Halifax Digital Festival 2024... The Relaunch
Event organiser: AND Digital
Event format: In-person
Location: Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Dean Clough Halifax HX3 5AX
Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Dean Clough Halifax HX3 5AX | Tuesday 14th November 2023 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Let’s celebrate the relaunch of the Halifax Digital Festival and find out how you can get involved! A community festival for all!
Join us for drinks, at The Crossley Gallery in Dean Clough Mills from 5.30pm - 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th November 2023. As part of the West Yorkshire Innovation Festival we will reveal the aims of the 2024 festival, the dates it’ll take place and share information about how to get involved. Representatives from local businesses LBG, Covéa Insurance, Calderdale Council and Calderdale College have already confirmed their attendance.
So if you’re a local business that’s part of the thriving digital economy of Calderdale, or a representative from a school, college or university in the area, we’d love to see you there and tell you more.
Halifax Digital Festival
The inaugural Halifax Digital Festival took place in 2019 – a collaboration between various private sector businesses in Calderdale, as well as Calderdale Council and other partners. Let's relaunch the festival in 2024!
Aim of the festival
Halifax Digital Festival is an open and collaborative event, with a primary objective to help tackle a number of key challenges facing the digital sector in Calderdale, including
Encouraging children and students to study subject that lead to a career in digital or wider careers connected to the digital sector
Educate career changers in the opportunities available with upskilling and transferable skills
Help organisations learn how to reskill, upskill and build digital capability
Retaining and attracting talent in the area and the surrounding areas by raising the profile of employers in the area
Build strong and mutually beneficial relationships between digital service providers and businesses in the area
Who should get involved?
Broadly, anyone in Halifax, Calderdale and the region who is connected to, or would like to be connected to the digital sector;
Schools, colleges and higher educational institutions providing education to students that are connected to the digital sector
Leadership and employees of businesses providing digital services, agencies, consultancies and sole traders across (but not limited to) websites, apps, software, data, fintech, security, service design and user experience design
Leadership and employees of businesses that have in-house capability or require external providers of the services above
What can you expect?
The festival is expected to cover 3 days of events and the content of the festival will be largely dictated by those who wish to participate. Events will include conferences, panels, roundtables, webinars and opportunities to share information around careers. We aim to close the festival with a social event for all involved.
Where will it be?
We expect events to be in-person or virtual (or hybrid). For in-person events, businesses may want to host them in their own offices. Businesses may also be willing to share their office as a venue for those without a venue. Additionally, we are working with Dean Clough Mills and The Piece Hall to provide a focus for larger physical events and socials.
When is it?
We are aiming for 3 Days during May 2024.