The Tech Festival for the North East

17- 21 June, 2024

Get Involved

Explore over 50 community-designed fringe events, hosted over 5 days across the region, featuring a diverse and inclusive mix of exciting tech topics for everyone.

Get Inspired

The central feature of our festival! Join us for an inspiring day of world class talks exploring innovative thinking, cutting-edge tech developments and thought-provoking debate.

Get Hired

Connect with over 30 of the region’s top tech companies exhibiting and recruiting at Tech Talent Live. Meet hiring managers directly to help uncover your next role.


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 aims to reach the widest possible audience regionally, nationally and internationally and celebrate tech and digital in all its forms. Fringe events fall into four broad themes of business growth, people, innovation and tech for all and cover a huge range of topics like; fintech, AI, EDI, innovation, sustainability, health tech, data, skills, start-ups, cyber security, immersive tech, and innovation, offering something for everyone.

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

(Free To Register)

This event is a free opportunity for anyone interested in tech careers in the North East. It’s designed to inspire and inform the next generation of tech talent and showcase local employers. Attendees can enjoy short talks on various tech careers and participate in CV workshops throughout the afternoon. It’s perfect for students, recent graduates, career changers, or anyone new to the tech sector.

Gateshead College logo

+ more are exhibiting. 


20th June, Crowne Plaza, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 09:00-16:00 (£50)

The TechNExt24 Main Stage is the central feature of our tech festival, focused on ‘Tech with Purpose’. It features keynotes from leading innovators who will discuss the latest trends and future of technology. The event caters to all, from tech professionals to those curious about future tech developments. Attendees can expect to learn, network, and explore new ideas. Don’t miss the chance to see our lineup of speakers, discover the event schedule, and secure your spot at this hub of innovation.


Get Social

20th June. Enjoy a tasty vegetarian buffet and join us for a toast with fellow tech enthusiasts. Relax, enjoy good food, and connect with others at the TechNExt Festival Party.

Get Connected

18th June. You’re invited to an unforgettable evening in the heart of Sunderland. You’ll have the chance to connect with peers, tech entrepreneurs, and business leaders across the region while enjoying an exquisite dinner.