🎤 Upcoming events 🎤
– Blogtacular, London 10/06/17
Delivering a keynote speech at 2017 Blogtacular Conference in London. Tickets HERE.
– BBC Academy Panel, Birmingham 16/06/17
On Wednesday 14 June from 14:00-17:00, the BBC Academy will be hosting blogger, author and host of the Ctrl Alt Delete podcast, Emma Gannon who will be chairing a session with four leading Birmingham digital stars about what it takes to make it in the online world. Tickets HERE.
– CreativeMornings, London 15/06/17
I’ll be giving a free morning lecture at Creative Mornings a brilliant event series for the creativity community. June 15, 8:30am – 10:00am BST. Hosted at General Assembly. Info here.
– Q&A with Alfie Deyes, Hackney Empire 15/07/17
Come and see Alfie Deyes and I in conversation at London’s Hackney Empire talk about his new book. Ticket price includes one of a limited number of places for Alfie Deyes’s book event with Q&A plus a pre-signed copy of Pointless Book 3. Info here.
– Hoxton Hotel x Ctrl Alt Delete 13/07/17
Another Hoxton Hotel x Ctrl Alt Delete Bossing It series interview with Ailah Ahmed from Virago. Discussing her role in publishing and steps we can take to ensure the publishing industry is representing diverse voices.
– London Podcast Festival, Kings Place 16/09/17
Now in its second year, London Podcast Festival returns with a mouth-watering line-up including familiar faces and new additions. The first wave of events will be on sale on 1 of June at 12pm. Stay tuned! More info HERE.
🎤 Past events 🎤
The Oxford Union
I will be speaking on the topic of: Does Social Media Corrupts Human Interactions? 1.8 billion Facebook users; 1 billion Tinder swipes each day. We’re interacting at breakneck speed through social media but, without face-to-face contact, are we really communicating? While more inter-connected than ever before, we also seem to be more isolated and more superficial. Has social media enhanced friendships and relationships or corrupted them? More deets here.
Podcasting has been around since the early 2000s, but has boomed in popularity in the last few years alone. But why is podcasting so popular? Has it revolutionised the way brands and influencers communicate with their audience? What does the future hold? Join us for a panel discussion with expert podcasters to explore the phenomenon that is podcasting, and why it’s become such an engaging form of media. Deets here.
LSE – Digital Revolution
5 – 6.30pm on Saturday. LSE’s 9th Literary Festival marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, but also other anniversaries of revolutions in literature, international relations, politics, religion and science with a series of free events bringing together award-winning authors and prominent academics to celebrate multi-disciplinary thinking.
International Women’s Day – AKQA
A panel alongside Viv Groskop and Hannah Stodel to talk about Being Bold For Change in 2017.
Gemma Cairney & Friends
Television and radio personality, journalist and teen ambassador Gemma Cairney is joined by four brilliant women – three are published authors – Emma Gannon, Louise O’Neill, Hannah Witton and Jamz Supernova for an OPEN discussion about all the big, bad and beautiful things that growing up is all about: from mental health to families to first love, and everything in between. This chat will be frank, fun & hopefully offer leave anyone who comes to watch excited about life! things that growing up is all about: from mental health to families to first love, and everything in between. Deets here.
YMS is the BIGGEST festival of youth marketing in Europe. With over 1500 attendees expected in 2017, the event brings together thought leaders, top brands and innovative agencies that are pioneering movements within the youth sector. More details and tickets HERE.
Betty Magazine – The Girl’s Club
Make it Happen. Give Up Your Day Job. Ever wanted to change your career?! Well The Girls Club would like to introduce you to three women who did just that, with remarkable results. Sara Tasker, Dolly Alderton and Emma Gannon all changed their career paths and are now producing podcasts, online courses, publishing books and writing newsletters to an audience of thousands. Come and see how they did it, and let them share how a life online has meant they can write their own rules. Each ticket includes a sweet treat and a goodie bag.
I’m speaking at TED x Hull, the UK’s 2017 city of culture. Looking forward to it!
Live podcast with Gemma Cairney
I’m joined by award-winning BBC broadcaster and teen ambassador Gemma Cairney for a special OPEN edition of the Ctrl Alt Delete podcast to talk about Gemma’s debut book OPEN: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be. The podcast will be recorded in the Waterstones TCR basement from 7pm with a live audience, dipping in to all the big, bad and beautiful things that life is all about: from mental health to families to first love, and everything in between. Info here.
Internet Friends Storytelling night – UCB Theatre, LA
Tickets available here. Anyone who grew up online knows how special it is to find that one person who gets you…if only they didn’t live a million miles away. Join two online turned IRL friends, who met on the internet, for a night of stories from their mutual virtual gals pals! It’s like a blind first date and sleepover party all rolled into one amazing show. Hosted By Heather Sundell and Emma Gannon. Featuring Stories From Jessie Rosen, Erin Mallory Long, Sara Benincasa.
