THE TECH EVENT FOR EVERYONE
The Leeds Digital Festival is an open, collaborative festival celebrating digital culture in all its forms over a two-week period each spring. Whether you’re interested in Fintech, coding, social media, AI, Healthtech, data, start-ups, digital music, cyber security or AR/VR, we’ve got something for you.
In 2021 Leeds Digital Festival returns for a 6th year! We’ll be hosting our usual two week programme packed full of tech and digital content this autumn, running from 20th September to 1st of October – in the hope that we’ll be able to include a limited number of in-person events in the programme, depending on Government restrictions.
We know the last few months have been challenging, and with lockdown #3 in full swing, we still wanted to bring a few days of tech-filled fun to your busy schedules this spring. Join us from 27th to 29th of April, when we’ll be hosting a free, curated line-up of 12 online events to tune in to. Keep an eye on our socials for more updates on this.
Our two Covid-interrupted Festivals held in 2020 saw us grow on an international level, as our 428 online events across two Festivals welcomed over 45,000 attendees, including from 6 different continents and over 60 countries across the globe. With an ever growing voice and reach, Leeds Digital Festival will continue to celebrate the digital expertise and innovation that is happening in the city on a regional, national and international level.
The Festival has maintained the same collaborative approach since it first began, operating on an open platform system which means that anyone can host an event and it is free to do so. From start-ups to tech giants, anyone with a passion for tech and digital is encouraged to get involved and be part of Leeds Digital Festival 2021.
How can you get involved?
- Host an event – While we’re not accepting submissions for our April Festival, for September, once you’ve organised your event you’ll just need to submit the details to us using our online form once submissions are open.
- Speak at an event – a speaker form will become available once event submissions are open.
- Become a sponsor – find out more about our sponsorship opportunities for 2020 and 2021 here.
- Attend the Festival – follow us on social media and keep an eye on the website for news, updates and announcements!
“I don't think I've seen a better collection of smart city, tech, data, digital design events than at Leeds Digital Festival anywhere else in the world.”
“The University of Leeds is delighted to continue to be a leading sponsor of the Leeds Digital Festival. This growing event provides a fantastic opportunity to bring together digital expertise and innovation from around the city.”
“Crisp stops toxic, harmful and fake online content from damaging enterprises, social platforms and society across the globe, but our roots are firmly in Leeds. The Festival has played a huge part in highlighting the incredible talent and innovation in Leeds and we’re proud to play a part as Premium Sponsors.”
“Collaboration in the tech industry just makes sense – putting lots of great minds together means we can share ideas, learn from each other and make better digital decisions. Leeds is jam-packed with fantastic technology companies so Leeds Digital Festival is the perfect way to bring us all together.”