Embedding Inclusion in Engineering

23rd April 2024

The Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE

AFBELive! is a national conference conceived by AFBE-UK in 2022 to highlight the technological issues of our day and to showcase the power of Engineering and Technology to solve today’s most complex and challenging problems. AFBELive also provides a forum for engineers, technologists, students, politicians, industry leaders and experienced professionals to deep dive into the state of our sector and to discuss the role that a more diverse and Inclusive workforce might play in improving the sector’s ability to innovate.

The Focus

The Future of Engineering: Human Centric Solutions

AI and Ethical Implications

Use of data to drive ethical practices and culture change

Labour Income Inequality

Growing gap between the rich and the poor, opportunities.


Skills transfer and the Energy Transition.

Equity in the built environment

Ensuring that design, construction, operation, management, and regulation meets the needs of all communities.

Company Culture and Inclusion

Including Mental Health and Psychological Safety.

Event Audience
Intended Audience
University Students | Professional Engineers | Academics | Companies

2024 Speakers

Hayaatun Sillem
CEO | Royal Academy of Engineering and Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
Caroline Nokes
Conservative MP for Romsey and Southampton North | Parliament
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The Rt Hon Caroline Nokes is the Conservative MP for Romsey and Southampton North, and has been an MP continually since 6 May 2010.
Professor David Olusoga
Historian, author, presenter and BAFTA winning film-maker
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He is Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester and a columnist for The Observer. He writes also for The Guardian, The New Statesman, The Voice and BBC History Magazine.
Shereen Daniels
Managing Director | HR Rewired
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An influential advisor and HR strategist, Shereen has a specialist expertise in anti-racism and racial equity.
Lee Chambers
Chief psychologist and founder of Essentialise and Male Allies UK
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After a diverse career, from corporate finance to building a tech company to exit, he is now focused on supporting organisations to embed and deliver effective wellbeing and inclusion.
Ollie Folayan
Co-Founder | AFBE-UK
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Ollie Folayan is a Visiting Professor at the School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee, and a Co-founder of the Association of Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE-UK).
June Sarpong
TV Presenter, Diversity Expert, Award-Winning Author and Former Director of Creative Diversity at the BBC
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June Sarpong OBE is one of the world’s leading inclusion speakers, educators, and Top 10 D&I executives with over two decades of professional experience in the U.K and U.S.

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