Computing LIVE! Student Conference Event at Disneyland® Paris
Monday 5th February and Monday 26th February 2024
Monday 3rd February and Monday 24th February 2025
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 newfound 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.
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 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.
Price shown is for the 5th February 2024 event.
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:
- Programming & coding
- Computer systems
- Cyber security
- Software development
The whole experience perfectly complements classroom learning.
Event details and 2024 speakers at LIVE! events
Jon Chase - Facilitator - 5th February
Jon Chase is a science communicator, author and science rapper currently posted at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He has an intense passion for scientific thinking and believes that knowledge should be made available in a way that allows as many people as possible the opportunity to gain access to it.
He has presented science for BBC learning on TV and YouTube and also co-authored books on The Science of Star Wars and The Science of Jurassic World. In 2017 he was awarded the Josh Award in Science Communication but is most well known for his science raps, which he has produced for various learning establishments and organisations including NASA, BBC, CH4 and Chester Zoo.
Remel London - Facilitator - 26th February
Remel London is an award-winning British TV, Radio presenter and host. Since graduating with a BA Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Leeds, Remel’s high energy, fun and thoughtful style has resulted in her becoming the lead presenter on SKY One’s Unmuted, the host of the Saturday Afternoon show on CAPITAL XTRA and a highly sought after voice-over artist working with the BBC, CBBC, BET, UKTV and BT Sports to name a few.
Remel London is very passionate about her local community and young creatives. She is the founder of The Mainstream, which is a creative platform offering networking opportunities, live events, workshops, seminars, Q&A’s and a podcast to support individuals that would like to launch and develop their career into the mainstream media and entertainment world.
Kerry McInerney - 5th February
Dr Kerry McKinerney (she/her) is a Research Associate at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge, where she is part of a leading €1.9 million project AI ethics project. A specialist in gender, race and AI, Kerry is a rising star in the field of AI ethics.
Cristina Criddle - 26th February
Cristina Criddle writes about technology for the Financial Times and specialises in social media, big tech regulation and emerging technologies like the metaverse and artificial intelligence. She won gold at the 2023 MHP Group 30ToWatch Journalism awards for her technology reporting.
Previously, she was a technology reporter at the BBC where she presented on TV, radio and podcasts, as well as producing the documentary The Instagram Effect.
Ben is a podcaster of the Machine Ethics Podcast and Ethical by Design Artificial Intelligence consultant. He makes games with his company Nuclear Candy and previously worked on web, and app projects; taught data science, design & coding.
20-year-old founder of three startups, tech podcast and economics magazine, Joana is a social entrepreneur and public speaker. She currently runs her social enterprise which aims to bridge the socio-economic gap for young girls pursuing traditionally male careers.
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:
- Assist with hotel check-in
- Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event
- Register your students at the conference & take questions
- Assist with check-out & departure
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.
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.
2 Night Coach Travel Package
Sunday to Tuesday
1 DAY PARK TICKET
Sunday: Morning departure for Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: LIVE! Student Conference & Free time in the Disneyland® Paris parks. 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
1 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 enjoy the Disney Village. Early afternoon departure. Arrive back in London early evening.
"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!"
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