The 2020 Spring Conference will be an innovative web-based alternative to the IPG’s CPD-accredited and longstanding annual gathering. Hosted on a state-of-the-art digital platform; it will recreate the Conference experience by delivering presentations from experts on a wide range of publishing skills and issues. There will be a combination of live and pre-recorded content; streamed to provide material tailored for different sectors and levels of experience.The Spring Conference will also have cutting-edge interactive features to help delegates network with one another and engage with leading publishers; suppliers and service providers. The prominent training element of the event will ensure that staff who are currently placed on furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme are entitled to attend as part of their ongoing professional development. Content from the Conference will remain accessible after the event to allow access by people who were unable to attend in real time.