Manchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

11:00 AM till 15:00 PM February 3rd 2018

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The Federation
Federation street Manchester
M4 4BF

Workshop Information

Have you always wanted to become a tech conference speaker? Let 2018 be the year that you make that dream a reality! Save the date - Saturday 3rd February 2018 11-3 The Federation, Manchester.

On Saturday 3rd February 2018 there will be numerous workshops hosted around the globe encouraging and advising newbie speakers to put together your very first talk proposal and share your own individual perspective on any subject of interest to people in tech. Each workshop will have experienced speakers on hand to:

Give you a warm, inclusive welcome in a safe space (check out our Code of Conduct which all participants must adhere to) mentor you with your proposal, provide speaking advice and share their enthusiasm to get you to the stage!

We recommend you bring a notepad or laptop, but we can help you out if you don’t have any.

The Federation has an on site cafe for food and drink during the day.

Mentors/ facilitators:

Anna Holland-Smith - The BBC/ Code your future
Rebecca Rae-Evans - The Federation
Jonny Rae-Evans - Big Lottery Fund, Tech for Good Live
Richard Sullivan - Co-op Digital
Llara Geddes - Ladies that UX/ Beauty Bay

Timeline for the day:

11-12 Arrival and welcome
12 - 2:00 Picking a topic and constructing a talk section
2:00 - 3:30 Delivery of talk and prep for the event section
3:30 Finish!

There will be workshops, talks and activities through the day that you can get involved in.





Access Information

Getting to the venue

Public Transport

Is there a public transportation stop near the venue? Yes


We are across the road from Victoria station and the Shudehill bus and tram stops

Are public transportation stops accessible to people using mobility devices? Yes

Are public transportation stops accessible to people using service animals? Yes

Are public transportation stops accessible to people who are sight impaired? Yes

Is the area around the venue safe and well-lit? Yes


How close is parking to the venue?

city centre parking - Arndale, Printworks, Victoria or Shudehill

Are there costs associated with parking?

yes, around £6 a day

Is the parking lot well-lit? Yes

Is the parking lot gated? Yes

Is the parking lot guarded? No

Accessing the venue

Is there any building security? Yes

What is the process for entering?

Buzzer and then sign in

Are there steps going into the building or space?

yes on some entrances

Are there ramps or elevators?


Are elevator buttons of an appropriate height for wheelchair users to reach?


Is there affordable childcare at or near the venue?

not that I'm aware of

The Venue

Is there a quiet room? Yes


Not a specific one but there are plenty of spaces we can make avalible

Is there a nursing room for mothers with a newborn? Yes


Not a specific one other than the single stall toilet but there are plenty of spaces we can make avalible

Is the venue safe for small children? Yes

Is the space easily navigable for people using mobility devices or service animals? Yes

Do chairs in the venue have arms? No

Are food and (non-alcoholic) drinks allowed in the space? Yes


yes. and there is an on-site cafe

How many bathrooms (both single and multiple occupancy) are available?


How many handicap stalls or single-occupancy bathrooms are there?


How many gender-neutral bathrooms are available? If none is it possible to make some gender-neutral?


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