Events 2016

Ada Lovelace Day Live! 2016

Our flagship ‘science cabaret’ event will this year be held at The IET on the evening of 11 October. Playing host to the UK’s most fabulous women in STEM, ALD Live is an entertaining evening of geekery, comedy and music suitable for everyone over the age of 12. If you’d like to enjoy a taster, take a look at our videos from 2015, 2014 and 2013Tickets are on sale now! 

Our amazing speakers this year are:

  • Yewande Akinola, design engineer focused on sustainable water supply systems and the engineering design coordination of large projects in the built environment.
  • Dr Sheila Kanani, planetary physicist, science presenter, secondary school physics teacher and space comedienne with a background in astrophysics and astronomy.
  • Dr Kat Arney, science writer and broadcaster whose work has featured in the New Scientist, Wired, the Guardian, the Times Educational Supplement, BBC Radio 4, the Naked Scientists and more.
  • Jenny Duckett, developer with the Government Digital Service.
  • Dr Sara Santos, mathematician, director and founder of Maths Busking.
  • Dr Bissan Al-Lazikani, computational biologist working on drug discovery for Cancer Research UK.
  • Dr Anna Jones, deputy science leader for the British Antarctic Survey’s Atmosphere, Ice and Climate Team.

Tickets are on sale now from Eventbrite at £20 for General Entry and £5 for concessions. Get yours now before they sell out! Find out more about our speakers, venue, tickets and schedule.

Worldwide events

If you are organising your own independent ALD event this year, we’d really like to hear from you. We’ve already got a few events on our map, and we’re looking forward to seeing more. Last year we had over 150 around the world, so the question is, can we beat that this year?

There’s still plenty of time to get your event organised, but if you want to get some ideas, download our handy organisers’ pack for inspiration, advice and resources. You can also chat to other organisers about what they are doing on our community forum!