Past Events
24 total events organised and joined since Love Tech started
28 November 2020 | 12pm-2pm

Plastic-free Christmas Crafts Workshop

Location: Barclays Eagle Lab, Queen Victoria House, Victoria Street, Douglas

Christmas crafts with a conscience!

Join Love Tech and the Manx Wildlife Trust for a two hour eco-friendly Christmas Crafts workshop at the Barclays Eagle Lab in Victoria Street, Douglas, where children will indulge their creative minds and create up to four plastic-free festive items to take home, including;

  • Bath Bombs
  • Crackers
  • Sweets
  • Wrapping paper

£15 + booking fee per child.

Ideal for children 6 years and upwards.

Children age 8 YEARS +, have the option to be signed in by an adult and chaperoned by the Love Tech Team of volunteers during the 2 hour workshop.

Children UNDER 8 years of age, MUST be accompanied by an adult (over 18) at all times and will not be chaperoned during the event.

Find out more and book your child’s place here, via Eventbrite

We look forward to having lots of STEM fuelled festive fun with you all, very soon!

31 October 2020 | 10am to 2pm

Spooky STEM – A day at the Museum

Location: The Manx Museum, Douglas

Join us for a FREE day of Spooky STEM at the Manx Museum on Saturday 31st October 2020.

Children of all ages are invited to come along and try out our chilling coding workshop, be transfixed by mathematical wizardry, crawl around our creepy computer games, tackle our spooky sphero maze,  try out an eerie engineering challenge, dig out games and computers of the past (RIP), step up to our lego building challenge  and meet our magical Love Tech Mentors, all working in STEM roles on the Isle of Man.

(Please note that some activities may be subject to change)

Every child attending will need to register for a FREE ticket (adults do not need a ticket) via the link below. Upon arrival, they will be given a spooky challenge card to complete during your visit, in return for some ghoolishly fun and tasty goodies!

Grab your tickets via this link!

 

 

4 September 2020 | 10am - 12pm

Love Tech Beach Clean & Marine Conservation Talk, Derbyhaven, Castletown

Location: Derbyhaven Beach, Derbyhaven, Castletown, Isle of Man, IM8 1AA

Have you had a fabulous summer enjoying the Island’s clean beaches and want to learn more about Marine Conservation on the Isle of Man?

Join us for a morning with Beach Buddies, Rowan Henthorn (Marine Scientist/Love Tech Mentor) and members of the Love Tech team, for an End of Summer Beach Clean and Marine Conservation Talk at 10am on 4th September, at Derbyhaven Beach, Castletown.

TICKETS: The event is open to all ages, although children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (over 18) at all times. All children attending must be registered and acquire a free ticket via eventbrite.

LOCATION: Derbyhaven, Isle of Man IM8 1AA – GOOGLE MAPS PIN DROP https://goo.gl/maps/kGw29YpHezL1AkUj9

WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE: Bags, Litter Pickers, Gloves and Hand Sanitiser

WHAT YOU YOU WILL NEED: Please bring a full water/drinks bottle – Please note, there are no water refill stations available on site. You will also need wellies and appropriate clothing for the event.

We’re proud to be supported by ELS, who have kindly donated headsets and microphones for the event, to allow the children to move around the beach and listen to Rowan’s talk. ELS will also be filming the event.

First Aid kit, PLI and Risk Assessments provided.

Disclaimers:

FILMING/PHOTOGRAPHY – Love Tech will be filming and taking photos of those taking part in the event and may wish to use these photographs or film featuring the attendees (including children) on Love Tech’s website and social media channels and for the marketing and promotion of Love Tech’s initiatives and events. We will not be able to accept any attendees who do not wish to be filmed or photographed and featured on Love Tech’s channels for these specified purposes. Please refer to our privacy policy on our website for further info https://lovetech.im/legal-policies/

INCLEMENT WEATHER – The event is weather dependant meaning that if very wet, the headsets and camera equipment cannot be used, resulting in the event having to be postponed to an alternative date. In the event of inclement weather, we will email all tickets holders the night before the event (3rd September).

