EBDOG Conferences, upcoming and previous

Each conference is hosted by a LA (or can be jointly hosted by neighbouring LA's). We rely upon volunteer LA's to undertake this task but support will be provided. If you would like further information or to nominate yourself please contact the Executive Committee Chairman,



Upcoming Conferences

Past Conferences

EBDOG Conference Leeds 2023 - Hilton Leeds City Hotel

, Leeds - 23/06/2023

The EBDOG conference provides a great opportunity for delegates to meet and network with colleagues from local authorities, the DfE, EBDOG Executive Committee and regional members and our sponsors. Speakers and workshops are planned throughout the conference to cover pertinent topics for local authorities in the area of education capital and pupil place planning. Pre-conference dinner – Thursday 22nd June Conference delegates are offered the opportunity to attend a pre-conference dinner free of charge on Thursday 22nd June. Join us for welcome drinks from 6:30pm for the opportunity to network with EBDOG delegates and our sponsors before being seated at 7pm for welcome speeches and a three-course meal served from 7.30pm. During the evening there will be performances and special guest championing Leeds as a wonderful place to learn and grow up in and celebrating its status as 2023's City of Culture. Conference – Friday 23rd June The main conference starts with registration and refreshments from 8.30am. Presentations start at 9.30am and will kick-off with an introduction to the conference and a rundown of the agenda for the day by Graham Olway (EBDOG Executive Committee Chair). Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, will welcome you to Leeds followed by presentations from speakers, including the DfE. After lunch delegates have a choice to attend 2 of 4 possible workshops covering themes around SEND, place planning, Land transactions, Net Capacity and DfE data collections. The conference will close at 3:30pm with some time for delegates to continue to network until 4pm if they wish to do so. To book your tickets, please follow the instructions in the attached guidance. If you have any queries, please If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, please email and a member of the conference team will get back in touch to discuss the sponsorship options.

EBDOG / DfE Conference 24 June 2022 - Virtual Conference

, - 24/06/2022

EBDOG and the DFE hosted its third digital conference on 24 June 2022 which over 236 Local Authority delegates registered to attend – a fantastic turnout!  The following presentations were given with a copy of the slide decks used in each presentation below:

  • Headline updates from DfE and EBDOG
  • Capital and revenue funding, including SEND pupil places/basic need
  • Net Capacity Assessments Programme
  • Land Transactions
  • School Rebuilding Programme
  • Pressures in the construction industry
  • Moving the school estate towards carbon zero
EBDOG-DfE Digital Conference, 24 June 2022 – master slidepack Ebdog unanswered questions - NCA July 2022 v2

EBDOG Conference 7 June 2019 - Sheffield -

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We are delighted to announce that EBDOG conference is coming to Sheffield in 2019!  The venues will be held at Sheffield Town Hall and Sheffield Hallam University’s Charles St Lecture Theatre.

Workshop themes will include:

  • Housing Growth - Securing contributions for education from housing developments
  • Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Planning places and the Design of school environments to improve outcomes for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs
  • Procurement - NEC v JCT Contracts - Pros and cons of single vs two-stage tendering
  • Building Condition - Condition Data Collection (CDC) update and Good estate management (GEMS)

To book your place at the conference please click here

If you have any questions about the conference please call 0114 273 35779 or email

Spending Well Conference 2018 - Birmingham -

, - 13/09/2018

The Department for Education (DfE) and Educational Building and Development Officers Group (EBDOG) hosted a conference, ‘Spending Well on School Places’ on 13th September 2018 in Birmingham. The aim of the conference was to help Local Authorities to improve their capital efficiency and explore ways to make their money go further. The day included a keynote speech from Lord Agnew, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System. Conference material and presentations can all be found in our document centre

EBDOG Conference 22 June 2018 - International Convention Centre

, Birmingham - 22/06/2018

The 2018 EBDOG conference took place on Friday 22 June 2018 with a pre-conference dinner on Thursday 21th June 2017.  All the conference presentations and materials from the conference can be in our document centre

EBDOG 2017 Conference - Swindon -

, - 16/06/2017

Swindon Borough Council are hosting the 2017 EBDOG Conference at Swindon Steam Museum on Friday 16th June 2017 with a pre-conference dinner at Lydiard House & Gardens on Thursday 15th June 2017.

The agenda for the event will follow in due course.

Please visit the Document Centre for further information regarding delegate and sponsor fees as well as a list of local hotels for those planning to stay overnight.

For further information, please contact Jayne Smith or Gareth Cheal at


Ebdog 2016 Conference, 9th June, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk - The Apex

, - 09/06/2016

Suffolk County Council is hosting the 2016 EBDOG conference at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds on 9th June. Registration starts at 08:30. Booking for delegates and sponsors has already begun and places are quickly filling up.

Please use one of the following links to make your booking if you are a delegate or company looking to sponsor the event:

Delegate Booking :

Sponsor Booking :


Please visit the Document Centre for further information regarding delegate fees, the agenda for the day, general information as well as a list of local hotels for those planning to stay overnight.

Please contact Iain Maxwell ( or Gavin Turner ( for further information.

EBDOG National Conference, 6th November 2015 - EBDOG 2015 Conference

Weston-Super-Mare, - 06/11/2015

On 6th November 2015, North Somerset Council will host the EBDOG Conference, at the Winter Gardens in Weston-Super-Mare.

For more details please contact

EBDOG Official Invite and Booking Form