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Future Forum 2017

​​​Let’s talk about economics and how the financial world affects your life.

Future Forum is an annual event that aims to bring together a wide range of views in order to discuss the Bank’s role in serving society. Apply using the form below for the chance to join us on the day.

What will we be discussing?
Last year, you told us that we need to help people understand the economy and our role better, particularly through education. At this year’s event we will share our plans and would like your feedback to help us shape what we do next.
In partnership with Speakers for Schools – a UK-wide education charity that provides state secondary schools with free talks from high-profile figures – our Governors and Chief Economist will spend the morning visiting schools across Liverpool speaking to students. These sessions will include a classroom-based activity that will also give the Governors first-hand experience of how we can share our work with more young people across the country.
In the afternoon, we will hold an event where we will discuss what we have been doing to make the economy and our work more accessible to all. We will showcase initiatives like our new education programme, our revamped major publications and our new website. We will gather feedback from all sectors of society including business, education, charities and the wider public, to improve our understanding of what you would like us to help with, and to shape what we do next.
There will be a panel discussion moderated by a host, with a focus on audience participation and social media Q&A.  And we’ll be asking for full and frank feedback on what we’ve done so far and what we might do in future, seeking to address the following questions:
·        Does our new education strategy go far enough to try to improve children’s understanding of the economy?
·        What else can we do to help furnish future generations with the skills they need in the workplace?
·        How can we make sure that discussions on the economy are accessible to all? What media should we use and how much is it reasonable to expect people to take on board?
·        What can we learn from STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and similar initiatives to ensure finance and economics appeal to a diverse audience?
For this session we will partner with Economy and Rethinking Economics, who are at the forefront of the campaign to make economics open, relevant and accessible.
Apply for tickets
Use the ballot form below to apply for a space at the afternoon event. And you can join in the conversation on Twitter and Facebook using #FutureForumBoE. A Youtube livestream will be available on the day.

Applications can also be sent via the following email address

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​Thursday 16 November 2017

St George's Hall, Liverpool



Press release

 Future Forum 2016