Upcoming Events

COVID-19 UPDATE: In light of the coronavirus outbreak we are postponing physical events. We are however continuing to hold virtual events – expert roundtables, seminars and debates – and if you are interested in partnership opportunities contact our Head of Events and Partnerships.

We run fringe debates, expert roundtables and dinner discussions at all the main party conferences.

In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic we will be running a series of virtual conference debates and roundtables.

Click the button below to find out more about this year’s events programme and see our past conference events.

Past Events

25 February 202114:00 - 15:15

Ask the Expert: Supporting vulnerable children during the pandemic

This virtual Ask the Expert event, held in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) explored the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable children in the UK.
22 February 202117:00-18:00

Full speed ahead: can Accelerator Zones turbocharge economic activity across the UK?

At this event, the Social Market Foundation launched a new policy paper from Conservative MPs Bim Afolami and Laura Trott. The paper – ‘Accelerator Zones: how to turbocharge economic opportunity across the UK’ – sets out a new blueprint for accelerating university-led local growth and innovation across Britain.
09 February 202114:00 - 15:15

Addressing Britain’s interregional inequalities

At this Social Market Foundation virtual Ask the Expert event, in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), we were joined by Co-Director of the Productivity Insights Network, Professor Philip McCann, Lead Economist at Midlands Connect, Henry Kelly and Shadow Minister for Sport and Culture, Alison McGovern MP.