The MIX; Pakistan’s first tech centered festival is going to focus on all that is culture and lifestyle. An initiative of PITB, The MIX will be an experiential zone focusing on engaging the public through advancement and excitement of technology. It will be a 2-day festival which will be held on the 11th and 12th of November, in Al Hamra Cultural Arts Complex, Lahore.
Planned for the two days are jam packed activities that include AR/VR, 3D gaming, Music, Food, Heritage, Health, Finance, Fashion, Media, Kids section, Digital Libraries, Art, Theater etc… All these pavilions are activated through instruments of technology to give you a look and feel of life in a purely digital space.
Where mobile wallets will be activating cashless payments and e-commerce stores will be providing an out of home experience, panel discussions and talks will be talking about disruption through technology and the large scale impact of all that is tech.
Participating in talks will be international venture capitalists, leading tech-preneurs, champions for social change, celebrities of the cricket world, artists and designers who are creating impact through their work etc. There will also be a a full day bazaar, jumping castles, readings and art activities for children along with full day gigs by underground bands of Pakistan.
Ten startups are also being given a chance to be part of this experience and will be able to showcase their breakthrough in front of thousands of people. Application form is available on www.mix.pitb.gov.pk and deadline to apply is 1st of November. A small stall fee is applicable.
Both days will close on concerts and all of this is for a per head ticket of just Rs. 250 which can be bought online at www.bookme.pk, through our partner network and on the spot.
The event is designed to be paperless and promotes open, experience based spaces. There is something for everyone to do at every corner of the festival.
People are encouraged to bring tote bags and refillable bottles and be a part of this tech picnic with their entire families!
As a part of Plan9’s ATX-PAK program, a delegation will be arriving from Austin, Texas and will be joining in the festivities of The MIX.
It really will be a MIX of things.