Student Global Leadership Conference


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

Presented by FIE: Foundation for International Education

SGLC 2024
APRIL 5 - 6, 2024 | LONDON, UK & ONLINE


The global need to address mental health and wellbeing has never before been so clear, or so urgent. Millions of people worldwide have mental health conditions and an estimated one in four people globally will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime (United Nations). During the first year of the pandemic, “estimates put the rise in both anxiety and depressive disorders at more than 25%” (World Mental Health Report, 2022, United Nations). The problem is not strictly, or even predominantly, an individual one – it is a social crisis.Wider social issues such as poverty, racism, and sexism are of course linked to this crisis, often causing or exacerbating mental health issues. Now, perhaps more than ever, effective leadership must be built on a foundation of self-care and wellbeing Rethinking our collective attitudes, actions, and approaches to mental health is essential to ensure everyone has an opportunity to thrive. FIE’s eighth Student Global Leadership Conference aims to inspire the leaders of tomorrow to foster environments, communities and workplaces conducive to optimal mental wellbeing.

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


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

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



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: £110

In-Person Registration

SGLC Online Conference Registration


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

General Registration Price: £30 

Online Registration

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, will contact you for information about your group members. 

Group Registration - In-Person

SGLC Scholarships 2024

FIE in partnership with The Cyril Taylor Foundation is proud to announce four distinct scholarships to support attendance at SGLC 2024.

Each scholarship is tailored to recognize and reward outstanding achievements in various fields. For more information please visit our dedicated scholarship page. Scholarship applications will be accepted until Sunday 3rd March, 2024. We aim to confirm to awards to selected candidates in mid-March 2024.


Dr Lynda Folan
Dr Lynda Folan
Dr. Lynda Folan is an Organisational Psychologist, renowned Leadership and Organisational Development expert, and the author of 'Leader Resilience, The New Frontier of Leadership (2021).' Her book is paving the way for a change in the way we develop leadership capability and challenging traditional views on leadership. As the Managing Director of Inspired Development Solutions, Lynda leads a team that provides leading-edge and bespoke solutions for businesses across the globe, helping them to transform and thrive.
Alan Lucas
Alan Lucas
Born and raised in Belfast, Alan Lucas has trained across a range of psychology, psychotherapy and coaching disciplines and has created the highly effective 7 Step – Sort Your Self Out System®. Today, he is as a psychologist and motivational speaker, entrepreneur and author of ‘Realise Your Power – 7 Steps to Sort Your Self Out (2023)’ and ‘You Don’t Need Therapy’. Alan is passionate about self-improvement and helping people have more fulfilling lives, especially teenagers and young adults. He regularly speaks to teenagers in schools and colleges.

SGLC 2024: Schedule at a glance
Royal Geographical Society

All session times listed in BST, local London time. Please check when sessions occur in your own local time zone.  Sessions in the Ondaatje Theatre will be livestreamed and available for online delegates.

From 6.30pm: Registration

 7.00pm - 7.15pm: Welcome speeches (Ondaatje Theatre)

7.15pm – 8.15pm: Opening Keynote (Ondaatje Theatre)

8.15pm – 10.00pm: Drinks and canapé Reception (Map room)

9.00am - 9.20am Morning Tea & Coffee (Map room)

9.20am – 9.30am: Morning Welcome (Ondaatje Theatre)

9.30am – 10.30am: Morning Keynote (Ondaatje Theatre)

10.30am – 10.45am: Refreshment break (Map room)

10.45am – 11.40am: Session Group 1 (Ondaatje, Sunley, Drayson rooms)

11.50am – 12.50pm: Panel discussion (Ondaatje Theatre)

12.50 pm – 1.30pm: Lunch (Map room)

1.30 pm – 2.25 pm: Session Group 2 (Ondaatje, Sunley, Drayson rooms)

2.25 pm – 2.40 pm: Refreshment break (Map room)

2.40 pm – 3.35 pm: Session Group 3 (Ondaatje, Sunley, Drayson rooms)

3.40 pm – 5.00pm: SGLC Story Circle and Closing Remarks (Ondaatje Theatre)

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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 You can also detail any requests in the conference registration form. 

What format will the 2024 online SGLC take? What parts will be live? What parts will be pre-recorded?

The 2024 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, 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 with your specific requests


Can I have access to a sign language interpreter?

Please email regarding your request 


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