Ada's List Conf

Ada's List Conf

The Ada’s List Conf launched in 2016, with 65 attendees coming together for an afternoon of talks and networking. Since then, we’ve grown bigger and better, with nearly 200 attending our 2019 event, held at the FT offices in London.

Previous keynotes have featured:

  • Alex Depledge
  • Kajal Odedra
  • Asa Nystrom
  • Shefali Roy
  • Sitar Teli
  • Debbie Wosskow

We’re so proud of the diversity of speakers and topics at our Conf, including:

  • using data to create powerful campaigns
  • tackling bias in building algorithms and apps
  • the power of technology in conflict affected countries
  • creating ethical and inclusive products and services
  • tips to strengthen your personal brand on social media
  • how (not) to talk about diversity in tech
  • explaining open data standards
    and much more! 

Past Conf sponsors

Our Conf would not be possible without the support of our amazing sponsors, who have enabled us to develop and grow the format over the years, as well as run our community.

Interested in sponsoring us? Let's talk.

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See all the highlights from previous years

Ada's List Conf 2019

Ada's List Conf 2018

Ada's List Conf 2017

Ada's List Conf 2016

Information on Ada's List Conf 2019

The day will feature keynotes, talks and workshops by Ada’s List members who will share their stories of innovation and change, and reflect on how they are changing communities, workplaces, and their industry.

When: Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM (GMT)
Where: Financial Times, 1 Friday Street, 5th Floor, London EC4M 9JA

General info

Speakers & talks


9:00 Doors open

10:00 Kickoff and welcome from the FT - lecture room 1

10:10 Ada's List Year in Review, Merici and Anjali - Lecture room 1

10:30 Keynote presentation 'We Should All Be Activists': Kajal Odedra, UK Director, and Author, 'Do Something: Activism For Everyone' Lecture room 1


Development & engagement track (lecture room 1):

Tech track (lecture room 2):

Workshop track (workshop room):

12:00 Lunch (Vegan Buffet by Vegantoyou)

12:30 Optional facilitated networking

13:30 Keynote: Building more than robots: Tackling self-exclusion in STEM (Patrice John-Baptiste, FIRST® UK) Lecture room 1


Development & engagement track (lecture room 1):

Tech track (lecture room 2):

Workshop track (workshop room):

14:45 Coffee Break


Development & engagement track (lecture room 1):

Tech track (lecture room 2):

Workshop track (workshop room):


16:45 Do The Right Thing - a Pep Rally for Good (Pauline Roche (RnR Organisation) , Elle Tweedy (FutureGov), Deborah Oklena (YSYS)) (Lecture room 1)

17:30 Wrap up & cutting of the 6th Birthday (Ada's List is 6!) cake; Non-alcoholic drinks reception thanks to Everleaf *our fave n/a drinks!

18:00 Move to a nearby pub

General info:

Our venue is the gorgeous 5th floor of the Financial Times building, conveniently located in central London, just minutes away from several underground stations. The address is 1 Friday Street, London EC4M 9JA

All genders and non-binary individuals are welcome to join.

What’s included in the ticket price?

Lunch is included in the ticket price. Coffee, tea and non-alcoholic beverages will be served throughout the day.


Need help on the day?

Reach out to if you have any accessibility needs.  As usual, we will be following our Conference Code of Conduct, to ensure the event is a safe environment for everybody.

We've partnered with Bubble to cover babysitting charges. Get in touch to know more or use ADA10 for a £10 discount if you’d like to book them yourself.


What's the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable.


Open to members of the public. All genders and non-binary individuals are welcome to join.


Platinum Sponsor

Spotify (this is their second time sponsoring #adaslistconf!)


Silver sponsor


Bronze sponsors
FutureGov (this is their FOURTH time sponsoring #adaslistconf! )




Bursary Ticket + Travel Sponsor

Public Digital

 Venue Sponsor 


Non-alcoholic drinks reception


Become a sponsor

Ada's List is run by volunteers and the conference wouldn't be possible without the support of our awesome sponsors. All proceeds from the conference support running the community. This year, we are asking for additional commitment and your support of the conference this year will enable us to become a more sustainable community. Email to receive our sponsorship info.