16 January 2020
  • Industry Insight

Conferences we’re heading to in 2020

Conferences are a fantastic place to get inspired, learn new skills and meet new people.

I’ve found conferences to be essential when it comes to growing my network, not treating them as a place to distribute business cards but a place to cultivate relationships which last. Dan and I covered our Conference top tips in series one of Inside The Studio.

Here’s a breakdown of the conferences I’m excited to be attending this year.

New Adventures
22nd-23rd January, Nottingham

A well-organised conference with a schedule packed full of through-provoking talks.

The primary conference day is a delight, but it’s the pre and post-conference elements which draw my attention. There’s something about bowling a strike with your new friends to cement a relationship. newadventuresconf.com/2020/

StartUp 2020
25th January, Manchester

StartUp is the UK’s biggest conference aimed at startups, and for the first time, it’s in Manchester.

Startup conferences always have an exciting buzz, with new ideas shared over coffee, on stage and through the show floor.

25th March, Winchester

TEDxWinchester will be my first TED event and I couldn’t be more excited.

What is sure to be an inspiring day, in University of Winchester’s new building, with open-minded individuals. I’ve only heard good things about the community that TED events encourage, and I’m looking forward to seeing that grow on my doorstep. tedxwinchester.com

21st May, Guilford

WXG is an all-day tech conference exploring what we can be achieved when we work together — organised by the folks at Kyan, this one of my conference highlights from last year.

The venue, food and vibe at this conference were top notch.


The Congregation Of Inspiration
25th September, London

Holly Tucker MBE with her team over at holly.co, craft this beautiful conference filled with aspirational folk looking to build business for good.

Holly.co is one of our partner clients and it is fantastic to see all their digital efforts in a physical space in London. holly.co

Creative X Business
30th Jan, 27th Feb, 26th March

Okay, not a conference but our monthly events in Southampton encompass so many of the values of the conferences above.

Sharing before taking, learning and community. It’s an honour to have such a fantastic lineup for the next few events.


Pete Heslop

Managing Director at Steadfast Collective, Pete's key focus is on building a team of smart creatives who build community-focused web applications.

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