Scotland's leading creative industries conference
The annual Inverness-based XpoNorth offers delegates access to an exceptional creative programme.
The conference and showcase take place over two vibrant days and nights in the Highland capital. The only festival of its kind in Scotland covering craft, fashion and textiles; writing and publishing; screen and broadcast; digital and technology and music, XpoNorth is a unique event in the UK's creative calendar. All elements of XpoNorth are completely free.
Wednesday 3 – Thursday 4 July 2019
Eden Court, Inverness
By day, XpoNorth hosts a packed programme of seminars and workshops featuring leading local, national and international professionals from across the creative sector. By night, the festival sets the city alight with creativity – from the event’s firmly established new music showcase sound tracking a host of city centre venues with over 60 of the hottest new acts around, to a specially curated short film programme and a range of relaxed networking events.
The work of XpoNorth in developing creative talent throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland continues throughout the year, with a range of free sector support programmes open to regionally
XpoNorth is funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), City-Region Deal (Cumhnant Baile-Roinne) and The Northern Innovation Hub and delivered by Ironworks Venue.
2018 Edition Highlights
Additionally, the festival produced a diverse film screening programme whilst presenting dedicated craft exhibitions, a gaming and technology playground, trade areas for regional, national and international partners as well as a range of receptions and networking opportunities.
2019 speakers include:
Jessica FoxDirector and Author, Film Sector Specialist, XpoNorth
Dr. Ed HoffmanFormer Chief Knowledge Officer, NASA
Teriy KeysMusician and Creative Consultant
Michele WernickOwner, MW Music & Wine Marketing
Joe McAlindenOwner, Single Track HQ