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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the IPPR Oxford Media Convention? 

    Having run for over 20 years, the annual IPPR Oxford Media Convention is the most important conference in the UK on the future of the media. The agenda-setting event is the leading gathering of the media industry; bringing together national and international experts from across government, industry, regulation, academia, and civil society to debate the key challenges facing the media sector both now and in the future.  

    Information on previous events can be found here 

  • What is the focus of this year’s Convention?

    This year, the conference will look at how the media can better serve its citizens. With challenges such as the online safety bill, the BBC’s centenary year, the future of Channel 4 and the war in Ukraine, this year is prompting big questions for the industry.

    Now that we are once again able to convene in person, this year there will be a strong focus on participation and sharing of ideas through interactive sessions facilitated by our experts. Together, we will be considering the changes that we expect to see in 2022, what they mean for the future of the media, and how the industry might respond.

    More information on the programme will soon be released here.

  • Who is IPPR?

    IPPR, the Institute for Public Policy Research, is the UK’s leading progressive think tank. We are an independent charitable organisation with our main office in London. IPPR North is based in Manchester and Newcastle.  IPPR Scotland in Edinburgh.

    Our primary purpose is to conduct and promote research into, and the education of the public in, the economic, social and political sciences, science and technology, the voluntary sector and social enterprise, public services, and industry and commerce. Other purposes include to advance physical and mental health, the efficiency of public services and environmental protection or improvement; and to relieve poverty, unemployment, or those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship, or other disadvantage.

  • Why should I attend the IPPR Oxford Media Convention?

    If you work or campaign in the media sector and have an interest in its renewal, reform, and future, then the IPPR Oxford Media Convention is for you.

    2022 is a crucial year for the media, with several major developments prompting big questions for the industry. This conference offers you and your organisation the opportunity to touch base with leading voices in the media sector during a time of change. You will have the opportunity to listen to experts in the field, to take part in high level conversations and make sure your organisation’s views, priorities and interests are heard.

    The IPPR Oxford Media Convention’s aim is to create an environment to welcome all voices within the media sector. We believe that having a diversity of voices present is essential to making sure we create a successful and inclusive media sector. We have a number of discounted and complimentary tickets available for participants whose voices are crucial, yet commonly under-represented in policy conversations. If you are interested in applying for a discounted or complimentary ticket, please contact Holly Dickinson on

  • How are the tickets priced?

    IPPR is a registered charity and the Oxford Media Convention is primarily funded through ticket sales. This covers the time dedicated by IPPR staff to the organisation of the conference, along with all other expenses. Any profit derived from the conference is transferred in full via gift-aid to IPPR.

    Our progressive pricing structure aims to make the event accessible for a range of stakeholders. Though we recognise that there are still many groups for whom it is out of reach and having a diversity of voices present will be crucial to building an inclusive vision for the future of media.

    Therefore, we are asking commercial organisations to sponsor tickets for those unable to afford to attend. If you are interested in sponsoring tickets, please contact Olly Mount on

    We have a number of discounted and complimentary tickets available for participants whose voices are crucial yet commonly under-represented in policy conversations, especially those from smaller charities, NGOs, and civil society movements; small, local and independent media outlets; and local cultural and creative industries. If you are interested in applying for a discounted or complimentary ticket, please contact Holly Dickinson on

  • What is your cancellation and refund policy?

    If you are no longer able to attend the conference, then you are welcome to cancel or transfer your ticket.

    Tickets can be transferred to another person, at any time, at no additional cost.

    Tickets cancelled before 13th June 2022 will have 90% of the original ticket price refunded to cover administration costs and Eventbrite fees. Cancellations after this date will be refunded 50% of the original ticket price.

  • Why is the Oxford Media Convention being held in London?

    We are hosting the convention in London this year as a one-off to maximise in person attendance.

    We are conscious that many people are still slowly returning to in person events and we want to make it as easy as possible for most people to attend by minimising travel for the majority of our audience. We understand the value of the Oxford Media Convention brand, and the enjoyment which a day out in Oxford provides, and so we fully intend to return the convention to Oxford in future years.

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