Call for papers opens for Music & Drama Education Expo 2024

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Drama educators can now apply to lead an Expo 2024 session, or to be part of the programme advisory board.

The Music & Drama Education Expo 2023
The Music & Drama Education Expo 2023

The call for papers is open for Europe’s largest drama education exhibition, the Music & Drama Education Expo, taking place on 22 and 23 February 2024 at the Business Design Centre in London.

Applications have also opened for the programme advisory board – a voluntary panel of teachers from across the sector who will work with the heads of content to shape the two-day event.

Each lasting 45 minutes, sessions range from on-the-feet workshops to presentations with seated audiences, and the full programme is CPD-accredited. 

The drama and crossover sessions are allocated across the following topics:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • SEND
  • Policy and funding
  • Business and marketing
  • Curriculum and exams
  • Mind and body
  • International trends and approaches
  • Collaboration and community
  • Musical theatre
  • Early Years and Primary
  • Pedagogy
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • Technology
  • Classroom teaching
  • Performing arts across the curriculum
  • Extra-curricular music/performing arts

When applying to run a session, you will be asked to supply the following information in a 1,250-word application:

  • Speaker bio (50 words maximum)
  • Introduction (20 words maximum)
  • Learning objectives (minimum of four)
  • Content (800 word maximum)
  • Equipment
  • Audience (options are given for you to choose from)
  • Key Stage applicability

The deadline for submitting a session is 9 June 2023.

Find out more about the Music & Drama Education Expo 2024.

Submit a session.

Apply for a place on the programme advisory board.