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What is Bath Digital Festival?

The biggest & most inclusive tech festival in the South West.

The Bath Digital Festival is a registered charity with an overall purpose to:

Advance the education of the public in Bath and the South West region by delivering a series of events that provide access to digital and technology for the whole community regardless of age, infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances. 

And aims to:

  • Champion digital and technology in the local community
  • Promote and advance the technical sector in the region
  • Provide a platform to share, educate and create excitement around talent, opportunities and success stories in the local area.

This is primarily done through an annual week-long series of events that bring people and technology together to explore the thriving digital scene in Bath. It aims to help kick start learning in the digital technology sector and to provide the local community a platform from which to grow and develop their skills and build connections with local and national organisations.

The Festival in 2021 will take place on 19-23 October and is open to individuals of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to go on a journey of digital discovery, exploring creativity, work, good, intelligence and the future across five days. Over 100 local businesses and community groups share their experiences in digital technology through interactive workshops, seminars and thought leadership across the city.

Bath Digital Festival also runs a monthly gathering called Third Thursday and launched the Digital Skills Exchange in October. You can read all about these initiatives using the links above.