THE EVENTS

All of the events happening throughout DIDFest fall into our four themes, PLAY, INSPIRE, COMMUNITY and LEADERSHIP, as we want engage with young children, right through to organisational leaders from all businesses.

There’s so many exciting things going on throughout the Festival, and we feel there really is something for everyone. If you still aren’t sure where to start, do get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll be happy to chat with you to find out more about you, and point you in the right direction of what events might enjoy.

There are a number of events already lined up, with more to be added each week - so keep your eye on this page, or our Twitter page @Didfest where we'll be announcing new events when the come live.

WEST MIDLANDS WOMEN'S VOICE

Worldwide, lenses will be on the West Midlands through the Commonwealth Games and Coventry City of C...

  • Date: Wednesday, 6th March
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Location: The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, B9 4AA
ASOS HACKCOMP #BALANCEFORBETTER

Where ideas, tech and people come together. The theme you’ll be hacking is: ‘How can we create even...

  • Date: Thursday, 7th March
  • Time: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Location: The Old Library, Digbeth, Birmingham
WOMEN WHO INSPIRE NETWORK

Attendees at this special event, held on International Women's Day, will hear from local inspiration...

  • Date: Friday, 8th March
  • Time: 09:00 - 11:30
  • Location: Natwest Accelerator Hub, 8 Brindley Place, B1 2TZ
ASOS HACKCOMP #BALANCEFORBETTER

Where ideas, tech and people come together. The theme you’ll be hacking is: ‘How can we create even...

  • Date: Friday, 8th March
  • Time: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Location: The Old Library, Digbeth, Birmingham
FORWARD LADIES POWER BREAKFAST MEETING

Helen Routledge, CEO of Totem Learning Ltd. Helen is well respected within the Forward Ladies commun...

  • Date: Friday, 8th March
  • Time: 09:30 - 11:00
  • Location: Lost and Found, Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2019 CONFERENCE | WELCOME TO "THE QUEENS DEN"

At NatWest our commitment to support more women to succeed in business goes beyond financial service...

  • Date: Friday, 8th March
  • Time: 10:00 - 14:30
  • Location: Natwest Accelerator Hub, 8 Brindley Place, B1 2TZ
BIG BANG FAIR

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology,...

  • Date: Wednesday, 13th March
  • Time: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Location: The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
BIG BANG FAIR

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology,...

  • Date: Thursday, 14th March
  • Time: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Location: The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
GENDER & ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY

All are welcome to join in this event where we discuss questions of gender, ethnic diversity and ine...

  • Date: Thursday, 14th March
  • Time: 14:30 - 17:00
  • Location: STEAMhouse, 108 Digbeth High Street, B5 6DT
DISCOVER DIGITAL: FINDING YOUR PLACE IN TECH

Innovation Birmingham in partnership with Enploy will be delivering a half a day workshop and event...

  • Date: Friday, 15th March
  • Time: 08:30 - 17:00
  • Location: Innovation Birmingham Campus, iCentrum, Holt Street, B7 4BP
BIG BANG FAIR

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology,...

  • Date: Friday, 15th March
  • Time: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Location: The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
BIG BANG FAIR

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology,...

  • Date: Saturday, 16th March
  • Time: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Location: The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
THE SME BUSINESS OWNER’S TOOLKIT

We’re seeing more and more female entrepreneurs set up their own businesses, including in Tech and D...

  • Date: Monday, 18th March
  • Time: 11:00 - 14:00
  • Location: iCentrum, Holt Street, B7 4BP
CODE CLUB - LIVE TWITTER TOUR

Join Code Club UK on Monday 18 March 15:30 to 16.30 for a live Twitter tour with Meriden Primary Sch...

  • Date: Monday, 18th March
  • Time: 15:30 - 16:30
  • Location: Online
MEET THE REGION'S TECH COMMUNITY

The local team from Eagle Lab will open by talking about their work, opportunities for chartered acc...

  • Date: Monday, 18th March
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:00
  • Location: Barclays Eagle Lab, iCentrum Innovation Birmingham Campus, B7 4BP
TECH TREKS

100 college and university students across the West Midlands will come together over a course of one...

  • Date: Wednesday, 20th March
  • Time: 08:00 - 19:00
  • Location: Millennium Point, Curzon St, Birmingham, B4 7XG
BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING

Breaking the Glass Ceiling - One woman's journey from programmer to busines owner

During Graduate+...

  • Date: Wednesday, 20th March
  • Time: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Location: Curzon 204, Cardigan Street, Birmingham
BE MORE BIRMINGHAM

Be More Birmingham will bring together SMEs, policy makers, broadcasters and talent within the creat...

  • Date: Wednesday, 20th March
  • Time: 14:00 - 17:30
  • Location: The Bond, 180-182 Fazeley St, Birmingham, B5 5SE
TECH WEDNESDAY: WOMEN IN TECH

Tech Wednesday is Innovation Birmingham's monthly meet-up for Birmingham’s technological and entrepr...

