And just like that, the Bath Digital Festival is almost over!? It’s been such a vibrant week, but don’t fret too much as we still have a couple more days of learning and connecting left.

Have you signed up for all the top events happening today for Critical Thinking & Celebration Day, sponsored by Vysiion? We’ll catch you there.

The final day of BDF 2023 is taking place tomorrow. Friday’s theme is Climate. The motivation is in building a better world. Our climate ranges from our mind to our planet, from micro-changes at a personal level to global conversations – what can we do today for a better tomorrow? Today we bring the week together into the how – and what the next steps are for us all.

This is your Friday world of work wake-up call, we’ll open the doors at 9.30 with a coffee and a butty, Nicola will start the morning at 10 – with a keynote and Q&A – we’ll then grab another drink before choosing a workshop which will help you review your own working environment and culture.

You then have two amazing workshops to choose from:

  • Poster-child progressive organisations (Spotify, Netflix, more locally Mayden and Huboo), are inspirational. With their outstanding performance and enviable levels of employee engagement, who wouldn’t want to emulate them? Unfortunately, the cookie-cutter, copy and paste approach doesn’t tend to work that well. In this session Ben Simpson and Rich Roberts will provoke fresh thinking and help you to define the experiments you can start on Monday to accelerate your organisations’ journey to higher performance and happier people.
  • From bossing to coaching – what coaching is and why it’s becoming an essential leadership skill in the future of workAre you tired of telling people what to do? Are people reacting defensively when you provide them with feedback? Do you struggle to keep people motivated?Join Mica Vaipan, performance coach to 100+ startup founders and founder of RunYourself.co, in this experiential workshop which will help you bring out the best in the people you interact with.

During the festival, we will have mapped the Bath Digital Divide and run a tech community challenge to hack a solution to an aspect of the problem we see.

This final event of the festival week in our Digital Divide series will bring together a discussion with Wera Hobhouse, the Liberal Democrat MP for Bath and Julia Adamson, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT MD for Education and Public Benefit and with a mission to give every young person the digital skills they need to succeed in life and work.

This session will present what we know, the map of the digital divide in Bath with a call to action for city-wide focus to address the issue.

Following the discussion, we will showcase the outputs from our hackathon, looking to address the immediate problem of connectivity advice for families lacking affordable and reliable internet access.

Container Magazine presents the opportunity to take part in a speculative future of play.

Following prompts from game designer Everest Pipkin, this two-hour workshop will be an experiment in designing contemporary play technologies as a part of sustainable ecosystems.

While efforts are being made to make video game production more sustainable, many games are still designed to have a short lifespan before becoming forms of tech-waste.

What would an environmental design, distribution, and play process be? What is a video game outside of the will to become a disposable product? How does a game degrade?

Informal, collaborative and open to all interested, with no design experience or equipment required. Facilitated by Container editor and game designer Oma Keeling.