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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Stephen Maher


Founder and CEO of MBA, Chairman of The Marketing Society, Fellow of both the RSA and The IPA as well as being Chair of #IPASocialWorks; Stephen Maher is one of the most respected men in the advertising industry, trusted by clients and peers alike the world over.

Nadya Powell

Managing Director, MRY (UK)

As MD of MRY (UK), named by Mashable as one of three agencies redefining advertising; not to mention being a co-founder of the influential network Innovation Social, Nadya has been working at the cutting edge of creative technology for 15 years.


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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