Live podcast with Emily Reynolds
I will be joined by journalist and author Emily Reynolds for a special intimate edition of her Ctrl Alt Delete podcast to talk about Emily’s debut book A Beginner’s Guide To Losing Your Mind published by Hodder & Stoughton. The podcast will be recorded in the Waterstones Gower St gallery from 6.30pm with a small live audience (so snap up your ticket fast!). We will be discussing the topics in Emily’s book, such as how to date when you are mentally unwell, navigating the internet and the online mental health community, treatments and tips on maintaining mental and physical self-care. Come along, grab a drink and join the conversation. Emma and Emily will both be available to sign copies of their books after the podcast recording.
Ctrl Alt Delete: Bossin It
This is the first of our Ctrl Alt Delete: Bossin’ it series with Emma Gannon, speaker, author, blogger, podcaster and much much more. In this series Emma will be hosting intimate, informal live interviews (just like her podcast) showcasing different women every month who we think are bossin’ their industries.
To kick off the series, we’ve got the glamorous Helen Whitaker heading over for Emma to rack her brains. She is the entertainment editor for Glamour magazine and deals with everything from organising cover shoots, liaising with agents, planning the TV – AND the event of the year: The Glamour Awards. Tickets available HERE.
Develop Her UK – Adventures in Tech
We’ll be discussing the highs and lows, the risks and challenges and – finally- rewards of our careers in tech to date. If you’re looking for inspiration and insight then this will be the ideal evening for you. Link here for tickets.
GIRLBOSS WEEK: Hoxton Hotel
“For the second in our GirlBOSS series, a showcase of women who we think are completely BOSSING their industry, we’ve brought in Emma Gannon popping in to The Hoxton, Shoreditch. Tickets go on sale soon. Keep an eye out.
House of St Barnabas Literary Salon
Ella Berthoud will be interviewing me about my book and the books that made me.
Wallingford Book Shop
Author visit – Christmas book club.
“What I Wish I’d Known” @ UsTwo. All the information here.
Boring Money Conference
I’m doing a talk and on a panel about ~millennials and money~ at the Boring Money Conference at the Savoy Hotel. Looking forward to it.
I’m on a panel with Collectively Unleashed called “Unleash your inner swede”. This event is all about achieving ~work life balance~ and asking ourselves how can we work better, smarter and shorter hours (like they do in Sweden). Come along, it’s at the Hoxton Hotel. Details here.
5th October 2016
Waterstones Gower St
I’m going to be part of a “cocktails and classics” evening at the amazing Waterstones Gower St alongside some other authors. We will be reading a passage from our favourite classic books. Deets here!
In Conversation with Esteé Lalonde
Award winning vlogger, Estée Lalonde will be joining us at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road on 6th October to celebrate the publication of her first book Bloom. Estée will be in conversation with journalist and author of Ctrl; Alt; Delete, Emma Gannon. TICKETS HERE.
Cheltenham Literature Festival
Our Lives Online Panel
Cheltenham Literature Festival
Build Your Own Brand Workshop
Don’t worry, this won’t be buzzwordy or cheesy, but practical and helpful. In a small session we’re going to discuss real life tools to get that ~thing you always wanted to launch~ off the ground. Whether you blog about property, tweet about jewellery-making, or pin about home interiors, a WiFi connection and social media platforms can be all you need to get noticed, both personally and professionally. I’m leading a one-off workshop all about how to build a personal brand online, for those either looking to boost their business or hone their hobby. Deets here.
Cheltenham Literature Festival
Live podcast with Laura Bates
I’ll be hosting a one-off special live podcast recording with The Everyday Sexism Project founder Laura Bates. We’ll be talking body image, relationships and social media pressures and of course all about Laura’s latest book Girl Up, a funny, bold and no-nonsense survival guide to growing up as a 21st century, empowered girl. This live conversation will be shared on my Ctrl Alt Delete podcast soon after the event. Deets here.
Is the selfie selfish?
Yes, a panel about selfies! We’ll be discusses the many incarnations of the ‘selfie’, from Renaissance portraits to the digital age. From Frida Kahlo to #blacklivesmatter. I’ll be on this panel alongside Art historian and author of Seeing Ourselves: Women’s Self Portraits, Frances Borzello and Healthy.Happy.Hot. founder Michelle Thomas. Deets here.
A panel about modern day feminism alongside broadcaster and author of Letters to my Fanny Cherry Healey, stand-up comedian Shazia Mirza. Tickets here!
Google Conversation with…
I’m hosting a conversation at the Google Shop with Melissa Hemsley, Madeline Shaw & Symmetry Breakfast.
Digital Revenues Session at Condé Nast College London
Delivering a digital revenues and monetisation workshop and social media strategy presentation to the certificates class of ’06.