Live Ctrl Alt Delete with Dolly Alderton

In this one-off special live episode of Ctrl Alt Delete, Emma Gannon (@emmagannonuk) is joined by Dolly Alderton (@dollyalderton), author of Everything I Know About Love and co-host of The High Low, recorded in the Waterstones TCR basement.

WOW Festival

Really excited to be joining the SRSLY podcast hosts to record a one-off live episode at the brilliant WOW Festival hosted at Southbank.

Get It Off Your Breasts LIVE

It’s our first ever LIVE SHOW! Get It Off Your Breasts is a female-led roundtable discussion with a difference. It’s an unfiltered platform to discuss the current and more general issues getting under our skin. Hosted by Author and broadcaster Emma Gannon & radio host Lliana Bird, and produced by Shola Aleje. We are inviting two very special guests to join us for this live show tbc!

Waterstones Event with Charli Howard

Join Charli Howard, Dr Radha, Poppy Jamie and me at Waterstones Picadilly on 24th Feb at 2pm as we discuss Charli’s brilliant memoir ‘Misfit’.

Making it Work – Maven Event

I am on this panel with Dolly Alderton talking online portfolio careers. Join us for this evening panel talk, as we discuss how to branch out from one career and specialism, go (and stay) freelance, work with brands and collaborate with other writers and creatives.


Past Events

Visit California Outlook Forum

I’m on a panel in California called “Changing Channels: Working with Digital Influencers”.

Home Again Screening and Live Podcast

A live recording of Ctrl Alt Delete at the Soho Hotel in partnership with Sony Pictures At Home Entertainment.

Podcast Workshop with Media Trust

I’m hosting a podcast workshop for the Queen’s Younger Leaders alongside the charity Media Trust. This isn’t open to the public for tickets unfortunately. More workshops coming soon.

Bumble Bizz Panel – ‘Making Your Mark in 2018’

Hosted at Shoreditch House, with Bumble.

Ctrl Alt Delete Live x Starling Bank

I’m recording a live episode of Ctrl Alt Delete in partnership with Starling on the theme of money. All ticket fees (£5 each) will go to Women’s Aid. Panellists include author Otegha Uwagba, Suitcase Magazine founder Serena Guen and Peanut’s Michelle Kennedy.

Stylist Live

I’m on a panel alongside Mother Pukka talking flexible working.
Adobe Girls in Tech Summit

A talk at this event which focuses on and inspires young women to pursue careers in STEM.

Web Summit Lisbon

I am on a panel all about podcasting with panelists from NPR and Slate. Chaired by an editor at Forbes.
BBC Digital Sessions

I am doing a session on podcasting at the BBC, Media City.
Interviewing the Pukkas at Cheltenham Festival
Mother Pukka (aka Anna Whitehouse) and Papa Pukka (aka Matt Farquharson) began blogging and vlogging their parenting experiences two years ago and have become a lifeline for parents everywhere. They reveal their new book Parenting the Sh*t Out of Life. Join digital consultant and author Emma Gannon as they share the humour, and cold reality, of sharing a house with tiny humans.
Chairing Q&A with Jim Chapman
YouTube superstar Jim Chapman (147 Things) takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the best bits of everything, from the mind-blowing to the ridiculous. No subject is off-limits. Chaired by Emma Gannon.

Birmingham Literature Festival

Olivia’s debut novel Sympathy is the story of a young woman’s obsession with the online presence of a Japanese writer. Emma Gannon’s Ctrl Alt Delete is a compelling memoir of growing up online. Join them for a lively and thoughtful conversation about how we connect in the digital age, and the impact this is having on our teens.

Holly Bourne’s It Only Happens in the Movies exclusive launch

Be the first to get your hands on Holly’s new blockbuster of a novel, It Only Happens in the Movies, at this exclusive fan launch party. 

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IBC2017 Conference in Amsterdam

The IBC Conference is an unrivalled global destination for discussion and debate about the many different challenges facing the electronic media and entertainment industry. The IBC Conference is the place to explore new strategies, understand business disruptors, chart future technological progress and uncover the future roadmap of the industry.

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The Evolution of Language at BFI Southbank

This panel will bring together leading experts from the worlds of fashion, Social Media and linguistics to discuss this topic, honing in on how language and its primary medium has evolved through the digital age, through the use of memes, emojis, bots, and live content, opening the doors to a whole new vernacular and how brands can capitalise on this to connect with audiences on a deeper level.

