Events

Create, collaborate, stay connected. Our innovative events programme offers the perfect platform for connection and exchange through a varied range of events. From our regular Talking Heads and Creative & Corporate Love gatherings to speed networking and one-off forums with our International partners, there’s something to suit everyone. Pop along today and leave feeling inspired and connected.


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Thursday
30 March 2017
9:30 - 12:30

Edinburgh Tourism Action Group: Digital Workshop - Why you need Snapchat for Tourism Businesses

ETAG will be running a Digital Workshop on how to use Snapchat for business? Come along to find out more! In this practical session we will give you a tour of the features of Snapchat, share successful case studies and of course, as always, help you get setup on Snapchat on the day and get snapping with some practical content creation. You will walk away with a live Snapchat account that you can start using for business!

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Thursday
30 March 2017
10:00 - 17:00 2017/03/31

NXT: Design It; Build It 2017

Design It; Build It is an international conference for those shaping the future of the web.

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Friday
31 March 2017
8:30 - 10:30

Creative Mornings: James Greig - Taboo

The Assembly Roxy 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9SU

This months Creative Mornings speaker James Greig will be grappling with the subject of "Taboo". What happens when you stop loving your job? Or harder still, what happens when you stop loving yourself? This is a talk about a part of creative life that people don’t often talk about: creative burnout, depression and mental health. https://creativemornings.com/talks/james-greig

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Friday
31 March 2017
9:30 - 15:30

Economic Development Association Scotland & Scottish Development International: Workshop Part 1. - Exporting

Apex 1, 99 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HD

A Tailored Day Workshop from the EDAS' and SDI This workshop is Part 1. of two practical learning events designed for professionals with a role or interest in supporting and growing the global aspirations of businesses and organisations in Scotland. Part 2. to be held later this year, will focus on foreign direct investment.

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Saturday
1 April 2017
12:00 - 20:00

Mutual: Open Studio

Unit 21, Castlebrae Business Centre, 40 Peffer Pl, Craigmillar, EH16 6BB

MUTUAL is hosting its inaugural Open Studio. Our studio doors will be open to the public from 12 PM with drinks and records being played from 6 PM Mutual is an artist-run studio co-operative based in Edinburgh. At the heart of the project lay the co-operative values of mutual aid, self-organisation and solidarity. Our efforts are currently invested in the provision of affordable studio spaces for early career artists. In the near future, we hope to expand our remit to include regular events, sustainable fabrication facilities and community outreach initiatives. www.mutualartists.co.uk

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Saturday
1 April 2017
11:30 - 15:30

Misty Concepts: Origami Lampshade Making Workshop & Afternoon Tea

Sheridan Guest House, 1 Bonnington Terrace, Edinburgh, EH6 4BP

The Origami Lampshade Workshop with Afternoon Tea is a 4-hour, fun, hands-on, model-making filled, guided workshop that aims to introduce some of the basic origami techniques through the creation of an origami lampshade in a friendly and relaxing environment.

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Saturday
1 April 2017
09:00 - 19:00

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017

Edinburgh International Science Festival will return this April where, audiences are invited to Get Connected to science, as the Festival explores what it means to live in the Information Age. EISF brings great minds together for a programme that fosters dialogues about the future of our culture, our nation, our planet and our understanding A family programme of inspiring shows and workshops, where visitors of all ages can get hands-on with cutting-edge science through interactive events and workshops on everything from accessible technologies to spacecraft, dinosaurs and the inner workings of the human body and mind.

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Wednesday
5 April 2017
13:00 - 15:00

Lucey Fund: Early stage investment fund is looking for tech startups!

TechCube 1 Summerhall EH9 1PL Edinburgh

The Lucey Fund is leading the wave of very early stage Tech Angel investing and have invested in 100+ startups in the past 3 years, 30 of which were in the past 12 months, with plans to make 40+ in 2017. We are seeking new investment opportunities in Edinburgh so come meet the Founder Ian Lucey and tell us more about your startup!

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Wednesday
5 April 2017
18:00 - 20:00

BCS: User Behaviour Analytics (UBA) in Cyber Security

Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.

Insiders – they’re the one thing that we all have in our businesses. Whether we are talking about employees, contractors or partners, you need to know that your confidential data, intellectual property and your customer’s personal data is secure. Signatures are old hat and just don’t work. Rules describe your company but you can’t define rules to cover every possible threat scenario. Learn about the new approach of User Behaviour Analytics (UBA) and how it can be used to spot unusual and potentially dangerous user behaviour – even those behaviours which you hadn’t considered as risky.

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Saturday
8 April 2017
11:30 - 15:30

Misty Concepts: Origami Lampshade Making Workshop & Afternoon Tea

Sheridan Guest House, 1 Bonnington Terrace, Edinburgh, EH6 4BP

The Origami Lampshade Workshop with Afternoon Tea is a 4-hour, fun, hands-on, model-making filled, guided workshop that aims to introduce some of the basic origami techniques through the creation of an origami lampshade in a friendly and relaxing environment.

