaker Showcase
Free public speaking practice with live, constructive feedback on your presentation from experienced public speaker mentors. This is a peer-led ‘safe space’ for max 12 people, open to all.
Register here

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

20 October, 9 am to 1 pm
Professional presentation skills workshop
Expert help on how to present and influence in your work. Whether you are a confident, well-practised speaker or not this workshop will help you hone your presentation skills and build your confidence.
Register here

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
Join FoL to celebrate 500+ alumni and first mentor awards at Royal Festival Hall. Reconnect with the network, celebrate by the Thames and find out how this influential group is shaping places across the UK.
Register here

11 November, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
2021 conference: Building recovery
Join FoL for a full day of panel discussions, presentations and workshops about making the most of recovery for fairer cities.
Register here

24 November, 3 to 4:30 pm
Community-Led Housing Officers’ Forum
Invitation only – contact Fran Lord to find out more.

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 & summaries

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

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

13 July, 2.30 to 4 pm
Speaker Showcase

1 July, 3 to 4 pm
Community-Led Housing Offers’ Forum: Learning lessons from Bristol City Council

30 June, AM & PM
Leaders Plus 8 – Proposals for London

29 June, 2 to 3.15 pm BST / 9 to 10.15 am EST
New York City virtual field trip

22 June, 9:30 am to 12 pm
Council-Led Housing Forum: Risk Management

15 June, 10 am to 12 pm
Private Rented Sector Forum: Enforcement and disrepair

9 June, 4 to 5 pm
Albert Island: Revitalising industry

10 June, AM and PM
Future London Leaders 27 – Proposals for London

27 May, 10 to 11.30am
Tackling the health crisis together

18 May, 2 to 3.30 pm
The scale of challenge and opportunity in building recovery

18 May, 9:30 am to 12 pm
Council-Led Housing Forum: Market Uncertainty

29 April, 4 to 5 pm
The ‘Covid decade’: Exploring the long-term implications of Covid-19 and how we jump start recovery

22 April, 9.30 am to 1.30 pm
Professional Presentation Skills workshop

20 April, 2.30 to 4 pm
Speaker Showcase

20 April, 9:30 am to 11:15 am
Council-Led Housing Forum: Apprenticeships and Traineeships for Development Teams

30 March, 9:30 am to 12 pm
Council-Led Housing Forum: Effective Procurement

24 March, 10 am & 2 pm
Future London Leaders 26: Proposals for London

23 March, 10 am to 12 pm
Private Rented Sector Forum: Supporting tenants

23 March, 4 to 5 pm
Alumni Network: Net zero-carbon homes – learning from practitioners

11 March, 2.30 to 4 pm
Community-Led Housing Officers Forum: Communication strategies

4 March, 10 to 11.15 am
Achieving Net Zero: Report launch

23 February, 3 to 4.15 pm
People, Place and Community: Report launch

23 February, 9:30 am to 12 pm
Council-Led Housing Forum: Commercial skills

11 & 12 February, 9.15 am – 4:30 pm
East London Academy: Development Management Training

9 February, 2 to 3.30 pm
#LearningFromCrisis: Creating better use of public assets

28 January, 10 to 11.45 am
Private Rented Sector Forum: First Tier Tribunals

27 January, 10 to 11.15 am
City Makers’ Forum: Levelling Up London

26 January 2021, 2.30 to 4 pm
Speaker Showcase

26 January 2021, 9.30 am to 12 pm
Council-Led Housing Forum: Programme Management

16 December, 2.30 to 4 pm
Community-Led Housing Forum: Partnerships

11 December, 1 pm to 2.15 pm
Tackling the Growing Affordable Housing Challenge

8 December, 5 to 7 pm
Fizz ‘n’ Quiz: FoL’s Festive Quiz

3 December, 3.30 to 5:15 pm
Private Rented Sector Forum: Civil Penalties

1 December, 9.30 am to 11 am
Places, Spaces and Sociality

24 November, 9.30 am to 12 pm
Council-Led Housing Forum: Sales & Marketing

19 – 20 November, 9:15 am to 4:30 pm
East London Academy: Development Management Training

19 November, 4 to 5 pm
Leaders Plus 7 – Proposals for London

19 November, 11 am to 12.15 pm
Paying for Public Projects in a Covid World

18 November, 9.30 to 11 am
Net Zero is Not Enough 

17 November, 11 am to 3 pm
Professional Presentation Skills workshop

12 November, 3 to 4.30 pm
Greater Manchester Leaders Plus: Proposals for Greater Manchester

3, 10 & 11 November
Future of London’s 2021 Programme Planning: workshops for members

6 November, 12.30 to 1.30 pm – Movers & Shakers webinar in association with FoL
Estate Renewal: Delivering Better Outcomes – Community, Social Value, Sustainability

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

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.

22 October, 2:30 pm to 4 pm
Making Procurement More Inclusive
Part of the free LHC Public Procurement Conference. Learn more here.

20 October, 9:30 am to 12 pm
Council-Led Housing Forum: Managing the Design Process

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
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

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

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