Turing Fest is set to return as a hybrid conference in November
Turing Fest organizers have announced that the annual tech conference will return to the Edinburgh International Conference Center (EICC) later this year.
Hosted from 2sd to 4e In November, organizers plan to organize the conference as a hybrid in-person and virtual event.
Turing Fest 2020 has been hosted entirely online due to the coronavirus pandemic, with conference sessions held over a period of several weeks.
Commenting on the announcement, Turing Fest CEO Brian Corcoran said: “Turing Fest is all about people from the tech industry across Europe coming together in Scotland to learn how to create better startups, together.
“We will have some of the best minds in tech on stage who will share their wisdom, and we are delighted to welcome people back after a difficult year. “
Prior to the conference, the organizers will make further announcements regarding speakers, partners and sponsors.
Past conference speakers include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and longtime Skyscanner co-founder and CEO Gareth Williams.
Williams has also supported Turing Fest over the years, as well as corporate sponsors such as UserTesting and Deliveroo, headquartered in San Francisco.
Chris McCann, Co-Founder and CEO of Current Health, which is a Platinum Sponsor at Turing Fest 2021, said: “Turing Fest is always a great experience for us at Current Health for brand awareness, relationships with investors and recruiting.
“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. “
The EICC is used to hosting large tech conferences and events on the site, including DIGIT Expo and Cleantech Forum Europe, which runs October 6-8.
DIGIT Expo 2021 is expected to be held in physical format later this year.
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EICC CEO Marshall Dallas said: “The EICC is located in the Edinburgh Technology Corridor, a short distance from the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, the global headquarters of the University of Edinburgh. Skyscanner online travel and the 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 back in the building later this year.