Whether you're joining us on Saturday or Sunday of the festival (or both!), you'll be able to join in on some wonderful and unique conversations involving some of the most interesting and impactful people in football today. 

The Commentary Box is our primary stage for panels at the festival, but we've taken two of the biggest and most all-encompassing conversations onto the main stage, The Big Screen - the Future of Football and the Legacy of the Women's World Cup

You can read more about them here.

On Saturday, our conversations start with a journey through numbers in football, by way of fantasy football, statistical analyses, player analytics, and of course, Football Manager. We'll be joined by SI Games' PR Manager, Tom Davidson, as well as Financial Times journalist and visualisation expert John Burn-Murdoch


Next up we explore the challenges in growing grassroots football through the experiences of Dulwich Hamlet (Jack Pitt-Brooke), Romance FC, Hackney Laces and Corinthian-Casuals. A critical conversation at a critical time about the levels of football that make the highest level of the game possible.

After lunchtime, discuss the changing relationship between football fans, clubs and the media with the Independent's Chief Football Writer Miguel Delaney, BCOMS' Leon Mann and True Geordie's Loz McKenna joining.

Lastly on Saturday, we consider the perception of football fans today through a conversation with several highly relevant parties - fan-focused organisations, the police and the fans themselves. We're also joined by two lifelong Millwall fans as the panel seeks to dispel myths about football fans and provide food for thought about the challenges facing all parties.

On Sunday, our retro-themed day, we have a series of fun conversations about the modern match day experience, through the eyes of women-focused communities or broadcasting, about football's relationship with fashion, with Neal Heard and the editors of Soccerbible (Pete Martin) and SEASON zine (Felicia Pennant), and lastly about our obsession with football memorabilia and collectables, with Panini expert Greg Lansdowne and the National Football Museum's women's collection curator Belinda Scarlett.

Learn more about these exciting panels by exploring our line-up. Remember, any of our tickets get you access to all of our brilliant panels on each day.