YORK’S annual conference dedicated to digital technologies is returning for a fourth year bringing more than 300 industry experts to the city.

DotYork 2017 will be held next month at York Central’s Methodist Church with a line-up of 16 speakers from Sky, Co-op Digital, Raspberry Pi Foundation and more.

Founded in 2013, the Yorkshire wide digital conference returns this year with a human focus on technology and creativity.

The one-day conference, on November 9, does away with talks focussing on specific technologies and code and instead looks at issues affecting people working with technology in a bid to make it accessible for digital developers, designers, artists, business owners and marketers alike.

Speaking about this year’s line-up, Rick Chadwick, Dot York founder and director said; “We have sixteen short talks from some incredibly talented individuals and are covering topics that go beyond the day-to-day of working in this industry.

“There’s going to be something for everyone and a huge amount of valuable experience to be shared. This will be the best year yet.”

Speakers include Tamara Littleton, chief executive of global social media company The Social Element; Natalie Kane, curator of Digital Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum; Zarino Zappia, designer at digital technology non-profit, mySociety; and Adam Warbuton, head of Product at Co-op Digital.

There will also be talks from the head of Technology at Sky, Natasha Sayce-Zelem and the Director of Web Services at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, David Thompson

Earlier this year, York-based software developers Isotoma announced a partnership with Dot York. Speaking of the partnership, Andy Theyers, director and founder of Isotoma said: “We’ve always thought DotYork was a great way to highlight our beautiful city and York’s rapidly growing digital community, and during conversations with Rick we realised that we had loads of ideas for future events and could offer DotYork the support it needed.

“We’re really excited about Dot York 2017 and are looking forward to future events in 2018 and beyond.”

Dot York is expected to attract an audience of more than 250 delegates made up of designers, web/software/app developers and business owners.

The conference is supported by Science City York, United by Design and Garbutt & Elliott.