We host and facilitate a range of events, open to people from all political persuasions, industry sectors and generations, for discussion and deliberation on common purpose and shared values.

Flagship events

Big Tent

These energetic unconferences are co-designed with a variety of workshop co-hosts to bring together a range of topics and viewpoints on important social and economic questions.

The Policy Factor!

Now an annual fixture at on the fringe at each of the autumn main party conferences, these talent show-style debates feature a policy audition and a panel of expert judges.

Open Cinema

These studio recordings with leading thinkers and commentators are based on crowdsourced interview questions and filmed in front of a live audience.

Check out all of the action from our POLICY FACTOR! events at party conferences this year


BYOB: Bring Your Own Brexit!

Thu 18 May 2017 16:00 – 19:00 BST
Are you interested in Brexit, concerned in how it might affect you, and keen to discuss your own views and priorities?

Responsible Tax: a “hygiene factor” or clear business benefit?

Wed 17 May 2017 18:00 – 19:30 BST
Whilst existing analysis to date has considered what the potential negative impacts or “risks” of irresponsible tax behaviour are, in general, responsible tax behaviour is viewed as a "hygiene factor" rather than something which is integrated within wider corporate strategy.

Past events


The impact of Brexit on community and family life

On Thursday 2nd March 2017, Common Vision hosted a briefing session for Citizens UK community leaders to explore the impact of Brexit on community and family life, and how local groups can respond. The discussion centred around employment and immigration issues, alongside others of interest to community members.

Launch event: The Responsible Tax Lab

A drinks reception to celebrate the launch of the Responsible Tax Lab

Lessons for Democratic Design: How can young people be involved in the politics & process of Brexit?

What should Brexit look like? What issues are most important to young people? How can they help shape the process? Join our open workshop to explore how young people can have a stake in Brexit.

You Decide: Pop-up studio debate at Conservative party conference

We worked with the Youth Zone to host a pop-up studio debate with a panel of experts at Conservative Party Conference. The topic? Decided by the audience.

The UK’s future relationship with the EU

What does Brexit look like in practice and how will it affect the UK’s relationship with EU member states?

Lessons from the Panama Papers

What does the Mossack Fonseca leak tell us about tax and corporate secrecy? What can governments do to reassure citizens? And how should the Labour Party respond?
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