Humans and Bots Thurs 8th June 2017, York

Join 200 curious minds for a day of learning and exploration into the future of the creative digital industries.

Humans and Bots is a single-track conference with four panels looking at how to design for humans, using automation in your business, the practical applications for virtual reality and the uses and implications of Artificial Intelligence on our homes, work and lives.

Book your place for just £110 or continue reading to find out more.

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During Sessions

  • Improve your digital products by learning from award-winning designers and best-selling authors on how to design for Humans instead of just users and devices
  • Save time and increase productivity for yourself and your business by hearing case-studies and advice from industry leaders on using bots to automate everyday tasks and services
  • Increase engagement by exploring the practical applications of Virtual Reality and learn how you can get started from senior engineers and developers at marketing-leading companies
  • Have your voice heard as we debate the implications and ethics of Artificial Intelligence on our work, homes and lives.

Between Sessions

  • Meet some of the most proactive and forward-thinking people in the entire sector
  • Lunch & refreshments are included in the ticket price
  • Continue the discussion with an invitation to our private after-party
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Had such a brilliant time. They really looked after us as speakers and the attendees were lovely. Great after party chats too!


Who is it for?

Developers, designers, marketers, managers and more! We’re discussing important topics affecting the future of digital & creative industries and this event is for anyone working in or interested in exploring those topics.

Talks won’t be technical. You won’t be learning code or listening to in-depth tutorials. Instead, you’ll be involved in higher-level discussions about these current and near-future technologies and the impact that they can, are and will have on your business, your home and your life.

What to Expect

From the moment you arrive at the conference you’ll be welcomed to a safe, comfortable learning environment along with over 200 fellow curious minds.

In-between sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to meet new friends and explore our partner offers in our exhibition space.

The sessions themselves will each last 60-75 minutes and focus on a single topic. We’ll have up to 5 contributors on stage at any one time where they’ll be interviewed by our host and then have a discussion on that session’s topic. You’ll also have the chance to get involved by asking questions or volunteering to join a panel yourself!

After the event you‘re invited to our private after-party, giving you another opportunity to meet new friends and reflect on the day’s events in a more relaxed environment.

Have to say, I think this was one of the best conferences I've ever attended - every talk was gold. Well done to all involved!


Book your place

Tickets are £110 and include access to all 4 sessions, refreshments, lunch, and more!

Discounts available for bulk purchases, students and under 18s.

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Taking place in Central Methodist Church, a grade 2 listed building just a stone’s throw from York’s most iconic street.

A UNESCO City of Media Arts, York is a beautiful place to spend the day (or longer) and is easily accessible by train from most of the UK.

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