Digital Shoreditch Festival 2015


Digital Shoreditch Festival 2015 with Austin Hackney United

Austin Hackney United Delegation Joins the Festival

Digital Shoreditch Festival is a two week mass-community celebration, inviting the entire world of tech, creative and all their converging industries, from around the world to East London between 11th – 24th May! Austin Hackney United (AHU) members will be attending this year’s festival!

Austin-Hackney United, like the original Digital Trade Mission, is grounded in the opportunities that stem from our similarly thriving tech sectors. Like Austin’s SXSW multi-faceted festival, Digital Shoreditch represents a multi-layered participation in each other’s academic, artistic and cultural endeavors while also enriching “3 leg” relationships, such as with Angers, France, and Oslo Norway.

 

2015 Digital Shoreditch Main Program

A jam-packed program of events ranging from keynotes, lightning talks, workshops, discussions, panels, debates, fireside chats, experimental installations and SO much more!! Hosting Keynotes, talks, workshops, discussions, panels, and debates!

 

Schedule of Events

DAYDATEABOUT

MAKE

Monday
May 11th
Learn by doing and bring new ideas to life with with a vibrant mix of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, makers, designers and hackers from across the creative ecosystem.

GROW

Tuesday
May 12th
Join entrepreneurs, angels, investors, founders and minds behind top businesses sharing insight and expertise on growing ideas, teams and companies from startup to blue chip.

NEXT

Wednesday
May 13th
Explore powerful ideas from the multiverse world of tech with scientists, artists, futurists, entrepreneurs and visionaries, all asking the question – what’s next?

CONNECT

Thursday
May 14th
Unite, celebrate and prepare to be inspired by the change makers working in tech, digital and creative who support and inspire next generations and innovations.

LIVE

Friday
May 15th
Journey with top creatives from the realms of storytelling, broadcast, publishing, film, music, branded content and more to explore the ever-evolving media landscape.
Fred Schmidt, Keynote Speaker at Digital Shoreditch and AHU Chairman Austin Hackney United Committee

Fred Schmidt, Keynote Speaker at Digital Shoreditch and Chairman of Austin Hackney United

Your 2015 Badge

It’s your access-all-areas pass to East London – bagging you awesome deals in local restaurants and bars, and getting you into some of the most exclusive (and awesome) parties this side of the river, as well as the multitude of sessions happening at the Town Hall – of course. Get your tickets now! 

Who Attends the Festival?

Austin Hackney United, shorthand for the Austin Hackney Sister Cities Partnership brings together companies, entrepreneurs and community leaders to build stronger business and community ties between Austin and Hackney, especially in the areas of economic development, technology, music, art, film, and education.   Members of AHU will be at Digital Shoreditch 2015 and they join just about everyone in the creative sector! No, seriously. From big brand names to designers, advertisers to musicians, entrepreneurs to investors, film-makers to developers, marketing mammoths, to social enterprises, blue-chips to startups…we could go on! DS15 has got it all and everyone is welcome – so what are you waiting for?

DUKE'S BREW AND QUE Texas-style BBQ in Hackney Austin Hackney United Partner

Visit Austin Hackney United Partner, Duke’s Brew and Que for Texas-style BBQ while you’re in Hackney!

Food

Because the world just doesn’t function without food, and certainly not the tech and creative world; this year we’ve teamed up with the best restaurants, street vendors, and bars, in the local area to offer you great deals, discounts and booking options. Meaning you can easily organize business meetings over lunch, dinner or drinks (or just grab a bite for yourself) in a number of great locations around the Town Hall. And Hoxton Square will become a bonafide foodie feast, where you’ll also be able to catch live music performances and talks. Amazing!

Premier Events Schedule

Not only confined to the Town Hall, there’s a whole program of premier events happening in and around the local area. From bringing together figureheads of the car industry – no mean feat – to exploring the future of neuro-gastronomy; and bagging yourself a (business) blind date to experiencing some VR musical performances – there are a load of exciting (and experimental) events occurring all throughout 11th-15th May.

EVENTDATEABOUT
OPENING
PARTY
Monday
11th
May
Come with us on a journey, through time and space… hosted at Queen of Hoxton, you can expect DJs and live music, cosmic happenings, an awesome crowd and cats… It’s going to be mad!
THE
SQUARE
11th-15th
May
DS takes over Hoxton Square for a foodie feast, so you can grab some delicious refreshments while checking out live musical performances from local emerging artists, as well as talks from you guys, the community!
DS
NETWORKING
DINNERS
11th-15th
May
Organised in partnership with 9others, these dinners are your chance to meet and collaborate with other entrepreneurs and forward thinkers, in a relaxed setting, with the look to grow not only your business but yourself.
YELP and
DS
PRESENT
Tuesday
12th
May
A mad scientist’s explosion of food, drinks, entertainment and surprises galore. It promises to be London’s party of the future… but what does that mean?? Well there’s only one way to find out…
STARTUP
TOUR
Tuesday
12th
May
Hackney Council will lead you on a tour of local co-working spaces where you’ll be plied provided with liquid refreshments and have a chance to hear elevator pitches from some of the exciting startups residing in them
BUSINESS
BLIND
DATES
11th-15th
May
Get your 5-a-day and apply to be matched with 5 other blind-daters – with the aim to make new and lasting connections across all industries.
SALON
LONDON
Wednesday
13th
May
A experimental exercise in neuro-gastronomy – delving further into the psychology of food and creativity, hosted at the amazing Ace Hotel in partnership with Salon London. Voted No.6 thing to do in the WORLD by GQ, don’t you know.
FEEDTDBFood meets Tech as feeding off your digital profile, you’ll be cooked up a delicious meal, uniquely tailored to you, at the rather fancy – and newly opened – Ceviche Old Street…so you know it’s going to be good!
CONNECTED
CAR
Friday
13th
May
A thought leadership event bringing together figures heads of the car industry – which is no mean feat – to discuss the future of automotive transport and the convergence of cars and the internet of things.
MUSIC
SHOWCASE
11th-15th
May
We’ve teamed up with some of the best musical venues in the area to showcase local emerging – and established – talent through live music gigs around Shoreditch.
FILM
SERIES
11th-15th
May
Exclusive DS screenings of innovative new films; including feature lengths, shorts, animations, and documentaries – not to be missed!
3D Printed
Board Game
Hackathon
Friday
15th
May
Quite the tongue-twister – in partnership with Ultimaker, UKIE and Machines Room – it’s the ultimate hackathon – no coding involved! Just getting back to basics and creating awesome board games (oh, and 3D printing them…so not quite so basic).
Open Top
Tech Tours
11th-15th
May
Journey through Shoreditch and the wider area on an open-top London bus, seeing the sights as told by awesome community comperes.
Closing
Party
Friday
15th
May
Alas, all good things must come to an end and so to wrap up the awesome main programme of DS15 we celebrate with a night of mayhem!

 

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