⭐ Synergy 2024

Synergy 2024 is an event dedicated to the creative use of the ZX Spectrum, happening 4-5 May 2024 in Cantanhede, Portugal. It will feature international guests, demoscene competitions and creative workshops. It is organized by Associação Inércia and the Load ZX Spectrum Museum in collaboration with Município de Cantanhede.

💬 Talks

We have several talks planned to happen on different topics related to ZX Spectrum. Bridging topics of classic ZX Spectrum videogames, modern ZX Spectrum videogame modding and development, hardware projects related to the ZX Spectrum and the demoscene. Please check the timetable and the list of our guest speakers to know what exactly is taking place!

🧊 Demoscene

The Demoscene is an international computer art subculture focused on producing so-called demos: self-contained, sometimes extremely small, computer programs that display audiovisual content. The purpose of a demo is to show off programming, visual art, and musical skills.

At Synergy 2024 we will have several demoscene activities promoted by Associação Inércia:

🗺️ Where

The event will take place at the Load ZX Museum, in Cantanhede.

Closest international airports are in Porto and Lisbon, closest main trainline and long distance busses is Coimbra. Transdev buses from Coimbra to Cantanhede are the most direct way to reach Cantanhede by public transport.

The museum has a partnership with B&B Hotel Cantanhede Coimbra, if you phone in and mention "LOAD ZX 2024" discount code you get a reduced rate.

We will also have a free sleeping hall in a location close to the venue, which you can use if you bring your sleeping matress etc.

🖥️ Get in Touch

Even if you can't make it in person, we will livestream the event on twitch/youtube. Information will be updated on the website when the event starts.

If you have any questions or want to get in touch with the active Portuguese demoscene community you are welcome to join the ScenePT discord server where we have a channel dedicated to Synergy 2024.