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Tuesday
11 April 2017
19:00 - 23:00

Edinburgh HackLab: Open Night

Edinburgh HackLab, 1 Summerhall Edinburgh Scotland EH9 1PL

One of Edinburgh HackLab's regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out

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Thursday
13 April 2017
10:00 - 17:00

Centre for Contemporary Arts: Coaching Skills for Leadership Workshop

Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD

Relational Dynamics 1st are delighted to offer our first one-day course in Scotland, with the generous support of CCA Glasgow. If you wish to develop your leadership style using coaching techniques and approaches and would like to improve your ability to motivate and support others to improve their performance, then this workshop is for you!

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Saturday
15 April 2017
11:30 - 15:30

Misty Concepts: Origami Lampshade Making Workshop & Afternoon Tea

Sheridan Guest House, 1 Bonnington Terrace, Edinburgh, EH6 4BP

The Origami Lampshade Workshop with Afternoon Tea is a 4-hour, fun, hands-on, model-making filled, guided workshop that aims to introduce some of the basic origami techniques through the creation of an origami lampshade in a friendly and relaxing environment.

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Saturday
22 April 2017
11:30 - 15:30

Misty Concepts: Origami Lampshade Making Workshop & Afternoon Tea

Sheridan Guest House, 1 Bonnington Terrace, Edinburgh, EH6 4BP

The Origami Lampshade Workshop with Afternoon Tea is a 4-hour, fun, hands-on, model-making filled, guided workshop that aims to introduce some of the basic origami techniques through the creation of an origami lampshade in a friendly and relaxing environment.

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Tuesday
25 April 2017
10:00 - 17:00

Video Content Creation Workshop

Bonnington Bond, 2 Anderson Place, Edinburgh, EH6 5NP

Video content is an essential part of modern business, it’s the number one way to engage with your clients and customers and make your brand and offering clear. Do you have loads of great ideas for a company video but not really sure if your budget will stretch or how to put it all together yourself? We offer affordable workshops to help you learn to make brilliant videos to promote your brand online. Our one day workshop covers: Defining the message you want to get across Planning your video to ensure you have everything you need Advice on affordable kit to make your production look and sound great How to set up your location and prepare your speaker A step by step guide to filming your subject How to work with your footage Adding text, logos and photos Publishing and promoting your video online Run from our offices in Leith, our informal one day workshops costs £200+VAT and runs from 10am - 5pm with breaks for tea, coffee and lunch (included) and a chance to network and share ideas with the other attendees.

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Saturday
29 April 2017
11:30 - 15:30

Misty Concepts: Origami Lampshade Making Workshop & Afternoon Tea

Sheridan Guest House, 1 Bonnington Terrace, Edinburgh, EH6 4BP

The Origami Lampshade Workshop with Afternoon Tea is a 4-hour, fun, hands-on, model-making filled, guided workshop that aims to introduce some of the basic origami techniques through the creation of an origami lampshade in a friendly and relaxing environment.

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Tuesday
2 May 2017
8:30 - 10:00

Edinburgh Tourism Action Group: Technology Tuesday - Why Data is the Lifeblood of your Tourism Business

ETAG will be hosting "Technology Tuesday" a breakfast gathering where we will discuss what is data, why your tourism business needs data to thrive, and how the analysis and use of that data is impacting business efficiency, competition, business models and driving revenue. You will get a beginners insight into the topic of ‘Big Data’. No matter your business size, you need to gather data and analyse your data to remain relevant in today’s market. This Technology Tuesday will set you on the path to doing this.

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Thursday
4 May 2017
18:00 - 00:00

Product Forge: Local Transport

CodeBase

A room full of entrepreneurially minded professionals from technical, design, business and transport sector backgrounds spending 3 days and 3 nights side by side developing new products to improve transport services within the South East of Scotland - sound good?

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Wednesday
10 May 2017
9:30 - 12:30

Edinburgh Tourism Action Group: Digital Workshop - Social Media in Tourism

ETAG will be running a beginners guide to Social Media platforms for Tourism. During this session the delegates will be introduced to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google Plus and given practical examples of tourism businesses successfully using these platforms.

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Wednesday
17 May 2017
10:00 - 14:30

Edinburgh Tourism Showcase 2017

2017 is ETS’ 5th Birthday! The “one day, one-stop shop” event, which gives the opportunity for everyone in the tourism sector to network, exchange information and share knowledge. Check out the video from 2016!! Book a place as an exhibitor and you will have the opportunity to showcase your visitor experience and new products to colleagues in sales, marketing and business development roles and the frontline staff who can promote your product directly to visitors on a daily basis, such as concierges, taxi drivers and tour guides.

