Typography Conferences and Meetups to attend all year round.

Many typography conferences, meetups, and other events take place all year worldwide. We have created an up-to-date guide of active events, online and in-person, to help you meet and learn from other like-minded people in the typography scene. Fill your diary with the best typography conferences, meetups, and summer schools happening this year, 2023!
Typography Conferences 2023

Typography Conferences 2023

ATypI

ATypI is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to typography and type design. The primary activity of the association is its annual conference, held in a different global city each year. In 2023 the conference takes place in Paris, France.
📆 May 10-13, 2023
📍 Paris, France


Leipzig Typotage

The Leipzig Typotage is an event organized by the Gesellschaft Zur Förderung der Druckkunst Leipzig. Since 1995, the event has been held annually at the Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig. In addition to typeface and typography, the conference also focuses on graphic design, art, production techniques in the print sector, and related topics. Renowned speakers look at various issues from ever-new angles, in both analog and digital contexts.
📆 May 13, 2023
📍 Leipzig, Germany


Five Talks Type

One-day event Five Talks Type returns for its second edition on June 1st, 2023. Five speakers will take you on a journey through the latest developments in typography, branding, and graphic design.
📆 1 June 2023
📍 Arnhem, The Netherlands


Fontstand International Typography Conference

The Fontstand Conference invites world-class type designers and typographers from around the world come together for a packed conference with presentations and discussions. The conference is hosted by Fontstand and held annually in a different city in Europe.
📆 TBA


Inscript Experimental Type Festival

Inscript is an experimental type festival, exploring the overlap of typography and experimental tech. Topics include artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, creative coding, physical computing, and innovative use of traditional craft.
📆 TBA
📍 Online


Typographics

Typographics is a design festival for people who use type. The annual event series, since 2015, focuses on new frontiers in digital typography. In addition to the two-day conference, the festival also includes workshops, a book fair, a TypeLab, and side events.
📆 TBA, mostly in June.
📍 New York City


TypeLab

TypeLab is an informal, free 72-hour online event, with workshops, demos, interviews, and experiments coordinated by Petr van Blokland to complement the Typographics conference.
📆 TBA
📍 Online


Tipografia Mexico

Tipografía México promotes the exchange of knowledge on typography, technology, and visual design in Spanish.
📆 TBA


Ezhishin

Ezhishin, a conference with a focus on Native North American typography. The conference features the voices and work of Native North American type designers, lettering artists, design educators, printers, researchers, and more. Ezhishin is part of TDC’s ongoing Type Drives Culture conference series.
📆 TBA


TypeCal

A biannual symposium dedicated to typography, design, and calligraphy. TypeCal organizes throughout the year workshops and lectures.
📆 TBA
📍 Hawally, Kuwait


Typography Meeting

The Typography Meeting is an annual international scientific event in Portugal. The Typography Meeting includes a conference with keynotes, peer-reviewed communications, workshops, and exhibitions.
📆 TBA, mostly in December


ISType

ISType (Istanbul Typography Conference) is a lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic practice in Turkey and the region.
📆 TBA. Mostly in November
📍 Istanbul, Turkey


GRANSHAN Conference

Granshan celebrates the diversity and richness of the typographic scripts that underpin global communication, empower communities, and enables identity.
📆 TBA
📍 Munich, Germany


Berlin Letters

Berlin Letters is a festival for lettering, sign painting, calligraphy, and type design. It offers inspiration for designers and all lettering enthusiasts - with lectures, professional workshops, and surprises...
📆 TBA 2023
📍 Berlin, Germany


International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication

Since its start in 2002, ICTVC supports open, and meaningful dialogue. The conference attracts people from different countries and disciplines who share a passion for research, education, and practice concerning typography and visual communication.
📆 TBA


Typography Day

Typography Day is an international conference organized by the IDC School of Design (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) with support from the India Design Association (InDeAs) and Aksharaya. The conference is dedicated to issues facing letter designers, letter users, and letter educators. The conference includes presentations by invited keynote speakers, eminent academicians, industry professionals, researchers, and students.
📆 TBA
📍 Bombay, India


Typomania

Typomania International Festival is a cultural and educational project dedicated to type, typography, calligraphy, lettering, motion design, and interactive design. Since 2012, Typomania focus on the letter, words, and language. The festival program includes poster and book exhibitions, lectures, workshops, typography, a typography video contest, and other events.
📆 TBA


ULTRAFETT Typography Festival

The ULTRAFETT Typography Festival is planned, designed, and organized by students of communication design at the FH Bielefeld, Department of Design.
📆 TBA
📍 Bielefeld, Germany


Letrástica Festival

Letrastica is an international festival of typography and design that takes place every two years in Guadalajara, Mexico. The festival includes a conference, workshops, and exhibitions.
📆 TBA, 2024

Typography Meetups 2023

Typography Meetups

The Typographic Circle

Typographic Circle is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers since 1976 to bring together anyone with an interest in typefaces and typography. The Typographic Circle organizes a variety of type and typography-related events, including a series of diverse monthly lectures featuring well-known industry speakers.
📍 Monthly meetups at the St Bride Foundation at Fleet Street in London.


letterspace.amsterdam

letterspace is an Amsterdam-based platform hosts since 2018 a monthly series of lectures about experimentation, innovation, and type research.
📍 Monthly meetups at various venues throughout the city. The lectures are open to the public and free.


Type Tuesday

Type Tuesday is a monthly in-person meetup hosted by Eye Magazine exploring all facets of typography and graphic design.
📍 Monthly meetups at the St Bride Foundation at Fleet Street in London.


TypeThursday

TypeThursday is a global letter family that meets monthly to help each other improve their letter forms over drinks. With chapters in Moscow, London, Berlin, Los Angeles, and more TypeThursday is a true community.
📍 Monthly online meetups on a Thursday.

typography summer schools

Typography Summer Schools

TypeParis

TypeParis is an intensive type design program in Paris launched by the Typofonderie team in 2015. Learn how to design type from scratch and covers typeface design and calligraphy techniques, type history, and modern software practices.
During the summer program, TypeParis organizes a weekly lecture series, which are free, open to the public, and broadcast to the world.
‼️ Application deadline is 14 March 2023.
📆 June 6th to July 13th, 2023
📍 Paris, France


Tipo Italia 23

TipoItalia23 encourages learners to see the alphabet in its myriad forms and trace its evolution to the type collection held by Tipoteca. This program fosters a “typographic archaeology” that can then be translated into digital type allowing the participant to bring Italian typography to their desktop computer.
Tipoteca Italiana offers a program of this format to attract educators, designers, and type lovers to increase awareness of the rich typographic legacy in Veneto as well as the museum’s collection and cultural offerings. Experience with letterpress is helpful but not necessary.
📆 June 12-23, 2023
📍 Cornuda, Italy

...there is more!

More typography news you find on typo.social, Alphabettes, and Eye Magazine.

Notable online typography course is Typearture's Variable Font Course, where you learn to create your own variable color font in eleven lessons.
Glyphs relates workshops you find on their website glyphsapp.com/events

I love to hear from you. Let me know what your favorite type conference is or if you have other events you want to add, get in touch via email or on Twitter @neonmoire

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