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Computing LIVE! Student Conference Event at Disneyland® Paris

Event Dates:

Monday 28th February 2022  

Monday 27th February 2023

Computing LIVE! is a fantastic opportunity to bring the curriculum to life and inspire your students future careers.

Our quality speakers are chosen based on their ability to meet the learning objectives of the Computing curriculums at KS4 and KS5. Your students can then take out their new found knowledge into the Disneyland® Paris Parks and apply in a practical and fun way. 

The expert and live speaker presentations give your learners the opportunity to access people from high profile organisations who provide relevant examples and case studies for exams. Through their real-life experiences our speakers will give students the chance to hear how fundamental principles and concepts of computer science are applied in the real world to offer real solutions to everyday problems, as well as understanding the different directions a career in computing could take. 

There will also be the opportunity for students to ask questions of the industry practitioners and learn about careers associated with the subject during the interactive question and answer sessions.

 

Prices start from£295pp

Price Shown includes

  • Return coach travel *
  • 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation at Chateau de Grande Romaine**
  • Park Hopper Ticket
  • Attendance at the Computing LIVE! Conference
  • Curriculum-linked workbook for students
  • Group Leader’s conference pack
  • Group Travel Insurance
  • 1:10 free place ratio for staff on a twin room basis
  • Support from our Events Team in Disneyland® Paris throughout your stay

* Eurostar and flight options available

** On-site Disney hotels and additional nights also.  Speak to a Tour Consultant to discuss the best travel and accommodation options for your group.

 


Who Is This For?

 

Suitable for Key Stage 4 & 5, meeting exam board specifications for AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL, WJEC and SQA.

Topics from across the Computer Science curriculum brought to life at our event include:

  • Algorithms
  • Programming & coding
  • Computer systems
  • Cyber security
  • Software development

The whole experience perfectly complements classroom learning.



Event details and speakers at LIVE! events

Dallas Campbell - Facilitator

Dallas is one of the most versatile and well-travelled factual presenters working in the industry.

He has filmed in some of the most extraordinary and challenging locations all over the world: sewer diving in Mexico City, abseiling off the world's tallest building in Dubai and filming Tim Peake’s rocket launch to the international space station.

Dallas started his presenting career on The Gadget Show (Channel 5) and Bang Goes The Theory (BBC1). Most recently, Dallas has presented Positive Energy (National Geographic) where he travelled the globe, with co-presenter Kari Byron, meeting the innovators that are creating new ways to power our world into the future. His debut book Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet was published 2017.

Dallas is an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and regularly judges their annual Young Scientist & Engineer of the Year awards.

Suzie Imber

Suzie Imber is an Associate Professor of Planetary Science at the University of Leicester. She specialises in studying space weather; understanding the impact of the solar wind on the magnetised planets, in particular the Earth and Mercury. Suzie is a Co-Investigator on the X-ray spectrometer on board the joint ESA/JAXA BepiColombo spacecraft currently en route to Mercury, and due to arrive in 2025.   

She was also the winner of the recent BBC 2 series entitled ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes?’ during which twelve candidates were put through astronaut training with NASA astronaut Chris Hadfield. 

Suzie was recently selected as one of 80 women from all over the world for a specialised leadership programme known as Homeward Bound.  It's a year-long, international programme designed to bring together a cohort of scientists and  policy makers that will collaborate to seek solutions to climate change, engage with governments, and become the visible leaders of the future.   

She has written computer code to automatically identify mountains in South America, and found hundreds of mountains that had never been identified before. She sets off to scale these incredibly remote, unclimbed mountains, exploring new regions of our planet and even discovering Incan ruins on the summits.

 

Q&A Session

Our lively and interactive question and answer session gives the students control to ask the questions they want answers to.  All the speakers take to the stage to answer questions to provide different perspectives and to offer invaluable career advice from their own experience.

LIVE! Events Team

Our LIVE! Events Team provide expert on-site support throughout your stay to make your trip as easy and memorable as possible: 

  • Meet you on arrival & assist with hotel check-in 
  • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event 
  • Host a teacher meet & greet
  • Register your students at the conference & take questions 
  • Assist with check-out & departure

Workbook and Park Challenges

Our complementary workbooks are designed to be used as your group enjoy the Disney® Parks.  The workbooks contain park challenges which encourage students to take a step back and critically appraise the resort from their subject perspective. These park challenges provide opportunity for problem solving, decision making as well as working together so that your students get the maximum from the their time at Disneyland® Paris.

Rik Ferguson

Researcher, writer, filmmaker and presenter Rik Ferguson is the Vice President of Security Research at Trend Micro. Rik’s research into the murky world of cybercrime and the cloudy future of technology sees him advise law enforcement, governments and large enterprises alike. He is also a Special Advisor to Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3), a multi-award-winning producer and writer, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame.

A recognised futurist, Rik is actively engaged in research into online threats and the cybercriminal underground. He also investigates the wider implications of new developments in Information Technology, their impact on security, both for the enterprise and for society as a whole.

 

Lady Marieme Jamme

Lady Mariéme Jamme is an award-winning Technologist and pioneer in system change, a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. In Sept 2017, she won the Innovation Award at the Global Goals Award as a GoalKeeper for her work in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, by supporting globally young women and girls and governments.

Lady Mariéme’s latest venture includes the launch of iamtheCODE.org, the first African-led global movement to mobilize government, the private sector, and philanthropic foundations to advance STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Design) Education. Her goal is to empower 1 million young women & girls globally to become coders by 2030 and to align with the UN 2030 Agenda. Lady Mariéme recently got nominated by Apolitical as their World’s 100 most influential people in Digital Government.


Package Options

2 Night Coach Travel Package
Sunday to Tuesday

1 DAY PARK TICKET 

Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris 
Monday: Live! Student Conference & Free time in the park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Tuesday: Return coach travel.

3 Night Coach Travel Package
Sunday to Wednesday

Sunday - Wednesday

2 DAY PARK TICKET 

Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: Live! Student Conference & Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris 
Tuesday: Day trip to Paris. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris 
Wednesday: Morning free in the Park. Return coach travel.

3 Nights Overnight Coach Travel Package
Saturday to Tuesday

2 DAY PARK TICKET 

Saturday: Late evening departure. Night time channel crossing 
Sunday: Morning arrival at Disneyland® Paris. Day free to use your Disneyland® Pass. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: Live! Student Conference & Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris. 
Tuesday: Return coach travel

2 Night Eurostar Travel Package Sunday to Tuesday

2 DAY PARK TICKET 

Sunday: Afternoon departure from St Pancras International. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Monday: Live! Student Conference & Free time in Park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Tuesday: Free time to use your Disneyland® Pass. Early afternoon departure. Arrive back in London early evening.


 


Expert's comment

"I had a really great day talking to a crowd of hundreds of motivated guys & gals at Computing Live.  Thanks for having me, not only is the future safe, it looks wonderfully diverse from the stage too!"

Rik Ferguson


What You Say

Great speakers this year…good student workbook - really enjoyed the information related to Disneyland and the info graphics - can use these in the classroom.  Aylesbury Grammar School

Learners came away with ideas to discuss and were engaged by the issues raised.  Birmingham Metropolitan College

The speakers were excellent. The pupils really enjoyed the conference and it was very relevant to their learning.  Bathgate Academy

We definitely want to come back next year. Your trip represented better value for money than the rival company as the pupils had one more day in the park.  Churchdown School Academy

Very useful good trip as always.  Peterborough Regional College​