Colloquium 2024: Liverpool

The 2024 BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium will be on April 4th at the University of Liverpool.  Information about the venue and programme are given below.  If you want to have all information + the student abstracts in a handy pdf, you can download our BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2024 Abstract Book.

We are generously supported by sponsorship and by University support. You can find out more about our supporters on the University Supporters page.


University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

The main venue of the conference, on 4th April, will be the Central Teaching Hub at University of Liverpool.

We will have an informal social the night of the 3rd April in the venue “Leaf”, on Bold Street, which has a lovely large upstairs space that is accessible and airy. We will have some kind of interactive event – maybe a quiz – to help people relax and get to know each other before the big day. This is open to poster contest presenters, organisers and sponsors only.

Taking part

The event is open to all, although you have to register. The poster contests are open to women and non-binary students studying computing (BSc, BA, BEng, MSc, MComp or MEng) in the UK. This year we expect to have about 160 posters (we accepted about 175). For student attendees the event is free and for poster presenters we try to manage accommodation and also cover travel costs.

We have a limited number of tickets for non-student attendees, and you can sign up for on-the-day tickets here: For the first time in 2024, due to the huge success in recruiting students, we are charging non-students (at cost) and have introduced a supporter ticket which includes a donation to support future events.


On 4th April, the talks will start at about 10:00 with a keynote, and finish around 17:00. There will be a long lunch/poster session in the middle for networking.

Our program is currently in preparation, but will look a bit like this draft:

09:00 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome remarks

10:10 – 11:00 Keynote speaker: Prof. Carron Shankland, University of Glasgow

11:00 – 11:30 Tea / coffee refreshments

11:30 – 12:00 Invited speaker: Tafie James-William, Ocado Technology

12:00 – 12:30 Invited speaker: Jen Fenner, DefProc

12:30 – 14:30 Lunch and Poster sessions

(Students must stand by their posters at specified time slots below – the rest of the time they can look at other posters, or continue to stand by their posters, it’s up to them)

13:00 – 13:20 – Poster session A (1st Year students)

13:20 – 13:40 – Poster session B (2nd Year students)

13:40 – 14:00 – Poster session C (3rd Year students)

14:00 – 14:20 – Poster session D (MSc students)

14:30 – 15:00 Invited speaker: Taps Mtutu, SEO London

15:00 – 15:30 Invited speaker: Dr Gabriella Pizzuto, University of Liverpool

15:30 – 16:00 Tea / Coffee refreshments

16:00 – 17:00 Panel discussions

17:00 – 17:30 Prizes & closing remarks

18:00 – 20:00 Social

This will all be held in the University of Liverpool’s Central Teaching Hub.

Central Teaching Hub

Central Teaching Hub

We support student attendees in a lot of ways and one of these is to ensure those travelling from farther afield have accommodation – in 2024, our accommodation will be a Travelodge hotel near Liverpool Lime Street. We have booked a LOT of rooms (80+) for attendees – further information has been provided to those successful poster presenters who are allocated accommodation.

Further information

We have a frequently asked questions list here: FAQ. You can see information about previous events from the links at the top of this page.

Call for abstracts

Our call for abstracts is now now closed. This section is left here at the bottom of the page as a record, and the Call for Abstracts page remains up for info, as it has lots of useful detail.

A png format poster, landscape

A png format poster, landscape – we also have pdf versions:  BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium poster – portrait and BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium poster Landscape.

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