Take the conference with you
For each of our events, we produce an accompanying print publication for attendees (and a free PDF for the rest of the Internet). Within those pages we feature articles and illustrations commissioned especially for you, plus all the essential conference info you'd expect. Initially a newspaper, we're working on a fresh format for our publication and can't wait to share it with you. Missed out? You can download our previous newspapers, or make us an offer for an original printed copy ;)
Copies available from 8:30am • PDF online from 9:30am
A welcoming warmup from DXN
As part of their third birthday celebrations and the return of New Adventures, DXN would like to invite you along to an extra-special evening of inspiring talks, treats and surprises, plus the usual welcoming atmosphere. Entry is free, and there will be a bar for you to give NA the kick-off it deserves. There might even be cake ;)
From 7pm • Antenna • Badge pickup 7–8pm
It wouldn't be NA without bowling
When asked to be a part of the New Adventures 2019 Conference, JH took about 0.5 seconds to respond: "Sign. Us. Up."
Presenting JH Bowling - the official bowling fringe event for New Adventures 2019. To get the ball rolling, just register as a team of six or as a solo bowler to be in with a chance of winning a prize - and if bowling isn't up your alley, come along and have a drink! Places are limited and selected on a lottery basis, so make sure you strike fast when registration. Check out the JH Bowling teaser site and subscribe for updates.
8pm–midnight • Badge pickup from 8:30pm
We get you at "free breakfast"
Join the Tech Nottingham team for Tech on Toast: get a free breakfast, hear some of Nottingham's brightest share their ideas and projects and socialise with the other members of the local tech community, all before you start your day!
From 7:30am (eep!) • Full details to follow
Don't miss the Lunchtime Takeover!
We're so excited about this. Get to know your fellow New Adventures attendees with some lighthearted
networking facilitated fun, brought to you by the team behind Women in Tech Nottingham.
During lunch at the conference • Full details to follow
A flat white with your Ethan Marcotte?
The Nottingham coffee scene has exploded since our last event, and Outpost Coffee Roasters are our personal favourites. On conference day their stand will be serving up dreamy espresso and drip coffee. There are 650 of you, and they can only serve so many at a time, so regular coffee will also be available. We're excited to collaborate with Outpost on a custom roast for the conference, with our beans available in bottles to take home as a souvenir.
From 8:30am • Full details to follow
These booths are made for talkin'
Our exhibitors are always popular, and we’ve enough space for half a dozen booths for you to check out during the breaks. Meet our sponsors, check out some demos, sign up for services, buy more books, and get caffeinated on speciality coffee. Make sure you bring some spending money. If you or your company would like more details about exhibiting, please email us for a sponsor pack.
From 8:30am • Full details to follow
Bigger, better... and what a venue!
The stunning Nottingham Contemporary on the edge of the Lace Market is one of the UK's largest centres for contemporary art — and for one night only it's ours! The party will take place across two adjoining spaces: the Café Bar will be comfy, cosy, and conducive to conversation, while the breathtaking Space will lend its vastness to a more traditional party situation. There'll be free drinks on arrival, with equal emphasis on hard and soft beverages chosen by us. We might just throw in a few surprises too.
7pm–midnight • No admittance without a name badge • Fully accessible • No under 18s after 10pm • Full details to follow
Laid-back loops around the river
Shrug off that after-party stupor and join us for a little run fun. We've had a friendly non-competitive run club on Strava for some time (we also have a ride club), and finally we've a chance to run together! At 9am we'll run our favourite 5K loop around the Trent Bridge area. Those who fancy a little more effort can repeat for the 10k. We'll run at approximately 7:00/km pace, which lends itself nicely to chatting. Strava users, visit our event page.. and don't forget your kit!
9am • Wilford Village tram stop • DM @naconf for a Strava run club invite • Ice stops play • Full details to follow
Better living through coffee
If you need a post-conference caffeine boost to power through the weekend, come join our Nottingham Coffee Tour to check out the local bean scene. Guided by Geri Coady, she’ll show you the best speciality cafes that the city has to offer. We’ll meet at 10am and plan to visit 4-5 cafes with more details being announced closer to the date. The tour is free to join, but expect to pay for your own food and drinks.
From 10am • Details to follow
Our slightly competitive football tournament
Yet again, we're offering you the once in a lifetime (it's already happened twice) opportunity to play five-a-side in a non-judgemental, diverse environment where everyone regardless of talent or length of shorts is welcome to play or watch. We provide the balls, the bibs, liquids, and a trophy. Fr00tball is always a lot of fun whether you're on the pitch or laughing from the sidelines. Team registration will open closer to the event. For increasingly regular updates follow @fr00tball.
1pm–4pm • Forest Recreation Ground • Full details to follow
Strolling into the weekend
Whenever friends visit us from afar, we look for a chance to share our fave area of the Peak District National Park with them, and we'd love to share it with you also. Sometimes called The Great Ridge, the stretch of path from Mam Tor to Lose Hill offers impressive views into two beautiful valleys. Pleasingly, the primary ascent from the car park is an easy, stepped path and the six-mile walk mostly unchallenging. We'll stop for mid-afternoon lunch in Castleton before ascending the dramatic Winnats Pass back to the car park. It's a fun opportunity to chat with outdoor-minded attendees on one last mini adventure.
9am–4pm • Mam Nick car park • We may organise a minibus • Carpooling from other areas encouraged • In the event of adverse weather we'll do something else • Full details to follow