2018

beyond tellerrand Munich 2018

Munich, Germany

beyond tellerrand is a web- and design festival. With a workshops and talks for creative minds on: design, technology, inspiration plus room for networking. The Munich edition is the very first edition in Munich and meant to be a creative kick-off into the new year. Amongst announced speaker are Stefan Sagmeister, Dina Amin, Vitaly Friedman, Carla Diana, Sara Soueidan, Simon Collison and many more.

Related Interview
We talked with Marc Thiele, founder and organizer of beyond tellerrand about how he finds the right mix of speakers, side events, swag and partnerships. Read the feature

Price: Early Bird €179 / Standard €279 (including booking fees and VAT)
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Speakers:
  • Dina Amin
  • Nadieh Brember
  • Simon Collison
  • Carla Diana
  • Vitaly Friedman
  • Mark Robbins
  • Harry Roberts
  • Stefan Sagmeister
  • Sara Soueidan
  • Marcy Sutton

transmediale 2018

Berlin, Germany

The Berlin-based Transmediale festival draws out new connections between art, culture and technology. The 31st edition of transmediale explores the political, economic, and cultural divides of our time under the title face value.

Price: From € 60
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Fig.

Liege, Belgium

Second edition of Fig. an international graphic design festival in Belgium. With exhibitions and lectures.

Awwwards Conference - Berlin 2018

Berlin, Germany

The first Awwwards Conference of 2018 is in Berlin. Twice a year Awwwards organise a Digital Thinkers Conference. Showcasing, in iconic location digital visionaries, thought leaders, top agencies and designers from across the world to share their secrets, and open new dialogues about the future of the web.

Price: € 325 - € 699 (excl. VAT)
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Speakers:
  • Tobias Ahlin
  • Erich Nagler
  • Melanie Daveid
  • Frank Chimero
  • Jeany Ngo
  • Harry Roberts
  • Camilla & Enea
  • Michael Flarup
  • Chris Heilmann
  • Joël van Bodegraven
  • Martina Flor
  • Jeppe Aaen
  • Daan Klaver
  • Naama Hoffman
  • Erez Attias
  • Dariusz Dziuk
  • Peter Smart
  • Mathias Høst
  • Sebastian Gram
  • Tavo Ponce

FITC Amsterdam 2018

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Now in its 11th year, FITC returns to Amsterdam to host their groundbreaking design and tech event on the future of innovation, design and all the cool shit in between. Meet fellow digital creators and hear world renowned speakers talk design, development, creativity and so much more.

#FITCAmsterdam

Price: € 239 / Save 10% with discount code NeonMoire
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Workshops:
  • Projection Mapping with the Raspberry Pi, with Krisjanis Rijnieks
  • Starting an Everyday Project Using Cinema4D, with beeple
Speakers:
  • Gavin Strange
  • Kyle Cooper
  • David Carson
  • Joshua Davis
  • Emilie Baltz
  • Daniel Scheibel
  • Zander Brimijoin
  • Mate Steinforth
  • Mike Winkelmann (Beeple)
  • Krys Blackwood
  • Carl Addy
  • David Sheldon-Hicks
  • Alex Cornell
  • Ekaterina Solomeina
  • Raphael Vangelis
  • Krisjanis Rijnieks
  • Kate Dawkins
  • Graham McDonnell
  • Michelle Cortese
  • Fred Huergo

Toca Me 18

Munich, Germany

Annual one day single track design conference TOCA ME. Since 2003 the goal of the conference us to entertain and inspire the design community. Inspire by high quality presentations and by the venue and its atmosphere.
TOCA ME design conference will be one of the main events of the Munich Creative Business Week taking place from 3rd till 11th March 2018.
#tocame18

Related interview with speaker Mr. Bingo

Price: Early Bird 89€ / Regular 109€ / Late Bird 129€
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Speakers:
  • Jared Tarbell
  • Malika Favre
  • Mr Bingo
  • Patrick Thomas
  • Susi Sie
  • Remo Gambacciani

SXSW Conference & Festivals

Austin, Texas, United Stated

South by Southwest is an annual film, interactive media, and music festival and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. Since it began in 1987, SXSW has continued to grow in both scope and size every year.

