Speaker application

The China Festival of Education will host over 50 sessions from educationalists across the globe. About 50% of the content held at the Festival is selected via our public application process.

Apply before the end of 29 February 2024


Speak at the Festival of Education

The China Festival of Education will host over 50 sessions from educationalists from across the globe. About 50 per cent of the content held at the Festival is selected via our public application process. Other content is curated by the Festival team and our core partners.

Content at the Festival is spread across six, 45-minute periods and staged across multiple venues.

Please note that completing this form does not guarantee you a session. During this round of applications, around 25 sessions will be accepted. We appreciate the time it takes to apply to speak at the Festival, and we truly value every application that is submitted.

All submissions are considered by the content team for their suitability, how they fit into the overall shape and content of the Festival, how they overlap with other sessions and how they serve our audience. The content team will commence reviewing applications from 1 March. Applicants will be informed of the content team’s decision in early March. The decision of the Festival content team is final.

Seize this opportunity to inspire at the Festival of Education China! Submit your application to speak and share your invaluable insights and experiences.

Festival Director


Our session theme categories are below. If your session doesn’t fit within one of the below themes, please feel free to suggest an alternative on the application form.

  • AI/Education Technology
  • Climate and Environmental Sustainability
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Policy and Research
  • Staff Wellbeing
  • Student Wellbeing
  • Student Voice
  • The Art and Science of Teaching
  • The Future of Education

Your application

Spark interest

We want to ensure we have a diverse range of content and ideas. A standout application is one that will provide attendees with lots of useful ideas that they can take back to their schools and colleges.


About 850 people will attend the Festival from a range of education providers and job roles. Your application will need to demonstrate who your session will be most relevant to.

What you will need to provide in your submission

  • You will need to provide a title for your session, a short description and explain five key things attendees will learn
  • You will need to provide a bio and photo of all speakers in your session (max two speakers). If you are applying on behalf of others, please ensure that you have the individual’s permission to use and share their details
  • You will need to let us know if you have a preference for when your session could take place
  • You will need to select a category for your session and let us know who the target audience is
  • You can edit your application up until the submission deadline
  • Please note partially completed applications will also be rejected
  • Please note we are not accepting sessions with three or more speakers through the application system. If you would like to suggest a session with three or more speakers, please email the Festival director. shane.mann@educationscape.com

What happens if your submission is successful

  • If your proposed session is accepted, we will get in touch to ensure that the information we have for you is correct. At this point, you’ll also be provided with a registration link to book your free tickets to the Festival. All speakers will receive complimentary access for themselves and a friend.
  • In early March, we will confirm the time of your session at the Festival and shortly after this we will announce your session on the Festival website, and you will be able to start promoting your session.
  • At the Festival, speakers will have access to our speakers’ lounge. Within this space, speakers will be provided with refreshments throughout the day, including lunch.