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Account Fest 2030 – For the radical professionals

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm BST


We cannot be radical enough – Sir David Attenborough

Bringing the power of business decision making and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to life through art and culture, this event will showcase talented artists across different stages, intertwining thoughts from innovative accountants with music, poetry and art – just like a festival. Join the radical professionals changing the world through engaging in conversation about what the world of accounts will look like in 2030 and hear from young leaders addressing the climate crisis.

Festival lineup

Starting off we will head to The Hive for our keynote speaker and young reflections, then tear away to the Jam Sessions and the Field for free flowing conversation and artistry. End the day in the Yurts where you can join a hackathon or dive into rebellious storytelling followed by a Q&A after party.


12:00 – 12:50 The Hive Keynote speech – why do I consider myself a radical professional? Why should you be radical too?
13:00 – 13:50 The Yurts Yurt 1 – Join a Hackathon and experience how to hack a set of accounts
Richard Barker, Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean of Faculty, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford


Yurt 2 – Dive into rebellious storytelling
Liv Watson, Senior Adviser and Digitalisation Lead, Impact Management Project
Guy Pattison, CEO and Co-Founder, Stronger Stories

13:50 – 14:30 The Yurts Q&A after party for networking

Key benefits

  • Be inspired about the future of accountancy, unleashing the power of accountancy to save the world
  • Be part of the new generation of thinkers shaping the way value is accounted for
  • Enjoy a collaborative experience, sharing thoughts, ideas and artistry in an open forum
  • Discover innovative work happening in the accountancy space
  • Explore the intersectionality of business, art and culture


This event will explore innovations and experiments in accounting. Aimed primarily at young accountants, early careers, SMEs and SMPs, the event will showcase the intersectionality of art and business in a unique festival-like experience.

  • Change makers – the radical professionals making waves in their organisations, from business leaders to young people starting their careers
  • Small-medium enterprises and practitioners


June 22
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm BST
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Online Event


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