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The Henley Forum 23rd Annual Conference - Global Transitions in a Changing World

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Event information
Date 28 - 29 March 2023
Time 9:00-16:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Venue Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus
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The Henley Forum 2023 Conference

We are now living in turbulent times – there is economic and security uncertainty, as well as a growing acceptance that climate change is already upon us (with efforts to limit it slowly being put in place but, perhaps, more radical adaptations needed). We are transitioning to a more sustainable economy, but one where global turmoil may have massive social repercussions, plus AI will also lead to changes in the way we think about work. Individuals, organisations and societies need to mobilise the knowledge they already have, as well as learn, adapt and innovate to meet these challenges.

In transition, there is a clear sense of movement, signalling that we have moved beyond talking and planning into action. Transition is the process of passing or developing from one form, stage or state to another. It is often a time of great flux, a period when boundaries are explored and emerging identities are formed. There is a focus on where we have been (‘from what’), and what we have gained along the way (‘with what’), to where we are heading (‘to what’). Transition also focuses on the process or paths that we might take to get there (‘how we’re going’), and the progress we are making (‘how we’re doing’).

In the past year, The Henley Forum has explored different perspectives on what transition means for individuals in terms of new ways of working, thinking and understanding themselves; and organisations and how they adapt and innovate in challenging and changing circumstances. We have navigated questions such as how, as individuals, do we keep learning and adapting at different life stages when our identities can be transitioning as well as our workplaces? And how, as organisations, do we maintain what is worth preserving and still create new knowledge and insight? This year’s conference will pull these threads together and address the global transitions we are all facing.


The conference will be hybrid to make the most of our in-person and international connections for learning; with opportunities for learning and networking spread across two days:

Day 1

Our focus will be on Global Perspective and will be our hybrid session where we invite international virtual participation as well as hosting in-person at our beautiful Greenlands Campus in Henley on Thames. Day 1 will feature:

  • Keynote sessions from renowned thought-leaders from around the world
  • A panel discussion, bringing together a range of expert perspectives on our theme

Day 2

Will be in-person only, at the Greenlands campus of Henley Business School. It will feature:

  • Keynote, research and interactive, workshop/activity sessions
  • A Knowledge Marketplace showcasing innovative research and practical insights around supporting transitions

You choose

This year, our hybrid format offers choices about how you participate. Whether you choose to be in the room, or to connect remotely, we will help you to make and sustain connections – new people, new ideas, new learning, new insights - to benefit you and your organisation.

Three ways to attend What’s included Delegate Rate (ex. VAT) Members rate
GOLD Ticket (Full conference pass) Join the two-day conference at Greenlands, refreshments and conference dinner included FLASH RATE NOW £447.50 FREE (2 places included)
SILVER Ticket (1 day Face-to-Face) Join one day at Greenlands for the conference, refreshments and conference dinner included FLASH RATE NOW £247.50 FREE (2 place included)
BRONZE Ticket (Day 1 Virtual pass) Participate in hybrid sessions and one virtual workshop on Day 2 FLASH RATE NOW £175 FREE (4 places included)


Click here to view a detailed agenda.

Session Summaries

Click here to view the Session Summaries to find out more information on the sessions and speakers.

How to book as a Henley Forum member

If you are a member of the Henley Forum, you can reserve a place by speaking to the Henley Forum Key Contact at your organisation.

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Please note, the Keynote sessions and Panel Discussion will be recorded.

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Contact us

Henley Forum

For more information please contact Ellie Done, support administrator to the Henley Forum.

Telephone: 01491 418768
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