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Digital Shoreditch Festival 2012

Posted by Fiona Kay on 31st May 2012

Digital Shoreditch 2012

With 300+ speakers across over 40 events, Digital Shoreditch was always going to be a busy event and we couldn’t wait to get stuck in with all the digital creativity.

Digital Shoreditch was created to bring the digital community together. Basically, the content was crowd sourced from the community, voted on by the community and the same community created 80 per cent of the events at Digital Shoreditch so it was truly a collaborative affair.

The event spanned over two weeks, with several EML Wildfire clients holding tabletop sessions. There were also chances to meet a range of creative, entrepreneurs and investors. Below are what the days had to offer:

INSPIRE – A day for young people looking for a future career in digital, with stories and workshops from the most outstanding people in the area

INNOVATE – For businesses that want to leverage the amazing talent and knowledge that is locked in local universities.

CAREER –Digital Shoreditch’s Career day was a chance for creative minds to get hired, with premier agencies, start-ups and brands looking to recruit with how-to sessions workshops and CV surgeries.

CAPITAL – For startups looking for funding.

IDENTITY – A day to connect with individuals and collectives within the digital world.

GROWTH DAY – This event is for established entrepreneurs and organisations with ambition to expand their market and unleash their potential for growth.

NEXT – This was a day about tomorrow. Exploring the next big thing idea in creativity and technology.

BRANDS – Branding, Marketing, Advertising and Social! Showcasing the best that London has to offer in all sectors from consumer goods to the government.

PLAY – A fun-filled day on play. Covering the art, science, business and the future of games and gamification.

SUMMIT – The Summit day is aimed at the owners of businesses in digital Shoreditch, the movers and shakers who make our community the special place it is.

Despite Digital Shoreditch being in just its second year, the event was hugely popular, which demonstrates the burgeoning appetite in the UK’s digital heartland for businesses to get together, network and collaborate.  So if you are a startup or are in the digital scene, it’s definitely something to add to your calendars for next year!


Fiona Kay