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May 16, 2023
Natasha Bowers

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Find out more about the range of events happening this June at TechNExt: The Tech Festival for the North East.

This June, TechNExt invites you to a packed five-day Tech Festival in the vibrant North East region.  

From the 19th to the 23rd of June, this festival aims to inspire, educate, and connect tech enthusiasts from across the region and beyond. With a lineup of captivating keynote speakers, community-designed fringe events, and engaging drop-in sessions, TechNExt promises to provide attendees with valuable insights into how technology is transforming our region and the world.

What's on at TechNExt 2023?

Here's a glimpse of what you can expect at TechNExt...

TechNExt Main Stage

Date: 21/06/23  

Time: 08:45-17:00  

Location: Sunderland City Hall

Our main stage at TechNExt will host a captivating lineup of thought-provoking international innovators in tech and digital fields. Led by our esteemed Head of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, Jamie Hardesty, this single stream of talks will explore three key themes: Innovation and Humans, Technology and Ethics, and Business, Society, and People.  

Don't miss the opportunity to hear from our keynote speakers:  

Get your tickets for the main stage now.

Tech Talent Live

Date: 22/06/23  

Time: 12:30-18:00  

Location: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts

Tech Talent Live, a free drop-in event hosted by Tech Talent Engine, is designed to inspire, inform, and energise future talent in the North East and beyond. Explore the wide range of regional tech and digital organisations as they showcase their initiatives, discuss their work, and present exciting career opportunities. Whether you're a student, graduate, or career changer, this event is perfect for discovering your path in the tech industry.  

Grab your FREE ticket now.

Festival Fringe

Date: 19/06/23 – 23/06/23

Location: Across the North East

Throughout the festival, immerse yourself in community-designed and led fringe events. Join in person at various venues across the North East or participate virtually with our online events. Opencast, Cyber North, Thoughtworks, and other organisations will delve into an array of topics under the festival theme of "Technology, the Future, and Us."

Explore the catalogue of fringe events and see which ones take your fancy here.

Industry Dinner

Date: 20/06/23

Time: 18:00-22:30

Location: Durham

Join us for an unforgettable evening in Durham, where you can connect with peers, tech entrepreneurs, and business leaders from across the region over a delightful dinner. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to expand your network and forge meaningful connections.  

Learn more about this event.

No-Code Arcade

Date: 22/06/23  

Time: 08:30-18:00

Location: Northumbria University, Business and Law Building

Come along to the No-Code Arcade community gathering to learn more about no-code and low-code. Throughout the day, there will be a showcase for no-code developers, inspiring talks and workshops from leaders in the sphere and an opportunity to learn about the latest tools and platforms available.  This is the perfect opportunity to network with other no-code and low-code software providers, developers and makers to play and collaborate with the latest technology, products and services.

Click here to find out more.

Festival Party

Date: 22/06/23  

Time: 18:00-23:00  

Location: Revolution de Cuba, Newcastle

As we wind down towards the end of a busy week, join us at our informal festival party in the heart of Newcastle City Centre. Celebrate the success of the North East tech sector while mingling with like-minded peers and attendees from across the UK. Enjoy a light vegetarian buffet and drinks while forging new connections.  

Get your tickets now and secure your spot at this must-attend event!

Final Thoughts

TechNExt offers something for everyone, whether you're seeking new opportunities, looking for tech inspiration, or hoping to network with like-minded individuals. Explore the full program of activities to find the events that align with your interests. Tickets are available here. We can't wait to see you!

All of the events are bookable on a first come first serve basis and you can find out more information about each individual event on the website.  

If you’d like to speak to us about the festival, please get in touch by emailing: