21 thought leaders,
2 days, 1 beach

Silicon Beach 2014 brings together the UK’s leading strategic thinkers, digital innovators and people who look at brands. They'll showcase their challenges and the challenges of the 21st century from a slightly different perspective.



Each year the event draws together an enviable programme of thinkers, creators and doers, from a wide variety of disciplines. They all have a common purpose of sharing their expertise and the latest innovative thinking that’s driving the rapid growth of not only the UK’s, but arguably the world’s, creative economy.


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Nick Farnhill

Founding Partner, Poke

A founding partner of Poke, The Lovie Awards, Internet Week Europe and The 100 Project; Nick is one of the most respected people in the UK digital industries.  He also funds time to advise Space Studios and is a Non-Exec Director for National Citizen Service.

Stephen Waddington

Digital & Social Media Director, Ketchum Europe/ President, Chartered Institute of Public Relations

During a 20-year career and as co-author of both #BrandVandals (Bloomsbury, Nov 2013 and Brand Anarchy (Bloomsbury, Feb 2012), Stephen has earned a reputation as a public relations modernizer.  He also received an Outstanding Contribution to Social Media award at the 2012 UK Social Media Communication Awards.

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A debt of gratitude is owed to a few visionary people for getting us here, not least of which is Bournemouth Borough Council and a succession of other credible national associations, such as:

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A great venue, only 50 yards from the beach.

Pavilion Dance, Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU