27 June 2018 to 28 June 2018

Highlands & Islands

Venue: Inverness

Time: 09:00 to 21:00

By day, XpoNorth hosts a packed programme of seminars and workshops featuring leading players from across the international creative industries. By night, the festival sets the city alight with creativity, from the event’s firmly established new music showcase soundtracking a host of city centre venues with over 60 of the hottest new acts around, to a specially curated short film programme and a range of relaxed networking events and parties.

The magic of the festival is its unique atmosphere; the XpoNorth experience offers delegates across the creative spectrum an inspiring daytime schedule followed by the evening music and film mix, all set against a backdrop of the beautiful Highlands of Scotland in midsummer.

All elements of XpoNorth are completely free, with delegate registration and film and music submissions open from January 26th 2018. 

Interface Presents: What The Blockchain? Cryptocurrency and ICO’s Mean for the Creative Industries

Times: 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Venue: Studio 2 (2nd Floor), Eden Court
Speakers: Paul Dilorito: Director of Innovation and Partnerships, PRS for Music / Martin Beaton: Cyber Security Cluster Co-ordinator, Scotland IS / Jamie Gilmour: Director, Rightsbridge / Tim Wright: Director, twintangibles / Liam Bell: Research Fellow, Edinburgh Napier University

Depending on your standpoint the linked technologies of blockchain and cryptocurrencies are viewed with excitement, enthusiasm, derision, scepticism, fear and, in many cases, simply confusion. Regardless of your view these innovations are here to stay and are set to transform many aspects of our society and the creative industries are not immune from these effects. They may, in fact, present real opportunities for those prepared to embrace them early, quickly and creatively. This panel of experts and early adopters will give an overview of what these technologies and developments are, why they matter and what it means for you and your sector.

The full festival programme and registration can be found here