DIA National Conference 2018 | Join the E-volution

How technology is revolutionising driving and driver training​

Mercure Dartford Brands Hatch Hotel & Spa | 23 November 2018 | 9:00am - 4:00pm


The world of driving and driver training as we know it is ‘e-volving’…are you ready?

Technology can be perceived as a friend or a foe to the driver trainer. Either way you look at it – technology is evolving how we drive, what we drive, how we learn to drive and how we develop our driving competence and safety. This year’s conference will help trainers better understand how they can benefit from the diverse range of technological innovations now shaping the world of driving and driver education – and equally where to beware. We’ll be joined by expert speakers from the world of automotive design, from government and from across the digital universe to share their views, innovations and insights on how technology is ‘e-volutionising’ driving and driver training.

DIA Driver and Rider Training Awards 2018

Our Driver and Rider Training Awards celebrate the achievements of the profession, giving special recognition to ADIs, pupils and other industry stakeholders who have made a difference to the world of driver and rider training in 2018. We will also be making presentations to our members that have achieved their Diploma in Driver Education this year.

Why not book an overnight stay?

We’ve secured special bed and breakfast rates at Mercure Dartford Brands Hatch Hotel for delegates who wish to stay the night before, with the option of pre-booking dinner at the hotel on Thursday evening. Plus we’ll be hosting our annual ‘Driver Training Quiz of the Year’ after dinner on the Thursday evening, so get ready to team up and put your industry and general knowledge to the test, whilst enjoying beverage (or two!).

Ticket options

Conference only

DIA member £89 | Non-member £99

Conference plus bed and breakfast

DIA member £169 | Non-member £179

Conference plus dinner, bed and breakfast

DIA member £189 | Non-member £199

Early bird prices save £15

Use our early bird promotional code 15OFFCONF for a £15 discount off the price of any conference ticket.

Early bird offer ends 31st August 2018

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DIA National Conference 2017

Driving driver education forward

Last year’s National Conference was a great success, thank you to all those who attended! 

The theme of the conference was developing driver education and the profession as a whole and what we could do to raise both driver standards and performance. With a variety of workshops and presentations throughout the day, we looked into new and future developments in driver education, policy, regulation and strategy.

As promised, the slides from our speakers’ presentations are available to view here:

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