Conference Schedule Find the sessions that interest you

You don't have to sign up for the whole conference, each session can be registered for individually. Each of the online sessions are FREE, the panel debate in London is only £10! Click full day details for more info each session and registration.

Please note all times are GMT London UK time zone.

Monday 16th Jan
Introduction by the team

Launching a Product

10:00am with Rachel Andrew

Videocast with Naomi Atkinson


The Power of 1

Making a positive difference
1:30pm with Julie Howell

Learn SASS & Compass

3:00pm CSS Frameworks with Jen Myers

Evening Google+ Hangout

Tuesday 17th Jan
Introduction by the team

Design Workshop

10:00am Generating ideas

Ethnographic User Experience

12:00pm with Evgenia Grinblo

Second Shift Designer, Talk

1:30pm Balancing your day job & freelancing
with Katie Major

User Interface Design, Talk

3:00pm with Annette Priest

Evening Google+ Hangout

Wednesday 18th Jan
Introduction by the team

Abbey Tosic, Podcast Interview


Fran Taylor, Podcast Interview


Future of Women in Technology

Pivotal event with wine, nibbles & cupcakes (evening event, attend in person)
Ft. Sarah Parmenter, Sarah McVittie
Jess Ratcliffe & Julie Howell
6:30pm - 8:30pm, The British Library, London
Tickets £10

After party

Guest Speakers Our Super Duper

We have sourced some of the best super talented women involved in the digital and tech world today to bring you inspirational talks, workshops and debate.

Rachel Andrew

Web Developer
Author & Speaker

Her books include the bestselling CSS Anthology for Sitepoint and she is a regular contributor to a number of publications both on and offline...


Evgenia Grinblo

Designer &
Social Activist

Evgenia "Jenny" Grinblo is a self-taught visual designer. She was born in Siberia, raised in Israel, and had studied in Wales and the USA by the age of 20...

Rebekah Lock

PRP Graphics & Freelance

Rebekah has over 7 years experience working in-house & at agencies for big name brands & smaller clients. Whatever the brief Rebekah uses her vast experience & a belief in a collaborative, creative approach...

Katie Major


Katie is an award winning graphic designer living in Cleveland, Ohio USA. She has been interviewed for HOW magazine, published in Logo Lounge vol. 5 and awarded the 2D design award for AIGA Cleveland’s Design Competition...

Jen Myers

Web Designer

Jen Myers is an interaction designer in Columbus, Ohio, where she also teaches HTML/CSS and organizes the development education program Girl Develop It Columbus....

Sarah Parmenter

You Know Who

Sarah is a User Interface designer specialising in iPhone and iPad UI Design. Sarah works as both a consultant and a designer to various brands in the UK and abroad as well as speaking at web related events worldwide...

Fran Taylor

Marketing Manager
British Library

Fran is the Marketing Manager for creative industries at the British Library. She is responsible for encouraging more designers, artists and makers to use the Library...

Naomi Atkinson

Designer & Illustrator

Active in the design industry for almost a decade, Naomi has held senior positions at three leading agencies in London, with world renowned clients such as Audi, British Telecom, Macmillan Cancer Support and Aviva...

Julie Howell

Julie Howell PR

Renowned for campaigning to make technologies more accessible to everyone, Julie's real passion is for working to make a positive and sustained difference in the world...

Keri Lambden

Web Heroines

Keri is the Founder of Web Heroines and a runs a web design business (when she has a spare moment!). Keri loves design and tech and has been building websites for nearly 10 years....

Sarah McVittie


The Times recently called Sarah one of the UK’s “top rising female entrepreneurs”, and she was named by Management Today magazine as one of the top 35 female entrepreneurs under the age of 35...

Jess Ratcliffe


Jess went on to start GaBoom when she was 19 years old and in her first year of University. Since starting GaBoom, Jess has appeared on BBC Dragons’ Den and left University to focus on GaBoom full-time...

Annette Priest

UX Researcher
Revel Insight

Annette Priest is an independent UX researcher, designer and strategist based in Austin, Texas. Over the past 15 years her work has helped shape the standards for usability...

Abbey Tosic

Usability Lead

Abbey Tosic has worked in design and online marketing for over 7 years and is currently the eHub Design & Usability Lead at 3M in St Paul, MN. Abbey also contributes to well known magazines and blogs...

About Emerge More about the mini-conference

Emerge is a mini-conference for women who love digital design and technology such as: graphics, web, mobile, apps, UX, UI and gaming. It's a mostly online conference featuring live workshops and talks by awesome speakers based all over the world leading up to a super special evening panel debate hosted at the British Library in London which you can attend in person.

Web Heroines grew out of the need to inspire and encourage more women into design and technology. In the UK women make up only 12% of the design/tech work force. Web Heroines are passionate about increasing this number either through workshops to newly train or improve skills and sparking innovation with talks by women in the field or via debate and social gatherings. Our conference sessions are a great way to learn about something new, add a string to your bow or get actively debating your ideas, opinions and solutions.

The conference hash tag is #WHemerge


Who should attend

If you love digital design, programming, mobile apps, graphics, UX/UI and web then this conference is for you. Also if you're thinking of starting a business, building a new product or are just interested in design and tech you'll love it too.

Although our mission is to encourage more women into the industry men are more than welcome to sign up for sessions and come to the panel debate.


Fully Booked

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Web Heroines Team

Keri Lambden - Founder

keri lambden

Keri is our very own Wonder Woman and wears many hats including designer, chief organiser and panel chairperson.


Liz Norman

liz norman

Our super star media consultant and photographer.


Marcus Stafford

marcus stafford

He just wears the trousers ;)

How to Attend Location, Prices, etc...

Most of the conference is online which means you can attend from your own home/office, just follow the steps below. The third day of the conference is our super special evening event based offline in London at the British Library where you'll get to meet delegates in person, hear some fabulous speakers and get involved with the panel debate. Wine and nibbles are on tap too!

step1  register

Register & select sessions you want to attend (most are FREE).

step2 stamp 

Receive email confirmation for each session you booked plus your login details.

step3  network

Login to meet other attendees, add to your profile & chat.