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Bristol Symposium on AI and Language – March the 4th

Organised by the Interactive AI Centre of Doctoral Training and the Intelligent Systems Lab this one-day long symposium will examine natural language in AI from a number of different perspectives. This will include aspects of natural language processing, text mining, narrative theories and computational models of language. Invited speaker include: Nello Cristianini, Benjamin Elsworth, Edwin Simpson, Genevieve Liveley, Martha Lewis, and Oliver Davis

Umbraco Spark Innovation Conference 2020 – March the 6th

The Umbraco Spark innovation conference returns on Friday 6th March 2020 at the M Shed in Bristol. The official conference is a must for all Umbraco developers that want to find out what’s going on with Umbraco in 2020 and loads of innovative implementations and ideas.

Nuclear engineering for safety, control and security – March the 26th

Fully supported by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), Nuclear Engineering for safety, control and security provides invaluable solutions to the sector’s challenges. 2020’s event includes updates on Advanced Nuclear Technologies and Hinkley Point C as well as providing practical advice on cyber security, digital transformation, human factors, Smart device substantiation and more. This technical conference will benefit engineers, managers and safety specialists as well as students and those looking to move into the Nuclear industry. Join us in Bristol to benefit from a government view alongside detail that you can apply to your own workplace.

ACCU 2020 – 24th – 28th March (we’ll be here)

“The ACCU Conference is, simply, the premier developer conference in the UK”
 ACCU, a premier conference for programmers and developers, is back for 2020 and will once again return to Bristol to bring together some of the best minds and game-changers in the industry! Taking place across four days, ACCU is the conference for all those interested in native languages and professionalism in programming. As in previous years, two of the five streams will focus purely on C++.  Annually attracting a host of renowned international speakers, 2020 will take an interesting look at the way technology is evolving. Will you be there?

50th Intelligent Sensing Program – Sensing in Precision Medicine and Digital Health by The Knowledge Transfer Network – March the 26th

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together relevant communities, sensor technology providers, new molecular characterisation technology developers and innovators working in AI, and other relevant stakeholders such as innovation funders. It aims to facilitate knowledge sharing, stimulate new ideas generation, develop new collaborations and partnerships, and promote the innovation development and the adaptation of such sensing technologies in the UK health industries.

NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre Scientific Away Day 2020 – Mon, Mar 30th

Join us for a day to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of the Bristol BRC thus far and to look forward to future developments. Along with updates from themes and projects and a look ahead to BRC2, the programme will feature a Q&A session on interacting with the media, with Fiona Fox, Director of the Science Media Centre.

Digital Gaggle Conference – April the 23rd

Digital Gaggle crash lands at Bristol’s Watershed cinema on Thursday 23rd April for an afternoon of inspiring speakers, dedicated to helping you elevate your digital marketing to the next level. Digital Gaggle is a biannual conference organised by Noisy Little Monkey which brings together the best marketing minds in the South West. The conference is crammed full of talks from industry leaders who will share their tips, strategies and best practice with you so that you leave inspired to innovate the way you do marketing for your business.

KNOWLEDGE FLOW: Building bridges between science & community – April the 29th

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Pixel Pioneers Bristol – 12th June

A one-day conference of practical and inspiring design and front-end talks, featuring eight world-class speakers, preceded by a workshop day.

Changing the World Through Sustainable Technologies — A vision for 2050 – June the 22nd

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies presents Summer Showcase 2020: Changing the World Through Sustainable Technologies — A Vision for 2050. This unique, multidisciplinary conference event will feature exciting guest speakers, presentations from PhD researchers and academics, poster sessions, round table discussions, and more. This is a valuable opportunity for anyone interested in learning about the latest developments in sustainable and circular technologies and is a chance to develop collaborations for the future.

Cobot Automation Tour 2020 | Bath – June the 23rd

We are very pleased that you have shown an interest in our FREE event, where Universal Robots and UR+ partners will exhibit their automation solutions. We hope to show you how to best optimize the production efficiency through cobots and automation. You will have the chance to meet our partners, Sick, Skf Robotics, Robotiq, Piab and Igus, who offer different end-effectors and tooling. Even more, you will have the opportunity to program the flexible and user-friendly robots yourself.

The Fourth International Workshop on Socio-gerontechnology by NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre – June the 29th

Socio-gerontechnology network of researchers share an interest in exploring the entanglements of ageing and technologies. The network seeks to strengthen critical and reflexive thinking and research by emphasizing the complex and co-constitutive relationship between ageing, technology and society. It brings together international scholars from a variety of disciplinary background (i.e. critical and cultural gerontology, science and technology studies (STS), sociology, anthropology, age studies, HCI and education) and provides a forum for productive, open and supportive exchange and dialogue, with the aim of fostering curiosity, reflexivity and enthusiasm for researching the topic.

GW4 Water Security Alliance 2020 Annual Conference – July the 2nd

Every year, the GW4 Water Security Alliance bring stakeholders and academics together during a one-day conference to discuss water research challenges.

Our 2019 event gathered over 120 attendees with key speakers from UNESCO and Environment Agency. Please see the summary of our 2019 event here.

Conference Reviews from our members

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PyData London 2019 – review on 21st July 2019

The nice part about the conference is that they offer ticket scholarships for underrepresented groups in tech and women are more than welcome to apply. The organizers pointed out that it would be great to see more women join the PyData community. The application for the scholarship is quite simple: there is only a one page form to fill up  -> see

I also have only good things to say about the organizers, who try to make everyone feel as welcome and included as possible. We had a diversity lunch event this year and we had free childcare and a nursing room on the premises as well!