Upcoming: Women Shift Digital Conference (26th November)

chi onwurahIf you are a fan of Ada Lovelace Day then you may also want to know about the upcoming Women Shift Digital Conference. This new conference will be a powerful celebration and get together of about 200 women and men, acknowledging the roles of women in the digital and technology sectors.

The Women Shift Digital Conference will be held at Level 39 in Canary Warf on Tuesday, 26th November. This special gathering will feature inspiring keynote speakers and panellists, demonstrations and debates from leaders and movers in micro-enterprises to SMEs, institutions to companies.

The producers of this new conference are body>data>space who have been at the heart of the East London technology scene for nearly two decades now. They say:

This is the right point in time to recognise and celebrate the greater benefits gender diversity is bringing to the digital and tech marketplace in terms of creativity, user design and economic added value. Under using the talent, skills, visions and knowledge offered by women is no longer an option – we need to work together, women and men, to design our future.

Women Shift Digital is a conference for women and men, designed to celebrate women in digital careers, to network the networks and influence the influencers. It is a day to reflect collectively on the positive impacts women are making with digital-led careers as creatives, managers and executives in creative industries, education, business, design, skills development and the arts. We are inviting women and men, active talents in the digital sector, ready to input, share ideas, make new partners and move forward together.

Confirmed speakers and participants include: Chi Onwurah (pictured, Newcastle upon Tyne Central MP, currently Shadow Cabinet Office Minister and former Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science & Digital Infrastructure),  Kate Russell (Technology Reporter, BBC Click & Author of ‘Working The Cloud’),  Dr Sue Black (Senior Research Associate in Computer Science, University College London/the goto Foundation), Ghislaine Boddington (body>data>space), Eric van der Kleij(Level39), Dinis Guarda (CEO IHQ), Anne-Marie Imafidon (Stemettes), Ron Edwards(QA), Emilie Giles (Codasign), Will Harvey (Ogilvy), Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino(Designswarm / Internet of Things), Rachel Coldicutt (Director, Caper/Articulate), Magdalena Kron (GeekGirlMeetup UK),  Richard Adams (Microsoft), Evelyn Wilson (TCCE), Haidee Bell (Nesta Innovations Programmes),  Dr. Mitra Memarzia (IC tomorrow / Social Media Week London), Paola Cuneo (UK Trade and Investment), Roberta Lucca (Bossa Studios), Christoph Jankowski(UK Cultural Contact Point), Derek Richards(Hi8us South), Ruth Catlow(Furtherfield), and more!

Tickets can be booked here: http://womenshiftdigital.eventbrite.com/

You can follow the discussions on Twitter with the hashtag #womenshiftdigital

Women Shift Digital is supported by QA, UK Trade & Investment, Canary Wharf Arts and Events, Taylor Wessing, SMartEU, Creative Guild, Kinura, IntelligentHQ, Hai Media Group.