Big Tent Ideas Festival 2020

We are very excited to announce we’re bringing the festival spirit to you at home, with Big Tent Digital! Join us to share ideas, challenge each other and discuss a wide range of topics with leading global experts.

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The Big Tent Values

  • Non-Partisan: Big Tent is strictly non-partisan; united by a desire to see progress for the UK through the broad engagement of multiple actors.
  • Dynamic: Passionate, energetic, creative and optimistic; leading change in new and exciting ways
  • Participative: Open to new ideas and encouraging of new voices and wide engagement; striving to provide a platform for all civilised viewpoints, a home for excluded views, diverse identities and 50:50 gender representation.
  • Collaborative: Convening and connecting original thinkers and innovators, seeking to catalyse progressive partnerships.
  • Pioneering: Harnessing the restless spirit of innovation and enterprise, challenging establishment politics, and democratising the process of policy making.

Become A Festival Hero

We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us create the Big Tent Ideas Festival. Over the next year we are planning to run multiple festivals across the country, and we need you to get involved, whether that’s helping to create the festival with our team, or joining us on the day.

Become a Festival Hero
May 20, 2020

Shedding light on the “dark arts” of PR

Finn Partners has teamed-up with the Big Tent Ideas Festival. Robert Kelsey, a Managing Partner at the global PR agency, explains why. When it comes to politics, public relations has developed something of a tarnished…
May 15, 2020

The Balancing Act

THE BALANCING ACT Local Innovation vs Central Control in the NHS Government needs to set the destination, not the route On Thursday 14th May, Prof. Hugh Montgomery, Prof. Louise Kenny…
May 1, 2020

Testing the Nation

Testing the Nation a Big Tent Digital Event Mass testing needed to get us out of COVID-19 crisis Accelerating the fight against COVID-19 will require a global scale-up of manufacturing…