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June 23rd 2021

Turing Fest returns to EICC in November

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Turing Fest returns to EICC in November

  • One of Scotland’s leading tech conferences, established in Edinburgh in 2016, takes place at EICC between 2nd and 4th November
  • Turing Fest plans to run hybrid in-person and virtual format in November 2021
  • Turing Fest CEO Brian Corcoran: “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.”
  • EICC CEO Marshall Dallas: “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, we’re really looking forward to having the conference back in the building later this year”
  • The EICC has a track record of hosting tech conferences and events at the venue, including ScotSoft, Digit Expo, and Cleantech Forum Europe will take place between 6-8 October.

Edinburgh, 23 June 2021 - 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.

Turing Fest CEO Brian Corcoran 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.”

EICC CEO Marshall Dallas 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 Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Skyscanner co-founder and longtime CEO Gareth Williams.  Williams has also supported Turing Fest over the years, along with corporate sponsors like San Francisco-headquartered UserTesting and London-headquartered Deliveroo.

Chris McCann, co-founder and CEO of Current Health, the digital health startup that secured a £31 million series B investment round in April and 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.

About the EICC

The EICC opened its doors in 1995 and has since played host to almost 1.5 million delegates, over 3,500 events and has generated around £720 million in economic impact for Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.  Many conferences held at the EICC focus on technology and science fields which have strong historical roots in Edinburgh.  The EICC marked its 25th anniversary in September 2020 - a year in which the business transitioned from hosting conferences at the city centre venue, to an online events platform.  Since February 2021, the EICC has been Edinburgh’s main vaccination centre, working in partnership with NHS Lothian.

Tickets for Turing Fest 2021 are available via the website: https://www.turingfest.com

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