Past events

Festival themes that have taken place over recent years.

The roots of The Malvern Festival of Ideas were planted in 2012; since then, it has developed into an annual event that aims to bring together innovators, thought leaders, industry experts and local people, to think, inspire creativity, and foster discussion and debate. The Festival operates on a not-for-profit model under its parent charity, ‘EngageMalvern’ and, apart from specialist and technical assistance, is entirely led by volunteers.

2023

As Time Goes By

2022

Imagine

2021

Unity and Diversity

2020

A Brave New World

2019

Crisis

2018

Conflict

Discover this year’s theme

Learn more about the theme for this year's festival, along with speaker and session details as and when they are released.