Register your interest now for the IEP Digital Technology Conference 2021 with CogniSoft

20th – 24th September 2021 | Online

Headline Sponsors: CogniSoft

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IEP are excited to announce the details of this year’s Digital Technology Conference.

Following the success of our inaugural event last year IEP are delighted to once again be bringing you the IEP Digital Technology Conference, sponsored by our partners Cognisoft, a leading provider of web-based software solutions for government funded training, employability and skills providers across England, Scotland and Wales. CogniSoft has worked alongside the employability sector since 2000 and have an in-depth understanding of the issues providers face in delivering employability programmes. The experience and knowledge they will be bringing to the conference in relation to technological advances available to our sector will be a key component of the conference content and we are delighted that they are supporting our event as Headline Sponsors.

Taking place online between the 20th and 24th September this FREE event is a must-do for anyone currently working in employability and skills or who are interested in joining our sector, offering an ideal opportunity for practitioners and employers to come together to learn and network.

We will be bringing the Digital Technology Conference 2021 to you via state-of-the-art digital platform, Whova. Winners of the Best Event app at the Event Technology Awards and billed as ‘The Oscars of Event Technology’ we are really excited about the new possibilities the platform offers including:

• Livestreams and pre-recorded video

• Session streaming

• video replay

• digital booths and network tables

• attendee engagement & networking

• Live Q&A, polls, chat, and more

The Whova technology will enable speakers to engage and interact with participants before, during and after sessions and offers a unique opportunity for participants to make connections, meet-ups, start conversations, share photos and find and connect with others with common interests. It will be the closest thing to a physical conference you will find in a virtual capacity, with exhibition break-out rooms and speed-dating-esque video chatrooms too!

Last year’s event was a huge success, identifying skills gaps in using software and providing advice, guidance and learning opportunities on how to bridge those gaps. The conference included a great cast of speakers, all experts in their field, who gave practical solutions to help practitioners serve customers as effectively as possible through an increased knowledge of digital technology.

Last year’s speakers included; instructional designer and classroom facilitator Jo Cook MIEP from Lightbulb Moment, Matt Kingswood MIEP from online training provider The Digital College, professional coaching expert Maria Smith MIEP from Bounce Australia, Pamela Donnelly MIEP from virtual training consultancy PD Future Ready Learning, Lucy Dunleavy MIEP from LearnBox, Dr Kylie Henderson FIEP from The Better Health Generation and Kevin Moore FIEP from Mental health training specialists Big Dog Little Dog.

This year’s event promises to build on the success of 2020, once again bringing together some of the industry’s leading specialists to discuss and present their ideas on technological advances and current challenges to help understanding and to identify your own skill gaps and how to address them. Over the five days we will be focusing on 5 key themes:

• Recruitment and Selection in the digital world

• Learning through technology

• Coaching and support at a distance

• Inclusion in a virtual age

• Labour market intelligence and building employer relationships

Daniel Howard FIEP, MD of Skills Forward and Operations Director for Learning for Work who was a speaker at DTC 2020 said: “I thought last year’s Digital Technology Conference was a perfect example of likeminded organisations coming together to address a common goal. It was a privilege to be able to present and engage with colleagues across the sector, particularly as we all work together to build back better following one of the most devastating moments in our recent economic history. The work the IEP does to facilitate conferences like this, and meaningful discussion is to be commended.’

If you are interested in speaker opportunities, sponsorship or exhibiting, please contact as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Watch out for announcements on speakers and more detail on agenda and timings in the coming weeks.

In the meantime be sure to hold 20th to 24th September in your diary and register your interest here so that you can be the first to find out as new information becomes available.

Sponsorship and Exhibiting opportunities:


  • Sponsor Profile Page to share brand and connect with attendees
  • Custom Banner Ad
  • Direct messaging with attendees via chat
  • Self service page set up


  • Engage with attendees via livestream and video uploads
  • Access to personal Virtual Exhibitor Booth through web or mobile app
  • Promotion through passport contest
  • Lead gathering through coupons, giveaways, raffles or likes
  • Interactive virtual exhibitor booth chatbox
  • Self service – build your own branded booth
  • Exhibitor webpage and gallery to increase visits

If you are interested in any of the above sponsorship or exhibiting opportuniies please contact Scott Parkin FIEP at