Student Global Leadership Conference


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

Presented by FIE: Foundation for International Education



Despite recent progress, the advancement of women into leadership roles is still far slower than men, making ‘it nearly impossible for companies to lay a foundation for sustained progress at more senior levels’ (United Nations). This progress is further delayed for non-binary people and women of colour. Tackling the significant and far-reaching implications of this imbalance in opportunity, compensation and leadership requires awareness AND action by people of all identities and backgrounds if we are to create meaningful change in the workplace.

FIE celebrates 10 years since the first SGLC with a conference that seeks to amplify, empower and inspire the leaders of tomorrow to create a more equal future as a collaborative initiative.

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. It is 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 2023 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


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.


General Registration Price - £90 


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SGLC Online Conference Registration


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


General Registration Price - £20 



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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

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 2023.

In-Person Conference Location - Royal Geographical Society, London, UK

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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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