Turing Fest tech event returns to Edinburgh this fall in ‘hybrid’ format



Turing Fest is due to take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Center (EICC) in early November. The event, which premiered in the capital in 2016, went fully online in 2020 in the wake of the pandemic.

Brian Corcoran, Managing Director of Turing Fest, said: “Turing Fest is all about people from the tech industry across Europe coming together in Scotland to learn how to create better start-ups, together. . We’ll have some of the best minds in tech on stage sharing their wisdom, and we’re excited to welcome people back after a difficult year. “

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In the run-up to the event, the organizers plan to make further announcements regarding speakers, partners and sponsors. Former speakers included Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Skyscanner co-founder and CEO Gareth Williams.

Xeneta CMO Katherine Barrios at the Turing Fest at the EICC in Edinburgh 2019.

Xeneta CMO Katherine Barrios at the Turing Fest at the EICC in Edinburgh 2019.

Williams has also supported Turing Fest over the years, as well as corporate sponsors such as UserTesting, based in San Francisco, and Deliveroo, based in London.

EICC Managing Director Marshall Dallas said: “The EICC is located in the Edinburgh Technology Corridor, a short distance from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics, the site’s global headquarters. Skyscanner Online Travel Center and CodeBase Technology Campus, and it’s such an important area for the city.

“Turing Fest has become an institution on the tech scene in recent years, and we really can’t wait to see the conference in the building again later this year.”

The venue is used to hosting technology conferences and events, including Digit Expo and Cleantech Forum Europe which take place October 6-8.

The DART opened in 1995 and has since hosted nearly 1.5 million delegates and some 3,500 events.

Chris McCann, co-founder and CEO of Current Health, the digital health start-up that secured a major investment in April and platinum sponsor, said: “Turing Fest has always been a great experience for us at Current Health for the brand awareness, investor relations and recruitment. We hired directly from connections at the conference and met with one of our major US investors there, which also opened up a lot of sales opportunities for us. “

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