Development & Alumni Relations Office 


23 November 2018

Returning for a second year, ‘An Evening of Tech’ at Queen’s is myth-busting, fun and festive event designed to demystify some of the popular technology appearing on wish lists this Christmas season.

Organised by the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen’s, and taking place on Wednesday 28 November 2018 (6.30pm-10pm), it’s a fun evening for the young and not so young to find out about the latest in technology including VR, machine learning and augmented reality.

Computing impacts on every part of our daily lives at work as well as home. The aim of ‘An Evening of Tech’ is to dispel some of the techno-jargon, in an informal setting and as we approach the festive season to explore some of the techie items people may be considering purchasing.

Last year, over 200 visitors got to see – and try out – a host of incredible technology including 3D printing, Segways and the console games.

Such was the success of last year, this year even more visitors are expected. And with tickets free of charge, early registration is strongly recommended.

The evening is for anyone interested in technology including students, graduates, parents/guardians, aunts/uncles, brothers/sisters and grandparents as well as those who pupils who may be interested in studying computing at University.

On the night Queen’s will be showcasing the latest robotic toys and gismos that are topping the Christmas wish lists. There will be fun ‘hands on’ tasks, live demonstrations and interactive discussions. Throughout the evening people will be able to sit in on short tech talks, find out what’s currently trending in computing and perhaps catch a glimpse of some likely future developments.  

Attendees will also have an opportunity to try out a number of gadgets, chat to the experts and enjoy some light seasonal refreshments including mince pies and hot chocolate!

Visitors are asked to arrive from 6.30pm-7pm and scheduled talks will start at 7.15pm. There will be time for attendees to meet with students, staff and with a number of locally based companies who employ Queens' IT graduates.

Staff will also be on hand to give advice about courses available at Queen’s and the job opportunities and placements available to students and graduates.

The event takes place in the Queen’s University’s Computer Science Building, 18 Malone Road, Belfast.

Tickets are free; to register go to: For further information contact:

To submit graduate news items, or for general enquiries about this news story, please contact Gerry Power, Communications Officer, Development and Alumni Relations Office – tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5321.



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