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Consumers hit the roof over Campus Party launch

Consumers hit the roof over Campus Party launch
Daniel Gumble


Networks / O2 / May 7th 2013 at 12:07PM

Mini tech festival sees revellers take to the roof of the O2 arena ahead of major September event.

A number of tech nuts took to the roof of the O2 arena this morning (May 7th) to mark the announcement of Campus Party, Europe’s biggest tech festival, which will be hosted by Telefónica at the London venue in September.

To celebrate the news that Campus Party will be heading for London’s O2 Arena from September 2nd-7th, a raft of tech fans danced to live streamed music 180ft in the air atop the venue’s roof.

The weeklong, 24/7 Campus Party will bring 10,000 people every day from across Europe to the O2 arena, whereby attendees will be treated to a host of inspirational speakers from across the science and technology sectors.

Speakers at previous Campus Party events include Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web; Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple; and astronaut Neil Armstrong. The full line-up for Campus Party 2013 will be announced soon.

Those in attendance will also be able to learn from and engage with some of the biggest names from across the world of technology.

Ronan Dunne, CEO of Telefónica UK, said: “Since 1997 tech fans across Europe and Latin America have flocked to Campus Party in their thousands to innovate, learn and engage with some of the biggest names in technology. This year we’re injecting even more ambition and more scale into an already huge event.

“The marketplace will feature a huge range of free support services, including advice on how to get your foot on the career ladder or how a business can succeed on Facebook. The event will help people hone and develop their digital skills whilst giving businesses of all sizes the opportunity to find the talent they need to grow.”

He concluded: “Whether you are looking for an opportunity in tech, are a fledgling start-up, an established enterprise or simply interested in finding out how new technology is shaping our world, you’ll find something to excite and inspire you at Campus Party.”

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