With the digital revolution now in full swing, what better way to innovate than to mix in the same circles as other key people from across the digital sphere? Finding the inspiration to innovate, whilst tapping into key trends is the name of the game and that’s where the BeingDigital conference in London may just help you.
Running over two days from 11th-12th October 2011, BeingDigital provides an opportunity to share ideas, insights and inspiration, whilst allowing those in attendance to connect and collaborate with each other.
BeingDigital sets out to help organizations understand the emerging digital trends, whilst giving practical insights into how they can be integrated within an organisation. The two-day event is split across four key themes: Open, Social, Local and Me. You can attend one theme, one day or the entire two-day conference.
ITProPortal has teamed up with the conference organizers to offer some special discount tickets too, but before we get to that, here’s 5 reasons why you should consider attending BeingDigital (opens in new tab).
1. Access to innovators
BeingDigital gives visitors access to early stage businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs building, creating and pushing the boundaries of the new generation of digital and social technology products.
There are many speakers lined up from across the digital sphere, including the likes of Nick Halstead (opens in new tab) (DataSift (opens in new tab)), Simon Rogers (opens in new tab) (The Guardian (opens in new tab)) and Chris Thorpe (opens in new tab)(Technologist). See the full list of speakers here (opens in new tab).
2. Networking and collaboration
Sometimes a chance meeting over a buffet lunch can herald the start of something special. Besides gaining access to the innovators, BeingDigital offers everyone in attendance the chance to share ideas and meet like-minded people; this can lead to future collaborations and new initiatives. Simply being among other people with the same interests can lead to great things.
3. Keep your finger on the pulse
Digital is so fast-moving – what was hot 12-months ago might be old news today. BeingDigital will help you keep up with emerging digital trends whilst gaining practical insights into how they can be integrated into your organisation.
BeingDigital aims to keep the digital babble to a minimum, offering practical advice and hands-on experience from businesses that have already successfully implemented digital strategies.
4. See what you want to see
The downside to some conferences is you have to sign up for the whole event, even if only one specific segment appeals to you. BeingDigital runs over two days, encompassing four key themes (opens in new tab): Open, Social, Local and Me. Depending on your area of interest, you can attend one theme, one day or the entire two-day conference.
On Tuesday 11th October it’s BeingSocial (AM) and BeingLocal (PM), whilst on Wednesday 12th October it’s BeingOpen (AM) and BeingMe (PM). Read all about each session here (opens in new tab).
5. Demos and pitches
Over the course of the two days, visitors will get access to over forty experienced and insightful speakers. But in addition to this, there’s a demo and pitching (opens in new tab) element to the conference with spaces allocated to young tech startups looking to demonstrate their wares to the world.
There will be a dedicated demo room where delegates can meet digital suppliers and startups in person, whilst there will also be 3-minute pitching opportunities on the main stage during the sessions.
And now the ITProPortal discount…Okay, this is actually a sixth reason to attend the Being Digital conference.
ITProPortal readers will receive a 20% discount on the conference ticket price. Simply go to register (opens in new tab), select how many tickets you want, hit the ‘Click here to enter a promotion code‘ button, and enter the code: netcommunities. Please note, the discount will apply to the single and full day passes only, not the individual session tickets.
The need to knows…
What? Being Digital (opens in new tab)
Where? The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE
When? 11th & 12th October, 2011
How much? Tiered pricing levels, click here (opens in new tab) for full details. ITProPortal readers will receive an exclusive 20% discount by using the promo code netcommunities, when booking online (opens in new tab).