PURE Life Experiences Conference X SUITCASE Magazine

I’m delivering a talk at this conference that takes place once a year in Marrakech, Pure Life Experiences is the global marketplace for high-end experiential travel industry.


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Birchbox X Oliver Bonas Workshop Series

I will be delivered a 45 minute talk on navigating self-employed life. More details on follow.

Princes Trust “Get Hired” Event

I will delivering a short talk in the morning and supporting throughout the day with the Princes Trust Get Hired event. This event helps young people get further education, training and provides them with the opportunity to meet potential employers.

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Live Podcast with Henry Holland At Somerset House

I hosted a live podcast with Henry Holland and Lily Cole in collaboration with BRITA UK to raise awareness of the dangerous issue of single use plastics in the urban and marine environment.

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BBC Academy Panel

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.

In Conversation with Alfie Deyes

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. 

Visit California Influencer Panel

Visit California Tourism Board hosted a panel and Q&A with myself, Zanna Van Dijk and others to share our learnings as influencers in the travel blogging sphere.

Ctrl Alt Delete x Hoxton Hotel series

One for all you bookworms. We’ve got the second in our Ctrl Alt Delete: Bossin’ it series with Emma Gannon and this time she’s brought in Ailah Ahmed. Ailah is a commissioning editor at Little, Brown Book Group, working across two imprints: Little, Brown/Abacus and Virago Press. Ailah has published writers such as Ruth Ozeki and CN Lester who has written an agenda-setting non-fiction title called Trans Like Me. She is now working with Chigozie Obioma for the first time (his debut, The Fisherman, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize), as well as June Eric-Udorie,

Creative Mornings, London

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. 

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Blogtacular Conference

Delivering a keynote speech at 2017 Blogtacular Conference in London: “Is podcasting the new blogging?”


Ctrl Alt Delete x Hoxton Hotel series

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. 

Live Podcasts with Emily Reynolds at Waterstones

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.

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Internet Friends Talk @ UCB Theatre, LA

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.

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Live Podcast with Gemma Cairney

Teen ambassador Gemma Cairney is being interviewed 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.

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I’m speaking at TED x Hull, the UK’s 2017 city of culture. I will be discussing the new challenge of having an online and offline identity, and the dangers of relying on your Internet presence to define who you are. In Werner  Herzog’s 2016 film Lo and Behold, a gaming addict knew he had a problem when he was ‘spending more time in the online world than in a real-life world.’ 

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Betty Magazine – Give Up Your Day Job

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.

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Youth Marketing Conference 2017

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. 

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Gemma Cairney’s BOLD panel in Margate

Gemma Cairney is joined by four 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. 

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AKQA’s International Women’s Day panel

A panel hosted at AKQA alongside Viv Groskop and Hannah Stodel to talk about Being Bold For Change in 2017.

London School Of Economics

LSE’s 9th Literary Festival panel discussing growing up online and the digital revolution discussing my book Ctrl Alt Delete.

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General Assembly: The Podcast Revolution

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? 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.

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The Oxford Union

I will be speaking on the topic of: Does Social Media Corrupts Human Interactions? 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?

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“What I Wish I’d Known” – an honest panel event about careers hosted at UsTwo. 

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Wallingford Book Shop – Book Signing

Author visit at the Wallingford Christmas book club discussing Ctrl Alt Delete. 

Literary Salon x Ctrl Alt Delete at House of St Barnabus

Ella Berthoud will be interviewing me about my book and the books that made me.

DevelopHer UK event

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. 

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In Conversation with Melissa Hemsley at Google

I’m hosting a conversation at the Google Shop with Melissa Hemsley, Madeline Shaw & Symmetry Breakfast.

Stylist Live

A panel about modern day feminism alongside broadcaster and author of Letters to my Fanny Cherry Healey, stand-up comedian Shazia Mirza.

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Live Ctrl Alt Delete 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. 

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How To Build Your Own Brand

In a small session at Cheltenham Festival I’m 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.

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Cheltenham Festival – Our Lives Online Panel

I have curated this panel and am very excited to be chairing it. I’ll be chatting to Deliciously Ella’s food empire stemmed from her healthy-eating blog, Lliana Bird of #HelpRefugees helped thousands after her and her friends’ kitchen table activism reached global networks via Twitter and Deliciously Ella’s rise to success.

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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. 

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Collectively Unleashed Live Podcast

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. 

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Boring Money Conference at the Savoy

A talk and panel about ~millennials and money~ at the Boring Money Conference at the Savoy Hotel.

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