A lively two-day gathering, celebrating and connecting communities of innovators, inventors, leaders, makers and creators of our future

Borne out of Liverpool's Baltic Triangle, the Binary Festival will put the city's exciting, blossoming digital community centre stage. We will attract new business, new ideas and new people to be part of Liverpool’s digital revolution.

Day One of the Festival will offer a series of Binary Gatherings - showcasing the great work and talent of the digital sector within the Baltic Triangle and across Liverpool. Day Two will focus on the Binary Keynotes which will take place at FACT – a day of inspiring talks from great speakers with new insights and fascinating ideas.

24th May Binary Gatherings

25th May Binary Keynotes

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Steve Bartlett

Steve Bartlett

Online Influencer

socialchain.com

Kelly Angood

Kelly Angood

Crowdfunding Evangelist

Indiegogo

Lemn Sissay MBE

Lemn Sissay MBE

Poet Chancellor

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Adrian Hon

Adrian Hon

App Innovator

Six to Start - Zombies, Run!

Stuart Miles

Stuart Miles

Founder of Pocket-lint

Pocket-lint.com

Andy Wolfe

Andy Wolfe

Chief Information Officer

shopdirect.com

Professor Tara Shears

Professor Tara Shears

Particle Physicist

Liverpool University

Sam Aaron

Sam Aaron

Rhythmic Coder

Pam Warhurst

Pam Warhurst

Community Cultivator

Incredible Edible Todmorden

Russell Ashworth

Russell Ashworth

Associate Clinical Nurse Specialist Paediatric Resuscitation, Consultant for Clinical Innovation

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Rob Black

Rob Black

Academic & Founder

Real Space

24 May

BINARY GATHERINGS - SOLD OUT

Guided Tour of Liverpool's Studio School

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Guided Tour of Liverpool's Studio School

The Studio, 41 Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 0BS
16:00 - 17:00

Join the team for a guided tour of The Studio. Now in its third year, the school has already established itself as a popular choice for students across Merseyside who are creative, entrepreneurial and passionate about technology.

iPhone Videography workshop at Apple store

Apple Store, Liverpool One, Paradise Street (West), Liverpool, L1 8JF
08:00 - 09:15

This gathering will show you how to use your iPhone to capture great video content.

The Power of LinkedIn

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The Power of LinkedIn

Liverpool Science Park
10:00 - 12:30

Join the Elephant Digital team to discuss the hidden secrets of LinkedIn. Exploring the world's most powerful business networking platform, the team will share their insights and practical experience on how to create a warm network of new business prospects.

Digital Catapult & Creative Kitchen Present - Building An Engaged Community

Constellations - 37-39 Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1 0BS
12:00 - 13:30

Digital Catapult will be leading a skills and knowledge sharing session with Creative Kitchen. The event will cater for Liverpool startups & small businesses, helping them to realise the potential for building and engaging active communities online and in real life. REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE

Creative Kitchen & Binary Breakfast

FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ
08:00 - 10:00

Whether you're attending the festival or not, the Creative Kitchen welcomes you to kick-off your day with breakfast at FACT’s Leaf Garden Café. Like Creative Kitchen's Developer Breakfast, the Binary Breakfast is about building relationships - getting like minded-people together so that they can meet, learn and collaborate.

3d Audio for the Digital & Creative Industries

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3d Audio for the Digital & Creative Industries

FACT, 88 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4DQ
13:30 - 16:00

Hosted by Kinicho and FACT. This gathering will comprise a workshop and demonstration and Q&A session.

Binary Festival Opening Party @ Constellations with Kin™ TUESDAY 24th MAY

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Binary Festival Opening Party @ Constellations with Kin™ TUESDAY 24th MAY

Constellations, 35-39 Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 0B
17:00 - 20:00

Gathering all festival attendees and Liverpool’s creative and digital community together for the official Binary Festival opening party in partnership with Kin™, Liverpool’s creative and digital network. Featuring DJ set from the Mixnots as they prepare for their appearances at Glastonbury and Standon Calling this summer.

Binary Festival Closing Party @ LEAF WEDNESDAY 25th MAY

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Binary Festival Closing Party @ LEAF WEDNESDAY 25th MAY

65-67 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4E
17:00 - 23:00

Featuring set by Sam Aaron

How Will VR Change the Way We Digest Performance - SOLD OUT

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How Will VR Change the Way We Digest Performance - SOLD OUT

Hardman Street, Liverpool
10:00 - 12:30

Popular music had been defined by technological advances – from electrification to the advent of sampling – so how will virtual reality change how we digest performance? Join VR specialists Draw & Code and acclaimed band All We Are to explore the outer-limits of where music and performance may be heading.

eHealth - Where Tech meets Health & Wellbeing - SOLD OUT

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eHealth - Where Tech meets Health & Wellbeing - SOLD OUT

22 Jordan Street, Liverpool, L1 0BP
13:30 - 16:00

Liverpool’s eHealth Cluster explains how local NHS organisations are using digital technologies to improve care and will showcase the inspiring work of local companies. Join the conversation and learn how local tech companies can work closely with local NHS groups.

