Conference Leeds champions city’s independent venues with the return of a month-long campaign
Conference Leeds is bringing its Independent Venues Month campaign back after a successful first year in 2021. This will see the bureau highlight the exceptional experience provided by Leeds’ very own independents and inspire conference organisers and delegates alike to explore the unique venues, experiences, and first-class service on offer. Conference organisers can expect to gain access to this content in November 2022.
Don’t think indie is the right choice for you? Think again.
Leeds is home to a collective mix of unique independent venues. From the beating heart of the city centre to picturesque suburban locations, Leeds’ independent venues are a part of what makes the city’s conferencing offering so exceptional.
When it comes to booking a conference in an independent venue, there’s often a misconception that independents are too small, have limited resources or have facilities that are below par to deliver a successful conference. Each of which is a myth. So, we’re here to tell you why an independent venue could be your next perfect conference host.
The Two T's - Teams and Talent.
We’ve already proven that the independent venues in Leeds are a well worth consideration for your next conference or event. But it’s not just their uniqueness that sets them apart from the competition.
It’s the people behind the scenes. The teams at the heart of the independent venues of Leeds who have a wealth of experience and skills to ensure delegates experience exceptional.
Living like a local, conferencing like a pro
Leeds is a city packed with exceptional experiences. New discoveries, attractions and surprises around every corner. We’re an independent spirit, with an international vision. When visiting the heart of the North, you’ll never be left asking “what now?”
If you’re looking to experience our city at your next conference, our Independent venues have curated their top tips to help you make the most of your stay. Create your own unique itinerary, and to find out just a glimpse of what Leeds has to offer, read on below.
Leeds aims to be carbon neutral by 2030: Here’s how the City’s Independent Venues are making a difference
Choosing Leeds for your next event means choosing a city that is working to reduce its carbon footprint, reduce pollution and noise, promote cycling and walking and the use of public transport whilst building sustainable infrastructure for the future.
Independent Venues Month
Leeds is a city that is fuelled by independence. From shopkeepers and craftspeople to creatives and cooks, the city is a host to unique venues and radical innovators at the forefront of tech, healthcare, culture and sport.
Following a successful campaign in 2021, Conference Leeds has partnered with its independent venues again for a month-long celebration showcasing everything that the city’s independent and unique venues have to offer and the exceptional event experiences they can provide.
All our unique and independent venues offer something extra special, whether that be at the head-quarters of the highly acclaimed Northern Ballet, enjoying the vibrant and creative spaces at Studio Leeds, the long respective heritage at Aspire or the awarding winning community enterprise, Shine where every meeting and event they host truly makes a difference.
Take a look back at last year's campaign!
Independent Venues in Leeds
Leeds is a city that is fuelled by independence. From shopkeepers and craftspeople to creatives and cooks, the city is a host to unique venues and radical innovators at the forefront of tech, healthcare, culture and sport. Hosting your conference at one of our many independent venues will ensure that your delegates will experience the exceptional, at a unique and curated conference or event.
Conference Leeds champions city’s independent venues with month-long campaign
Conference Leeds, the conferencing bureau for the city of Leeds, is celebrating the return of in-person events to connect with the city’s independent venues through the launch of a month-long campaign which will shine a spotlight on the fantastic range of independent venues the city has to offer.
Technology, safety and bespoke experiences: Conference Leeds identifies conference organisers’ top considerations
Conference Leeds, the conferencing bureau for the city of Leeds, has revealed the key considerations of conference organisers as in-person events resume, following the results from the Independent Venues Group’s round table discussion which was hosted by Conference Leeds. The Independent Venues Group represents some of Leeds’ leading independent venues.
Behind the scenes – the teams helping you experience the exceptional
To celebrate Independence Venues Month, Conference Leeds has gone behind the scenes to find out more about the teams who drive the city’s unique and independent venues helping organisers and delegates to experience the exceptional.
Fuelling your creativity – How independent venues can inspire
Leeds is a city full of surprises. A modern city with a rich industrial past, brimming with culture while boasting a vibrant city centre and an eclectic food and drink scene. From entrepreneurs and craftspeople to creatives and cooks, the city is a host to unique venues and radical innovators at the forefront of tech, healthcare, culture and sport.
Independent venues: Tech at your fingertips
Leeds is a city at the forefront of technological innovation. Home to some of the most innovative businesses of our time and a digital festival which has become the largest tech event in the UK, Leeds has emerged as the fastest growing digital economy outside London. And Leeds’ independent conference venues are certainly a driving force behind this growth.
Foodie capital of the North: How you can get a taste of Leeds at your next event
Leeds has a reputation for being the foodie capital of the North. Home to a vibrant and diverse food and drink scene, the city boasts an enviable combination of a thriving independent and street food community as well as a Michelin star restaurant and numerous independent restaurants appearing in the Michelin guide. This is a city filled with passionate people and venues known for their craft, serving up delicious food.