Annual SET Conference

SET24: Tuesday 16 January 2024

The next annual SET Conference takes place on Tuesday 16 January 2024 at the Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham, and will provide an opportunity to hear from sector experts, participate in breakout sessions and network with your peers.

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SET Conference 2024 Programme

Keynote Speaker and Host announced

Back by popular demand, we're very excited that Sarah Simons MSET, will be returning to host our annual SET Conference, SET24.

Then, for our opening keynote address, we'll be hearing from Anthony Bennett. Anthony, who survived a near-death experience as a young man, will be delivering a keynote address at SET24 covering topics including mental health, motivation and resilience.

Sponsorship opportunities

Details and information about our range of sponsorship options to get your brand, products, and services in front of our informed and enthusiastic SET24 audience.

Travel, accommodation and other FAQs

SET24 is hosted at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham.

What our members say:

SET Member

"I enjoyed the variety of sessions that were on offer. In each slot, there were several sessions that were relevant and appropriate for me and my subject. Unlike other conferences, I didn't feel that I was overlooked at points throughout the day. Often, as a teacher of maths, I find that sessions are only targeted at vocations, however, it was far from the case this time."

SET Member

"I loved [the host] Sarah, she was excellent at engaging the audience, lighthearted and funny, it makes such a nice change from the usual speakers at conferences. The band were excellent and that was really heartwarming to see and a lovely addition that I've not seen at a conference before. The most useful session for me was the SEND session because I have an entire list of things my organisation could be doing better. That's really one of the main reasons I come to these conferences."


"The inspirational talk by Bonnie [Bonita Norris] at the start motivated me both professionally and personally and the performance by Orpheus brought tears to my eyes. The information and knowledge I gained provided lots to reflect on and discuss when I return to my organisation."

Our previous conference - SET22

Our 2023 conference, SET22, aimed at supporting teachers, trainers and leaders in the Further Education and Training sector, took place on Tuesday 17 January 2023.

The conference returned this year as a live event and featured a range of keynote speakers, breakout-sessions and live Q&A. There was plenty of time to mingle and meet with colleagues from across the sector and visit our ETF staff in the brand-new Knowledge Zone.

Find out more about what took place at SET22 with this news article on the ETF website.

Sarah Simons at SET22
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Orpheus Centre learners performing at SET22

Did you know?

The annual SET Conference was shortlisted for the Best Association Virtual Event (under 700 delegates) at the 2021 Association Excellence Awards.

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