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29th August - 1st September 2012




29th August 2012

The CultureTECH Festival programme

CultureTECH is a four-day festival of digital technology, media and music featuring over 70 industry speakers, 40 music acts, hands-on workshops, film screenings, digital street art and a games tournament. Over 500 delegates (from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Spain, Germany and Sweden) are already confirmed, and if you’re interested in tech and how it's changing the face of TV, the arts, music, film or gaming you're going to want to be there.

Keynote Sessions

Ben Hammersley, Editor-at-large, Wired UK
Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Director of The Barbican
Kath Mainland, CEO of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Dan Burwen, founder of Cognito Comics

Must See: The Digital Culture Workshop


Presented by Rohan Gunatillake and the team behind CultureHack Scotland, this session will focus on how the digital / tech community can work together with arts / cultural organisations with a specific reference to work with Edinburgh Festivals. They will also be working with delegates to develop the concept for a "CultureHack NI" in 2013.

Industry Speakers 

Innovation expert Gregg Fraley //author and commentator on digital culture, Tom Chatfield // JonMichael Bukosky and Norman Tajudin, Silicon Valley Gateway Partners // Joe Cohen, founder of Seatwave // Julian March, Head of Digital Media at ITV // Anna Cronin, Convergent Formats Commissioner at Ch4 // Joe Tree, founder of blipfoto // Idan Cohen, founder of // Hugh Wallace, Head of Digital Media at National
Museums of Scotland // Adrian Hon, founder of Six to Start

There's also a full music programme with performances from over 40 acts - including Duke Special and The Japanese Popstars - over a dozen film screenings, digital street artists and a full-day games tournament.

In addition to the events there will also be: 


- a free CultureTECH 'milkround' for tech-grads and students at the Playhouse Gallery 10.30am - 2pm Thursday 30th August and Friday 31st August. 

- free exhibition spaces for startup companies to demo their products.


Corporate Sponsors: Seagate, ILEX, Invest Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen, Department of Culture Arts and Leisure, Derry
City Council, University of Ulster, Londonderry Chamber of Commerce

Travel - a free daily bus from Belfast to Derry~Londonderry (departs 8.30am, Belfast City Centre, return same day).

Tickets are available to purchase from CultureTECH ( however NISP has a limited number of tickets available at £25 per ticket. Please contact to avail of this offer

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