We run a diverse range of events featuring some of the world's most innovative public servants, politicians and academics to stimulate fresh thinking about government.

Our events range from conferences and lectures to small, focused seminars and workshops on contemporary issues affecting government. They provide opportunities to engage through formal debate and informal discussion.

Our building is set in the heart of Westminster and Whitehall and provides an ideal meeting place to discuss the challenges of making government work.

Women Leaders event series

The Institute for Government is hosting a series of events on women leaders in government. For more details go to our Women Leaders event page.

Big Thinkers event series

The Institute for Government is hosting a series of events featuring leading international thinkers on effective government. For more detail go to our Big Thinkers event page.

5th November 2014
This event brings together former heads and members of units to discuss how to make them work effectively. It marks the publication of the Institute for Government’s new briefing paper on how to run ‘special units’ in government.
17th November 2014
A challenge for society is to channel evidence about innovative technologies and their risks to improve decision making in the area of regulation and policy making.  This is the theme of the first ever Annual Report by the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport.