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 2025
APRIL 4 - 5, 2025 | LONDON, UK & ONLINE


We would like to thank all participants, both in-person and online, for another incredible Student Global Leadership Conference in 2024! Your passion, insights and commitment to shaping a better world are truly inspiring. Together we've explored new horizons, shared invaluable experiences and forged lifelong connections. We hope to see you again in 2025! We are also happy to announce that SGLC 2025 will take place on 4-5 April 2025. The theme for next year is: Inclusive Leadership: Establishing Cultural Connections and Challenging Stereotypes.

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 us at


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


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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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