The second annual conference of the Institute of Coding (IoC) will take place on 24-25 February 2020.

The conference will have a packed programme of sessions from employers and educators and the IoC is particularly pleased to share that one of the keynote speakers will be founder and CEO of the Stemettes, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, who will be discussing the importance of diversity in tech.

The title of the 2020 conference is Thinking Differently and the theme is lifelong learning. The question that will be asked at the conference is how a new focus on lifelong learning would change the United Kingdom.

The IoC has announced the conference sessions will look at:

  • Diversity of participation (diversity and inclusion)
  • Diversity of delivery (place-based learning and personalisation)
  • Diversity of destination (different outcomes for a wider variety of learners)

Full conference programme

Designed for a diverse audience, including policy makers, employers, educators and learners, the objectives of the conference are to:

  1. Bring together high-profile speakers to find collaborative ways to address and respond to topics of national interest, including the digital skills gap and the need for better diversity and inclusion.
  2. Create spaces and opportunities for debate in order to disrupt the traditional approach to digital skills higher education provision in the UK.
  3. Share information and showcase the IoC’s recent work by providing concrete examples of our innovative delivery.

300 delegates attended the Institute’s inaugural conference last year. You can find out about some of the great work that the IoC and the consortium is doing via the videos, podcasts and presentations from the 2019 conference and via the school website.


‘Thinking Differently’ – Institute of Coding 2nd annual conference