The tech event for everyone.

Since it was first established in 2016, Leeds Digital Festival has gone from strength to strength, growing in both scale and visibility each year. What began as a few big ideas from tech organisers within the city – backed by the local tech community and a small grant – has evolved into the Festival as we know it today.

An open-platform celebration of all things tech and digital, the Festival harnesses the magic of the Leeds tech ecosystem’s unique collaborative spirit, and showcases the digital enterprise and innovation that is happening in the City on a regional, national and international level.

The programme, which began as a series of 56 events in 2016, has since grown to include over 240 events in 2023, and the Festival has gained status as the largest ‘open’ tech event in the UK. With an ever-growing voice and reach, in 2024 Leeds Digital Festival will continue to celebrate the people and organisations who make Leeds and the North such a vibrant hub for digital.


Deb Hetherington, Director of Leeds Digital said:

“Since its iteration Leeds Digital Festival has focussed on being open and inclusive, addressing some of society’s biggest issues from the perspective of experienced digital innovators right through to first year students in some of the North’s most exciting Universities. The breadth of knowledge sharing and collaboration coming out of the festival grows year on year, and we’re so excited to be part of UK Tech Week to see the growth of ideation and creativity across the country.”


Leeds Digital is the City Region’s premier digital hub.

Digital in Leeds doesn’t stop, and neither do we.

Brought to you by the team behind Leeds Digital Festival, Leeds Digital is a platform through which the City Region’s tech community can continue to share knowledge, exchange ideas and collaborate. Year-round.

Home to the city’s latest tech news and most exciting events, Leeds Digital is a full service platform that enables the tech community in Leeds to shine. Working with local, national and international partners, we’re working to spotlight the incredible tech innovation taking place in the North, on the world stage.