Registration is open until 31st of October, any registrants after this date will be charged a £50 late registration fee. Cancellations are subject to a £50 admin fee. Online registration is now closed however you can still register at the conference itself. For more information please contact

The Digital Futures conference will be held in Newcastle, with St James’ Park, home of Newcastle United, providing the conference venue.

The conference will consist of two days of professional talks, with a Welcome Reception the night before. For planning purposes, the following is the outline of the agenda:

15 November, Tuesday

Evening Welcome Reception and demonstrations at Newcastle University’s Culture Lab

16 November, Wednesday

Full day of papers and workshops
Evening Banquet Reception and posters at Great North Museum

17 November, Thursday

Papers and workshops


Accommodation for the conference is provided though Newcastle Gateshead Convention Bureau. If you are looking for accommodation for the conference, please contact Accommodation NewcastleGateshead on 0191 440 5763 – please note this is a premium rate number charged at 25p per minute. Alternatively you can email direct at


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Conference Agenda

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The map above shows the three locations of conference events, along with the locations of the accommodations available through the Convention Bureau.

Tuesday, November 15: Opening Reception

The conference will open with a drinks reception and demonstrations at Culture Lab, Newcastle University, information about this venue can be found at

Wednesday and Thursday, November 16 & 17, Main Conference

The main conference venue for this year is St James’ Park, more information about the venue can be found at

Situated in a prime location in the heart of the city centre, St James’ Park offers easy access by road, with car parking on-site, and excellent links to the railway station and airport.

ST JAMES’ PARK is the oldest football stadium in the North East, football having first played on the turf as early as 1880.

The story of the development of Newcastle United’s traditional headquarters on the edge of the city centre has been one of much intrigue featuring intense local politics over the years. It has been a talking point in the region for generations, and even at one stage led to words being spoken in the House of Commons.

Wednsday, November 16: Conference Banquet

The conference dinner will be held at the Great North Museum:Hancock, more information on this venue can be found at

GreatNorthMuseum:Hancock is one of the UK’s most eagerly anticipated new visitor attractions. Opened in May 2009,it is a flagship visitor attraction incorporating collections from the Hancock Museum and Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities, the Shefton Museum and the Hatton Gallery. Highlights of the new £26 million museum include a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall, major new displays showing the wonder and diversity of the animal and plant kingdoms, spectacular objects from the Ancient Greeks and mummies from Ancient Egypt, a planetarium and a life-size T-Rex dinosaur skeleton.

Travel to Newcastle

It’s never been easier to get to NewcastleGateshead with the excellent road, rail, sea and air links. As a major stop on the efficient East Coast Mainline, NewcastleGateshead is just 2 hours 45 minutes from central London and 1 hour 30 minutes from Edinburgh and Leeds. Newcastle’s glorious Central Station is ideally located in the heart of the city centre and has its own Metro Station.

Newcastle International Airport is one of the UK’s fastest growing regional airport and has recently benefited from a £7 million extension programme. There are direct flights to around 16 domestic destinations including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Bristol, Aberdeen, Belfast and Cardiff. What’s more, with the airport just 20 minutes from the city centre, you can be here in no time!

Compact, clean and accessible, it couldn’t be easier to get around NewcastleGateshead. From hotels and conference venues to cosmopolitan restaurants and first rate visitor attractions, everything is within easy reach. Soak up the atmosphere on foot or fast track on the efficient Metro light rail system. The impressive QuayLink system links NewcastleGateshead’s vibrant quaysides to major transport hubs with a series of state-of-the-art low emission hybrid buses.

About Newcastle

2000 years of history blend together in NewcastleGateshead with contemporary new attractions, stunning architecture, shopping, restaurants, bars, theatres and live music. The city is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside and coastal scenery in Britain, including gardens, castles, golden sandy beaches and the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hadrian’s Wall and Durham Castle and Cathedral. In just 20 minutes you can be transported from the city centre to our dramatic coastline or a deserted hilltop.

Newcastle Gateshead’s unique cultural offer makes it the perfect choice to inspire and delight your delegates. It boasts a cultural infrastructure that few cities can match, including the internationally acclaimed sculpture The Angel of the North; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, the breathtaking tilting Gateshead Millennium Bridge; and Europe’s largest commercial art space, The Biscuit Factory.

Opportunities to enjoy live performance are everywhere. The Sage Gateshead has been hailed as one of the leading venues for music performance and participation in the world. Dance City presents one of the north of England’s most ambitious dance programmes. If you prefer theatre, you’ll be spoilt for choice with Northern Stage and Live Theatre offering cutting edge new writing and Newcastle’s Theatre Royal presenting major touring shows, including a regular season with the Royal Shakespeare Company.”