First Speakers Announced for the Ascentis National Conference 2018 The first two keynote speakers have been confirmed for the Ascentis National Conference 2018 - Beej Kaczmarczyk, Director of the Learning Curve Group and Peter Mayhew-Smith, Group Principal and CEO of the South Thames College Group. This year's National Conference will take place on Friday 7th December, 2018 at the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury. Themes on the day will include latest sector updates and hot topics shaping the future of education. On the day you can expect to hear from leading keynote speakers in the education sector, workshops and Q&A sessions. Lunch & refreshments will be provided and the day will conclude with our much anticipated prize draw. This conference is suitable for those working in the further education sector at a high level, including Principals, Vice-Principals, Exams Officers, Directors of Curriculum and Heads of Department. The price of the conference is just £50+VAT. Early bird tickets are now on sale with a 50% discount. Use code SPRING50 until 31st March, 2018. Follow us on social media for more exciting announcements. This is the education event of the year not to be missed!