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The annual Inverness-based XpoNorth is Scotland’s leading creative industries conference and showcase and offers delegates access to an exceptional creative programme.  The event takes place over two vibrant days and nights in the Highland capital.  The only convention of its kind in Scotland covering craft, fashion and textiles; writing and publishing; screen and broadcast; digital and technology and music, XpoNorth is a unique event in the UK's creative calendar. 

This year’s edition takes place from Wednesday 24 – Thursday 25 June 2020 at Eden Court Theatre and Cinema.  All elements of XpoNorth are completely free, with Delegate Registration and Music and Film submissions open from January 2020. 

By day, XpoNorth hosts a packed programme of seminars and workshops featuring leading local, national and international professionals from across the creative sector.  By night, the festival sets the city alight with creativity - from the event’s firmly established new music showcase sound tracking a host of city centre venues with over 60 of the hottest new acts around, to a specially curated short film programme and a range of relaxed networking events.

The work of XpoNorth in developing creative talent throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland continues throughout the year, with a range of free sector support programmes open to regionally based businesses. 

XpoNorth is funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), City-Region Deal (Cumhnant Baile-Roinne) and The Northern Innovation Hub and is delivered by Ironworks Venue.

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