Events

Throughout the year Connecting Bristol and our partner organisations run a range of events where you can learn more about our digital inclusion agenda, Green ICT and connectivity in Bristol.

MySociety are coming back to Bristol, Thursday 23rd July between 7pm and 10pm

by Kevin 24/06/2015 in Bristol

After a successful visit to the City last year, MySociety are taking the show on the road again and coming to see us in Bristol. They will be hosting a meetup at the Famous Royal Navy Volunteer pub function room, 17-18 King St, Harbourside, Bristol , BS1 4EF.
There will be speakers from MySociety and local guest [...]

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Come along to our open event “Connecting Bristol to the Internet of Things”: Watershed, July 6, 6-9pm

by Kevin 21/06/2015 in Bristol

Innovate UK will soon be launching its £10m competition to establish a single city Demonstrator for the Internet of Things.
You are invited to attend a presentation and open discussion about how IoT can create new opportunities and address existing challenges in our city.
Background
Centre for Cities and McKinsey recently recognised Bristol and Bath as the most [...]

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Invitation to the launch of Smart City Forum’s report on ‘Procurement, Finance and Business Models’

by Kevin 08/06/2015 in Events

Come along to the Urban Innovation Centre on  Thursday 25th June for the  for the launch of the Smart City Forum’s report on ‘Procurement, Finance and Business Models for Smarter Cities‘ and hear its recommendations to government for unlocking the market in the UK.
Speakers include:

Paula Hirst, Fellow, Future Cities Catapult
Julie Alexander, [...]

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Going to Venturefest? Get involved in the HP Future Cities Innovation Hot-House Challenge

by Kevin 03/06/2015 in Bristol

HP are launching their Hot House Challenge on 9 June at Venturefest Bristol & Bath. The Hot House Challenge is a competition for organisations to submit a disruptive idea or business model that is suitable for public or commercial service which betters peoples’ lives and the environment in a city like Bristol or Bath. It [...]

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Event: Venturefest Bristol and Bath, Tuesday 9th June 2015 The Passenger Shed & Engine Shed, Bristol Temple Meads

by Kevin 18/05/2015 in Bristol

There is a very strong line up of events and speakers at this years Venturefest. The line up is so strong in fact that many of the sessions are already booked to capacity, but if you move quickly there are still one or two opportunities to be there in person. If you don’t manage to [...]

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Free Event: Get up to £3000 to boost your business broadband, 19 May, 10-12, @Bristol, Anchor Road BS1 5DB

by Kevin 29/04/2015 in Bristol

Business and public services are becoming ‘digital by default’ and customers and clients expect you to respond increasingly rapidly. As more business operations transition online, we all begin to use real-time services more intensely, more photos, video, uploading bigger files – designs, drawings, financial information and that new website you’re planning.
Most businesses find that no [...]

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Free event: Making Information Accessible: How to Write for Different Audiences, 7-830pm, 28 April, Engine Shed Bristol

by Kevin 27/04/2015 in Bristol

Information is a major component of our lives. But how can you make sure the information you produce and present is accessible and inclusive to a wide range of audiences?
This talk will be presented by Katie Grant, an accessible communications consultant specialising in the content and design of information – both on and offline. Katie [...]

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Event: Transform Digital, @Bristol, 15th & 16th September 2015

by Kevin 21/04/2015 in Bristol

In the world of digital infrastructure it’s clear that we’re moving into a new environment, after a period where the Superfast agenda resulted in nearly all the public funding going to one big player. Now, driven perhaps by frustration in rural areas and by investment opportunities in cities, we are seeing the accelerated development of alternative [...]

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Free event: Custom Interfaces with HTML5, JavaScript & ARIA, Engine Shed, May 26th, 7pm to 830pm

by Kevin 23/03/2015 in Bristol

In this talk organised by Accessible Bristol Léonie Watson (Digital Accessibility Consultant, Writer & Speaker, The Paciello Group) will look at the importance of the browser in the web accessibility stack, and the way ARIA can manipulate the information exposed by the browser’s accessibility API. With help from a cast of screen readers, Léonie will [...]

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