16th February 2017 | Leeds
Glug Leeds: the 2017 Line Up!

Fix up, look sharp we got the full Glug Leeds 2017 events programme for you here guys! 

Wondering what team Leeds have been up to for the last couple of months? Well we’ve been working on another killer line up of events for you’s guys because we’re all about championing our local creative community, drinking beer and making friends!

So boom!  Brace yourselves here comes the line up for 2017! We’ll be releasing more details on tickets for each event throughout the year but for now here’s the mega line up - but remember the best way to keep up with us is via @glugleeds

If you’re interested in getting involved with any of the event as speaker or sponsor then drop us a line at

Date: Wednesday April 26th
Theme: The Tech Off - Coders Vs Creatives
Venue: The Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen


Leeds International Festival presents the Tech Off brought to you by the Tech Dept supported by Glug Leeds, FutureLabs and Parallax

The Tech Off: Creatives VS Coders The ‘lovechild of TED talks and WWE wrestling’ attracts over 650 people at its London events. With previous battles taking place at Cannes Lions, Festival of Marketing, and DMX Dublin, the Tech Off next rolls into @SXSW and then Leeds.

Come and cheer on leading speakers from both teams as they give powerful, five minute trash talks (why they love their jobs), with the aim of winning over the gladiatorial crowd – who then chooses the winner! The champ takes away The Tech Off Wrestling Belt Of Digital Glory… (not an actual belt FYI).

Who will win the popular vote? The Creatives? Or the Coders?

Thursday 29th June
Theme: Glug Global Gathering
Venue: Duke Studios


A virtual tour of creative communities in Yorkshire and around the globe. We’ll be hearing insights and taking a tour of our local creative scene looking at the highlights and emerging trends as well as sharing top tips with our fellow Glug chapters from around the world. 

As it’s our summer party there will be booze, bbq and music late into the night - there may also be sand TBC! Weather also TBC.

Confirmed speakers:

•   Bradford (Martyn Jones - Chapel Street Studios/ Assembly Bradford)

•   York (Owen Turner - United by Design)

•   Glug HQ/ London

•   Glug NYC/ Brooklyn

•   Glug Berlin

•   Glug Birmingham

Date: September/ October
Theme: What I wish I’d known at 18
Venue: TBC


We’ll be hearing top tips, advice and nostalgic and humorous trips down memory lane as members of the Glug community wrestle with their inner demons so you guys don’t have to.

We strongly encourage attendees to bring a long a photo of themselves aged 18 with a top tip or piece of advice, which we’ll collate into a mega collage for posterity.

Date: Nov/ December
Theme: The Big Fat Northern Glug Quiz of the Year
Venue: TBC


We’ve decided to get quizzical for our end of year event! Expect guest hosts, prizes and more memes than a Buzzfeed article. The quiz will be a retrospective of 2017 including previous Glug events, creative happenings, music and current affairs so swot up and bring your game faces – and preposterous team names.

Additional info
Speakers: If you feel you have an opinion, story or experience you would like to share with the Glug Leeds community please refer to the above theme outline for upcoming events, alternatively you can contact us to discuss your talk topic further at

Sponsorship: If you are interested in sponsoring a Glug Leeds event contributions are set at £500 per event and in return we’ll promote your brand across our digital channels including twitter handle @glugleeds / Facebook / LinkedIn Groups and through our newsletter as well as including your logo on all our promotional materials leading up to your sponsored event. More information is available on request including circulation statistics and audience demographics from

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