Tech Connect - 2030

Organised by: Software Cornwall
Date: Tues 4th October 2022
Time: 10:00 to 16:00
Location: Heartlands, Redruth

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Join us on the 4th October from 10am at Heartlands in Pool, Redruth for 'a day of imagination'.

(Please note: the agenda is subject to change. The start and end times will remain the same).

We’re facing an unprecedented skills gap in the Tech Sector. It’s no longer good enough to tell people that “you can go surfing on your lunch break” and expect them to pack up their flip flops and run to the beach for a tech career in Cornwall.

Join us on the 4th October from 10am at Heartlands in Pool, Redruth for a great opportunity where the tech industry and your future employees can join forces for to share ideas, network, learn and legacy build.

We’re planning an event to find out and give the sector a chance to hear the voices and ideas of the next generation of potential employees. It’s also a great opportunity for tech organisations in Cornwall to highlight what is currently available and the plans for the future. It’s your chance to inspire, promote and listen.

The speed that technology has developed, as well as the recent pandemic, has truly opened up opportunities for everyone but none more so than young people. What can we do as business owners and entrepreneurs in the region to encourage more people (of all ages) to use their skills to benefit themselves and the Cornish tech industry.

Join us for Tech Connect – 2030 and we might just find out! We’ll be at Heartlands, one of Cornwall’s oldest industries for “a day of imagination” and healthy discussions about what the future of the tech industry in Cornwall could look like.

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Coming soon!

Keynote speakers and 99-second speakers

Alongside some talks and an exciting panel discussion we’ll be bringing back our popular 99-second talks. If you’ve got an important and relevant topic you would like to talk about – we’d love to hear from you.

Take a look at our speakers form here.

Panel discussion

In our panel discussion we’ll be inviting young people from schools all over the county to put their questions about the future of industry to the current tech leaders in Cornwall. Maybe we’ll find out if want they want from their future career is the same as what we think?!


Tickets are FREE to Software Cornwall paid members. Can't remember whether you're a member or not? Email us at

Non-members: £15 + Eventbrite fees. Find out more about Software Cornwall membership.

Concession Tickets

A small number of concession tickets are available for those of no or low income, 16-18 year olds, students, or those working in the charitable sector. If you would like a concession ticket, email

If you would like to support the community and provide one of these tickets, purchase one of our 'Pay-it-forward' tickets.


Tech Connect events offer the perfect opportunity to engage with our members as well as the wider community. They often include a mixture of talks, workshops and “business vulture” free networking.


Tickets for this event are FREE for Software Cornwall members! Membership fees go towards paying for events like this, our award-winning education programme and the many other benefits you and your business can receive when becoming part of Software Cornwall.

For more details about becoming a member click here. If you’re a paid member already make sure to book your tickets using your company email address.


Do you have an interesting talk or topic to add to this event? Or an idea for a future one?

To submit a talk or workshop topic - complete this form.


Software Cornwall is a not-for-profit organisation. Membership, sponsorship and ticket sales help us to fund our events (including this one). Sponsors help us to make our events accessible to a larger audience, enable us to support local education initiatives and fund add on features.

If you want to raise awareness of your brand and are interested in sponsorship, get in touch using this form on our website.

The “C” Word

To keep our community safe, we request that you complete a lateral flow test on the morning of the event and only join us if it's negative and you're feeling well. Masks are encouraged for our audience but we will not be enforcing this.

If for any reason, we cannot hold this as an in-person event we'll reschedule this to a later date in the year. This is an important and valuable topic which deserves to be done properly. Not to mention, we’re all fed up with seeing each other on Zoom!

Tickets for the rescheduled event will roll over and we’ll contact everyone directly as soon as we have a confirmed date.