Digital Cities Birmingham 2017

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Digital Cities Birmingham returns in 2017 with a new series of inspiring events across the city - many of them free - including practical hands on workshops, masterclasses and conference-style events.

Digital Cities is coming to Birmingham 12 June 2017 for a series of inspiring FREE events and roadshows across the city.

The week is a fantastic opportunity to bring together everyone working in digitally creative industries in the city, to promote cross-sector collaboration, forge new partnerships and develop your own skills.

Partners include the BBC Academy, Birmingham City University's #Rethink2017, BBC Three, Fazeley Studios, Silicon Canal, Creative Skillset, Birmingham Hippodrome, The Mailbox, Google and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery amongst others.

We have a packed programme of events available to book, including practical hands on workshops, masterclasses from leading Midlands Social Media Stars, a BBC Three Showcase, talks by the experts at Fazeley’s Digital Digbeth Day, a Tech Expo at The Custard Factory and a weekend of opportunities to show off your new found skills at the Hippodrome’s ‘Summer in Southside’ event. The majority of events are free and are open to anyone working or hoping to work within the digital creative industries in Birmingham.

Tickets are likely to go fast and places are limited so go through the BBC Academy website to book your place.

Follow #DigiCities for the latest information.

Here’s a brief overview of the day’s programme:

9.30am – Registration & Welcome

10am – Developing Innovative Content with BBC3

11am – Interaction in Mixed Reality with STEAMhouse and Birmingham City University

12pm – Tell Your Story Online with Google (

2pm – Engaging New Audiences Through Live Streaming with Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

2.45pm – Using Tech To Craft Interactive And Immersive Experiences with Holosphere VR

3.30pm – Plasticine… Digitally with Yamination Studios

4pm – How To Reach New And Unexpected Audiences Using Digital Content And Platforms with The Space

As a guest of the day, you will also have the opportunity to experience The Demo Room, a separate space in Fazeley Studios showcasing some of the very latest and most pioneering tech, including Virtual Reality, animation, 3D printing and much, much more.

Exhibitors in The Demo Room will include:


Yamination Studios



BBC Three Talent Team

BBC Blue Room

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