The Facilitation Summit 2021

Friday, 15 October 2021 - 12:00am to Saturday, 16 October 2021 - 12:00am (America/New York)
2021-10-15 00:00:00 2021-10-16 00:00:00 America/New_York The Facilitation Summit 2021

Join us for a trip around the world in 80 workshops to share, discuss and shape your facilitation practice.


Join us for a trip around the world in 80 workshops to share, discuss and shape your facilitation practice. Over the course of 24 hours, our journey will take us around the world, from Europe & Africa, to the Americas, Oceania and finally Asia for a curated series of high-level keynotes and workshops. #FacilitationSummit


Get your ticket to join the summit!

  • Early bird (members only): $150
  • Regular (members only): $200
  • Regular (non-members): $350

A limited number of scholarships are available. Please see the FAQ below for details.

Sign-up for the pre-sale mailing list to get early access when early bird tickets go on sale on 14 August.


There will be 150 early bird tickets on sale from Saturday 14 August (12:00 CEST). Last year's Global Facilitation Summit early bird tickets proved very popular. This year, we commit to making them more accessible through fairer access.

So today, we are opening a pre-sale mailing list. Anyone may join this mailing list to be given priority access to early bird tickets when they go on sale (Saturday 14 August, 12:00 CEST). Those on the list will have preferential access for 48 hours, before sales open to the public (Monday 16 August, 12:00 CEST).

Please note:

  • It doesn't matter when you join the mailing list. All subscribers will receive an email in the 48 hours before early bird tickets go on sale (Saturday 14 August 12:00 CEST). The sale will start for all at the same time.
  • Joining the pre-sale mailing list doesn't guarantee a ticket. It will remind you of the upcoming sale around 48 hours in advance.
  • While anyone may join the pre-sale mailing list, early bird tickets will be for members only. You must be a paid IAF member at the time you purchase an early bird ticket.

Sign-up for the pre-sale mailing list to get early access when early bird tickets go on sale on 14 August.


I have a question about the summit

Is this summit open to people outside the IAF network?
Yes, all are welcome. IAF members may register from 14 August, and sales will open to the public on 16 August.
What's included in my summit registration?
Your summit registration includes:
  • Access to a curated list of 80 live, interactive workshops by some of the world's best facilitators over 24 hours
  • Access to four live keynotes, opening and closing ceremonies, networking sessions, and regional check-in sessions
  • Access to all session recordings across all time zones for the month following the summit
  • Networking with 400+ fellow facilitators in all fields, around the world
  • Advance access to the summit platform once it goes live in September
Are sessions webinars, or are they interactive workshops?
Almost every one of the 80 workshops will be an interactive session. In addition, each of the four sprints (Europe/Middle East/Africa; Americas; Oceania; Asia) will feature live keynotes and/or panels, networking sessions, and more times for interaction.
Can I register for some sessions only, or is a full-summit registration required?
Registration is available for the full summit, not for individual sessions. You may choose to attend any number of sessions among our 80 workshops and more.
How can I connect with speakers and attendees before the summit?
Ticket holders will be invited to join the platform when it opens in September. You will be able to connect with others there.
What platform will you use?
We will host The Facilitation Summit 2021 on PheedLoop.
What are my computer and bandwidth requirements to participate?
A general rule of thumb is that any modern browser and high-speed internet connection will work. You can read more on PheedLoop's website.
Is there an app for the conference?
Yes! We'll share it with ticket holders in September.
Will recordings be available afterwards?
Yes, all sessions will be recorded and recordings will be available to ticket holders for a month following the summit.

I have a question about tickets

When will tickets go on sale?
Member-only early bird tickets will be available from Saturday 14 August, 12:00 CEST.
Tickets will go on sale on Monday 16 August 2021, 12:00 CEST.
How much will tickets cost?
Please refer to the pricing list above. 
Are early bird tickets available?
Yes! 150 early bird tickets will be available to IAF members from Saturday 14 August, 12:00 CEST. To receive a reminder, join our pre-sale mailing list now!
Is financial help available?
A limited number of scholarships are available to IAF members, based on regional needs criteria. Please note that applying for a scholarship does not guarantee access to the summit, and is subject to a review process. Please contact your Regional Director for more information.
Are student or group discounts available?
Unfortunately no student discounts are available. For 10 or more registrations from the same organization, please contact for more information. Beyond this, we are unable to provide financial help other than scholarships (see above).
Are tickets cancellable/refundable?
No. However, we will accept a change of name on tickets. Please contact if you wish to change the name associated with your ticket.
When will you publish the full programme?
We're planning to release the full programme on 10 September. Meanwhile, we've announced a few workshops and speakers already on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

I have a question as a workshop leader

I have an idea for a workshop. Where can I send it?
Please email our Programming lead, Malin Moren, at
I have an idea for a workshop. Can I host it on any platform I want?
Yes, this is up to you. We will ask two things: first, that you share a link to join your session (e.g. a Zoom link with integrated password). And second, that you record the session and provide us the file immediately after.
My workshop is confirmed. Should I buy a ticket now?
No, please don't buy a ticket now. We will send you more detailed instructions in August.
My workshop is confirmed. How can I change my session information?
We'll contact you in August to confirm your session's full details. Please watch out for our email!

I have a question about sponsorships

How can my organization become a sponsor/partner?
To become a sponsor or partner, please contact our chair Vinay Kumar at
Does sponsorship include tickets?
There are different levels of sponsorships and some of these levels do include tickets. 
As a sponsor, do I get access to the database of attendees? Or the list of IAF members?
We won't share our database of attendees to protect their personal data. However, the summit team may email attendees on behalf of sponsors (as per agreed sponsorship benefits). Please contact our chair Vinay Kumar at

I have another question that's not answered yet

Please contact