The Emerge Mini-Conference is the three day series of talks and workshops in January that aims to address the gender imbalance in the digital design industry by engaging more women with design and technology.

The conference is organised by newly formed not-for-profit Web Heroines and will showcase high-profile work by women from within the industry and aims to share ideas, opinions and solutions.

Hosted in partnership with The British Library Business and IP Centre and supported by the Big Lottery Fund, The Emerge Mini-Conference will take place January 16-18 2012.  There will be ten virtual sessions followed by a networking session and a finale panel debate on the evening of the Jan 18 which takes place at the British Library in London.
 
The panel debate is open to all with a limited number of tickets available for purchase at £10 each on the Emerge website. Online sessions will include workshops, podcasts and inspirational talks by influential women in the industry including Naomi Atkinson who has worked for Audi and BT.
 
The organisers say that the Emerge Mini Conference is for anyone who loves digital design programming, mobile apps, graphics, UX/UI and gaming, and while it is aimed at addressing the gender imbalance men are more than welcome too.