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VOICES 2021

BoF’s annual gathering for big thinkers returns to Oxfordshire this year to examine and shape the future of the post-pandemic fashion industry.

December 1-3, 2021

BoF’s annual invitation-only gathering returns to Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire this December, where we’ll re-unite the movers, shakers and trailblazers of the global fashion industry with the big thinkers, entrepreneurs and inspiring people who are shaping the wider world, to explore the most important issues of our times.
Over three days, we’ll unlock cross-industry learning and collaboration to challenge conventional wisdom, inspire innovation and reimagine the future of the post-pandemic fashion industry.

The Experience

is more than a conference, it is an experience.*

Through a programme of provocative talks, interactive discussions and stimulating activities, sparks new ideas, solves real-world challenges and forges new relationships — connecting fashion leaders and entrepreneurs with visionaries from fields as diverse as science, technology, health and wellness, food, film, politics, the arts, philosophy and philanthropy.

*Although attendance at Soho Farmhouse is by invitation-only, all talks and panel discussions will be live-streamed exclusively for BoF Profession Members. More details coming soon.

The Agenda

This will be no lazy getaway. Expect an itinerary brimming with activities designed to open your mind, lift your spirits and take you out of your comfort zone.

WEDNESDAY 1, DECEMBER

WEDNESDAY 1, DECEMBER

Settle in and get to know fellow participants from around the world in the beautiful grounds of Soho Farmhouse. Intimate welcome dinners will provide an opportunity to meet members of the community.

THURSDAY 2, DECEMBER

THURSDAY 2, DECEMBER

Rise early and partake in our morning activities across campus. Then, immerse yourself in a full day of rousing talks, eye-opening discussions and group pursuits, followed by the Salons.

FRIDAY 3, DECEMBER

FRIDAY 3, DECEMBER

Join other captains of industry and enlightened young agitators for a full day of activities and content sessions, followed by an evening celebration to end three remarkable days.

Testimonials

This event is so illustrative of how connected we all are. There is so much we can do together, there are so many different elements that affect the industry that we don’t think about.

Stella McCartney

It was like a boot camp for the brain. I loved it all

Anon

It’s like this hybrid of TED, but the coolest people at TED [...] It’s like fashion week but with the folks that you have conversations with that blow your mind.

will.i.am, Musician & Entrepreneur

I follow a lot of these conferences and I feel it’s a bit more disruptive than the others. It really goes in the right direction and it asks the right questions.

Antoine Arnault, Chief Executive, Berluti

The room was filled with really powerful people who have the ability to change the future.

Halima Aden, Model

VOICES is a symbol that the industry is ready to tear down some of these archaic ways and ivory towers that we have built, and that we are ready to work together to make our industry, and in turn our culture in the world, a better place.

Phillip Picardi, Journalist

It was the most inspirational four days I can remember

Ian Hylton, President, Ms MIN

The Campus

Nestled in 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside, theSoho Farmhouse is a rural retreat where the community can escape, unwind and get inspired. For the more active among us, facilities include boating, horse riding, tennis, swimming, a gym and a football pitch. For the more decadent, there is a spa, a salon, a pub, a deli and an extensive wine cellar. Located in the Cotswolds region of England, the Soho Farmhouse features luxury cabins and bedroom cottage accommodation. London Heathrow airport is a scenic 90-minute drive away.

The Community

The richness of the experience will be enhanced by the quality, energy and diversity of the people you meet, who will bring their ideas to the gathering while enriching our many conversations. Our way to ensure the quality of the experience is to handpick the most exciting and imaginative group of people and bring them together. Those who took part in our previous editions set the precedent; click to view the full list of thought leaders that spoke at 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The 2021 speaker line up will be announced later this year.

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Taking Part

is an invitation-only event with extremely limited space. We would love to hear from you if you would like to participate. To submit an application to attend 2021, click here.

is brought to you by working closely with our partners, who enhance and personalise our experience. If you are interested in becoming a partner, or have any questions about VOICES, then please contact our Events Team using the button below.

BoF professional livestream

For the first-time this year, all VOICES 2021 talks and panel discussions will be live-streamed directly from Soho Farmhouse, exclusively for BoF Professional members. Please save the date and look out for further details soon..