Your £15 wristband = full & fair access - Bath Digital Festival - Inclusive tech event for Bath, Bristol & South West

Full access for £15!

Is that really all it costs to attend the whole festival?

Yes.  Bath Digital Festival is a "Community Interest Company" or CIC and is only interested in putting on an amazing festival this year, and working to secure the festival's future.  While it costs a lot of money we've carefully balanced the funding of the festival between three different types of sponsorship and a small contribution of £15 from all attendees.

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 This year is "Digital for Everyone"...
... this is how we're keeping it fair. 

Discover the breadth of this year's line-up

We're working hard to curate the best festival yet and we're extremely excited to share more information on what you can expect to see at the festival this year. 

The Festival Breakdown 2017

Can I definitely go to every event?

No. This is how your wristband works...

For some events demand is expected to far exceed capacity so we have developed a fair and equitable model for managing demand for over-subscribed events.  

For all events there will be a proportion of first-come first-served seats available - so if you really want to get to an event, it pays to register early.  

Registration for the event will then stay open and we will collect the names of all those who would like to attend.

In the run-up to the festival, confirmed places for any event that is over-subscribed will be selected at random from all those who have registered.

When do you take my money?

You won't be charged until your place is confirmed.

Don't worry - if you try to register for an event and we can't confirm your place right away then we won't charge you for your wristband.  Your card will be charged either if you win a place later - and confirm that you still want it - or if you register for another event where your place can be confirmed... whichever comes first.  You will only ever be charged once and you will always be asked for confirmation before the transaction is completed.

NB - Early-bird tickets are the exception.  If you registered for an Early-Bird ticket before August 31st you will have been charged right away.

Planning for October

How do I manage my life and my festival?

Once you've registered for your first event you'll have access to a dashboard here, on this website, where you can manage your festival.  Here you'll be able to see what you've registered for, where seats have been confirmed and the date of the lottery for busy events.

Confirming lottery seats for busy events is a two way street.  If you win a seat you will be asked to confirm that you're still able to attend - so pay attention to your email.  If you don't confirm your seat then after a few days it will be offered out to someone else.

Can I do more to help?

Yes please! – Spend more money or volunteer your time.

Absolutely.  We need help in lots of ways.  

The first way is to spend more money when you buy your wristband - by adding an official Festival T-Shirt and Festival Tote Bag to your order. These top-quality t-shirts and bags are going to be designed by competition by local professional and student digital artists so we can be sure they're going to look stunning.  The festival will make a little money from each item sold which we will plough back into the running of the festival so please spend generously if you can.

Money isn't all we need - we also need an entire army of volunteers to manage the huge line-up we're currently curating.  We have received over 150 offers for events and speakers (with more late entries coming in every day) so our ability to realise the potential of all of that content is tied to your ability to support us on the day.  Please give your time generously if you can.

Volunteer at the festival

Any questions?

I have questions.  Who do I ask?

If you have any questions, please help us to help everyone by asking your question in the comments below - as concisely as possible.  We will add our answers to this page and let you know when we've answered - and this will help those who come after you wondering the same thing.

Posted: 1st July 2017

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