Join us for Liverpool Binary Festival 2018 on Thursday 22 March 2018. A gathering of innovators, inventors, leaders, makers and creators to celebrate and connect communities for the future of Liverpool.
Established in 2016 out of Liverpool's Baltic Triangle, the Binary Festival returns to celebrate the city's blossoming digital community placing it centre stage. Liverpool is leading the way in the UK's digital revolution.
In 2018 the festival will focus on the Binary Keynotes which will take place in the Baltic Triangle. Inspiring talks from engaging speakers with new insights and fascinating ideas. Binary Gatherings will showcase the work and talent of the digital sector within the Baltic Triangle and across Liverpool. Super Early Bird tickets are now available, book here.
23rd Nov 17 Launch party
Our launch party was in November. Check out the images on instagram.
22nd Mar 18 Festival
Liverpool Binary Gatherings last year featured 18 events including gatherings hosted by Mando Agency, vTime and UTC Studio School tours with subjects from crowdfunding to VR, the power of YouTube, 3D Sound and an introduction to code with Liverpool Girl Geeks. A day of inspiring keynotes and a couple of brilliant social events. The first four speakers have been announced, there will be more announcements towards the end of January. Book now for Early Bird tickets.
Our first four speakers we have announced are: Paul Smith, Hyperloop. Andy Kent, Angel Solutions & BIMA, Natalie Haywood, LEAF and Steve Rotheram - Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region. More speakers will be announced at the end of January 2018.
Global Field Operations Manager
Global Field Operations Manager
As part of the management team at Hyperloop One, Paul's role involves engaging and working with governments and partners, as well as managing processes and operations across the business development team.
Paul has worked with technology startups for the past decade. As CEO and co-founder of Ignite, one of the first startup accelerator programmes outside the US, he supported and invested in over 100 early-stage businesses. He continues to run and support initiatives to support female tech founders.
Prior to working in the technology sector, Paul was an editor and executive producer in the BBC and commercial radio, and an award-winning author.
Natalie Haywood, Founder and Managing Director of The LEAF Group, began the LEAF journey in 2007 running a tea shop in Static Gallery in Liverpool. Her passion has always been to bring quality loose-leaf tea to the city in an intimate and creative space. LEAF quickly moved to a venue in the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool, picking up some accolades along the way and opened the LEAF we know and love on Bold Street in 2010. The LEAF family has grown to encompass The Garden at FACT, OH ME OH MY, LEAF on Portland Street, Manchester and the newest member of the family - One Fine Day on Old Hall Street, Liverpool. LEAF has established its reputation as a leading creative space in the North West and continues to bring Natalie’s passion for great quality wholesome food and drinks, music and good times to life.
Andy is founder and CEO of Angel Solutions, a Liverpool based software agency established in 1999. This Ringmaster and his team of 40 (and growing) create innovative products out of an award winning circus themed office! Andy is also Chair of BIMA Liverpool and is a regular speaker at both local and national events.Andy now spends most of his time working across the city region and has worked on projects such as OH (formerly Innovators Hub) with Robyn Dooley, and mentoring other businesses & aspiring entrepreneurs.
Liverpool City Region
Liverpool City Regionhttp://liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk/
Steve Rotheram has served the city of Liverpool in many ways: Liverpool City Councillor, former Lord Mayor of Liverpool, MP, a bricklayer by trade who was running a business by the age of 22. He has studied at both LJMU and Hope University whilst working at the Learning and Skills Council. His most recent apointment though was in May 2017 when Steve was elected to become the first ever Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region – his manifesto is ambitious, fair, green, and a digitally connected City Region that works together.
BINARY KEYNOTES, BALTIC TRIANGLE
Last year the Binary Keynotes welcomed an audience of startups, established businesses, from digital & creative industries from sectors including IT, ICT, digital, web, digital agencies, publishing, broadcasting and media, students, and more to listen to a host of inspiring speakers. This year we will continue to 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. Last year's festival featured the inspirational writer and poet Lemn Sissay MBE - Chancellor of The University of Manchester, Pam Warhurst - founder and inspiration behind Incredible Edible and Steve Bartlett - social influencer and CEO of Social Chain.
Full schedule will be announced closer to the date. Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know.
BINARY FESTIVAL PRINCIPAL SPONSORS
Baltic Creative CIC provide bespoke property lettings, management and development for the creative and digital sector. We create unique spaces, a supportive environment and foster a collaborative community where businesses and entrepreneurs can start-up, grow & prosper. Through the CIC model, Baltic Creative reinvests all surpluses back into the property, the tenants and the sector and is playing a major role in the regeneration of Liverpool’s pioneering Baltic Triangle district.
Leading property company Bruntwood specialises in creating places for business success. We have 117 properties across four UK cities, and in Liverpool possess a deep understanding of the economic and social landscape of the city. We support the evolution of the Knowledge Quarter and hold a number of long established cultural partnerships. Over our 40-year history we have focussed on making our great city regions greater and are proud to support the Binary Festival 2018.
We have a number of supporters to the Liverpool Binary Festival, who all contribute to making the festival a fantastic collaboration across the Liverpool City Region and beyond. Click on the logos below to find out more about each of our supporters.
Supporter Highlight: BIMA are one of our key supporters to Liverpool Binary Festival. BIMA is Britain’s digital community, we are member driven through digital hubs around the UK which gives our structure strength. BIMA exists to drive innovation and excellence across the digital industry. We are the connectors, thought leaders, champions and change makers determining the shape of Britain’s digital economy. We are pleased to support Liverpool Binary Festival for the second year as this gathering connects our communities across the North West and the UK.
BINARY FESTIVAL TEAM
Co-Chair of Baltic Triangle Area CIC & Commissioning Body for Binary Festival