DigiFest and DigiDoc at the Engine Shed

DigiFest and DigiDoc at the Engine Shed

Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre will host a programme highlighting the use of ground-breaking technology to preserve and explore the past.

Taking place from Monday 8 to Saturday 20 October 2018 at The Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre in Stirling, DigiFest will highlight Scotland as a global leader in digital innovation in the heritage sector. Aimed at schools, professionals, families and young people, it will feature a range of free events and activities allowing visitors to explore the latest technologies in areas including 3D modelling and printing, augmented reality, virtual reality, gaming, animation, robotics and coding.

The festival will also incorporate DigiDoc, a two-day international conference running from 11-12 October, and the DigiDoc Research and Innovation Day which takes place on Wednesday 10 October.

Showcasing ground-breaking technology, DigiDoc features an impressive speaker line-up of academics and high-profile industry experts from organisations such as Google, the Smithsonian Institution and gaming giant Ubisoft, and is expected to attract professionals in the technology and heritage sectors from across the globe.

A selection of speakers will also participate in the DigiFest programme, along with the Engine Shed’s own team of experts.

Delivered by Historic Environment Scotland and supported by Stirling Council, DigiDoc is sponsored by Leica Geosystems, a leading provider of premium 3D laser scanning equipment and services, and DigiFest is sponsored by Creative Scotland.

The full programme for DigiFest and DigiDoc, along with pricing information for the conference and research and innovation day can be viewed here.