Annual Conference 2017

The 2017 Annual Conference will be held at the Europa Hotel, Belfast from Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th October 2017.

The 2016 Annual Conference 'Leading Creative Schools' took place at the Crowne Plaza, Stratford-Upon-Avon, from Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th October 2016.

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Chair's Welcome

hmc-icon_teal_speechA welcome and introduction from the HMC Chair for 2016-17.


hmc-icon_orange_speechThree days of stimulating debates, keynote speeches and expert led workshops.

Keynote speakers

hmc-icon_pink_speechBiographies and background information on this year's speakers.


hmc-icon_green_speechA range of expert led workshops- Members can attend up to two different sessions.

Exhibition & Sponsorship

hmc-icon_lightblue_speechFind out more about our main sponsors and exhibitors who provide a wide range of services and products.


hmc-icon_darkblue_speechThe Crowne Plaza Stratford-Upon Avon - a modern riverside hotel near Shakespeare's birthplace.


hmc-icon_orange_speechFollow and share news and views from the 2016 Annual Conference on Twitter - #hmcconf16 and view our TweetWall here.


hmc-icon_teal_speechSee all the broadcast, print and online coverage from the 2016 Annual Conference here.

HMC Events App

hmc-icon_green_speechFind out more about the iOSAndroid and Windows versions of HMC's Event App here.

Video Highlights

hmc-icon_pink_speechWatch video highlights of the Chair's Address and other keynote speakers on HMCTV here.


hmc-icon_darkblue_speechSee the photos from the 2016 Annual Conference on our Flickr Gallery.

Past Conferences

hmc-icon_lightblue_speechRead the speeches and watch the highlights from past Annual Conferences (pre-2015).

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