Previous Events

Since launching in April 2014, the EPSRC-funded Digital Economy Network has funded and delivered 46 events, activities and initiatives for the benefit of the EPSRC Digital Economy community of PGR researchers, CDT students and staff.

These activities have all been delivered across the DEN five themes, with some activities being cross-themed.

Please note: This page is currently being updated and developed to include a catalogue of information, reports and contacts  from each of the events.

Theme 1:


Sharing best practice


  • DEN Annual Meetings x 4 – held in February each year 2015-2018  for CDT staff & students in Central London.
  • DEN CDT Directors Meetings x 4 – held in Feb each year at the DEN Annual Meetings.
  • DEN CDT Managers & Administrators  Meetings x 8 – held in May & Nov each year.


  • DEN Social Media Specialist/Advocate – in post since Jan 2015.
  • Digital Economy Diversity Network (DEDN) – launched in July 2017.  Three cross-CDT meetings delivered in Sept 2017, Jan 2018 and March 2018.

Total number of theme 1 events/initiatives: 20

Theme 2:


Large-scale shared events
  • DE Summer Schools x 5 – a 3 residential event held in July each year, hosted by a different CDT and funded by DEN since 2014.
  • Cross-CDT PhD Writing Retreats x 8– 2-day time structured, goal-based sessions held in Leicestershire, Gloucestershire , Lancashire Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire since June 2016.
  • Data Publics International Conference, Lancaster University, 31 Mar-2 Apr 2017.
  • Futures of the End of Life  International Symposium- Lancaster University, 21-22 Jan 2016.

Total number of theme 2 activities: 15

Theme 3:


Sustainable impact of research
  • CDT Entrepreneurial 2-day Workshop & Competition held at the Digital Catapult Centre, London, 19-20 Sept 2017.
  • FutureEverything Digital Research Impact Innovation Lab, Nottingham, 19 Jan 2016.
  • Digital YES 2015: Say YES to Digital Innovation & Mentoring, Manchester, 1 Dec 2015.

Total number of theme 3 activities: 3

Theme 4:


New collaborative initiatives
  • Entertainment & Authenticity in the Digital Museum (DiMEA) workshop, Bristol 17-19 Oct 2017
  • Double Dabble: A Feminist Day of Making: Newcastle, 4 Feb 2017.
  • Exploring Common Values: Diving Deeply into the Digital Frontier, Tiree, 8-13 Oct 2016
  • Interdisciplinary reflections on Games and Human Values workshop, London, 4 Oct 2015.
  • Leading together in the Digital Economy, Celebrating women working in trans-disciplinary careers, London, 6 July 2015.
  • Digital Economy DIY Researchers Colloquium -Newcastle, 25 April 2014.
  • Second Screen and Live TV Football Workshop, London, 5 Dec 2014.

Total number of theme 4 activities: 7

Theme 5:


Community Outreach/Dissemination
  • INTER/SECTIONS 2017 – Symposium Day -DEN-funded Panel Discussion Session held in London,  8 Sept 2017.
  • FutureEverything Digital Research Impact Innovation Lab, Nottingham, 19 Jan 2016.
  • Digital Shoreditch 2015 – Hackathon expert panel on ‘Make’ Day, London, May 2015.
  • Digital Economy Research Showcase, RichMix, London, 22 Oct 2014.

Total number of theme 5 activities: 4

2017 Events

The following DEN-funded or related events ran in  Autumn 2017, which were open to current research students, early career researchers and relevant CDT staff members.

INTER/SECTIONS Symposium 2017

Friday 8 September 2017, Mile End Art Pavilion, London, E3 4QY

Theme: Politics and Ethics in Media and Arts Technology

Digital YES 2017: 2-day Entrepreneurial Boot Camp & Hackathon Competition


  • 19-20 September 2017, Digital Catapult Centre, Central London
  • £1000 prize for winning team.
  • Free to attend for DEN CDT/Digital Economy PhD students
  • DEN Theme 3: Sustainable impact
Digital Economy Diversity Network: First Working Group Meeting

Date: Friday 22 September 2017, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University, Science Central, Newcastle, NE4 5TG

Free to attend for DEN CDT/PGR students/staff.

DiMEA: Entertainment and Authenticity in the Digital Museum, 2-day Workshop

  • 18-19 October 2017, Folly Farm Conference Centre, Nr Bristol
  • Website
  • Main organiser: Daniela Di Angeli, EngD Student, Centre for Digital Entertainment, University of Bath
  • Free to attend for DEN CDT /Digital Economy PhD students.
  • DEN Theme 4: New collaborative initiatives
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