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The closing day of Cambridge Tech Week is dedicated to inspiring young people to explore a career in tech. Despite Cambridge being Europe’s largest tech cluster, engaging young people with the opportunities on their doorstep can be a challenge.

Tech Futures Day is two-fold, designed to inspire the next generation into tech while providing a platform for business, academia and educators to connect, learn and explore how to work together to attract future talent.

Tech Futures Symposium
13:30-15:00 – Keynote and Panel discussion: 

Thought leaders from academia, the third sector, and business discuss two major topics relating to education and tech. The first is the role of AI in education: what does this mean for educators and for learners. We’ll be sharing examples of new technologies. Secondly, we want to explore both the opportunities and the barriers to working in tech, share what works to attract young people into tech careers and commit to doing more to open up the world of tech to a more diverse range of children and young people. 

Confirmed speakers: 

15:00-16:00 – Reception:
This will provide a chance for students (16+) to join those attending the panel discussion for structured networking and refreshments. Early career professionals from businesses on the campus and CTW partners will take part as well, sharing their experiences of getting into tech. Hearing this from a ‘near peer’ is extremely impactful.

N.B. To encourage broad participation from business, academia, and the third sector, we are offering a free ticket option for this event. However, we would appreciate a £15 donation to cover catering and student transport costs.

Tech Futures – Young Person’s Agenda

Young people will visit our science parks to expose them to the world-leading businesses, connect them with role models and mentors and give students an experience they’ll never forget.

10:00-10:30 Registration and student welcome at the Bradfield Centre Auditorium from Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, Nik Johnson. 
10:30 – 12:15 Student tours and visits of Cambridge’s science parks and businesses
12:15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:45 Talks and discussions with employers, academics and educators on attracting diverse talent into tech
15:00-16:00 Speed networking & refreshments

In addition to sixth-form students we are opening this up to undergraduates. ARU will bring computer science students and we will invite the Widening Participation teams at the Cambridge colleges to give them the opportunity to engage/contribute. Homerton Changemakers will be involved in this, too.