Schools minister Nick Gibb and shadow education secretary Lucy Powell will both address July's Impact Conference, Teach First, in partnership with TES, has revealed.
The cross-party pairing will also be joined by former Labour cabinet minister and current chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, Alan Milburn.
They will discuss latest developments in education, teaching, policy and social mobility.
As well as having access to leading international experts, speakers and policy debates, visitors will be able to attend more than 140 high-quality and practical sessions, centred around four key streams: the classroom and school leadership; charities and social enterprise; policy and research; and personal leadership development.
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Other confirmed high-profile speakers so far include:
- Dr Sakena Yacoobi, CEO of the Afghan Institute of Learning and Nobel Peace prize nominee;
- Professor Phil Scraton, director of the Hillsborough Project;
- Sir Anthony Seldon, vice chancellor, the University of Buckingham.
Taking place across First Direct Arena Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and the University of Leeds on 25 and 26 July 2016; the two-day conference is the largest conference in the UK dedicated to ending educational inequality. Open to all, it will bring together 4,000 teachers, school leaders, educators, business leaders and innovative thinkers in a great opportunity for professional development and networking.
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