EmTech Europe encourages women and young people to join conference with discounted passes

  • Photo: CEO of Staffline Ireland, Tina McKenzie, Director of Aisling Events, Connla McCann & Catherine Daly, Women Who Code

    EmTech Europe is encouraging young people and females in the tech sector to get involved in this year’s conference through a special ticket offer.

    The Bright Future pass - for students across Ireland studying at third-level education - will enable young people working or studying in the STEM sectors to attend the prestigious MIT conference on 1-2 July. The ticket, priced at £10, will allow entry to all EmTech Europe talks virtually throughout the two-day conference.

    Conference organisers, Aisling Events are encouraging any young person interested in technology to avail of the Bright Future pass which will give them an opportunity to connect with some of the Europe’s leading technologists and entrepreneurs.

    A Women in Tech pass has also been created to ensure females working in the tech space have access to EmTech Europe. The pass will give attendees a 25% discount for a standard virtual conference pass.

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    Europe’s female technology leaders, researchers, and innovators across artificial intelligence, health and sustainability are paving the way for the next generation of tech entrepreneurs. Speakers at this year’s conference include;

    • Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy Officer, AI Officer of Darktrace
    • Henrietta Moon, CEO and co-founder of Carbo Culture
    • Joanna J Bryson, Prof. of Ethics and Technology, Hertie School of Governance
    • Liz Ashall-Payne, Co-founder and CEO of ORCHA
    • Nora Khaldi, Founder and CEO of Nuritas
    • Nathalie Casas, Head of Technology, Climeworks
    • Rachel Dunscombe, CEO & Director of the NHS Digital Academy
    • Marga Hoek, Global Author & Speaker
    This follows the announcement that EmTech Europe will be one of the first in-person business conference to take place across the UK and Ireland since the beginning of the pandemic.

    Hosted by Titanic Belfast, EmTech Europe will have 100 audience members per day attending the conference in person, while an international audience will watch the streamed conference online.

    The hybrid conference will be safety-led with all relevant data and risk assessments made ahead of the two-day event. On site mitigations will include social distancing, capped numbers, hygiene protocols, no conference paraphernalia and no mingling – all representing the new normal in business conferencing.

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    Connla McCann, Director of Aisling Events said:“This year’s EmTech Europe will see some of Europe’s best and brightest join us, including revered women who are trailblazing the way forward in the technology sphere. 

    “The talented pool of young people working and studying in STEM in Belfast is really remarkable and is one of the key reasons why our city is emerging as a leading tech city in Europe. Therefore, we are reaching out to our young people and inviting them to partake in EmTech Europe, offering them a unique opportunity to connect with some of the most influential people of the European tech scene."

    Partner of EmTech Europe, Staffline’s Managing Director, Tina McKenzie added: “I am thrilled with the focus on encouraging participation from women and young people, as we know those groups have been most adversely affected by the pandemic. It is wonderful to see Belfast leading the way as a modern, entrepreneurial city and I welcome the opportunity to engage with leading tech entrepreneurs throughout Europe.”

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    To find out more and register for the two-day conference which takes place on 1 and 2 July, visit: https://emtecheurope.com/

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