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Women in tech: A spotlight on the Java4Women event at Leeds Digital Festival

17 April 2018

Last year, the technology industry in the UK accounted for 1.64 million jobs in total, however unemployment rates among 16 to 24-year-olds are still increasing and the biggest rise recorded is amongst young women. This leads many across the industry to ask the question: why aren’t more women getting involved in tech?

Beyond the PowerPoint - how Technology is enhancing engagement at conferences

27 March 2018

When it comes to technology in conferences, many people think that a PowerPoint presentation is all that’s required. However, with the UK’s digital sector advancing and delegates expectations ever increasing, it’s important that conference organisers know that technology now goes far beyond the PowerPoint.

The digital hub of the North: ConferenceLeeds celebrates the return of Leeds Digital Festival

17 February 2018

The Leeds Digital Festival, the North’s largest digital festival, takes place between 16th – 27th April 2018 and is a city-wide, open platform celebration of all things digital within the city. Since its birth in 2016, the festival has grown in numerous ways, with 150 events and an expected 15,000 attendees.

What’s on the menu?

2 February 2018

Looking at the year ahead, we’ve seen two key trends beginning to emerge when it comes to food in conferencing, and we expect these trends to become even more prominent over the next 12 months.

Award-winning academic conference venues in Leeds

11 December 2017

ConferenceLeeds is celebrating the success of academic venues in the city, following the recent wins at the Academic Venue Awards 2017.

Conferences in a digital age: Using technology to engage delegates

27 July 2017

By Jennifer Young, Head of ConferenceLeeds, with insight from the Conference and Hospitality Show

The importance of citywide teamwork in securing business and raising a destination’s profile

21 April 2017

Collaboration and teamwork are critical elements to securing business and raising a destination’s profile. Jim Vincent, Managing Director of Royal Armouries International PLC, discusses the importance of teamwork in bringing conferences to his venue in Leeds and the role that ConferenceLeeds plays in this.

Hello, Bar and Kitchen @ LS1! …Goodbye Reception

5 April 2017

Hello everyone on this fine Wednesday Afternoon! Commonly known as ‘hump day’ since it’s the middle of the week however, over here at Crowne Plaza Leeds its Bar and Restaurant Opening day!!! Wahooo!

National Apprenticeship Week

7 March 2017

What can apprentices learn from the conferencing industry?

Delegate engagement for successful conferences

6 January 2017

For conference organisers, keeping delegates engaged throughout the day should be of the utmost priority. From the layout of the venue and the décor, to the lunch menu and mid-afternoon snacks, there is a lot that needs to be considered to keep energy levels consistently high. For the organisers, a conference or event represents significant investment so it’s imperative that delegates get the most out of it to justify return on investment.