Price: Starting at $825
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LADFEST 2018 Latin American Design Festival

Lima, Peru

Fourth edition of Latin American Design Festival LADFEST. The most important gathering in Lima with the most recognized designers from Latin America and the world. LADFEST will be held in Museo de la Nación in Lima. A festival with lectures, workshops, talent awards and much more.

Price: Early Bird 75$ / Regular $95 / Late $105
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Speakers:
  • Mitch Paone
  • Thomas Weil
  • Quentin Weisbuch
  • Jose Scaglione
  • Veronica Majluf
  • Ralph Bauer
  • more tba...

OFFSET Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

OFFSET is a 3 day creative conference on creativity and bringing together the best in International and Irish creative talent in graphic design, illustration, street and fine art, film, photography, moving image and much, much more.

Speakers:
  • Chris Ware
  • Stephen Doyle
  • Gail Bichler
  • Richard Brim
  • The Creativity Hub
  • Aoife McArdle
  • D.A.D.D.Y
  • Peter Donnelly
  • Beatrice Alemagna
  • Much more still to come

Reasons.London 2018

London, United Kingdom

Reasons to: is an international design and code conference with a festival vibe. Each year the very best creative speakers take to the stage to inform, inspire, entertain, thrill and educate designers and coders.
Reasons to: is curated to inspire, bringing content from many disciplines to give you (designer, coder, creative, film maker, animator, installation builder, illustrator or artist) the opportunity to see and hear new perspectives and the best content in the world.

Price: £89 (price in 2017) £109 (price in 2018) All prices include VAT
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Speakers:
  • Marina Willer
  • Jonathan Barnbrook
  • Rob Draper
  • Lizzie Mary Cullen
  • Juno Calypso
  • Mark Robbins

TYPO Labs

Berlin, Germany

TYPO Labs aims to connect font engineers and practitioners with OS developers, CSS experts and academics. The purpose is to provide a platform for the exchange of best practices, advance the state of the art and encourage the integration of new type technologies into future digital communications. Created for developers by developers, the third TYPO Labs will cover the full stack of font developments, including OpenType Variation, CJK deployment and type challenges in the field of VR and AR.

Price: Early Bird 249 € + 19% VAT ➝ 31 Dec 2017 / Student tickets on request
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Resonate 2018

Belgrade, Serbia

The Belgrade New Media Festival, celebrates it's 7th anniversary in 2018. The festival brings together artists to drive a forward-looking debate on the position of technology in art and culture. #Res18

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Forward Festival Vienna 2018

Vienna, Austria

Forward Festival Vienna, brings together international and local creative heads, who provide insights into their stories in an exciting atmosphere. The conference, the centerpiece of the festival, has various side events, such as workshops, live art sessions and networking events. The idea behind Forward is to create a festival where the creative community can exchange opinions, inspire and learn from each other.

Price: € 200 / Early Bird € 175
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Speakers:
  • Paula Scher
  • Jette Hopp
  • Gavin Strange
  • Ferry Gouw
  • Matt Lambert
  • Stefanie Moshammer

Digifest 2018

Toronto, Canada

Digifest is a three-day tech festival featuring thought leaders & innovations that tackle global issues and challenges. Organized annually by the Digital Media and Gaming Incubator at George Brown College in Toronto. Digifest brings together thought leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, students and creative together to sharing compelling digital content in the interactive, gaming and design industries.


IAM Weekend 18

Barcelona, Spain

Internet Age Media the best weekend of the year for internet people! Fourth IAM Weekend offers the future of internet culture, within the theme: Subversions of Paradoxes.
#IAMW18

Price: From: € 149
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beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2018

Düsseldorf, Germany

beyond tellerrand is a web- and design festival. With a workshops and talks for creative minds on: design, technology, inspiration plus room for networking.

Related interview
We interviewed Marc Thiele, founder and organizer of beyond tellerrand about how he finds the right mix of speakers, side events, swag and partnerships. Read the feature

Price: Early Bird €179 / Standard €279 (including booking fees and VAT)
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99U Conference 2018

New York, United States

The 99U Conference is to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution. Learn from the world’s top thinkers and doers in a series of main stage talks over two days. 99U speakers offer pragmatic, real-world insights that transcend creative sectors.

