Join us for Liverpool Binary Festival 2018 on Thursday 22 March. 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 at Hinterlands, the new venue at Northern Lights, part of Cains Brewery Village development. 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. Early Bird tickets are now available, book here.

Our launch party was in November. Check out the images on instagram.

22nd Mar 18 Festival

Liverpool Binary Festival in 2018 will feature Keynote Speakers, from science presenter Emer Maguire and Ukelele Performers Ukebox, to the leading figures from Liverpool's digital, creative, food and cafe scenes. The Afternoon Gatherings will be focusing on subjects from Artificial Intelligence, 'Growing your brand on YouTube' and 'How immersive tech will change our world', to a wine tasting masterclass and a creative session with an artist.

The morning will feature inspiring keynotes followed by a shared lunch and gatherings across the city, before our final keynote and social events. We have added to our lineup with Speakers and Gatherings Leaders - scroll down to find out more about each of them. Book now for Early Bird tickets.

SPEAKERS

Here are our amazing Keynote Speakers and Gatherings Leaders. To learn more, click on the bio below their photos.

Emer Maguire

Emer Maguire

Presenter, Science Communicator, Singer Songwriter

Ukebox

Ukebox

Ukulele ensemble

Ukebox

Tomas Maunier

Tomas Maunier

Co-founder

Fazenda

Lydia Gregory

Lydia Gregory

Co-founder

FeedForward

Pete Trainor

Pete Trainor

Author, designer, technologist, mental health campaigner and co-founder of Us Ai

Us Ai

Jonathan Seal

Jonathan Seal

Strategy Director

Mando Agency

Emily Bartlett

Emily Bartlett

Artist

OH Create

Christian Hughes

Christian Hughes

Managing Director

Toddler Fun Learning, Curly Productions

Liz Booth

Liz Booth

Senior Developer

Buffalo7

Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin

Head of Storytelling

Buffalo7

Jasmin Isherwood

Jasmin Isherwood

Senior Developer

Buffalo 7

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Global Field Operations Manager

HyperLoop One

Natalie Haywood

Natalie Haywood

Managing Director

LEAF

Andy Kent

Andy Kent

CEO

Angel Solutions

Steve Rotheram

Steve Rotheram

Metro Mayor

Liverpool City Region

22 Mar

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.

Schedule

09:00

Registration

09:30

Conference sessions

11:00

Refreshment Break

11:30

Conference sessions

13:00

Break for lunch

14:30

Gatherings

17:00

Closing keynote

18:00

Networking

Schedule

A detailed schedule will be announced closer to the date. Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know.

09:00

Registration

09:30

Conference sessions

11:00

Refreshment Break

11:30

Conference sessions

13:00

Break for lunch

14:30

Gatherings

17:00

Closing keynote

18:00

Networking

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BINARY GATHERINGS

The creative, digital and tech communities have put together a selection of inspiring, educational and fun gatherings for Liverpool Binary Festival. We have a couple more to add to the programme and the list will be finalised in the next couple of weeks.

An intelligently Artificial World  Hosted by BIMA

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An intelligently Artificial World Hosted by BIMA

Hinterlands @ Northern Lights, Cains Brewery Village, Liverpool, L8 5SD
14:30 - 16:30

Members of the BIMA Ai Think Tank will discuss solving full stack industry problems using subject-matter expertise, unique data, and Ai to deliver products that help us survive the changes of an ever changing world.

Join Pete Trainor, Author of the Human Focused Digital book & chair of the BIMA Ai Think Tank, and Lydia Gregory, Co-founder of Feed Forward, an Artificial Intelligence Consultancy, who will both deliver a short keynote, alongside a range of very special industry guests to discuss, debate, debunk and demystify Ai.

How to grow your YouTube Channel

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How to grow your YouTube Channel

The Creative Space, Unit 51, Baltic Creative, 49 Jamaica Street,Liverpool L1 0AH
14:00 - 16:45

Join Christian Hughes, Co-Founder of kids’ YouTube Channel Toddler Fun Learning and MD of Video Production company Curly Productions, and learn how he grew a simple idea into a channel that has now had over 200 million views worldwide.

Ever wondered if you can make a living off YouTube or fancied becoming a professional vlogger?

This gathering is for people who want to grow their business or personal YouTube channels and will practically look at how you can harness the power of YouTube for maximum effect.

Damsels & Dragons: combine storytelling with PowerPoint secrets to create the ultimate presentation.

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Damsels & Dragons: combine storytelling with PowerPoint secrets to create the ultimate presentation.

