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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Steve Price

Creative Director, Plan B Studio

As Creative Director at Plan B Studio, Steve Price creates well-crafted design solutions to business problems. As an Associate Professor at Bergen National Academy of Arts and Mentor at School of Communcation Arts 2.0, Steve helps mould young minds. And as co-creator of the newspaper Can’t Understand New Technology, Steve swears a lot.

Doug Kessler

Creative Director, Velocity Partners

As co-founder and creative director of Velocity Partners, the London-based B2B content marketing agency, Doug has written a lot about content marketing including the B2B Marketing Manifesto; the B2B Content Strategy Checklist and Crap: Why the Biggest Threat to Content Marketing is Content Marketing.

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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