How can businesses get involved with Brighton Digital Festival?


Since 2011, Brighton Digital Festival has been getting individuals and organisations celebrating digital culture in the city. With over 150 events drawing an audience of 47,000 in 2015, Brighton Digital Festival has become a hot-bed of activity for culture and business; and a platform for local companies like MakerClub and 3Dify to launch new produces and services.

Last year there were over 65 innovative business focused events organised by companies – from Brandwatch creating a playful Tweet-powered LED window installation For The Win(dow) right outside Brighton Station, to the annual highlight of Clearleft’s iconic gathering of super-smart folk at dConstruct conference, more and more companies are getting involved putting on talks, workshops, and demos that shine the spotlight on the wonderful work which takes place in the region.

Want to get involved?

You can find out all the submission guidelines and timelines on our get involved page; and there are a number of ways to get dug in and engage with the Festival, like the following:

Monthly Meet-ups

Looking to share fledgeling event ideas and get great advice on how to host events? Come along to the next Brighton Digital Festival Monthly Meet-up, taking place on Tuesday the 30th of June from 18:00 to 20:00 at The Eagle Pub in the heart of the North Laines. There you can meet with other event organisers and the Festival team, and get the low-down on how best to get involved in organising an event, reaching new audiences, or getting you teams involved as spectators. RSVP today!

Open Studios

Wired Sussex’s Open Studios programme is also gearing up for the Festival, and inviting member organisations to open their doors and get people switched on to what happens behind the scenes at creative, digital and media companies. Find out more.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to get a little bit more out of your involvement, while giving a little bit more back? This year is the first year that Brighton Digital Festival is opening up for new sponsors to join in the celebration. With a number of ways to get involved, and packages to suit a range of budgets and ambitions, you can find out more by downloading the 2015 Sponsor Pack and by getting in touch for more details.

Let’s Talk

We would love to hear from you, and answer any questions about how the Festival can do to support your organisation’s events, or get you connected with the BDF community at large. Find us on Twitter at @DigitalBrighton, like us on Facebook, or send us a message at