Hosted by Bruntwood at The Old Hall, Cotton Exchange, Liverpool L3 9JR
14:15 - 16:30

Join Liz Booth, Chris Tomlin and Jasmin Isherwood as we explore the power of storytelling. Presentations full of dry data can result in the dreaded Death By Powerpoint. When you know how to frame it into a captivating narrative, people sit up and notice. Attendees will learn how to identify their own key messages and craft them into compelling stories to engage their audience.

OH Create with artist Emily Bartlett

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OH Create with artist Emily Bartlett

The Royal Standard, Cains Brewery Village, Liverpool L8 5SD
14:30 - 16:30

OH will be collaborating with leading local artist Emily Bartlett, to bring you a two-hour session filled with creativity, paint, and play.

You'll hear from Emily on what inspires her work and the process she goes through, followed by an interactive workshop where you'll get the chance to put paint to canvas and create your own piece of art.

Leave your worries at the door if you think you're 'not creative enough' or you 'can't draw'... It's time to rekindle your love for making.

XR and Us - How Immersive Tech Will Change Our World

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XR and Us - How Immersive Tech Will Change Our World

Draw & Code Ltd. 24 Hardman Street Liverpool L1 9AX
15:00 - 16:45

Draw & Code are an XR product development studio who work with emerging technology including AR, VR, MR and projections and they have been working with XR for the best part of a decade.

At Binary Festival we are bringing our expert network together to look at the impact this tech will have. With a panel of XR experts in our studio, Skype calls to connect the audience with Silicon Valley pioneers and the opportunity to see this tech for yourself, XR and Us will be an insightful and inspiring gathering to get you thinking about how immersive tech will impact on you.

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
14:30 - 16:30

The Studio provides specialist education to 14 – 19 year olds and based in the heart of Liverpool’s emerging creative and digital quarter, The Studio is a ground-breaking hub for innovative teaching and learning. Explore the building’s immersive 150 seater cinema, check out their state of the art Mac Suite and Art departments, and even delve into ‘The Dungeon’ where retro games tournaments take place below ground!
Come and find out why students here are creators, rather than consumers, of technology and how this empowers them to generate opportunities for themselves within this dynamic, emerging sector.

A Masterclass in Wine Tasting

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A Masterclass in Wine Tasting

Exchange Flags, Horton House, Exchange Street East, Liverpool L2 3PG
14:30 - 16:30

Enjoy a masterclass in Wine Tasting at Fazenda as they open three premium wines from their Wine Room and give you the opportunity to taste their exeptional selection. Fazenda is a rodizio concept restaurant with locations across the North of England in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and most recently launched across the border in Edinburgh. *£10 materials surcharge will apply

Where there's tea, there's hope

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Where there's tea, there's hope

One Fine Day, Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9BS
14:30 - 16:30

A brief introduction to the wonderful world of tea. Brought to you by One Fine Day, the latest venue from the same team that brought you OhMeOhMy on Water Street and Leaf on Bold Street.

Learn about the different varieties we have from around the globe, our award-winning blends, and the potential health benefits of tea. You will also sample a selection of our extensive collection.

Creative Kitchen Binary Breakfast

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Creative Kitchen Binary Breakfast

Tusk, Cains Brewery Village, Mann Street, Liverpool L8 5TF
08:30 - 10:00

Binary Festival gets a bit of the Creative Kitchen magic. This event is open to everyone. Creative Kitchen welcomes you to kick-off your day with our Binary Breakfast at Tusk. Like our Developer Breakfast, the Binary Breakfast is about building relationships. It doesn’t matter whether or not you can code, we are about getting like minded-people together so that they can meet, learn and collaborate.

Binary and FACT networking Party

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Binary and FACT networking Party

FACT, Wood St, L1 9BZ
17:30 - 20:30

Welcome to the Binary and FACT networking Party, hosted by FACT on the opening night of their new exhibition:

States of Play: Roleplay Reality • 22 March 2018 - 17 June 2018

An immersive and participatory show examining gaming as both a critical and artistic tool, focusing on the unparalleled importance of role-play within the genre. Collected works illustrate how games are a site of contested power and identity, playing out across both the physical and virtual worlds. Keep an eye on social for details of the after party at Constellations, Baltic Triangle.

BINARY FESTIVAL PRINCIPAL SPONSORS

SPONSORS

We are still looking for sponsors of smaller aspects of the event. If you are interested - please get in touch.

SUPPORTERS

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

Herb Kim

Herb Kim

Festival Director

Jan Carlyle

Jan Carlyle

Festival Producer

Mark Lawler

Mark Lawler

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

Russell Gannon

Russell Gannon

Communications Director

Emma Turnbull

Emma Turnbull

Event Manager