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.

Call for abstracts

Our call for abstracts is now open!

Call for Abstracts page has all the details you need – please share with any women and nb students of computing at UK Universities.  If you would like to share one our posters that would be great, you can print and put them up in your uni, or you can use them to email/share around.

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.

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 a 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.

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. Students who want to take part in the poster contests will have to submit a 250 word abstract. We usually accept about 125 posters, based on these submitted abstracts, and our call for abstracts will open in November 2023.

If you want to be first to find out about our call for abstracts or our registration opening up, we have a “Google Group” for announcements which you can sign up to email alerts.

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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:

0930 – Registration

1000 – Welcome, keynote

1130 – Coffee

1150 – Some more talks

1230 – Lunch, posters

1430 – Some more talks

1600 – Panel session, prizes

1800 – Social

For most of the day, we’ll be 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 already booked a LOT of rooms (80) for attendees – further information will be 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.