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
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
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
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
REBEL MAKERS

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

  • Date: Saturday, 9th March
  • Time: 10:00 - 14:00
  • Location: BOM (Birmingham Open Media), 1 Dudley Street, Birmingham, B5 4EG
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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

Innovation Alliance are on a mission to build and maintain a thriving innovation ecosystem in the We...

  • Date: Thursday, 4th April
  • Time: 08:30 - 11:30
  • Location: Birmingham, to be announced
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