Who can attend the event?
As with all our events and community initiatives, WTSFest 2023 is a women-only event.
Where is the event taking place?
Barbican Theatre, Barbican Centre, London (EC2Y 8DS).
When will the event take place?
Friday, March 3rd 2023
What are the timings of the event?
Registration opens at 9am and the first session starts at 10am. The last session finishes at 5:30pm followed by our after-party which will be till late. There will be several breaks throughout the day, including a lunch break. All timings are in GMT.
Who is organising WTSFest 2023?
Areej AbuAli, the founder of Women in Tech SEO. We will have a number of brilliant community members volunteering on the day as well.
Is there a code of conduct?
Yes, we prioritise the safety and comfort of our attendees, speakers and organisers. You can find our code of conduct here
What does a Full Access ticket include?
Your ticket includes access to the full-day conference in London, morning pastries, afternoon lunch, snacks, after-party and post-event recordings.
What does a Recording ticket include?
Recording ticket includes access to recordings only which will be sent post-event by April 3rd.
Will the recordings include captions?
Yes, we will work with caption specialists to provide captions to our recorded videos. These will be in English.
How does the 'Buy a Scholarship Ticket' option work?
We will be allocating Scholarship Tickets to those who fill out our scholarship form. Simply buy one from your end and we'll do the rest by assigning it from our end. You can either buy a scholarship in-person ticket or a scholarship recording ticket. Thank you for your generosity.
Are you giving away scholarship tickets?
Yes, thanks to our Scholarship Sponsors and folks who buy scholarship tickets. We are giving them away to those who cannot afford to buy a ticket themselves. Simply fill out our Scholarship Form
- you have the option to choose from an in-person ticket or a recording ticket. We will be closing it on November 30th and contacting everyone to inform them if they won a scholarship ticket or not in December.
How will I receive my ticket?
Your invoice and ticket will be sent via email after purchasing. If you have a Full Access ticket, then on the day of the event, simply show up at our Registration Desk and we'll give you your lanyard. For Recording tickets, you will receive your invoice via email and access to session recordings will be sent post-event by April 3rd.
Will food and refreshments be provided?
Yes, a delicious lunch, as well as a light breakfast, coffee, tea and snacks throughout the day and drinks at our after-party.
Will I be able to ask the speakers questions?
Our agenda is tightly packed so we won't have time for Q&A during the sessions but our speakers will be around the whole day, so please do go up and ask them questions during the breaks.
Will I be able to network with other attendees?
Yes, we will have several breaks throughout the day, as well as an after-party, there will be lots of opportunities to network.
Can I connect with attendees before the event?
Yes, we will invite all our attendees to a private Slack channel a month prior to the event. It's a great way to connect with one another and make plans before the event.
Will there be requirements to keep the event safe from COVID-19?
We will be closely following all UK government regulations as well as working closely with our venue, The Barbican, to ensure the event is safe. We will keep our attendees up to date with any requirements.
I don't live in London and I'd like to book accommodation, where can I stay?
There are lots of hotels within walking distance from Barbican Centre. A few options are: Malmaison London (High-end), The Montcalm at Brewery (High-end), YOTEL London City (Good-value) and Premier Inn London Farringdon (Good-value).
I attended WTSFest before in London, will this feel the same?
Yes, hopefully even better! We've upgraded to a bigger and better room but we'll be keeping the event small to ensure that the experience stays as special and intimate as our previous conferences.
Can I pay directly by invoice?
We won’t be able to hold tickets so please pay directly via tito, our ticketing platform.
Can I sponsor the event?
We have all the sponsors we need for WTSFest UK 2023 but we're currently looking for sponsors for our first WTSFest USA edition happening in September 2023. Please do get in touch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to sponsor the event.
What does the sponsorship fee go to?
We use our sponsorship fee to pay for our venue, suppliers, photographer, videographer, logistics fees and most importantly, we pay our speakers a speaker fee (as all conferences should!)
Who are your suppliers?
We're proud to work with brilliant women to support us with our initiatives. Videographer: Chalkboard Creative
, Photographer: The Chamberlins
, Designer: Jazmin Batisti
, Social Media: Jo Walters
How can I speak at a Women in Tech SEO event?
We open our speaker pitch form 8 months in advance of each event, keep an eye out for the next time we open it.
I have specific accessibility needs that I'd like catered for, who do I ask?
You can email us at email@example.com - we'll work together with our venue to ensure that your needs are met.
I have a question that’s not listed here, how do I get in touch?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org