Destination Digital

Destination Digital

As part of Digital Leaders Week 2019, we will be hosting a series of digital events to showcase opportunities, challenges and support for the digital transformation of businesses, public services and society. The week will see us share, inspire and build Wigan’s digital confidence.

These are FREE events that take place from 17th June - 21st June 2019, so why not join us on our digital journey and take this unique opportunity to get practical advice and learn more about Wigan Borough’s digital future.

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Digital events

We’ve got some exciting things planned, take a look at what’s in store:

iDEA workshops and drop-in sessions

iDEA is the Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, an accredited national programme to develop your digital, employability and enterprise skills while enhancing your CV. iDEA is for everyone. Adults and young people can access the programme for free, and you can learn on your own, in a group, or together as a family - from your phone, tablet or computer.

When and where?

You can find out more by attending one of our iDEA workshops:

  • Wigan and Leigh College - Wigan campus 17th, 18th, 20th and 21st June (bookings open soon)
  • Wigan and Leigh College - Leigh campus 19th June (bookings open soon)
  • Library’s Be Online drop in sessions - see timetable of sessions.

Digital marketing fundamentals for business

This is a two-day digital workshop designed to deliver a deep dive into all the core elements a business needs to truly take advantage of the opportunities available through digital. The workshop will provide a blueprint of the strategy and structure required to compete in the digital world.

The session will cover digital strategy, websites, SEO, social media, content strategy, blogging, email marketing and more. Perfect for businesses in Wigan Borough.

When and where?

The event takes place on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th June 2019, from 9:30am to 4:30pm at The Edge, Riveredge, Wigan, WN3 5AB.

Culture is Digital

Do you want to know how culture relates to digital? Are you a cultural sector partner in the borough? Come along to the Culture is Digital event and find out how you can get involved in the delivery of the Digital Wigan Strategy.

The event will comprise of sector led presentations outlining the links between digital and culture and there will be discussions around the 2020 Digital Wigan cultural projects with opportunities for partners to get involved.

When and where?

Fire Within Cultural Hub, The Galleries, 1 Market St, Wigan WN1 1AR - date and time TBC.

Competition for young people to imagine a truly digital borough

Do you have a vision of what a Digital Wigan will look like in the future? Young people aged 11-16 are invited to think about the place where they live - this could be your street, your neighbourhood or your town centre. How would you like it to be in the future? 2030 is a long time away, but it allows you to think imaginatively and not be limited by today's technology.

We would love to see ideas that use digital technology to address a specific issue in the borough of the future. You can enter as an individual or a group.

Digital Business Spotlight - a career in digital

Ever wondered what a career in digital is like? Through a series of bitesize videos, you can hear first-hand from the digital businesses of the borough on the nature of their work, their expertise and their achievements. To find out more:


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