Although we’re almost halfway into the year there’s still plenty of great opportunities to come so here’s our pick of the best UK tech events 2018 has left to offer.

Leeds International Festival 2018 28-April – 12 May // Leeds


The Leeds International Festival is the UK’s leading metropolitan festival of new ideas & innovation. It’s a programme of compelling speakers, original performances and discussions that celebrate innovations in science, music, interactive media and world culture.

Business of Software Europe 21st-22nd May 2018 // The Barbican, London


Talks are in depth, tightly curated for content and delivery, there are zero sales pitches, panels or sponsor pitches. Every session offers ideas and specific things you can use to build better software or improve your business.
This year, the event is focused on how to make product, culture, innovation, strategy, marketing and sales drive sustainable, profitable, growth.

VR World London May 22 // Olympia London

Now in its 3rd year, VR World 2018 is a 2 day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming.
Why attend?  With four in-depth event tracks and more than 150 leading speakers, no other European event covers the market in as much detail.

Smart Social London 5 June 2018 // King’s Place London

From the reality of social care to the power of creative data analysis, the event will cover every tenet of how to prove the value of social across your organisation.
At Smart Social London 2018, attendees will connect with fellow social media leaders, gain insight into the future of digital and social, and leave with tips on how best to deliver value to their business.

Tech for Britain June 7th // American SQ Conference Centre London

Tech for Britain is the UK’s premier conference for those working in technology, with some of the finest leaders in the space taking to the stage to deliberate over the challenges and opportunities surrounding technology impact within the enterprise.
Why attend? With sessions on everything from disruption to tech culture, there is something for all sectors.

London Tech Week 11-17 June 2018 // Various Locations London


Self-described as the “biggest, boldest festival of tech”, London Tech Week is one of the most important events on the tech events UK calendar, welcoming global innovators and creative minds from companies of all shapes and sizes.
With 55,000 attendees pitching up to events across the capital over the course of the week, London Tech Week features a comprehensive programme of events including the LeadersIn Tech Summit and Prince’s Trust Gala Dinner. Not to mention the AI Summit and Future of Work conferences.

Techxlr8 June 12th – 14th 2018 // ExCeL, London

Promoting future tech, realigning business strategy and forging collaboration, discover how digital transformation is changing how business gets done. London Tech Week’s anchor event is elevating the transformational impact of technology on industry, lives and society.

AI Summit London June 12th-14th // Kensington Palace & ExCel London

Now in its 3rd year, The AI Summit is the world’s first and largest conference & exhibition to look at the practical implications of AI for enterprise organisations, the actual solutions that are transforming business productivity. The AI Summit aims to help the business leader, data scientist, engineer successful implementing their AI projects.
Why attend? Join 10,000+ visitors, 3000+ delegates, 300+ speakers at The AI Summit London and secure your place at the front-end of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Women of Silicon Roundabout 2018 26-27 June 2018 // ExCeL London


Join 3000 tech leaders and professionals at the UK’s vibrant centrepiece for women in tech. Speakers include Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho CBE, Baroness Joanna Shields, Microsoft, Monzo Bank, Facebook, GoCompare.com, eBay & many more.
Why attend? Hear from the best speakers in the industry, enhance your entire skills portfolio and celebrate gender diversity in the world’s fastest growing industry.

Connected World Summit September 25th-26th // London Printworks


Connected World unites over 2,500 industry leaders, tech innovators, decision makers and investors. Now in its 4th year, it has grown exponentially in content, technologies and audience size; with our original Connected Home and Cities tracks now complemented with disruptive subjects such as Blockchain, 5G and AI.
Why attend? Hear from over 200 exclusive visionary speakers with implementation case studies and solutions presented exclusively at the show.

Technology for Marketing 26-27 September 2018 // Olympia, London


This leading tech conference brings together thousands of marketers and decision-makers with providers of the newest marketing technologies, backed by a stellar conference programme. This two-day event presents an opportunity to check out some of the latest marketing tech, make connections and pick up tips and tricks for lead generation.
Featured speakers for this year include Sule Hogburn, digital excellence manager at GSK, and Neil Roberts, head of digital at Eurostar. Exhibitors include Act-On, Adestra and BlueVenn and leaders from giants including Amazon, Google and IBM Watson will be present.
Come and see our very own Nigel Bridges present on the 26th September at 1.15pm. Experience the analytics that quickly identify which digital campaigns, channels and content give the best ROI; recognise and combat ad fraud; and learn how Machine Learning / AI will revolutionise digital marketing. 

Artificial Intelligence Conference October 9–11, 2018 // London

At the Artificial Intelligence Conference, you’ll experience both technical and non-technical presentations in key topic areas, including AI in the enterprise, its impact on business and society, implementing AI projects, and interacting with AI.
Meet industry innovators and learn how the world’s most forward-thinking companies are using AI. Join us for groundbreaking research, compelling use cases, rock-solid technical skills—and maybe one or two crazy ideas that just might change the world.

Big Data LDN November 13th-14th // London

Big Data LDN is a free to attend conference and exhibition where delegates discuss the big questions and share ideas with forward-thinking peers and leading members of the Data community.

Why attend? Hear from 100+ expert speakers in 8 technical and business-led conference tracks, including real world use-cases and discuss your business requirements with 80+ leading technology vendors and consultants.

Have We Missed Anything?

What do you think of our list? Have we missed off any events you’re looking forward to? Let us know on Twitter if there are, or if you’re signed up to any of these highlighted ones!