From Monday 9 May through to Sunday 15 May 2016, Digital Bristol Week 2016 will provide opportunities for freelancers working in the digital and creative sectors to improve their skills.

Beginning with Digital Skills Day on Monday 9 May, many of the events will be free to attend, so there’s no excuse not to broaden your skills, discover the latest developments in creative technology, and learn new ways to enhance your business.

On Tuesday, arts commissioning and development organisation The Space will join the BBC Academy in exploring how to create great digital art, while Friday’s sessions focus on developing new ideas across all creative sectors.

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Visionaries at Vision

Wednesday and Thursday see the fifth Vision Conference, produced by Bristol Media, hosting 27 talks on the future of our creative, media and digital sector, where you can hear from the likes of Google, Uber, Saatchi & Saatchi and Pukka.

There will also be numerous training and networking events during the week, while Open Data Camp – exploring the theme of open data – will take place over the weekend.

With Digital Bristol Week partners including broadcasters, artists, digital agencies, universities and local enterprise, the event promises lots of hands-on learning and expert advice.

The week is part of the Digital Cities 2016 initiative, which began with a launch event in Birmingham in March, and is in response to the findings of the English Regions Skills Review, a report commissioned by the BBC Academy and BBC England. Events and roadshows will run across the country, with the aim of developing future skills outside of London.

For the full schedule of events, visit the Digital Bristol Week website, and keep up to date on Twitter at #DigiCities.