- Where and when will London Build be taking place?
London Build 2023 will be taking place on the 15th and 16th of November, 2023. The event will be taking place in the Grand Hall of Olympia London, located in West Kensington, London. There is a dedicated train station next to the venue, Kensington (Olympia) Station, and West Kensington and Barons Court underground stations are within walking distance.
- When will I need to be at the venue?
We ask each of our speakers to be onsite at least an hour before their sessions begin.
- How long will the panel session be, and what is the format?
All sessions are panel discussions and are 50 minutes long - 40 minutes of discussion, followed by a 10-minute Q and A with the audience.
Each panel will have a moderator and 5 other speakers in the discussion. This is an informal panel discussion and there are no slides needed. Each speaker will submit 2 talking points/questions for the moderator to raise during the discussion.
You will be introduced to your panel at least 6 weeks before the event, via an individual email thread. You're welcome to set up an alignment call in order to prepare for the session.
Will there be a moderator and what is their role?
Each session will be led by a moderator, who will facilitate and guide the conversation between the panel. The moderator will collect all speaking points before the session, ask these questions to the panellists and direct the conversation.
If you are interested in moderating your session at this year's show, please feel free to email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- When will I be introduced to my panel?
You will be introduced to your panel at least 4 weeks before the event, via an individual email thread.
- How should I prepare for the panel?
When panels are introduced in October, we will be asking each speaker to submit two speaking points via the email thread. These can be formatted as statements, questions, bullet points, and case studies - whichever format you would prefer.
We would love for your network to attend your session, so we will be sending your personalised speaker banners in the lead-up to London Build each month to post across your social media. Please ensure you're following London Build and always use #LondonBuild so we can like/share your posts and add to the buzz!
- What technology will be used during the panel session?
Each speaker will be given a microphone to use during the session. If you're giving a presentation/workshop and are required to present slides, please send a copy of your slides by November 8th. You will also need to bring a spare copy on a USB.