Student Global Leadership Conference


In a hybrid format: Live in London and online from around the world

Presented by FIE: Foundation for International Education

APRIL 1 - 2, 2022


According to ‘The Millennial Impact Report’ (2019) current and future employees and generations believe that all assets are equal, are passionate about issues, are everyday change-makers, believe in activism, value collective actions, and support the greater good’.

Millennials and Generation Z have been able to unite around passions and causes in large numbers, thanks to social media and technology. Employers continue to search for ways to engage Millennials and Generation Z to successfully attract, hire, and retain them. On the other hand, organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of making an impact beyond financial benefits and profit. Corporate social responsibility is not just a tick-box exercise but also every employers and employees’ duty. Colleagues working together and embracing a company’s ethos and values is beneficial to its culture and the community at large.

FIE’s sixth Student Global Leadership Conference will explore how leaders and organizations fulfill, or not, their social mission and responsibility, while challenging and empowering modern leaders to not only lead by example but also make a social impact. SGLC is an event for students and delegates from across the world to explore how they can become better leaders and think about leadership in a new way.

The Student Global Leadership Conference is an opportunity to challenge yourself, delve into your leadership aspirations, and connect with others who want to make a difference.

The Student Global Leadership Conference 2022 will take place LIVE IN LONDON and ONLINE!

The Student Global Leadership Conference has been hosted by FIE: Foundation for International Education since 2013. It was developed to bring people together who feel as passionate as we do about sustainability, diversity &inclusivity, social justice, and human rights. We believe that by inspiring and empowering YOU - the change makers of the future – can all enjoy a better tomorrow. Join us to make it happen!   

FOR FACULTY & UNIVERSITY STAFF: Utilize sessions from the Student Global Leadership Conference in your own academic course, leadership seminar, team building exercise, or student organization! Meeting rooms for your small group during the conference are available. Get in touch with conference@fie.org.uk


Who should attend?

Students in undergraduate or graduate programs, wherever you are in the world, who wish to learn about leadership


Anyone seeking inspiration and motivation from diverse leaders


 Higher Education and study abroad professionals 

Benefits of the SGLC

Engaging keynotes and presentations, featuring interactive topics and unique stories


Practical examples and take-away tools for real-world implementation


Hybrid format allowing you to choose to attend online or live in London to connect with other students

Networking Opportunities

Interact with other students and leadership professionals during a live Q&A following all in-person presentations


Contribute your thoughts and hear from others during panels and keynote speakers


Connect with other delegates after the conference by sharing your contact information - grow your global network from home

How will the hybrid event work?

When the annual Student Global Leadership Conference was shuttered in 2020, FIE pivoted quickly to a free online-only event for 2021. Over 500 students, university staff, faculty, and professionals from across the globe registered to attend, with access to the conference available like never before during a time of unprecedented travel and social restrictions.

As safety measures have eased, we are delighted to return to our roots as an in-person conference in London. However, working patterns, conferencing, and virtual expectations have all changed throughout the pandemic and we want to continue to offer an online conference experience for those who can't travel to us.


The in-person conference held at the Royal Geographical Society in London will include:

- Keynote speakers
- Panel discussion
- Three conference sessions from a choice of options
- Drinks and canape networking reception (Friday) and lunch (Saturday)
- Morning tea and coffee, and refreshment breaks (Saturday)


The online-only event will be a livestream of the conference sessions happening in London, 
with the ability to record and watch through a password protected login (such as Zoom) including: 

- Keynote speakers
- Panel discussion
- Up to three conference sessions 


There will be two different pricing structures - one for the live, in-person event in London and one for online-only access. 

Delegates are responsible for their own travel costs (airfare, visas, travel related COVID testing) and accomodation to / in London for the in-person event. Some meals and refreshments are provided during the in-person event over the two day conference (canape reception, lunch, coffee/tea breaks).

We hope you can join us either online or in-person for SGLC 2022.

Call For Papers

FIE’s sixth annual Student Global Leadership Conference will explore how leaders and organizations fulfil, or not, their social mission and responsibility, while challenging and empowering modern leaders to not only lead by example but also make a social impact. We are delighted to open the call for papers for conference sessions.

This interdisciplinary conference brings together participants from all related fields, academic and professional and we especially encourage submissions from under and post grad students. We are pleased to consider proposals for original papers, sessions, and posters. The deadline for submission is January 10, 2022.


Topics may include but are not limited to:

• Leading in a Time of Crisis

• Ethics, Profit and Community

• Breaking the Mould – New Leadership Styles for a New World

• Walking the Talk – Leading by Example, or Not

• A New Politics

• Compassion and Pragmatism

• Global Vision, Local Practice

SGLC 2022 Big Ideas Button PLAIN 

SGLC isn’t just a weekend – it’s a beginning. It’s the start of new connections, new ways of thinking and – most importantly – new actions. 

Prepare a pitch for your idea on how you will be a leader for change - your BIG IDEA. Share it with your fellow delegates at the Big Ideas presentation at the conference on Sunday. All conference delegates will vote for the best idea, with the winning ideas taking home cash prizes.

After you register, you'll be sent our Step-by-Step guide to help you plan and start thinking what your Big Idea could be!  


SGLC Live in London Conference Registration


This form is for all conference delegates attending the conference in-person in London, UK. If you are sponsored, registering in a group, or attending the conference online please use a different registration form.

Early Bird Price - £75 (Ends January 31, 2022)

General Registration Price - £90 (Open until March 28, 2022)

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SGLC Online Conference Registration


This form is for conference delegates attending the online SGLC event only

Early Bird Price - £15 (Ends January 31, 2022)

General Registration Price - £20 (Open until March 28, 2022)



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SGLC Conference Group Registration


If are a business or organization and you would like to register a group in bulk, please use the buttons below.  After you have paid the group fee, conference@fie.org.uk will contact you for information about your group members. 

Group Registration - Live in London

Accessibility statement: FIE endeavours to ensure an accessible experience for all SGLC attendees. If you have any questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of SGLC, or any specific requests or requirements, please contact conference@fie.org.uk. You can also detail any requests in the conference registration form. 

Accessibility FAQs:

What format will the 2022 online SGLC take? What parts will be live? What parts will be pre-recorded?

The 2022 will be a hybrid event, with the live conference taking place Friday and Saturday in London.

All sessions taking place in the Ondaatje Theatre will be livestreamed, with online access available by registering for the Online event. This includes: Welcome speeches, opening keynote (Friday), morning welcome, morning keynote, a selection of three breakout sessions, Big Ideas, and closing remarks (Saturday)

What is Accessibility like at the Royal Geographical Society for the in-person conference?

The RGS is a premiere conference venue with many accomodations available for a variety of needs. 

  • Wheelchair spaces and an induction loop are available in the Ondaatje Theatre
  • Personal assistants or carers can usually be accommodated at events (please let the event organiser know in advance)
  • Registered assistance dogs are welcome
  • An accessible toilet is available

Please visit the Accessibility at the Society webpage for more details. 

Can Powerpoints/documents be made available ahead of time to run through accessibility software?

These can be shared in advance on request as required for accessibility purposes. Please email conference@fie.org.uk with your specific requests


Can I have access to a sign language interpreter?

Please email conference@fie.org.uk regarding your request 


The Student Global Leadership Conference is hosted by FIE: Foundation for International Education. All conference enquires can be directed to conference@fie.org.uk

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