Diversity & Inclusion

[02.11.23 - 8:30am - 5:30pm]

Alongside women in tech and tech for social change, a deep understanding of neurodiversity and D&I is vitally important to us here at Manchester Tech Festival and to our community.

This track day is designed to educate, empower and inspire those looking to promote and embed inclusivity in their professional and personal practices. Through a range of talks, panels and activities, we will seek to examine what neurodiversity and D&I looks like in tech, how our community is achieving inclusive practice, and what we can do to be better as an industry.

The Agenda

Download the agenda using the link below!


Discover our lineup of thought and tech leaders. Click on the speakers below to explore this years talks. 

Charlene Chigumira


"How To Leverage Diversity Committees And Employee Resource Groups To Drive Business Outcomes"

Dave Monks


"Neurodiversity: Making a Difference"

Ruth Mills


"How diversity, inclusion, and flexible working can supercharge your business"

Gem Hill

Selfcare Backpack

"Shame, failure, and working through it"

Robert Newry

Arctic Shores Limited

"Scrap the CV! How Siemens solved its skills shortage and found great new talant"

Speaker TBC


"The EDI Playbook"

Olivia Horan

Oscar Technology

"You do you: How all women in tech can elevate their careers through personal branding"

James Bateson

Code ComputerLove

"Accessibility champions: trying to create an accessible culture"

Purchase your pass

Secure your spot at our Festival! Purchase your festival pass now and be a part of an unforgettable experience that promises to inspire, educate, and connect you with leading experts from Manchester’s tech scene and beyond..

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Victoria Baths

Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, M13 0FE

When it opened in 1906, Victoria Baths on Hathersage Road, Manchester, was described as “the most splendid municipal bathing institution in the country” and “a water palace of which every citizen of Manchester can be proud.” After the baths closed, The Friends of Victoria Baths charitable trust restored the venue which is used as our main venue for the festival. 

Evening Social

Our evening social offers the perfect setting to forge new connections, exchange insights, and build valuable relationships within the tech community. With a vibrant atmosphere, delicious refreshments, and opportunities to engage with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and like-minded enthusiasts, this evening social is the ideal platform to relax, unwind, and expand your professional network.

Join us for an evening of networking and drinks  straight after the conference at:
Abel Heywood, 38 Turner St, Manchester M4 1DZ
North Taproom, 2 Nobel Wy, Manchester M1 7FA