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28th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2018

Brno, Czech Republic

The Brno Biennial, established in 1963, is one of the oldest and most important events in the field of visual communication worldwide. This 2018 edition is curated by the OKOLO creative group, comprised of Matěj Činčera, Jan Kloss and Adam Štěch.

Awwwards Conference - San Francisco 2018

San Francisco, United States

Awwwards Conference - San Francisco 2018. Twice a year Awwwards organise a Digital Thinkers Conference. Showcasing, in iconic location, digital visionaries, thought leaders, top agencies and designers from across the world to share their secrets, and open new dialogues about the future of the web.

Related interview:
For the Neon Moiré Show, our podcast, we interviewed speaker Matias Corea recently. Have a listen.

Price: Early Bird $425 / Standard $500
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Speakers:
  • Matias Corea
  • Claudio Guglieri
  • Aaron James Draplin
  • Tom Giannattasio
  • Peter Smart
  • Val Head
  • Lysandre Follet
  • Tito Hamze
  • Ash Huang
  • Dann Petty
  • Mariko Kosaka
  • Ryan Carson
  • Molly Nix
  • August de los Reyes
  • Yiying Lu
  • Chris Cloud
  • Julia Khusainova
  • Navin Iyengar
  • Fabricio Teixeira

TYPO Berlin 2018 »Trigger« International Design Conference

Berlin, Germany

TYPO Berlin 2018 »TRIGGER« will be about the practise of change, about scenarios, about heroes and evaluation. It will be about big data and personal data. Triggering is everywhere, whether driven by human or artificial intelligence. It can come with deception (fake news) and with revelations (fact checking). It can trigger a personal recommendation or automated purchasing suggestion. A trigger is a key stimulus, a filter, and an impulse. TYPO 2018 will explore the mechanisms of the digital transformation. And it will address the role of design in that process. It will challenge skills, methods, and tools.

Related speaker interview: Hansje van Halem, about the new graphic style for Lowlands

Price: Until end of 2017: € 399 for Pros (excl. VAT) / € 199 For Students (incl. VAT). Jan to Feb 2018: € 549 for Pros (excl. VAT) / € 249 For Students (incl. VAT). From March 2018 € 649 for Pros (excl. VAT)
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Speakers:
  • Chris Campe
  • Elizabeth Carey Smith
  • Antonia M. Cornelius
  • Petra Dočekalová
  • Gerd Fleischmann
  • Saar Friedman
  • Andreas Frohloff
  • Golnar Kat Rahmani
  • Jonathan Key
  • Charles Landry
  • Alejandro Masferrer
  • Toshi Omagari
  • Ulrike Rausch
  • Radek Sidun
  • Elliot Jay Stocks
  • Underware
  • Frank Rausch
  • Briar Levit
  • Hansje van Halem
  • Elliot Jay Stocks

By Design Conference 2018

Bratislava, Slovakia

By Design Conference is a international conference for designers, entrepreseurs and creative minds. The one day event focus on design and business.

OFFF Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

18th edition of OFFF Barcelona. Born as a post-digital culture festival, now feeding the future through a 3-day design conferences, workshops and performances by the most relevant artists of our time.

Semi Permanent Sydney 2018

Sydney, Australia

Three day conference Semi Permanent brings together internationally renowned designers, artists & creative icons for live events, presentations, workshops & parties. In 2018 Semi Permanent explores the 'creative tension as inspiration' those moments of positive and negative friction that come before a breakthrough.

Related interview: Murray Bell, founder and director Semi Permanent

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Speakers:
  • Godfrey Dadich
  • Tinker Hatfield
  • Paula Scher
  • Ajaz Ahmed
  • Gemma O'Brien
  • Joyce N. Ho
  • and more... - May 24-26
  • 2018

Forward Festival Munich 2018

Munich, Germany

Forward Festival Vienna, brings together international and local creative heads, who provide insights into their stories in an exciting atmosphere. The conference, the centerpiece of the festival, has various side events, such as workshops, live art sessions and networking events. The idea behind Forward is to create a festival where the creative community can exchange opinions, inspire and learn from each other.

