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Join the Secretary of State, Housing Minister and Welfare Reform Minister


The virtual doors will shortly open to Housing 2020: the virtual festival, with a whole month of activity lined up before the festival starts! Book your seat early and join thousands of others for 100+ hours of CPD – available to watch live or on-demand – giving you complete flexibility on how you take part. Book your place now.


Support your teams with group bookings allowing full delegate passes from £65 per person and ensuring your organisation is part of the conversation and prepared for the journey ahead.

At a time of massive and rapid change in the political environment the Virtual Housing Festival, has assembled an incredible list of speakers from across and within the political spectrum, picking out key areas such as the recently announced planning overhaul, action on climate change, regulatory changes, the acceleration of housing delivery, welfare reforms and universal credit.


Here are some of the topics you can expect to hear about (recent Inside Housing headlines)


Planning overhaul to offer automatic permission for new homes in ‘growth areas’. Click here to read more.

After the ban: what will happen after the government has lifted the eviction moratorium? Click here to read more.

Clarity needed on long-term arrangements for rough sleepers, says Labour. Click here to read more.

Admin-saving Universal Credit change for social landlords to be introduced next month. Click here to read more.


Listen to, and engage with, our keynote speakers before, during and after the event.


7 September:

09:00 Ian Dunt, editor,, Martina Lees, senior property writer, The Times and Sonia Sodha, chief leader writer, The Observer
10:30 Sian Berry, co-leader, Green Party
13:00 The Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, housing minister
15:00 Fiona MacGregor, chief executive, Regulator for Social Housing
15:00 Tom Copley, deputy mayor for housing, Greater London Authority
16:15 Thangam Debbonaire MP, shadow secretary of state for housing and Mike Amesbury MP, shadow housing minister


9 September:

09.00 Nicholas Boys Smith, chair, Building Better Building Beautiful Commission
13.30 Joanna Averley, incoming chief planner, MHCLG
16:15 Will Quince MP, minister for welfare delivery


10 September:

10:30 The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, secretary of state for housing


Have all your questions answered by the experts whilst dipping in to live sessions, sharing with colleagues and peers and catching up on-demand!


Delegates at the Virtual Housing Festival

If you are a delegate at the Virtual Housing Festival, whether board-level, senior management, executive, administrator, future leader, tenant or resident, you will have access to everything within the event platform. You can access the Keynote and CIH Housing Management theatres, the all new Future of Living stage plus TECH@Housing, The Fringe, Innovation Hub and our round table discussions within ‘the Huddles’.


We’ve just launched the conference preview where you can view all the key reasons to book your delegate place – an overview of the theatres, the agenda and a full list of speakers.

The Virtual Housing Festival will leave you feeling energised and ready to take back your learnings to your communities and we cannot wait to welcome you.


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