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 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


Now23 is the first annual conference organized by TypeParis. The conference brings together typography enthusiasts, graphic designers, art directors and type designers. To explore how typography has a visible impact on the world around us.
📆 June 3, 2023
📍 Paris, France
🎟️ From €150


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, June 16–17, the festival also includes workshops, a book fair June 16–18, a TypeLab, and multiple side events.
📆 June 12–22, 2023
📍 The Cooper Union, New York City


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.
📆 Online: June 13 & 20
📆 In person: June 15
📍 The Cooper Union, New York City


TypeCon is an annual conference presented by the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), an international organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts. Since the inaugural conference in 1998, TypeCon has explored type for the screen, printing history, Dutch design, type in motion, Arabic calligraphy, the American Arts and Crafts movement, experimental typography, webfonts, and much more. Special events in the past have included the Type & Design Education Forum, waling type tours, as well as exhibitions of international type and design.
📆 In person: August 17-19, 2023
📍 Portland, USA


TypoDay 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.
📆 October 26-28, 2023
📍 Bombay, India

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.
📆 September 8-9, 2023
📍 Dublin, Ireland

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.
📆 October 4-8, 2023
📍 Online
🎟️ $30

The Kernfernece

The Kernference is an online conference featuring talks, workshops, and panels from the industry’s top players as well as rising talent. Whether you’re excited to get super nerdy about type and hone your skills or you’re looking to grow your career or art business… The Kernference has it covered.
📆 November 1-3, 2023
📍 Online
🎟️ $297


Formerly known as the Bangkok International Typography Symposium, BITS is an annual gathering of design professionals and interested individuals to discuss and exchange ideas in modern typography for educational and commercial purposes. Recognized as the first and only typographic and type design conference in Southeast Asia.
Now, BITS stands for Brand Identity and Typography Symposium. This new direction reflects the growing type business and practice in the design industry. Also free BITS from being an exclusive event to Bangkok. At the same time, open a new window of opportunity for this conference to truly become regional.
📆 November 2-4, 2023
📍 Bangkok, Thailand


TŸPO is a forum for design professionals and people with an affinity for design, promotes exchange between speakers and audience.
📆 November 10-12, 2023
📍 St. Gallen, Switzerland

Dynamic Font Day

The Dynamic Font Day is the international conference for typography in digital media. Join Dynamic Font Day for the latest developments in typography beyond print. Connect with experts, learn about cutting-edge techniques, and expand your network. Experience the revolution in typography.
📆 November 18, 2023
📍 Munich, Germany

Tipografia Mexico

Tipografía México promotes the exchange of knowledge on typography, technology, and visual design in Spanish.
📆 November 21-25, 2023
📍 Oaxaca, Mexico
🎟️ Free


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.


A biannual symposium dedicated to typography, design, and calligraphy. TypeCal organizes throughout the year workshops and lectures.
📍 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 (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.
📍 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 2024
📍 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.


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.

ULTRAFETT Typography Festival

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


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.

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.

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 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.

Letter Luvvers

Letter Luvvers is a bi-monthly meet-up of lovers of fonts & letters, and intends to be Bristol’s type forum bringing together professionals, students and enthusiasts to discuss everything type and lettering, whether it’s created in Bristol, about Bristol or enjoyed by Bristol. They share digital project, case studies, traditional printing and typography, our thriving hand-painted lettering scene, and all the other encounters with letters in the city.


The Typographische Gesellschaft München e.V. (tgm for short) is one of Europe's leading organisations in the creative sector. It sees itself as an interdisciplinary expert platform for the playing field between content and form, text and image, design and technology.
📍 Monthly meetups in Munchen.

typography summer schools

Typography Summer Schools


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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