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WISE Conference 2018 Programme

Stimulate, Debate and Elevate

Great Minds Don’t Think Alike! The Power of Women and Innovation

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Registration, exhibition, refreshments and networking

Plenary Sessions

Parallel Sessions

10:00 WISE 2018 Conference opens

Unlocking the creative power of diverse teams & female engineering role models
Sponsored by Morson Group in partnership with Salford University
Quays Theatre


WISE Coding Bootcamp Taster Session
Registration essential
Hexagon Room


Not all great minds need to think alike:
A case study from the GSK Immunology Network
In conversation with sponsors GSK & academic partners
Quays Theatre

Leading and Managing Diverse Teams Taster Session
Hosted by Skills4 UK
Registration essential
Hexagon Room

Patently biased:
Why are so few patents raised by women?
How do we encourage and capture female innovation?
Sponsored by Arm
Quays Theatre

12:00 WISE People Like Me Training Taster Session
Registration essential
Hexagon Room


Launch of the WISE Inspiring Women in Innovation Research Programme
In partnership with Amazon
Quays Theatre

13:00 Lunch, exhibition & networking 13:30

Creative Career Paths
A panel discussion hosted by
the WISE Young Women's Board
Registration essential
Hexagon Room


Innovation & Smart Working:
Harnessing technology to rethink how, when & where we work
Sponsored by Thales
Quays Theatre


Innovation - Power of the Word:
Using the language of innovation to appeal to a diverse audience and create a more inclusive, innovative and forward-thinking business
Sponsored by Network Rail
Quays Theatre

15:45 Break

The North South Innovation Divide:
Take your side for the big debate
Sponsored by Siemens
Quays Theatre

17:00 Closing remarks by WISE
17:15 Conference close


Evening Networking Event with
BBC Design & Engineering
Join us in the BBC’s Media City offices to enjoy a drink & canapes.
Meet some of the amazing women [& men] who are helping the BBC lead the way in broadcast engineering, media innovation & technology.
17:30 - 19:30 BBC Media City, Quay House.

Registration essential and is for conference ticket holders only
Please book your place when booking your conference ticket
Please bring photo ID & be prepared to have your bag checked

See the WISE Conference speakers here

Register for parallel sessions by contacting Evelyn

Students tickets sold out!

Your free student ticket allows you all day access to all the sessions at the WISE Conference.
Please bring a valid student ID with you.

Register for WISE Conference 2018 sessions by emailing Evelyn Forsyth-Barnett

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