Tomorrow’s Engineers Live will bring together a host of inspiring speakers ready to share their insight and experience to support impactful engagement across the engineering and technology community.

Discover the programme below and click HERE to book tickets!

Tomorrow’s Engineers Live 2024 is designed to help you get the most out of your engineering and technology outreach activities, with practical sessions, collaborative discussions and plenty of opportunities to share ideas.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts, STEM outreach providers and engineering role models. Discover how to inspire the next generation of engineers, reach underrepresented groups in engineering and technology, promote technical pathways into the sector and more.


09:30 – Event open

Plenary: Is it just us? Sharing our biggest learnings

Join the Tomorrow’s Engineers community to celebrate and share learnings from your outreach.

Ask colleagues and your peers – is it just us? Big or small, we can all learn from mistakes and milestones.

Plenary: Opening doors – creating accessible outreach

Hear from speakers as they reflect on their approach to make engagement programs welcoming and accessible to all. Speakers will focus on how to improve accessibility for young people who are deaf, disabled, have special educational needs and more.

  • Alex Knight, Chief Executive at STEMAZING
  • Kailey Firmin (she/her), Trainee Engineer at VolkerStevin
  • Mercedes Jenkins, Global Equity Strategist at Google

Breakout: Pitch perfect – securing funding for your programmes

Join our breakout session and get insights into how to secure funding for engineering and technology outreach initiatives. Whether it’s through collaborations with other organisations or impactful bid writing, you’ll gain valuable knowledge on securing the necessary funding to drive engagement programs.

  • Susan Flach-Lovesey, Stakeholder Manager at Equinor

Breakout: Getting technical – routes into engineering and technology

Discover how to make employers, young people and educators aware of the exciting, hands-on technical routes into the sector. Join this breakout to gain vital insight into how to use technical qualifications in your organisation.

  • Orisha Blissett-Ffrench, Network Rail

Breakout: Empowering future engineers through STEM role models

Learn more about how to effectively use inspiring STEM role models and STEM attributes to excite young people with a career in engineering and technology.

  • Carol Davenport, Associate Professor and Director of NUSTEM at Northumbria University
  • Wendy Sadler, Founding Director at Science Made Simple
  • Gill Collinson, Director of Strategy & Partnerships at STEM Learning

Breakout: Engineering and tech on screen: virtual work experience

Find out how to design and implement effective virtual work experience, providing young people with practical insights into what a career in engineering and technology looks like.

  • Lisa Tomkins, Education Outreach Partner at Met Office
  • Jo Bishop, Schools and Colleges Outreach Lead at Springpod

Breakout: Getting buy-in from senior leadership

Learn from our speakers in this breakout, as we explore how to secure the backing and buy-in needed from senior leadership to drive your outreach forward.

  • Marieke Muller (she/her), Senior Partnerships Executive at CIWEM
  • Becca Thurston, Head of Academy and Skills at Wessex Water
  • Shaffra Gray-Read, Senior Reputation Manager at KFC

Breakout: Engineering and tech solutions – inspiring the future

Highlight the role engineering and technology plays in solving societal and environmental issues. Hear from speakers as they showcase outreach programmes that demonstrate the positive impact of engineering, equipping you to inspire the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers.

  • Peter Marshman, Chief Executive at Digit<all>
  • Mike Hardisty, Head of Environmental Sustainability at EngineeringUK
  • Suzanne Moroney, Director, London and South East England at Institution of Civil Engineers

Lightning talks – quick fire inspiration

Get energised and inspired by short, quick fire inspirational talks from speakers across the engineering and technology sector.

  • Stewart Edmondson, Chief Executive at UK Electronics Skills Foundation
  • Libby Meyrick, Chief Executive at Institution of Design Engineers
  • Grace Benham, Channel Chair at RNLI

17:00 – Event close