  • Date: Wednesday, 20th March
  • Time: 17:30 - 20:00
  • Location: Innovation Birmingham Campus, iCentrum, Holt Street, B7 4BB
HOW TO SCALE A BUSINESS INCLUSIVELY

ESC grew quickly from a small business to over 150 people. Building a diverse and inclusive culture...

  • Date: Thursday, 21st March
  • Time: 17:00 - 19:00
  • Location: Cannon House, 10 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6BS
24 HOUR HACKATHON

A 24 hour Hackathon.

With participants and partners from across Birmingham we will be taking the o...

  • Date: Saturday, 23rd March
  • Time: 12:00 - 12:00
  • Location: BOM (Birmingham Open Media), 1 Dudley Street, Birmingham, B5 4EG
SHE MEANS BUSINESS - TRAINING WORKSHOP

Join She Means Business trainer David Glenwright, from local agency JC Social Media who will share s...

  • Date: Tuesday, 26th March
  • Time: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Location: Universities Centre, Innovation Birmingham, Birmingham, B7 4BB
INTRO TO ARDUINO, FOR TEACHERS

Aston University are keen to help build teachers confidence when it comes to STEM related subjects....

  • Date: Wednesday, 27th March
  • Time: 15:00 - 17:00
  • Location: Aston University
STEM SCHOLARSHIP LIVE FINAL

Millennium Point Trust STEM Scholarship Live Final

Following a record number of applications, cele...

  • Date: Wednesday, 27th March
  • Time: 17:30 - 21:30
  • Location: Millennium Point, Curzon St, Birmingham B4 7XG
EVERYWOMAN FORUM - REDRESSING THE BALANCE

Did you know that women represent just 17% of the UK Technology industry?

As part of #DIDFest2019,...

  • Date: Thursday, 28th March
  • Time: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Location: Tbc: a comfy coffee shop nearby to New Street Station
CROSS-TRAINING INTO TECH - WHERE DO YOU START?!

Have you ever wondered how on earth you get into a tech or digital career? What does a technology ca...

  • Date: Thursday, 28th March
  • Time: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Location: Alpha Works
HOW TO DEAL WITH IMPOSTOR SYNDROME & SOCIAL ANXIETY

Have you ever thought...

  • “Eventually people will realise that I'm not that good...”
  • “It was most...

  • Date: Friday, 29th March
  • Time: 12:30 - 14:30
  • Location: University of Birmingham, University Rd W, Birmingham B15 2TT
DAME STEPHANIE SHIRLEY CH: MY LIFE, AUTISM, AND WHY AMBITIOUS WOMEN HAVE FLAT HEADS

Dame Stephanie describes herself as having been very lucky in her life. Her experience as an unaccom...

  • Date: Friday, 29th March
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:30
  • Location: Bramall Music Building - Elgar Concert Hall (R12 on campus map)
GENDER HIRING HACK 2019

Discover the secrets behind hiring great women in tech!

Buck the trend by learning how to open you...

  • Date: Monday, 1st April
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:00
  • Location: The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP
LEADING WITH CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE

This event is for anyone currently in a leadership role or aspiring leaders, who want to become more...

  • Date: Tuesday, 2nd April
  • Time: 08:30 - 10:00
  • Location: Birmingham, to be announced
HOW TO ATTRACT MORE WOMEN TO APPLY TO YOUR TECH ROLES

Where to start?!

Growing a business in its own right, is a difficult challenge. Growing a diverse...

  • Date: Wednesday, 3rd April
  • Time: 13:30 - 16:00
  • Location: Alpha Tower, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B1 1TT
WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER

Silicon Canal will be bringing together a small group of women in tech across the region who have bo...

  • Date: Wednesday, 3rd April
  • Time: 17:30 - 19:30
  • Location: Hen and Chickens, 27 Constitution Hill, Birmingham, B19 3LE
INNOVATION POLICY AND PRACTICE: WOMEN IN STEM-BASED BUSINESS

Innovation Policy and Practice breakfast Invitation

Women in STEM-based business - barriers and en...

  • Date: Thursday, 4th April
  • Time: 07:45 - 09:30
  • Location: MakeUK Technology Hub, Nobel Way, Birmingham, B6 7EP
COMPUTING ISNT JUST CODING

This event, supported by Student Ambassadors, will show that computing and careers in computing aren...

  • Date: Thursday, 4th April
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Location: Aston University: Room lab MB245, Main Building, 2nd floor
HOW TO SURVIVE AS A WOMAN IN TECH

Join us on Thursday 4th April 7pm at Alpha Works for a relaxed round table discussion on how to su...

  • Date: Thursday, 4th April
  • Time: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Location: Room M4, Alpha Works, Suffolk Street, Queensway, Birmingham
FLEXIBLE WORKING CULTURE AND PRACTICES

At B13 Technology we offer flexibilty to all employees from day one, this is one of our core values...

  • Date: Friday, 5th April
  • Time: 10:15 - 11:30
  • Location: Alpha Works, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham, B1 1TT
REBEL MAKERS

Rebel Makers is a network of peer-to-peer making clubs for everyone who is interested in technology...

  • Date: Saturday, 6th April
  • Time: 10:00 - 14:00
  • Location: BOM (Birmingham Open Media), 1 Dudley Street, Birmingham, B5 4EG