The Finding Ada Conference

The Finding Ada Conference is a fully online global conference for women in STEM and advocates for gender equality. It will be held on Tuesday 10 November, beginning at 9am in Wellington, New Zealand, and ending 29 hours later at 6pm on the West Coast of America.

We will have a variety of talks, workshops, Q&As and more available to watch as they are streamed, or in catch-up later. Whether you are a woman in STEM who wants to develop her career, a business leader or HR exec, an educator or parent, or an advocate or community organiser, we’ll be running sessions for you.

We have three themes for the day:

  • Career development: Career advice; professional skills; and personal growth.
  • Policy and advocacy: Talent acquisition, retention and promotion; returners; business policy, processes and standards; advocacy strategies.
  • Widening participation: Increasing girls’ interest in STEM; navigating academia; increasing diversity and supporting diverse communities.

And we have speakers from around the world to present and take part in a live Q&A. Sessions will include panel discussions, interviews, 25 minute talks/workshops and 5 minute Ignite talks.

Tickets are free, and are available now

Time are tough for everyone, and women need additional career support during the COVID pandemic, so we have taken the decision to make tickets free. We ask those who can afford it to donate to help us support not just our speakers via our honoraria, but also support Ada Lovelace Day and the work we do year round.