Forum on Cultural Diplomacy in the UK 2023

"Cultural Diplomacy as a Means to Build Bridges between the UK & the Global Community"

London; August 24th - 27th, 2023 – Held Parallel to the 2023 Notting Hill Carnival


The forum will bring together speakers from a diverse range of fields to debate the issues surrounding cultural diplomacy in the UK and the Commonwealth. The forum will focus on effective implementation strategies of cultural diplomacy, and placing particular emphasis on the role that Cultural Diplomacy can play among the Commonwealth members in achieving greater cooperation and collaboration, thus promoting prosperity and stability for all.

The event will address issues related to cultural diplomacy in the region, and look for methods by which cultural bridges and dialogue can be improved between the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.
Through the employment of Cultural Diplomacy, Commonwealth states have the potential to come together and establish greater multilateral understanding and collaboration, helping to promote economic prosperity, improve human rights records and achieve a new stability for the organization as a whole.

Speakers & Delegates

Speakers during the event will include leading politicians, diplomats, governmental officials, senior academics, journalists, and celebrated artists. These speakers will include a large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here.


Based primarily in the House of Lords in London the conference will be hosted at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.

Participants »

Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the conference, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:


Participant Papers »

The Conference Committee encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the Conference. The Conference Committee would therefore like to welcome the participants of the conference to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the conference as well as being included in the proposal document that will be issued following the conference and will be sent to all governments and leaders of the international community worldwide.