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Turing Fest returns to EICC in November for hybrid event

Scottish tech conference Turing Fest is returning to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) from 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 this year.

In the lead-up to this year’s event, organisers said further announcements will be made regarding speakers, partners and sponsors. Past speakers include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Skyscanner co-founder and longtime CEO Gareth Williams. 

Turing Fest CEO Brian Corcoran said the event is about people in the tech industry across Europe coming together to learn about building better startups.

Corcoran said: “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.”

Chris McCann, co-founder and CEO of Current Health, the digital health startup that secured a £31m 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.” 

Tech conferences and events previously hosted at the EICC include ScotSoft, Digit Expo, and Cleantech Forum Europe, which takes place between 6-8 October.