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Thursday
18 May 2017
9:30 - 12:30

Edinburgh Tourism Action Group: Digital Workshop - An Introduction to Google Analytics

ETAG will be running a Digital Workshop, "An Introduction to Google Analytics". Come along if you are new to Google Analytics and you want to learn more – this is a practical workshop. In this workshop you will log onto and/or create a Google Analytics account and will start to get an understanding into how analytics works.

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Thursday
18 May 2017
19:00 - 23:00

Edinburgh HackLab: Open Night

Edinburgh Hacklab 1 Summerhall Edinburgh Scotland EH9 1PL

One of Edinburgh Hacklab's regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

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Thursday
25 May 2017
19:00 - 23:00

Edinburgh HackLab: Open Night

Edinburgh Hacklab 1 Summerhall Edinburgh Scotland EH9 1PL

One of Edinburgh HackLab's regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We'll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

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Saturday
27 May 2017
10:00 - 28/05/2017 17:00

Imaginate Festival: Opening Weekend 2017

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

Opening Weekend will once again take place in the National Museum of Scotland. In partnership with the Museum we are inviting proposals from artists who would like to try out a new idea for children and their families within the exhibition and gallery spaces throughout the building. The Festival Opening Weekend is an excellent opportunity to be part of the festival, to try out a new idea and see how audiences respond.

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Thursday
1 June 2017
9:30 - 12:30

Edinburgh Tourism Action Group: Digital Workshop - Advanced Google Analytics

ETAG will be hosting "Advanced Google Analytics" practical workshop. In this workshop you will log onto your existing Google Analytics account and work from that to discover new learnings

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Tuesday
6 June 2017
8:30 - 10:00

Edinburgh Tourism Action Group: Technology Tuesday - How to Protect your Data

ETAG will be hosting a breakfast to learn more about data risks and security. We share our own data and we gather customer data daily, much of this data and information is personal and financial. In several ways, the availability of data drives business efficiency and competition – but, how do we know it’s safe? Whether it’s our own personal data, customer data or business data – what’s the risk? We will help equip you with some of the basics for data security and help you understand the right questions to ask!

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Wednesday
7 June 2017

XpoNorth: Festival 2017

Inverness

The annual Inverness-based XpoNorth Festival, until 2014 known as goNORTH, is Scotland's leading creative industries festival. A hot-bed of creative activity, XpoNorth takes place over two exciting and energising days and nights in the Highland capital of Inverness. The only festival of its kind in Scotland covering crafts, fashion and textiles; writing and publishing; screen and broadcast; and music. XpoNorth is a unique event in the UK's cultural calendar. The festival base will again be Eden Court Theatre & Cinema in Inverness for the daytime programme, as well as various venues across the city during the evenings for the music showcase, receptions and other festival events.

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Wednesday
14 June 2017
9:00 - 18:00

Common Purpose: Edinburgh Profile 2017 [June 14th - 15th]

Common Purpose Profile is an intensive short programme, held over two days, for senior leaders who want to understand the city where they live or work. Profile doesn’t take place in a classroom: it takes place outside at a variety of city venues. You will gain a valuable overview of your city and make connections across sectors to help you work together more effectively. Exploring the leadership issues around the integration of Health and Social Care in the city; looking at the changing nature of Edinburgh’s economy and we will investigate Edinburgh as a city of innovation looking at some of the new sectors that are emerging and the people who are making change happen.

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Saturday
17 June 2017
10:00 - 14:00

Members Film (June)

A Creative Edinburgh members film is an opportunity to talk about what you do, the people you work with and for, through a uniquely produced members film (kinda like a filmed business card); the film will be added to your members profile on the Creative Edinburgh website and will be shared across our digital channels. You can embed your members film on your own website and social platforms too.

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Tuesday
4 July 2017

Just Festival: Against The Current

St John's Church (Princes Street/Lothian Road) and the Quaker Meeting House (Victoria Terrace)

2017 edition of Just Festival will be held under the theme #AgainstTheCurrent. We will host conversations, talks and performing arts events that present people, movements and ideas that challenge(d) the status quo. They will reflect on the three historic events and their anniversaries: 500 years since the Protestant Reformation, 100 years since the Balfour Declaration and 70 years since India declared its independence. We will be joining all Festival participants in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Thursday
12 October 2017
9:00 - 16:00

Museums Galleries Scotland: Conference 2017 Inequalities - Bridging the Gap

The MGS' conference aims to offer a cost effective platform through which Scotland’s museums and galleries can network and engage with practical and relevant content, helping the sector to develop and work towards delivering against the National Strategy aims and objectives. The overarching theme of our 2017 Conference will be Inequalities: Bridging the Gap and it will focus on the work that museums are doing to address inequalities.

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