The Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience will showcase the latest, most effective and creative approaches to business and management education.

Share the best of existing practice and innovations that have emerged in response to the pandemic.

Learning and networking to help you prepare for the new academic year, and the new normal beyond.

A flexible and interactive format that enables you to create a personalised schedule based on your interests.

Drop into the Festival over the course of five days to participate in sessions that explore eight key themes, including:

  • Enriching learning through technology
  • Collaborating with employers
  • Effective assessment
  • Post-experience education
  • Extra-curricula activities
  • Personalised learning journeys
  • Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates
  • Supporting ourselves and our colleagues

Tickets for the Festival cost just £60. Book your place. 

The nature of business and management education has been profoundly changed by the Covid-19 crisis. This online gathering will draw on the insights and best practice that were due to be showcased at the LTSE 2020 conference in Belfast; and on the learning and intelligence that has been produced since the crisis hit. It will also be a supportive forum for business & management educators to discuss their own goals, concerns and ideas for the months ahead.

Further details about the programme will be released in the coming weeks.

The eight conference themes for the Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience are:

1. Enriching learning through technology

After the crisis management activity of moving entire programmes online, business school educators need to consider how digital resources should be deployed over the medium and long term. Important questions include: what is the right balance between face-to-face and online education? How do we take full advantage of opportunities in synchronous learning delivery? What is the appropriate pedagogy for online modules and how do we create content whilst there is huge uncertainty about delivery format?

2. Collaborating with employers

In a socially-distanced world, and during a deep recession, how do we work with industry collaborators (public, private and third sector) on internships, live projects and work experience that provide our students with meaningful education.

3. Effective assessment

How can we get the balance right between online and in-person assessment so that it boosts student attainment and improves NSS scores; and what are the challenges that need to be overcome of assessing students remotely.

4. Post-experience education

In the recession that has been caused by Covid-19 how do we take advantage of any counter-cyclical education investment opportunities, and what are the challenges and opportunities for us as providers of MBA’s, Masters, Executive Education programmes and Degree Apprenticeships.

5. Extra-curricula activities

At a time when on-campus activity is limited or non-existent how do we deliver the extra-curricula, co-curricula and social activities that add an important extra dimension to our students learning experience.

6. Personalised learning journeys

Business schools educate a wide spectrum of students including international students, part-time students and disadvantaged students. How can we maintain our engagement with, and make sure our provision meaningful to and accessible by, such a wide spectrum of students.

7. Developing enterprising, ethical and work-ready graduates

What are the ways in which we can help our students gain meaningful employment in today’s tough marketplace. What can we take from the Covid-19 crisis to help students develop the skills and behaviours needed by employers in these difficult times.

8. Supporting ourselves and our colleagues

What are the ways in which we can help colleagues and the wider education community deal with the stress, anxiety and exhaustion caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

Sessions will take place across different formats:

  • Engaging developmental workshops
  • Inspiring keynote panel discussions
  • Pedagogic research presentations
  • Candid roundtable discussions
  • Bite-size PechaKucha presentations
  • Opportunities to socialise with peers

Chartered ABS Members

Not sure whether your institution is a member? Full list available here.

One participant for the full Festival   £60
One participant for one session only   £30
Group booking for 2 participants for the full Festival   £120
Group booking for 5 participants for the full Festival   £300
Group booking for 10 participants for the full Festival   £600
Group booking for more than 10 participants for the full Festival  Please contact us for a bespoke package

Non Members

One participant for the full Festival   £75
One participant for one session only   £45
Group booking for 2 participants for the full Festival   £150

View the Chartered ABS policy on cancellations, transfers and substitutions.

Sponsor the Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience

Sponsoring this online event is a great way of raising your profile with our membership which 120 business schools and more than 15,000 business & management educators.

If you are interested in exploring sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Oliver Lowe
Head of Conferences & International
Chartered Association of Business Schools
Direct: +44 (0) 207 634 9581
3rd Floor, 40 Queen Street, London EC4R 1DD

Practical information

The Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience will take place across five days, from 14-18 September.

The programme will include interactive developmental workshops; inspirational keynote panel discussions; pedagogic research presentations; candid roundtable discussions; and bite-size PechaKucha presentations.

If you choose a full Fesitval ticket, you can log in to as many sessions as you wish, enabling you to fit your attendance around your other commitments, and create personalised schedules based on your interests, development needs and availability.

Who should attend

This Festival is the opportunity for those teaching in UK business schools to come together to share innovative practice, to learn new techniques (for example in the design and delivery of online education), and to discuss common challenges and issues with colleagues from across the sector. The programme will be of particular relevance to:

  • Lecturers at all levels
  • Course Leaders
  • Heads of Department
  • Directors of Learning & Teaching
  • Student experience managers
  • Learning technologists

In previous years, our face-to-face event has attracted representatives from over 80% of UK business schools.

Get in touch

Unsure if the event is right for you? Get in touch with Oliver Lowe for an informal chat (

Contribute towards your commitment to professional development

If you're a CMBE, you can claim units towards your CPD commitment by presenting and/or attending the Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience. 


Presenting at the Online Festival is an excellent way for educators who hold the CMBE to contribute to their commitment to continuing professional development; the development of others, and the advancement of business and management education.

You can claim CPD units towards your CMBE commitment for the time you spend developing and delivering your presentation.

Depending on your presentation format, you could accrue CPD units towards Imparting knowledge or Scholarly outputsView the CMBE activities weighting table here.


You can accrue CPD units towards 'Event participation' by attending the Online Festival.

Become a CMBE

If you’re not yet a CMBE, you can find out more and apply here.

The CMBE gives business and management educators a recognised professional designation and a framework for continuous professional development. The scheme supports educators to further develop their teaching practice and helps to advance the quality of business and management education in higher education.

By becoming a CMBE before the Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience, you can claim towards your CPD commitment by presenting and/or attending the conference.


Hear what delegates of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience had to say about the conference in 2019:


"An excellent couple of days, my head is bursting with so many ideas to take back and discuss in my own organisation."
Nicola Scull, Chief Knowledge Officer, London Institute of Banking & Finance

"This is my third year at LTSE. Very inclusive environment and a pleasure to attend and present."
Jonathan Sandling, Head of Academic Studies, CU London

"Really impressed with the collegiate atmosphere and the range of innovative practice, well backed up with rigorous pedagogic theory."
Grace Hurford, Visiting Lecturer, University of Cumbria

"Excellent atmosphere, supportive sessions and a wide range of colleagues/institutions represented"
Dr Roseline Wanjiru, Faculty Director, Student Engagement, Newcastle Business School

"A well-organised, professional event with exceptional networking opportunities."
Dr Jeffrey Hughes, Director of Teaching, University of St Andrews, School of Management

"Excellent as always – insightful, practical applications to take forward."
Professor Sally Everett, Vice Dean and Professor of Business Education, King's Business School

"This was my first visit to the LTSE conference – really great atmosphere, supportive and interesting. Some really good sessions."
Dr Yvette Morey, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Bristol Business School