Venue: The Conference Centre at Solihull College and University Centre

We're planning to be back to meeting face-to-face at this year's Annual Conference on 28th November, and we're lookng forward to seeing you there!

Our new venue is Solihull College's purpose-built conference centre. We're very excited to be holding our event at a college site, showcasing a high-performing FE college to our members and speakers.


We already have Pathways, fonemedia and Forward and Thinking signed up as exhibitors and FE First Awards sponsors, and Glued will join us during the day as exhibitors. 

Workshops will be hosted by companies including:

  • Pathways
  • We are Smile
  • Glued
  • Glove Consultancy
  • Smart Distribution
  • Rebel Leaders
  • FoneMedia
  • Pilkington
  • Forward and Thinking

And colleagues from South Staffordshire College, Milton Keynes College, Bedford College Group, Warwickshire College Group and North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College will lead workshops focussing on their experiences of issues facing every marketing team.


Annual Conference is open to all college marketers, with discounts for CMN member colleges, who can also claim an early bird booking rate up to October 16th, so get your booking in soon. Non-member colleges welcome at the full delegate rates.

BOOK THROUGH EVENTBRITE WITH A CREDIT CARD: - please read the details carefully to ensure you choose the correct option.

BOOK WITH A PO BY COMPLETING THIS BOOKING FORM - you will then receive a link to book your workshops

TO BOOK ANY ACCOMMODATION - check out this list of nearby hotels in Solihull and please book direct with your chosen venue. THIS IS NOT PART OF THE CONFERENCE BOOKING/ADMIN THIS YEAR. The FE First Awards will be held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel. 

The 2022 FE First Awards will be made on the same day in the evening, when our annual dinner and awards presentation will be at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, just round the corner from the college. You can attend both events for one special price or you can add tickets for the awards evening to your conference booking nearer the time.

Or just join us for the evening to celebrate the best in college marketing with your team!


The College Marketing Network will do everything in its power to run the conference and awards as advertised. In the event of changes beyond our control making this impossible, we may either move the events online or delay them to a later date.

Covid-19: If you are booked to attend the conference and contract Covid-19, we would request that you do not attend. We will accept substitutes from your team if someone can take your place, but will not be able to refund your booking fee as commitments will have been made to the venues and payments made on your behalf in advance of the event.

If there is a significant outbreak of Covid-19 at the time of the conference/awards, we will do everything in our power to rearrange the event to a later date, probably in early 2023. This cannot be fully guaranteed, but is our aim.

We will endeavour to give all those participating as much notice of any changes as possible. Please note that booking for the conference demonstrates your acceptance of this statement.