Basildon Creative Tech Fest is an annual Festival that takes place in February every year to explore the breadth and future possibilities presented by the Creative, Digital, Tech and STEM sectors. Working in partnership with local business innovators and leaders, educators, careers professionals and creative industry specialists, Basildon Creative Tech Fest runs an annual programme of events that excites and inspires young people to find their place in Creative Tech; and educators and businesses to understand how best to exploit cutting edge technologies.

In February 2025, Basildon will organise its second Creative Tech Festival – a collaborative project led by Basildon Borough Council in partnership with local businesses, creative tech specialists and educators – that seeks to build on the inaugural event that attracted over 1000 visitors to over a dozen events.

The festival showcases the synergy between creativity and technology through a range of events including workshops, talks and experiences that aim to:

  • Inspire audiences with the possibilities and opportunities of creative tech – attendees will experience the latest creative tech innovations reshaping how we work and think and be inspired by remarkable local stories of those who’ve paved their way in creative tech roles.
  • Enable audiences to grow in confidence and build on existing skills and interests – through play and interaction, audiences will better understand how everyday technology is empowering them with skills they may not be aware of. Audiences will explore how creativity can be harnessed to make impressive innovations and find out about local opportunities that can support skills development.
  • Develop and evolve a future focused Basildon – events that lead to action. We will launch initiatives and invite audiences to connect and collaborate to co-create the future of Basildon’s Creative Tech Festival.

Running in February 2025, next year’s festival will incorporate National Apprenticeship week and the Half Term break, enabling young people and their families to take advantage of this specially curated programme.

Who is it for? Everyone! Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, a creative soul, budding innovator or just looking for fun things to do. All ages are welcome to explore, learn and be part of something incredible.

Mark your calendar and get ready to join us in February 2025 to be inspired, to learn and to change the world, one idea at a time. Basildon Creative Tech Festival: we can’t wait to see you there!

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Shaki Balogun, Basildon Creative Tech Fest Co-ordinator said:

“Basildon Creative Tech Festival is really excited to be participating in the 2024 UK Tech Week, following our inaugural Creative Tech Festival earlier this year, which attracted over 1000 participants to get involved in over a dozen events designed to inspire, inform and educate about future Creative Tech opportunities. As a recognised UK tech hub, that is home to firms like Ford UK, Leonardo ands Case New Holland, Basildon is really pleased to be supporting UK Tech Week”