Right for the Future conference 2018

Right for the Future conference

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Our summer 2018 conference takes place on Tuesday 3 July 2018 at the Amba Hotel, Marble Arch, London.

Give the deaf young people you support the best chance in the next stage of their lives, whether they're moving into work or education. Join us at our conference to meet like-minded professionals and get the latest insights - and be Right for the Future.

Our conference will bring together leaders and practitioners to share and discuss the latest developments in policy and practice to ensure deaf young people get the vital support they need for their future - in careers, their studies and leading independent lives.

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Why attend?

Hear from high-profile speakers about policy developments and service delivery - as well as from deaf young people themselves - about the challenges and opportunities they face.  Gain new insights into how to develop your service to meet the needs of deaf young people and learn about what works from experts.

Share best practice, have your say and help shape the agenda!

At the end of our 2017 conference 100% of delegates reported improved confidence levels and said they had gained new knowledge to improve their practice in their work with deaf children.

94% of attendees rated last year’s conference ‘excellent’ or ‘good’.

View full conference programme details

Registration for the conference has now closed.



The conference will be held at the Amba Hotel, Marble Arch, London

Ideally located in Central London, just a few minutes walk from nearby underground stations:

  • Marble Arch (Central line) approx 2 minutes walk
  • Bond Street (Jubilee line) approx 8 minutes walk
  • Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central and Victoria) approx 14 minutes walk

All the above stations are easily accessible from mainline train stations; Euston, Kings Cross and Marylebone.


Sessions and speakers

Our morning plenary session with high-profile speakers and lively debates will be chaired by Susan Daniels, Chief Executive of the National Deaf Children's Society.

Select the afternoon workshops most relevant to your role to build your knowledge and learn practical approaches from expert speakers.

View speaker biographies


Delegate booking information

The conference ticket covers access to the conference and exhibition plus refreshments throughout the day and light lunch. You will also receive valuable resources and publications in your delegate pack.

Registrations for the conference close on 17 June 2018.

Delegate rates

  • Early bird booking (available until 11 May 2018 for up to 70 places) £130
  • Standard booking £170 (booking closes 17 June 2018)

Registration for the conference has now closed.


Sponsorship and exhibition information

Raise your profile as a sponsor or exhibitor at our conference. This is your opportunity to reach over 100 leaders and practitioners from secondary, further and higher education, including special educational needs, audiology, social care, careers advice and guidance. We are looking forward to welcoming them alongside some of the inspirational deaf young people we work with.

What did our exhibitors say about last year’s conference?

“We were very impressed with the whole event, the quality of the delegates was great as was the overall organisation and would definitely attend again next year.”



We are offering a small group of companies the opportunity to work in partnership with the National Deaf Children’s Society. By choosing to sponsor our annual professionals conference you can increase your brand’s exposure to an important and influential group of delegates. Our annual conference covers a broad range of topics and attracts delegates from multiple sectors, creating the ideal opportunity to get your message heard.

We offer 3 levels of sponsorship and an exhibitor only package.

View our sponsorship and exhibitor offer

Exhibitor registration has now closed.


Promote your work - Delegate pack inserts

We are offering the opportunity for organisations to include a 2 page (4 sides) A4 flyer in our delegate packs, for £60. 



Contact the team

If you have any questions or queries about the conference including exhibiting, please contact training@ndcs.org.uk or call 0121 234 9832.

 If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact alice.styles@ndcs.org.uk