Turing Fest, one of Scotland’s leading tech conferences, is returning to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) between 2-4 November. Having gone fully online in 2020, the organisers of Turing Fest, which was established in Edinburgh in 2016, plan to run a hybrid in-person and virtual format in 2021.
Brian Corcoran (CEO, Turing Fest) said: “Turing Fest is all about people in the tech industry across Europe coming together in Scotland to learn about building better startups, together. We’ll have some of the finest minds in tech on stage sharing their wisdom, and we’re excited to welcome people back after a tough year.”
Marshall Dallas (CEO, EICC) said: “The EICC sits on Edinburgh’s tech corridor, only a short distance from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics, online travel site Skyscanner’s global headquarters and tech campus CodeBase, and it’s such an important sector for the city. Turing Fest has become an institution on the tech scene in recent years, and we’re really looking forward to having the conference back in the building later this year.”
In the lead up to Turing Fest 2021, the organisers will be making further announcements around speakers, partners and sponsors. Past speakers have included Steve Wozniak (Apple co-founder) and Gareth Williams (Skyscanner co-founder & CEO). Williams has also supported Turing Fest over the years, along with corporate sponsors like Deliveroo.
Chris McCann (Co-founder & CEO, Current Health- the digital health startup that secured a £31 million series B investment round in April & a platinum sponsor) said: “Turing Fest is always a great experience for us at Current Health for brand awareness, investor connections, and recruiting. We made direct hires from connections at the conference and met one of our key US investors there which also opened up lots of sales opportunities.”
The EICC has a track record of hosting tech conferences and events at the venue, including Digit Expo, and Cleantech Forum Europe which takes place between 6-8 October.