Dublin Tech Summit to expand into week-long festival
The Dublin Tech Summit, which saw 10,000 attendees descend on the Convention Centre in February, is set to become Dublin Tech Week in 2018.
The event's organisers plan to take over the city in a festival of technology, arts and science, something they call a "natural progression" following the success of this year's summit. The week will then culminate in a two-day summit.
Its focus, they say, will be on "fostering lasting relationships" and "cultivating an intimate experience" for participants – who will come to Dublin to experience its ecosystem over the course of a week in April next year.
"Dublin Tech Week promises to have something for everyone and offers numerous ways to get involved from hosting an event, providing a venue or becoming an official event partner."
RTÉ will serve as an official media partner of Dublin Tech Week. Tech Ireland, The Digital Hub and London Tech Advocates have also committed to supporting the summit.
Sarah Hall, the Head of Events of Dublin Tech Week, said that the motivation for the event's expansion came from wanting to broaden its audience. "While Dublin Tech Summit has been a huge success, we wanted to expand the stage and showcase the unique tech community and ecosystem that Dublin has to offer to a wider audience," she said.
In addition to showcasing Dublin as a business location, the week-long festival will also explore topics like film technology, fashion technology and marketing. An advisory board for the festival will see members of Dublin's tech community have input into what the week will look and feel like.
"Dublin Tech Week promises to have something for everyone and offers numerous ways to get involved from hosting an event, providing a venue or becoming an official event partner," organisers said.
Dublin Tech Week is happen on April 16-18 2018. To learn more visit www.dublintechweek.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.