Programme at a glance

Our most innovative and exciting content taking place over a five-day period with two streams running concurrently at any one time.

We have reviewed and refreshed the programme and are offering a condensed experience with the most innovative and exciting sessions taking place over a five-day period with two streams running concurrently at any one time. There will be oodles of networking time, opportunities to attend roundtables and briefings, and guarantee you are part of the conversation moving forward.

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Housing management

The Housing Management elements provide delegates with the chance to delve into the detail of complex elements of our everday work priorities such as: building safety; professionalism; tackling stima and preventing homelessness.

The socials

Even though we are not meeting in person, the Virtual Housing Festival will still include plenty of social engagement opportunities; including breakfast briefings, housing quizzes, choirs, karaoke, morning yoga classes and perhaps even a bake-off!

The huddles

Join us for a series of discussion groups alongside the main conference and offer those invited an opportunity to look at how we can work together to meet housing need in the UK.

Content will include:

  • Building safety
  • Local authority focus
  • Tenant engagement
  • Digital innovation
  • Housing fit for the 21st century
  • Consumer regulator
  • Data quality and analytics
  • In conversation with MHCLG

“Thought this was the best year that I've been. Great choice of workshops which were all good.”

West Lancashire Borough Council

In touch with our tenants

For the final part of the day on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we are working alongside all the sector leaders, charities and government to engage alongside our tenants and residents in a question time format.

Monday theme Building great communities together Tuesday theme How we work together to tackle inequalities Wednesday theme Collaboration at all levels to improve lives

We are offering free attendance to ‘The Socials’ and ‘In touch with our tenants’ to all tenants and residents and hope to build some excellent engagement across the week.

Housing Heroes Awards

The Housing Heroes Awards will take place virtually on Thursday 10 September 2020 at 4.00-5.00pm as part of Housing 2020: the virtual festival.

This year’s awards will be an opportunity to unite virtually to celebrate the teams and individuals whose work improves the lives of the people we house at a time when the sector most needs leadership, support and collaboration. This year's awards will offer an interactive and exciting virtual experience which you can enjoy from the comfort of your office or home and is free to attend.

“It is attended by many senior professionals in the housing world and is ideal for understanding issues and solutions to housing challenges.”
N Baxter, ENGIE