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. Tickets are now sold out

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 amongst others.

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

SPEAKERS

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

Dominic Wilcox

Dominic Wilcox

Artist, Designer, Inventor, 'Thinkeruper'

Little Inventors

Lydia Nicholas

Lydia Nicholas

Anthropologist of Technology

UCL

Amanda Follit

Amanda Follit

Managing Director

TH_NK Live

Peter Kinsella

Peter Kinsella

Co-Founder and Co-Owner

Lunya

Sarah Wiseman

Sarah Wiseman

Computer Lecturer

Goldsmiths University

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

Natalie Haywood

Natalie Haywood

Managing Director

LEAF

Andy Kent

Andy Kent

CEO

Angel Solutions

22 Mar

BINARY KEYNOTES, BALTIC TRIANGLE

This year's Binary Keynotes will welcome a host a wide range of speakers from the world of science and technology alongside some of the very best from Liverpool's creative, digital, food and tech scene to inspire an audience of startups, established businesses, from digital & creative industries from sectors including IT, ICT, digital, web, digital agencies, publishing, broadcasting and media, and students. This year we will continue to create an environment where making new contacts and building relationships is as effortless as possible.

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

Keynote session 1

11:00

Refreshment Break

11:30

Keynote Session 2

13:00

Break for lunch

14:30

Gatherings

17:00

Closing Keynote

18:00

Networking Drinks

Schedule

There is a more detailed schedule in the top menu

09:00

Registration

09:30

Keynote session 1

11:00

Refreshment Break

11:30

Keynote Session 2

13:00

Break for lunch

14:30

Gatherings

17:00

Closing Keynote

18:00

Networking Drinks

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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. The full schedule is shown in the top menu

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.

Where there's tea, there's hope - Tea Tasting hosted by One Fine Day

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Where there's tea, there's hope - Tea Tasting hosted by One Fine Day

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

Where there's tea, there's hope is 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, The Garden at FACT and the flagship 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.

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 from Buffalo 7 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.

The Future of Mobile hosted by WE ARE MOBILE

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The Future of Mobile hosted by WE ARE MOBILE

Constellations, 35-39 Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 0BS
14:30 - 16:30

Welcome to 'The Future of Mobile' hosted by the team at WE ARE MOBILE, who are launching at Binary Festival with this insightful gathering.

We will explore in part the amazing innovations in the mobile space today and what will be happening in the future with some exclusive insight by some of the biggest brands in the world. Speakers and hosts to be confirmed very soon.

We are Mobile is curated for you by the same team that founded Apposing and promises to be the start of many good events.

Creative Kitchen Binary Breakfast

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Creative Kitchen Binary Breakfast

Tusk, Cains Brewery Village, Mann Street, Liverpool L8 5TF
08:30 - 09:30

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 at Northern Lights. 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.

This event will continue until 10am for any attendees who are not joining the start of Binary Festival keynotes at 09:30am.

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

THIS GATHERING IS NOW SOLD OUT.
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.

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

THIS GATHERING IS NOW SOLD OUT.
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.

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

THIS GATHERING IS NOW SOLD OUT.
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.

Binary and FACT networking Party

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Binary and FACT networking Party

FACT, Wood St, L1 9BZ
18:00 - 20:00

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

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