Keynote Speakers, Panelists, and Session Leaders for SGLC 2021


SGLC 2021 Keynote Speakers

Judy Ling Wong, CBE OBE

Judy Ling Wong, CBE OBE

Honorary President of the Black Environment Network
Remel London

Remel London

TV & Radio Presenter, Online Blogger, and Ambassador of the Rocking Ur Teens National Youth Organisation


The student and non-student submission date for proposals has now passed for SGLC 2020.



SGLC is a premier educational event and student destination for undergraduate and graduate students from the US, UK, and around the world. The conference will happen on April 3 - 5, 2020 in South Kensington, London.

Building on previous conference themes of social justice, diversity and inclusivity, and sustainability, our fifth SGLC focuses on leadership and change.



The polarization of political ideologies and wealth distribution, mass bio-extinction, refugee crisis, hardening of borders, social media and the erosion of personal privacy, greater isolation, and an increase in mental ill-health are some examples of the plethora of current challenges that are bringing about change in an uncertain present and future.

In a time of instability, it is impossible to predict what the future holds. Indeterminate times demand strong leadership that can shore up an uncharted future. Throughout history, great leaders have brought about positive and enduring change in periods of doubt.  But how can today’s leaders steer us on a path towards positive change when we don’t know what new surprises tomorrow will bring?

FIE’s fifth Student Global Leadership Conference will challenge and empower leaders to scope the challenge ahead, to guide in turbulent times, to channel frustration into action, to ensure greater social cohesion and to seek a better, fairer future for the benefit of us all.


The conference will be open to:

  • UK or European university students
  • FIE students
  • non-FIE study abroad students in London
  • non-FIE study abroad students in Dublin
  • students currently enrolled at US Universities
  • students currently enrolled in international Universities 
  • professionals in the field of higher education
  • professionals in the field of study abroad

Breakout Sessions should be designed to target this audience.


Breakout sessions should be hands-on, interactive, passionate, and engaging and enhance understanding of the conference’s theme. We would especially welcome the opportunity to hear about your original papers, research, unique stories and experiences as our conference breakout sessions.

Each session will be allotted 60 minutes, with significant portions of that time dedicated to the interaction between the delegates and the presenter and ample time for delegates’ questions. For example, a session could be broken into 10 minutes for an introduction, two 15-minute presenter-led and/or group activities, 10 minutes for closing comments, and 10 minutes for delegates’ questions.

Presenters should plan to include tangible takeaway tools or practical examples as part of the session. For example, a small tool-kit booklet for each participant which the presenters brought with them; a personalized bulleted list each participant developed as part of the session’s activities; a hand-out completed during the session; etc.


This interdisciplinary conference brings together participants from all related fields, academic and professional. We are seeking a broad range of presenters who can provide rich exploration of the conference’s theme. We will consider seasoned student leadership specialists, leadership scholars, and professionals with experience in leadership. We would also like to welcome current and former student leaders who may not yet have had an opportunity to present at a conference before.

All presenters are to register as conference delegates. (Early bird registration will open on 15 October 2020 and will be available until 31 January 2020 while general registration will close in March 2020). Please note that payment, accommodation, and travel will not be provided.


Breakout sessions topics

In relation to our SGLC 2020 theme, topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Leadership for change
  • Leadership strategies in an uncertain future
  • What history taught us about leadership in uncertain times  
  • Leadership skills needed to guide in turbulent times
  • Converting frustration into action
  • Bringing about positive change
  • How to balance Ethics, Profit, and Community
  • Breaking the Mold – New Leadership Styles for a New World View
  • Political Leadership
  • Compassion and Pragmatism
  • Current challenges that are bringing about change in an uncertain present and future (ex. The polarization of political ideologies and wealth distribution, mass bio-extinction, refugee crisis, hardening of borders, social media and the erosion of personal privacy, greater isolation, and an increase in mental ill-health


Proposals forms are available in word document format. Once you have filled out the form, please email it, together with your chosen photo, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or post them in hard copy to the address available at the end of the form. 

Please complete all sections of the proposal form upon submission. We regret we cannot accept incomplete proposals. (Please note that photographs will be discarded for unsuccessful proposals)

All received proposals will be reviewed by two separate cohorts for accuracy and compliance with SGLC 2020 theme and conference aims.

A standard SGLC PowerPoint presentation will be provided to all accepted presenters.


As a student, is there any support for developing my session?

Students who are interested in presenting at the conference and would like to further develop their conference presentation skills can apply to our Mentorship Programme, which will assist students in delivering a successful and meaningful session.


Submission deadline

The non-student submission deadline is now closed. We aim to confirm all non-student presenters by the end of January 2020, prior to early-bird registration ending.

The student submission deadline is now closed. We aim to confirm student presenters by February 27, 2020. Interested students are recommended to register prior to January 31, 2020 to benefit from early-bird pricing.


More information

If you have any questions or queries, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FIE Theatre Workshop A4 Poster Fall 2018Drawing on Britain’s rich performing arts history, this creative workshop series will explore the creative process from concept to performance in five lunchtime sessions, culminating in an informal rehearsed workshop performance to an invited audience.

Guided by professional writers, actors, and directors, students will be able to explore and develop their own innovative creative process as a storyteller. Students will explore relevant social issues and consider the role of an artist as inherently political as they interpret, devise, and perform their own piece of performance art.

Time: 12-2 pm, Mondays during the second half of the semester

Location: Foundation House, Virginia Woolf

Cost: £10

Interested?: Sign up on the FIE Activities Calendar (space is limited!)

Although open to all students with or without ‘creative experience’, participation may benefit students taking the following courses particularly:

Workshop Leaders:

PtoS group shotFrom our previous participants:

“Page to Stage was a great experience. I was grateful to have an opportunity to combine both of my passions, writing and acting. This workshop is a really unique way to meet other students and learn about the artistic aspect of British culture. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to simply write and act for the love of it.”

“The instructors were very helpful, encouraging, open to any ideas we had, and helped make the sessions very relaxed and comfortable. Apart from the acting and writing, I enjoyed the beginning relaxing exercises as much as anything. Being abroad students and traveling a lot, we simply don't really ever stop to just relax like that.” 

“Page to Stage Workshop pushed me to do something I had never done before and got me out of my comfort zone while still being in a really accepting and relaxed setting. It gave me a much better idea of the background work that needs to be done when creating a character and how a monologue should be executed. The instructors were supportive and open to any ideas we the students had. We could really create our performance into anything we wanted. A completely positive experience.” 

“The Page to Stage Workshop Series was one of my favorite parts of the semester. It is rare that you are given an opportunity to create whatever you want, make a mess out of it, and have instructors help you with that mess. This experience was incredibly helpful in my journey of writing and performing because I learned new skills and gained confidence in my work.”

"Page to Stage challenged me to be creative and helped me improve as an actor and writer. And I had a lot of fun in the process."


Read more about this opportunity here: 


All images can be downloaded directly from our 2019 SGLC Flickr Album

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any hi-res (print quality) image requests, quoting the image number (i.e. FIE SGLC 2019-128)







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