 

15 February 2020 | 12pm-3pm

Technology Through Time – Love Tech on Tour

Location: Manx Museum

To celebrate the launch of our new exhibition ‘The Luxury of Time’ Dr John C. Taylor’s incredible collection of wonderful clocks and timepieces we are joining Love Tech on Tour.

Join us at the Manx Museum on 15 February as we have fun exploring ‘Technology through Time’.

From 12 noon until 3pm you can have the chance to navigate a Mini Sphero Ball in a timed challenge, experience VR headsets and look at a range of retro consoles on display.

Drop-in sessions are free of charge.

Children under 12 years of age are to be accompanied by an adult.

29 January 2020 | 12pm - 2pm

Lisa Karran panel speaker – Survival Skills for Future-Proof Recruitment for your Business

Location: iMuseum

Join Love Tech’s very own committee member and COO of ‘Creative 3D Web’, Lisa Karran for this interesting panel event about a changing landscape and the future of recruitment, guiding attendees through a number of key areas, including:

• Filling future demand for talent

• Jobs that will thrive in the future

• Soft skills for the future of work

• The future of workplace training

• Training for change and just-in-time learning

• Automation and job displacement

• Realigning education for tomorrow’s workforce

• Retraining and re-skilling workers

• Adult apprenticeships

The event will be led by Manx Radio’s Beth Espey, who will be joined on the panel by Anne Murray (Recruitment Manager at Search & Select), Dee Copley (Human Resources Business Partner at Zurich), Lisa Karran (COO of Creative 3D Web and Committee Member of Love Tech), and Sue Gee (Managing Director of TLC Business Solutions).

24 January 2020 | Invitation Only

Mini STEMfest Follow-up Event

Location: Manx Telecom HQ

We are joining forces with PDMS, Swagelock and Manx Telecom, to run a Mini STEMfest event at Manx Telecom HQ on the 24th January. This private event has been arranged for pupils from Laxey and Dhoon primary schools, who unfortunately couldn’t make the Villa Marina event last year, due to the terrible flooding and school closures that occurred in Laxey village.

For more information on this follow-up event, please contact Lorna.Trevethan@pdms.com

 

 

23 November - 24 November 2019

Game Development Workshops

Location: Eagle Lab, Douglas

We are very excited to be bringing two award-winning leaders in educational game development to the Island to run workshops for younger and older children. They will lead workshops on developing games from deciding the concept through to pitching the game to judges.

Register for the 23 November event for 12 – 15 year olds.

Register for the 24 November event for 15 – 18 year olds.

This is our final large event for the year and we’d like to take the opportunity to thank our valued sponsors Digital Isle of Man, Continent 8 Technologies, IT Works, Manx Telecom, SMP Partners, GameOn and Appleby for their generous support, which has allowed us to deliver a varied and engaging events programme for 2019.

2 November 2019 | 3pm - 4pm

Book Club

Location: Henry Bloom Noble Library, Douglas

The latest Love Tech Book Club event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Girls between 7 and 16 are encouraged to visit the library between 2nd October and 2nd November, sign up for a library card and borrow a copy of “A Galaxy of Her Own” by Libby Jackson from the Love Tech table at the library. The book can also be purchased from Waterstones from a Love Tech table.

At the event, three women working in STEM on the island will chat about their careers and the book. Prizes will be awarded for answering questions about the book and we will also hold a raffle where 2 Sphero Mini app-enabled robots can be won!

Sign up here.

8 October 2019

Astronomy Evening

Location: Isle of Man Astronomical Society Observatory, Foxdale.

Full details and map links are available here.

Take a look inside the Isle of Man Observatory and explore the wonders of the night sky. Learn about the amazing science and history of the Island’s astronomical exploration and discover more about the exciting work of the Isle of Man Astronomical Society.

This is fully booked now.

Register for free here.

1 October - 2 October 2019

StemFest

Location: Villa Marina, Douglas

We will be running an interactive zone at this event with the island’s schools. The event is hosted by Isle of Man Engineering and Manufacturing, and Love Tech will be heading up the IT Zone. STEMFest is being run to inspire young people into STEM careers and to showcase the companies operating on the Isle of Man.

More details can be found on their website.

https://www.engineeringiom.com/stemfest/.