Work That Matters
14–15 March 2019, The Barbican, London

The conference for professionals
who make a difference.

Create a future where your work matters. Two days of presentations, workshops and networking.

Many professionals aren’t driven by money. We want to make a difference, to use our skills to improve people’s lives. But we also share an unspoken secret: much of our work doesn’t matter, because of a growing sickness in our organisations.

More and more behaviour that falls short of their proclaimed values is coming to light, from car manufacturers cheating emissions tests to government departments deporting lifelong citizens to charities exploiting the people they’re supposed to serve. And the Grenfell Tower fire exposed systematic cross-sector neglect of the most vulnerable in our society.

It’s not that organisations are inherently corrupt. These transgressions are symptoms of a wider malaise: somehow organisations have lost touch with their purpose. Which leaves professionals working on programmes we can’t influence, which don’t reflect our values.

Those of us who believe in social responsibility face a choice. Do we tolerate work that doesn’t serve the greater good? Or do we stand up, reconnect with the purpose of our organisations and shape a future where our work matters?

Join us at the Work That Matters conference to:

  • learn from case studies by professionals who’ve reconnected with the purpose of their work
  • practise techniques (and take away practical tips) in hands-on workshops
  • meet like-minded people from corporations, governments and charities to share experiences and ideas

Next steps

Read about speakers and schedule, check pricing and venue or read testimonials.

Need to convince your manager? Send them the business case.

speaker presenting on stage at conference
networking during the conference


Alice Bell

Director of Comms., 10:10 Climate Action Leads campaigns that inspire public action on climate change

Paul Clarke

Photographer Creates professional images with heart and soul

Floree Zama-Neagra

Development Manager, Koreo Facilitates social change across sectors

Rob Grundel

Sense Maker/Coach, Somekind Supports leaders to enliven their vision and increase their impact

Cleona Lira

Independent Financial Adviser Helps professionals to develop clarity in their choices about money

Jonathan Kahn

Founder, Together London Supports teams to work together more effectively


Day 1, Conference.

Registration, coffee and facilitated networking
Introduction: Why is it so difficult to make a difference at work?
presented by Jonathan Kahn
Workshop: Reconnect with the purpose of your work
facilitated by Jonathan Kahn
Case study: Supporting social change through people development and community
presented by Floree Zama-Neagra
Coffee break
Case study: Using communications to inspire public action on climate change
presented by Alice Bell
Case study: to be announced
Q&A with the speakers
Workshop: Generate new responses to shared challenges using “case clinics”
facilitated by Jonathan Kahn
Lunch (included)
Case study: Providing professional advice that supports a healthy relationship with money
presented by Cleona Lira
Case study: to be announced
Q&A with the speakers
Coffee break
Case study: Creating professional images with heart and soul
presented by Paul Clarke
Workshop: Craft stories that express the difference you want to make
facilitated by Rob Grundel
Closing session
Day 1 ends

Day 2, Workshop. Deepen your learning and apply it to your work.

This full-day workshop led by Jonathan Kahn is an opportunity to apply what you learned on day 1 to your specific context and opportunities.

Immerse yourself in techniques and tips, get feedback on your ideas from peers and come away with an action plan to create a future where your work makes a difference—starting tomorrow.

Working in pairs during a workshop
conference delegate at the Barbican
workshop session

Pricing: save £100 until 17 Dec.

Note: these prices are valid for online payment by credit/debit card.

Two day ticket (14-15 Mar.)

Standard: £995 + VAT
Early-bird: (ends 17 Dec.): £895 + VAT

Conference ticket only (14 Mar.)

Standard: £495 + VAT
Early-bird: (ends 17 Dec.): £395 + VAT

Need to convince your manager?

Send them the business case.

Refunds and transfers

If you cancel more than 60 days before the event, we’ll refund your registration minus a 20% cancellation fee. Fewer than 60 days before the event we won’t refund your registration. Note: we don’t allow transfers. Please make sure that you can attend before you register.

networking during a break
delegates at a workshop session

Testimonials from past events

“The size of the conference made me much more comfortable than at big impersonal ones. I loved the friendly atmosphere and the amount of activities that enabled us to meet one another and talk to everyone.”

Daphne Lin
Product Design Manager, Pivotal Labs

“I enjoyed the curation of speakers around the theme. Refreshing to attend a conference focused on delivering value on the topic vs promoting polished circuit speakers. I’d definitely recommend it!”

Alice Deer
Co-Founder & CEO, GatherContent

“The two-day structure worked well: excellent case studies and short, snappy workshops, followed by a more relaxed second day that gave us the chance to apply the techniques we’d learned the day before.”

Sarah Hunter
Editorial Lead, Financial Conduct Authority

“The practices covered are core to what I believe makes for an effective and enjoyable working environment. Taking the day for a structured exploration of these practices with peers was very helpful.”

Joel Chippindale
Chief Technical Officer, FutureLearn

Venue: The Barbican

Europe’s largest multi-arts venue, in the heart of the City of London.
Closest tube stations: Barbican, Moorgate. Google map.

photographs of the Barbican Centre

About Together London

We consult, train and facilitate for organisations who want to increase their productivity by working together more effectively.

event organised by Together London

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