Stream all Digital Week Webinars Live and On-Demand

All Webinars are Complimentary to Stream Live or On-Demand. You will need to register for each webinar you wish to stream.


09:00 - 09:45

Registration & Networking & Meet the Exhibitors

09:45 - 11:00

Opening Keynote – Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme Update

Keynote address &  Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme Update Speakers:  Neal O’Leary, Programme Director – Sustainable Communities for Learning, Welsh Government Sara Humber, Programme Director MIM – Sustainable Communities for Learning Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Welsh Government Chair: Emyr Harries


  • Emyr Harries Deputy Director - Education Business Planning and Governance, Welsh Government

  • Neal O’Leary Programme Director - Sustainable Communities for Learning - Welsh Government
  • Sara Humber Programme Director MIM - Sustainable Communities for Learning - Welsh Government
  • Jeremy Miles MS Minister for Education and Welsh Language

11:00 - 12:00

Conference Break & Networking

12:00 - 13:00

Session 2: Optimising Net Zero Carbon in Operation

Optimising Net Zero Carbon in Operation Speakers:  Jane O’Leary, Strategic Advisor, Education, ISG Rhodri Davies, Senior Sustainability Manager, ISG Chair: Neil Thomas, Senior Associate, the-learning-crowd For the sake of our climate and our future generations, the Welsh government are committed that all new schools in Wales are to be zero carbon. Although there is still... Read more »


12:00 - 13:00

Session 3: Inspiring Learning Spaces

A holistic approach to health and wellbeing in creating inspirational education spaces  Speaker: Robert Hopkins, Regional Director, AHR & Royal College of Physicians Completed in 2021, the new 160,000 ft2 northern home of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in Liverpool, The Spine, is one of a handful of buildings globally designed to WELL Platinum... Read more »


12:00 - 13:00

Workshop: Bringing Educational Settings into our Communities in Wales – Unlocking our school gates

Through the Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme, Community Hubs Grant, and more recently £25 million investment for Community Focused Schools to tackle the impact of poverty on our learners attainment, the Welsh Government is driving the strategic use of education infrastructure in Wales.  We not only want Community Focused Schools to use their facilities and... Read more »

  • Natalie James-Rutledge Senior Capital Funding Manager - Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme - The Education Directorate | Welsh Government

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch & Networking

14:00 - 15:00

Session 4: Decarbonisation of Existing Estates

Helping existing schools get to net zero carbon Speakers: Alan Fogarty, Partner, Cundall Peter Hazzard, Associate Director – Schools and Colleges Sector Lead, Cundall Existing buildings are our biggest challenge when it comes to achieving net zero carbon, so Cundall has created a pilot project that aims to help existing schools lower their emissions. The... Read more »


  • Jon James Director + Architect - Jon James Studio Architecture

14:00 - 15:00

Session 5: Inclusive Learning Spaces

Adapting HCD for SEN and putting it into practice  Speakers: Lucy Greenland, Project Architect & Simon Kneafsey, Associate Director, Atkins How do we broaden the engagement process to ensure it is inclusive of all users of a building, particularly those with special educational needs? How are we able to utilise digital tools to capture meaningful... Read more »


14:00 - 15:00

Workshop: The Welsh Education Partnership Company Story so Far

The Welsh Education Partnership Company Story so Far Speakers: Christian Stanbury, Chief Executive, Welsh Education Partnership Company We will be discussing the various projects and their progress so far, lessons learnt and our challenges to date. This will include how the development process works and our partnership approach with Local Authorities and Further Education Institutes.... Read more »

15:00 - 15:45

Conference Break and Networking

15:45 - 16:45

Session 6: Active Travel and Strategic Planning

Creating Sustainable Learning Communities: Supporting Active Travel Choices Speaker: Dr Dafydd Trystan, Chair, Active Travel Board Wales The presentation will outline the overall Welsh Government strategy for supporting Active Travel to Schools and other Education Settings, and draw on best practice examples of successful new build projects that have incorporated active travel as key features... Read more »

15:45 - 16:45

Session 7: Delivering Learning Spaces

Today’s Construction Challenges? Modular Solutions Speaker: Sarah Denton, Business Manager, Portakabin  Ysgol Bae Baglan: An All-Through Community School Speaker: Simon Trew, Regional Director, Stride Treglown Ysgol Bae Baglan is a landmark all-through school for Neath Port Talbot and the recipient of the Eisteddfod Gold Medal for Architecture in 2017. Five years on, Simon Trew reflects... Read more »


  • Gavin Traylor President of RSAW and Lecturer at the Swansea School of Architecture

  • Sarah Denton Business Manager - Portakabin
  • Simon Trew Architect & Regional Director (Cardiff) - Stride Treglown

17:00 - 18:00

Networking Drinks Reception