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An update from Pearson and I CAN concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


We have been closely monitoring the impact of Coronavirus and following advice from the UK governments and local public health authorities. After following public health recommendations, Pearson and I CAN have taken the decision to postpone We Need to Talk Live, which was planned to take place this Thursday 19th March.

Pearson and I CAN’s main concern is the health and safety of our delegates, employees and partners. We are monitoring developments continually and hope that we can reschedule this event for later this year. We will let you when the event will take place at a later date.

We appreciate that this may cause some inconvenience to you, but we hope you can understand the rationale behind our decision.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us on

In the meantime, our best wishes are with all of you.


Pearson, the world’s learning company, in partnership with I CAN, the children’s communication charity invites you to join us for We Need to Talk Live! 

We Need to Talk Live is a new platform where leading thinkers and influencers from the education, health, employment and charity sectors come together to make their mark through a series of thought-provoking speeches, highlighting how fundamental communication is to all aspects of life.

Our line-up of notable speakers and influencers will aim to inspire and provoke new thinking on the importance of communication and its impact on an individual's life outcomes and our wider community, with a particular focus on education, mental health, relationships and employment. 

Spaces are limited, register your place today to secure your seat at We Need to Talk Live!

Confirmed Speakers 

  • Carrie Grant | broadcaster and campaigner.
  • Lord Karan Bilimoria|the founder and chairman of Cobra Beer, the Vice President of the CBI and an independent peer in the House of Lords.
  • Felicity Gilliespie | Kindred2
  • Richard Gerver | award-winning speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker.
  • Simon Bucknall |International speaker, coach and facilitator. I CAN ambassador.

Register for free 


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