18 November 2021 - 20 November 2021

Making the future work for all workers

18-19 November 2021
(with departure on 20 November for in-person participants)

Following are links to your resources for this conference. You will be alerted as more material is added.
Supplementary reading appears at the bottom of this page.

Terms of Reference
Programme
Contacting your fellow participants
Zoom Guidance and House Rules (please read)

For in-person guests:
Travel Guidance
COVID-19: information for guests
Your stay at Ditchley: checking in and accommodation
How to find us

Attire:
Attire at Ditchley conferences is informal ('business casual') throughout, except for dinner on Friday evening. It is a Ditchley tradition that dress for the formal dinner on the second evening is Black Tie. However, this is not at all a requirement – please be assured that you will feel entirely comfortable in a business suit or another form of evening attire, whether modern or traditional. Our focus is on celebrating the positive power of ideas. It is worth noting that, although Sir David Wills, the founder of the Ditchley Foundation, instigated the tradition of Black Tie dinners, he never wore Black Tie himself! He wanted to ensure that no one would feel uncomfortable if they had not come with formal clothes. That captures the Ditchley spirit.


Ditchley Rule:
Ditchley conferences are held under the Ditchley Rule: all contributions are unattributable and interventions are made in strict confidence. This also applies to conversations outside the formal sessions. Those present are free to draw afterwards on the substance of what has been said, but not, under any circumstances, to disclose who it was that said it. The principle will be scrupulously observed in the report that will be produced following the conference and posted on this website. All those attending do so in their personal capacities, not as spokespeople for any country or organisation.

Please contact us at conference.coordinator@ditchley.com if you have any questions about this event.