7 Jun 2022

See you soon, Manchester!





Download the app

If you don't already have the BCO conference app, go to the App Store/Google Play Store and search ‘British Council for Offices’. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code to the left, and log in with the details sent to you in the 'Know Before You Go' email last week.

Allow push notifications to receive up-to-date news on any changes or announcements.


Question the Futurenauts

Ahead of their session on 16 June, delegates can submit questions in advance via the app's 'Q&A' button, with a prize on offer for the one most thought-provoking. If you spot that someone has already asked a question you want to see answered, make sure you rate it to help move it to the top of the list.

Submit questions for all four discussion sessions now, by downloading the app.


Welcome Celebrations, Manchester Central

Kick-start the conference with a drink at Manchester Central on Tuesday 14 June at 4.15pm, and join the golfers and NextGen 5k runners to help cheer the cyclists over the finish line. Cyclists are expected to arrive at Manchester Central at approximately 4.30pm after a challenging 230 mile journey. 

You are welcome to collect your conference badge prior to their arrival.


Drinks Reception, Manchester Cathedral

The 2022 conference welcomes you in a Grade I listed masterpiece in the heart of the Medieval Quarter. Originally a collegiate church in Henry V’s reign, Manchester Cathedral been a place of welcome and hospitality for over 1300 years. Join us on Tuesday 14 June at 6.45pm, and remember to wear your conference badge.

Our under 35's – delegates or not – are invited to book a ticket to attend the NextGen ‘after-party’ from 8pm.


Support our conference charities

Every year the BCO raises money for charity. This is integral to taking part in the cycling challenge, but we also hope that every delegate will take two minutes to donate to one of our two mental health charities this year:





Photography Competition

The BCO’s photography competition is back, with fantastic cash prizes for the lucky winners! If you are joining us in Manchester this June, you could be in with a chance of winning by entering your best photographs from the event.
As an inclusive competition, open to all conference attendees from all disciplines and skill levels, we’ve made it easier than ever to take part, with a choice of three entry options: 

• Instagram with the hashtag #LeadingLightManchester
• The conference app (available soon)
• Or, by e-mailing
Take a look at some Instagram inspiration from around Manchester: 

For more info and the Competition t’s and c’s,
click here.