IH Directors' Conference 2023

London, UK
8-10 May 2023

Join us in London for the in-person IH Directors' Conference 2023

Registration is now closed. If you have any questions please contact Marta via email: marta.roblesvillarino@ihworld.com.

We are delighted that the annual IH Directors' Conference 2023 will be in London from Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th May. The timing of this conference is particularly special as International House is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2023. 

The theme of the conference will be Evolution.

Please note: the Coronation of King Charles will be on Saturday 6th May. We have postponed the conference by a couple of days specifically to avoid this very busy weekend as we anticipate that hotel prices will increase and availability will be limited. However, if you want to take the opportunity to come for this historic event, we advise you to book well in advance.

The IH Directors’ Conference gives owners and managers of International House schools time to invest in their own personal development, hear from industry experts and share knowledge with each another. It is also a time for celebrating what the IH network has achieved, and what we are planning for the future.  

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The theme for the IH Directors' Conference 2023 is Evolution.

We will be organising the conference into sub-themes of 

  • Digital Innovation
  • Workforce Evolution
  • Marketing
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Environmental Sustainability

70th anniversary

In 2023 International House celebrates its 70th Anniversary. Founded in 1953 by John and Brita Haycraft it introduced an innovative approach to language teaching, and this desire to innovate has continued over the years with developments in teacher training and more. Celebrations will take place throughout the year, and during this conference.


The first day of the conference, Monday 8th May, will take place at IH London, which is nestled behind Drury Lane in the heart of Covent Garden. The address is 16 Stukeley Street, London WC2B 5LQ.

On Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th, the conference will be held within easy walking distance of IH London in the BMA House in London's Bloomsbury district, on Tavistock Square. (The site is marked with a "Blue Plaque" as the location of Charles Dicken's house in 1851 - 1860!)

Please note that this is not a hotel, so delegates will have to book accommodation elsewhere. Some options are given here.