If you have a question about the event, you will most likely find the answer below – if not don’t worry. Please contact us and one of the team will be happy to help.

When and where does the event take place?

The Academies Show will take place Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at NEC, Birmingham between 09.00 and 16:30.

Is the event free to attend?

Yes, the event is completely free for those who work in schools, higher or further education institutions, alternative providers, charities, voluntary organisations or social enterprises and the wider public sector.

Is there a cancellation charge? 

If you are unable to attend you do not need to notify us and there is no cancellation charge.

How do I get there?

The NEC is right next to Birmingham International rail station. You can get to any of the halls quickly and conveniently, without having to step outside!

The NEC entrance is on the right hand side as you exit the station, and clearly signposted.

For more information about travelling to the venue please CLICK HERE for detailed travel information.

Can I bring my colleagues?

With so much on offer, we recommend registering your whole team so you are able to spread out and benefit from all the sessions relevant to your role.

I have not had my event badge in the post, what do I do?

Some visitors have notified us that they did not receive passes in the post – don’t worry, if you are registered all you need to do is give your name at the registration desk and we will be able to print you off a new pass.

I have lost my event badge – what do I do?

Do not worry, if you are registered to attend then you will need to give your name at the registration desk and you will be able to print another badge at the show.

Are all conference and seminars session free to attend?

Yes, all sessions are free to attend for registered visitors.

How do I pre-book my seat in the sessions of my choice?

The conference theatre is seated on a first come first serve basis.

Seminars sessions operate using a ‘save my seat’ policy – all you need to do is turn up at the seminar theatre of your choice an hour before it is due to take place to collect a ticket. Just make sure you arrive with plenty of time to spare, so you don’t miss out.

Will there be access to a cloakroom?

Yes – the cloakroom is free of charge for all visitors.