The Emerge Mini Conference

Event Info

Mon 16 - Wed 18 Jan, 2012 from 9:00am - 9:00pm
Online and The British Library Business & IP Centre
Cost: All online events are FREE but must be booked. The Panel debate at The British Library Business & IP Centre is £10 per ticket


The World’s Most Influential Women in Digital, Design and Technology come together to celebrate and encourage other Women into Digital Careers  Some of the world’s most influential women in digital design and technology will come together in a unique, mostly online conference, to discuss and promote collaboration and innovation and showcase female excellence in the industry.

Titled ’The Emerge Mini-Conference,’ the three day series of talks and workshops is organised by newly formed not-for-profit Web Heroines and hopes to address the gender imbalance in the industry by engaging more women with design and technology. The Emerge Mini-Conference will also showcase the fantastic work by women from within the industry and aims to share ideas, opinions and solutions.

Hosted in partnership with The British Library Business and IP Centre and supported by the Big Lottery Fund, The Emerge Mini-Conference will take place over 16th, 17th and 18th January 2012.  There will be ten virtual sessions followed by a networking session and a finale pivotal panel debate on the evening of the 18th January which takes place at the British Library in London.

The panel debate is open to all with a limited number of tickets available for purchase at £10 each on the Emerge website. Attendees of the event will come face-to-face with four inspirational female panellists, who are renowned professionals in the field of digital design and technology.

Online sessions will include workshops, podcasts and inspirational talks by influential women in the industry including Naomi Atkinson who has worked for Audi and BT and was named “The Next Big Thing” at The Critters.

Keri Lambden, Senior Member and Founder of Web Heroines, added “This is a unique accessible event which reaches out to women from all backgrounds particularly those who have suffered hardship and want to get their lives back on track by learning new skills, adding strings to their bows and meeting like-minded peers. We are delighted to be working with some of the best and most established female practitioners in the industry and hope that our unique showcase and information exchange will inspire women to take the leap, make their ideas happen and keep innovating”.

Julie Howell, a guest speaker at the conference who has been honoured four times for her influence on the digital industry, added, [this is an] “exciting new initiative that champions the role of women in design and technology industries”.

The Emerge Mini Conference is for anyone who loves digital design programming, mobile apps, graphics, UX/UI and gaming, and while it is aimed at addressing the gender imbalance men are more than welcome too!

The Emerge Mini Conference is organised by Web Heroines and forms part of a wider strategy and mission by the newly formed, Norfolk based not-for-profit to showcase and encourage more women into the digital and technology industry.

For more information about the Emerge Mini Conference, details on all of the sessions and to book your place, visit the microsite today:

Join the conversation on Twitter by following @webheroines and use the hashtag #WHemerge

About Web Heroines

Web Heroines is a not-for-profit organisation which formed as a cooperative in 2011 after a group of like minded people were concerned by the lack of women in design and technology. Web Heroines’ mission is to inspire, engage and inform women about the digital industry and increase the number of women working in the field. Web Heroines also hopes to inspire women to start their own businesses, get better jobs and not feel isolated. For more information about Web Heroines visit: or refer to the press pack which can be downloaded here.

For more information about The Emerge Mini Conference, Web Heroines or to obtain an interview or further images please contact:

Aimee Carmichael
Media Relations and Online PRaimeeateasywriting [dot] co [dot] uk ()@aimee1986


Keri Lambden
Senior Member Web Heroines and Event Organiser



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