The Tech Festival for the North East

17- 21 June, 2024

Get Involved

With over 50 events across five days throughout the North East, your business can access a diverse range of tech topics presented by regional and international experts. The fringe offers a wide selection of community-driven events, designed and led by people and companies from your region and beyond, providing a platform for your business to engage with and contribute to this vibrant and inclusive tech community.

Get Talent

At Tech Talent Live, you’ll join over 30 of the region’s top tech companies exhibiting and recruiting talent. This is your opportunity to showcase your brand, connect directly with potential hires, and share the exciting opportunities your company has to offer. By participating, you can find the talent that will help drive your business forward and ensure its future success.


From curated showcases to community-led fringe events, TechNExt displays the diversity, achievements, and innovation of the North East’s tech scene, shaping a bright future for the industry.

Whether you’re looking for a new opportunity, want to showcase your work or you’re simply wishing to be inspired, there’s sure to be an event for you. Come along and get involved.


50+ community events across the North East (Free all week)

The TechNExt Festival Fringe is your business’s opportunity to showcase expertise through community-driven events across the North East, supported by TechNExt. By hosting an event that aligns with the festival’s themes, your business will benefit from inclusion in the official program and receive TechNExt branding assets to boost your event’s promotion.

This will help your business gain significant visibility and engage with a targeted audience. Limited funding and logistical support, including assistance with venue and speaker selection, are available to ensure your event’s success. If you have venue space to offer or want to amplify your impact, get involved by completing the application form.

19th June, Hilton, Gateshead, 12:30-17:00

(Free To Register)

This event is a free opportunity for your business to connect with tech talent in the North East. It’s designed to inspire and inform the next generation of tech professionals while showcasing local employers like you. Attendees will engage in short talks on tech careers and participate in CV workshops throughout the afternoon.

This is your chance to reach students, recent graduates, career changers, and anyone new to the tech sector, all of whom could be your future employees.

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