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Top Tips from Virtual Event Organisers

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, digital events are increasingly becoming the new normal, and with many benefits, it looks like this trend is likely to stay long afterwards..   Following on from our virtual festival this spring, we asked our event organisers to share some of their top tips for hosting a successful online…

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Leeds Digital Festival celebrates a global reach as it wraps up digital events

Before the government restrictions around Covid-19 were put in place, we were getting ready to announce the line-up for our fifth annual festival, with over 240 physical events confirmed to take place. When it became apparent that this would no longer be possible, we made the decision to run the Festival virtually – if anyone…

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How to: Host a Webinar

With our April event now moving to become an exclusively virtual festival, we thought we’d put together a step by step guide for those who would like to explore this option further and make the leap online for Leeds Digital Festival 2020 this spring. While virtual events might seem like they’d be less engaging, you’d…

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Covid-19 Update

Like everyone in the country, we’ve been keeping a close eye on official announcements regarding Covid-19 and have been planning accordingly. Last Friday was our cut-off date for event submissions and we were overwhelmed as ever by the desire of the Leeds tech community to come together to celebrate and collaborate. Even though a number…

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Our goal is to be the most sustainable tech festival in 2020

Guest blog by Will Saunders It’s time for another wonderful series of events and activities celebrating all things digital in the fantastic northern city of Leeds. With 240 events hosted last year and over 25,000 participants and guests, the Leeds Digital Festival is a fantastic opportunity to use people power to address the biggest issue…

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Leeds Digital Festival 2020 guide for event organisers

Changes to the Festival In previous years, event organisers have been able to submit events right up until the start of the Festival; in 2019, some of the events that took place in the second week were submitted during the first week of the Festival. This was in keeping with the open nature of the…

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We’re back!

And this year is going to be bigger and better than ever before. From April 20 to May 1 2020, the UK’s largest tech event will be back for 12 jam-packed days celebrating all things digital. The story so far… The Leeds Digital Festival is a multi-venue, city-wide festival celebrating digital culture in all its…

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Sonic Symposium

With a line-up consisting of a music legend, a forward-thinking music technician, and an inspiring audio-visual artist, the Sonic Symposium was always destined to be the most insightful of evenings. DJ and turntablist, NikNaktreated the guests to a unique DJ set littered with her own soundscapes and music from the likes of Nightmares on Wax.…

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Leeds Digital Festival with Simon Palmer, Garbutt & Elliott

The Leeds Digital Festival has been a fixture of the City for three years, and is coming into its fourth. It’s gone from strength to strength, but it wouldn’t exist if not for the actions of its founders. We spoke to Simon Palmer, one of those founders, to learn more about how the Festival came…

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Leeds Digital Festival with Paul Berwin, Berwin Digital

Paul Berwin isn’t just taking part in the Leeds Digital Festival; he’s also one of its three directors, and has been since the start. We sat down to talk to him about the past, present and future of the Digital Festival, as well as his own background in the world of tech. It all started…

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