Meet the Makers @ FabLab Liverpool - SOLD OUT

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Meet the Makers @ FabLab Liverpool - SOLD OUT

FabLab, John Lennon Art & Design Building, Duckinfield St, Liverpool, L3 5YD
10:00 - 12:30

This gathering is an opportunity to ‘meet the makers’ & discuss opportunities for research, collaboration and play.
FabLab Liverpool will offer a practical & interactive gathering to demonstrate how a creative environment, and access to innovative technologies can benefit businesses & develop ideas. Delegates will see a range of technologies and digital fabrication demonstrations in action, such as 3D printers, laser cutters & 3D scanners - demystifying the technology behind the digital fabrication revolution.

Get Your Head Around Code - SOLD OUT

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Get Your Head Around Code - SOLD OUT

Liverpool Science Park, 131 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TF
13:30 - 16:00

Hosted by Liverpool Girl Geeks. A brilliantly practical workshop which invites you to ‘Get your head around code’.
liverpoolgirlgeeks.co.uk

An introduction to Virtual Reality - SOLD OUT

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An introduction to Virtual Reality - SOLD OUT

vTime, Elevator Studios, 27 Parliament Street, Liverpool L8 5RN
13:30 - 16:00

Liverpool's vTime offers a hands on introduction to Virtual Reality - bringing delegates up to speed on the latest trends and technologies of the global VR market including vTime - the world’s first sociable network for VR.

The Do's and Don'ts of Crowdfunding - SOLD OUT

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The Do's and Don'ts of Crowdfunding - SOLD OUT

The Shed, Baltic Creative, 49 Jamaica Street, Liverpool L1 0AH
13:30 - 16:00

Crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo and Seedrs are enabling businesses to take a great idea and make it a reality. In this session, Liverpool's crowdfunding experts JUXDIT along with Seedrs and Indiegogo, offer essential insight into the Do’s & Don’ts of the crowdfunding process.

A Glimpse into the World of Experience Design - SOLD OUT

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A Glimpse into the World of Experience Design - SOLD OUT

Mando, Liverpool Science Park, 131 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TF
10:00 - 12:30

Ever felt frustrated using a website and thought you could design it better yourself? Mando will be running a fantastically practical gathering, giving you a taste of typical Experience Design activities.

Building a YouTube following for Businesses & Individuals - SOLD OUT

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Building a YouTube following for Businesses & Individuals - SOLD OUT

The Pod, Baltic Creative 49 Jamaica Street, Liverpool L1 0AH
13:30 - 16:00

Learn how Christian Hughes, MD of Curly Productions set up the hugely successful YouTube channels: How To Be A Dad (17M views) and Toddler Fun Learning (57M views), the lessons he learnt along the way & how his advanced knowledge of YouTube is informing the way his agency makes videos & advises clients about video strategy & video optimisation. This gathering will take a practical look at how you can harness the power of YouTube for maximum effect.

IoT vs VR - SOLD OUT

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IoT vs VR - SOLD OUT

Constellations, 35-39 Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1 0BS
13:30 - 16:00

This workshop focusses on how internet-enabled objects can enhance virtual reality experiences. Participants will explore potential applications of a mash up between IoT and VR by sketching their own VR world and creating a bespoke device that will allow everyday objects to manipulate a VR experience.

25 May

BINARY KEYNOTES @ FACT

The Binary Festival audience will be a diverse mix. We're expecting senior leaders and influencers (and students) from digital & creative industries from sectors including (but not exclusive to) IT, ICT, Digital, Web, Digital agencies, Publishing, Broadcasting and media. We will create an environment where making new contacts and building relationships is as effortless as possible.

Binary Keynotes will focus on themes from the worlds of technology, web, digital media and mobile. However, we deliberately seek ideas from the worlds of science, creativity, innovation, the arts, music and media. Our topics are diverse and relevant to a vast range of people and businesses.

Schedule

Keynotes will run from 09:00-17:00

Schedule

Keynotes will run from 09:00-17:00

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BINARY FESTIVAL PRINCIPAL SPONSORS

BINARY FESTIVAL TEAM

Herb Kim

Herb Kim

Festival Director

Jan Carlyle

Jan Carlyle

Festival Producer

Jane Leah

Jane Leah

Festival Co-Director

Mark Lawler

Mark Lawler

Co-Chair of Baltic Triangle Area CIC & Commissioning Body for Binary Festival

Simon Rhodes

Simon Rhodes

Co-Chair of Baltic Triangle Area CIC & Commissioning Body for Binary Festival