The IR Society Annual Conference and Festival of IR 2021

Save the Date! Monday 14 - Friday 18 June 2021

Save the Date! Monday 14 - Friday 18 June 2021

Conference overview


More than a virtual event. More than just an online conference. The Festival of IR is a five-day programme of seminars, panel discussions, roundtables and networking with practical content for IR professionals at every level of their career.

Alongside our usual plenary sessions and keynotes, the Festival of IR will also include a range of sessions provided by the IR Society and its member companies to ensure the event really does provide something to engage the whole IR community.

The Festival of IR will run from Monday 14 – Friday 18 June, with sessions every day, and with the main plenary sessions taking place on the afternoon of Thursday 17 June. The pre-recorded keynote interviews will also be available on the platform in advance of the plenary sessions.

The main theme of the 2021 conference plenary sessions will be IR and the purpose-driven business. Over the past year we have seen an acceleration in ESG, particularly the ‘S’. Investors and wider stakeholders are now more focused than ever on companies being able to define why they exist. A strong purpose can help to inform decision-making, motivate employees, improve customer satisfaction, and ultimately create sustainable long-term value. The plenary sessions will address this theme, from the ‘big-picture’ trends to hands on advice for IROs as their roles continue to evolve.

With prices held at 2020 levels this additional content comes at no additional price. Early bird tickets are on sale now and you can book your tickets here.

We are inviting sponsors to run sessions (topic and format to be agreed with the IR Society) as part of the festival and these can be both practical as well as thought-leadership based. To fin out more, or to enquire about our full range of sponsorship opportunities, please contact

“Overall a great day with good topics and speakers. The venue works well and the organisation was excellent!”

Conference Delegate


Highlights from the 2019 and 2018 conferences plus the Diploma in IR

Highlights from the 2020 conference keynote interviews

Highlights from the 2019 conference: IR: Leading Change; Driving Value

Introduction to the Diploma in IR


The full agenda for the IR Society Virtual Annual Conference 2021 and details of the on demand content that will be available both before and after the live event is coming soon


Lead sponsors


Our 2021 conference sponsors, supporters and exhibitors

Conference supporters

Annual sponsors

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Complete the form below to book online, or call the IR Society on +44 (0) 20 7379 1763

IR Society Members Early Bird Rate - £75 + VAT

Non-members Early Bird Rate - £125 + VAT

Other IR Society Members Early Bird Rate - £75 + VAT

Premium members: Conference tickets are included in your membership package - please register to reserve your place

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All bookings must be paid for at the time of registration. Confirmation of your delegate place will only be made on receipt of payment. Cancellation: full refund subject to 5% administration charge 14 days prior to event date; no refund thereafter.