AI members' conference

You are invited to a Nominet members’ conference on 20th June at Bletchley Park.

AI members’ conference

Start: 10:00am 20th June 2024 - End: 4:30pm 20th June 2024

We hope that you will join us at Bletchley Park for a day immersed in the fast-moving world of artificial intelligence, and how Nominet and our members will benefit.

The programme includes a tour of this historic site, with keynote and panel talks centred on topical AI themes, including the future of work, and the ethics of AI – focusing on privacy and human rights, and a session with representatives from Nominet’s leadership team on how the registry will benefit from adopting AI.

We’re welcoming some fantastic guest speakers including:

  • Dr Sue Black OBE: Professor of Computer Science at Durham University, Technology Evangelist and author of ‘Saving Bletchley Park’.
  • Dr Eleanor Drage: Senior Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Speaker, AI Ethics expert and The Good Robot podcast co-host.
  • Raman Rai: Multi-award-winning AI Product Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, UN Women UK Delegate, TechWomen100 2022 and photographer.
  • Dr Gemma Newlands: Departmental Research Lecturer in AI & Work, Oxford Internet Institute.

We’ll also be joined by Nominet team members for an interactive panel to hear a range of perspectives on AI from within the organisation.

This is an in-person event held under Chatham House rules. Guest speaker sessions will be recorded for members to access on the Member Hub at a later date. Members are welcome to bring colleagues and guests to join them for the day.


10.00 Venue opens

10.30 Tour of Bletchley Park departs

11.30 Conference morning session:

  • Keynote talk from Dr Sue Black on AI’s roots at Bletchley Park and how the site was saved by social media.
  • Panel conversation on AI and the Future of Work with guests Raman Rai and Dr Gemma Newlands.

13.15 Networking Lunch

14.00 Conference afternoon session:

  • Panel conversation on AI and Data Ethics hosted by Alishah Shariff (Public Affairs Lead, Nominet) with guests Dr Eleanor Drage and Julia Smakman (Ada Lovelace Institute).
  • Nominet panel and Q&A hosted by Elaine Quinn (Director of Corporate Affairs, Nominet).

16.30 Conference closes

17.00 Venue closes

This agenda is indicative, and timings and session content may be subject to change.

To register, please submit your details below.