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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Radisson Blu, Edinburgh
County / Region
United Kingdom
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All categories
Fellowship Category
All Fellowship Categories
Event Type
Face to Face Conferences
Start Date
End Date
3 days
Institution Type
Higher Education and Further Education
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COVID-19 update

We’ve taken the decision to postpone the EDI Conference planned for March 17-19 in Edinburgh due to the current coronavirus pandemic, institutional travel restrictions and delegate & staff health & wellbeing. We will provide details of any changes as soon as we are able. See our COVID-19 updates page for the latest information on our services.


2020 will see Advance HE bring together the annual EDI conference with the biannual Scottish conference into a three day conference with the theme – Courageous conversations and adventurous approaches: Creative thinking in tackling inequality. The conference will focus on ensuring that approaches to EDI work for all and addressing current and future challenges and opportunities. Through forecasting emerging EDI topics and priorities in the sector, it will create space for reflection and capacity building and explore two sub-themes: ‘courageous conversations’ and ‘adventurous approaches’. It will dig deep to explore hidden and emerging EDI issues, and highlight the best examples of creative, courageous interventions that are contributing to change. Day one will have an additional focus on using positive action to advance equality in Scottish colleges and universities. As well as sharing best practice across the sector, there will be a focus on innovative approaches from outside HE and further education that have relevance to us.

Supported by the Scottish Funding Council.

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Bedroom allocation

Please note that the bedroom allocation for this conference has now been released. If you wish to stay at the Radisson blu this would now be at their best available rate. Bookings can be made by calling the reservations team on 0131 473 6590 or emailing 

Price List

EDI Conference 2019 Standard Rate
Whole conference attendance (17-19 March) £625.00 member / £830.00 non-member
Two day conference attendance £425.00 member / £565.00 non-member
One day conference attendance £225.00 member / £300.00 non-member
Dinner and Question Time – Tuesday March 17 £60.00 (inc VAT)
Dinner and speaker – Wednesday March 18th £60.00 (inc VAT)

Call for papers

The call for papers has now closed.