The Battle of Ideas is the Institute of Ideas’ annual weekend festival held at the Barbican, and takes place on the 28/29 October in 2017. With thousands of attendees, hundreds of speakers and over a hundred debates over two days, we need a team of enthusiastic and committed volunteers to support us for Battle of Ideas 2017. 

* Please tell us a bit about yourself

* How did you hear about the Battle of Ideas?


Are you under 18?

If you are under 18, you will need permission from a parent or guardian to volunteer over the weekend. 

* When do you think you will be available to volunteer?

* What roles/teams would you be interested in? (please see our website for an explanation of the roles)


Why are you interested in volunteering at the Battle of Ideas?
This is optional if you have previously volunteered at the Battle of Ideas.

To provide further evidence of why you'd be great person on the Battle of Ideas team, please email your CV to

Thank you for registering your interest in volunteering at Battle of Ideas 2017. We will get back to you as quickly as possible.

If you have any further queries, please email Nadia at