Key Dates For Your 2023 Events Calendar

In 2023, Pride will commemorate its 51st celebration in the UK, Black History Month will focus on black resistance and International Leadership Week will explore leadership re-invented. On pitches across the world, we’ll see multiple World Cups played and in the country’s capital, witness the coronation of a new King.

Whether you’re looking to inspire by hearing from a unique speaker for International Women’s Day, educate for World Mental Health Day, or entertain with one of the country’s top comedians, this practical guide has all the key dates for your 2023 events calendar.


LGBTQ+ History Month – 1st-28th February

This year, LGBTQ+ history month celebrates the theme ‘Behind the Lens’, highlighting the work and numerous contributions made by people of the LGBTQ+ community to TV and film production.

View our full range of LGBTQ+ speakers here.

Six Nations – 4th February-18th March

Regarded as one of the most important events in the sporting calendar, the 2023 Six Nations returns this February. With this year’s tournament taking place just a few months prior to the Rugby World Cup, the competition is set to be one of the most interesting yet.

View our full range of rugby speakers here.


International Women’s Day – 8th March

Equity means creating a fair and equal world, and this International Women’s Day, the celebration will focus on just that, with the theme #EmbraceEquity. In every organisation, collective activism is what drives change, calls out discrimination and seeks out inclusion.

This International Women’s Day, inspire the conversations to incite positive change by hearing from one of our International Women’s Day speakers.

Neurodiversity Celebration Week – 13th-19th March

One of the greatest barriers for neurodiverse people in employment is that neurodiversity simply isn’t included in many companies’ diversity and inclusion strategies.

With statistics estimating that 15-20%, that’s 1 in 7, of the population are estimated to be neurodivergent, engaging with and promoting the topics around neurodiversity is a fundamental responsibility for businesses across the board.

Read our blog on Neurodiversity Celebration Week here.

St Patrick’s Day – 17th March

Celebrated in more countries around the world than any other single-day national festival, St Patrick’s Day is the celebration of Ireland’s best-known and beloved patron saint, Saint Patrick.

With names including Neil Delamere, Dara O’Briain and Patrick Kielty hailing from the Emerald Isle, you won’t be short of Irish celebrities to elevate your festivities.

Trans Day of Visibility – 31st March

Celebrated globally every March 31st, trans day of visibility marks a time to celebrate trans and non-binary people, and to raise awareness of the discrimination faced by the community worldwide.
The celebration is crucial to provide an opportunity for trans and non-binary people to feel seen through positive and realistic representation – and for allies to learn more about how they can stand in solidarity. Gain a unique insight on trans visibility by hearing the personal accounts of speakers including Jake and Hannah Graf and Charlie Martin.


Coronation of His Majesty the King – 6th May

Following the second longest reign in the history of a monarch, on Saturday 6th May 2023, a historic 70 years on from the UK’s last coronation ceremony, King Charles will officially be crowned King of England. Commemorate the occasion by hearing from royal confidants and experts including Dick Griffin, Grant Harrold and Gyles Brandreth.

Mental Health Awareness Week – 15th-21st May

In booking a mental health speaker, businesses better equip themselves to understand and recognise the impact mental health can have on employees’ personal and professional lives. In turn, organisations find ways to promote positive mental health and help individuals who may be struggling.

Read our blog on prominent keynote speakers for Mental Health Awareness Week here.


Pride Month – 1st-30th June

Throughout June, Pride is celebrated across the globe with an array of events including parades, community days and festivals as well as events focused on hearing how LGBTQ+ issues have affected the lives of those within the LGBTQ+ community. In hearing these stories, we can understand the progress that has been made to support LGBTQ+ members and the work still to be done.

View our full range of LGBTQ+ speakers and presenters here.


Women’s World Cup – 20th July-20th August

Now in the ninth edition of the competition, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup returns this year with the tournament jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. In a replica format to that of the men’s World Cup, 32 nations will compete for the coveted gold trophy.

After a spectacular 2022 for England’s Lionesses, and an impeccable qualifying campaign with the squad winning all ten of their qualifying matches, this is a World Cup the country is ready to get behind.


The 2023 Rugby World Cup – 8th September-28th October

Following the recent appointment of new head coach Steve Borthwick, England’s bid for World Cup glory begins September 9th in their first match against Argentina. With South Africa looking to defend their 2019 title, hosts France desperate to win on home soil and three-time winners New Zealand in the line-up, this promises to be an unmissable World Cup.


Black History Month

Celebrated annually in the UK throughout October, and throughout February in the USA, Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions that black people have made. The theme for Black History Month this year is ‘Black Resistance’, exploring “how the black community have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms and police killings".

See our full range of Black History Month speakers here.

World Mental Health Day – 10th October

The objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues, and highlight how important it is to speak up and get help if you are struggling. In booking a mental health awareness speaker, organisations help destigmatise talking about mental health, highlight the support available and ensure those who are struggling, don’t feel alone.

To see our full range of World Mental Health Day speakers click here.


To find out more about our full range of available speakers, please enquire online, email us or pick up the phone and speak to one of our booking agents.


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