Binary Festival is returning to Liverpool in 2018 and its organisers are inviting local businesses to play a leading role in the event. The official launch took place at The Old Hall in the Cotton Exchange building, where more than 100 guests heard from Tech North director and chair of Liverpool-based Ruler Analytics, Richard Gregory. This special showcase event encouraged guests to bring forward their own ideas to collaborate or host events during the forthcoming festival.
Established in 2016 out of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, Binary Festival returns to celebrate the city’s blossoming digital community placing it centre stage. Binary Festival 2017 featured 18 events and featured keynote speakers including the inspirational writer and poet, Lemn Sissay MBE, Pam Warhurst, founder of Incredible Edible and Steve Bartlett, social influencer and CEO of Social Chain.
What to Look Forward to at Binary Festival 2018
Next year’s festival is supported by principal partners Baltic Creative, Liverpool City Council Mayor’s Office and Bruntwood and takes place on Thursday 22 March. Binary Fest will bring together the city’s digital and creative community for a selection of workshops covering a range of topics including technology, entrepreneurship and creativity.
Mark Lawler, MD of Baltic Creative said: “At Binary Festival last year it was fantastic to see musicians, scientists, designers, movie makers, VR experts, health specialists and many, many more come together to share their very personal stories on how tech continues to impact their businesses and lives. As we launch 2018 it will be a celebration of what is happening, and more importantly what will happen in these important sectors that are adding great value to the Liverpool City Region.”
The main focus of festival will be the Binary Keynotes – a series of inspiring talks from engaging speakers presenting new insights and fascinating ideas. Adjoined to this will be Binary Gatherings which will showcase the work and talent of the digital sector within the Baltic Triangle and across Liverpool. Both of these events will highlight the importance of tech industries and offer a vision of how these can continue grow within the region. The full line-up of keynotes and gatherings will be announced in January 2018 but here’s a sneak preview of what’s planned so far.
The Binary Keynotes for 2018 will include talks by:
- Paul Smith from Hyperloop One, the start-up promising to revolutionise train travel
- Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of Liverpool who is looking to digital connectivity to help spur economic growth
- Andy Kent, CEO & Founder of Liverpool’s Angel Solutions
- Natalie Haywood, MD & Founder of the LEAF Tea Shop chain
The Binary Gatherings will include workshops topics such as:
- Virtual & Augmented Reality hosted by Draw & Code
- Artificial Intelligence hosted by Mando
- YouTube for Business by Curly Productions
- The Fine Art of Tea Tasting by LEAF
If you would like to discuss ideas for Binary Festival 2018 or request further information about the event programme images or video content, please visit http://binaryfestival.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.