Price: € 200 / Early Bird € 175
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Speakers:
  • Jette Hopp
  • Boogie
  • Matt McCue

Forward Festival Zurich 2018

Zurich, Switserland

Forward Festival Zurich, brings together international and local creative heads, who provide insights into their stories in an exciting atmosphere. The conference, the centerpiece of the festival, has various side events, such as workshops, live art sessions and networking events. The idea behind Forward is to create a festival where the creative community can exchange opinions, inspire and learn from each other.

Price: 350 CHF / Early Bird 300 CHF
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Speakers:
  • Stefan Sagmeister
  • Snøhetta
  • Boogie
  • Gavin Strange
  • Matt McCue

Eyeo Festival 2018

Minneapolis, United States

Since 2011, the annual Eyeo Festival brings together creative coders, data designers and creators working at the intersection of data, art & technology for talks, workshops, labs and events.

Kerning 2018

Faenza, Italy

Kerning an annual conference dedicated solely to typography and web typography. With 2-days hands-on workshops and one conference day.

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Type@Paris 2018

Paris, France

Type@Paris is a 5-week typeface design program, which started in 2015.

Over the course of the program, industry leaders including Xavier Dupré, Indra Kupferschmid, Jean François Porchez (founder of TypeParis), Julien Priez and Mathieu Réguer will teach and mentor students in both traditional and modern craft techniques of typeface design.

Located in the center of Paris, students will be able to enjoy the culture of the city and will also receive access to historic materials at key libraries in the city. Renowned guest critics, will compliment the daily program with unique perspectives around typography and design.

Additionally, a series of talks will be organized (and open to the public) in parallel to the formal typography program. Various renowned designers will be invited to share this opportunity to discuss the history, design, and the future of typography design.

The #typeparis18 programme will take place between 11 June 2018 and 13 July 2018. To don’t miss the 14 March 2018 application deadline.

CXI Brand talks 2018 a corporate and brand identity conference

Bielefeld, Germany

10th edition of CXI Brand talks! CXI is an one-day brand and cor­po­rate iden­tity event organized by Bie­le­feld School of Design. During the sessions questions like: What de­fi­nes the ef­fec­tiven­ess of a corporate identity pro­ject? What ex­actly is nee­ded, from both cli­ent and agency? And how can such a com­plex pro­cess be im­ple­men­ted in a way that works? Will be addressed, next to showcasing re-design for big brands.

Related interview with Prof. Robert Paulmann, of Bielefeld School of Design, who is organizing the CXI conference.
#cxi18

Design & Content Conference 2018

Vancouver, Canada

Fourth edition of the Design & Content Conference. Design & Content Conference is for designers and content strategists around the globe. Here you hear from industry leaders about crafting experiences and telling stories that shape the future of the web. The conference is set up with one day of workshops, two days of talks, and thoughtful extras in one of the most beautiful cities, Vancouver.
Watch here videos of the 2017 edition.

Typetersburg 2018

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Annual international event for professional graphic designers. The festival’s program will include exhibitions and workshops of renowned international designers. Conference with two lecture days will take place on the August 4—5th. Every year in Saint Petersburg during the close of famous white nights, Typetersburg gathers local and international professional design community. Two conference days are visited by 500+ designers all around the world, so that they have an opportunity to communicate, exchange experience and discuss of modern type design and technologies

Design + Diversity Conference

St. Louis, United States

3rd edition of the Design + Diversity conference explores proactive ways to make the design industry more diverse. As the only conference that focuses on diversity issues in the design field, the event provides a platform for constructive conversation among those who design, innovate, and lead.

The Conference 2018

Malmö, Sweden

Eight edition of The Conference. A two day explore of complexity and trends in the digital world of ours. The curated sessions help you connect the dots between the widespread disciplines and topics such as culture, arts, human behavior, tech and science.

Related interview: We talked with Cecilia Frankel, of The Conference. On organizing and curating the festival, and why the world needs more fluffiness. Read the feature.

ATypI 2018

Antwero, Belgium

ATypI 2018 will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, from the 11th until the 15th September 2018. The local organizing team consists of Ann Bessemans, Jo De Baerdemaker, Joke Gossé, Yves Peters and Frederik Berlaen.

Brand New Conference 2018

New York, United States

A two-day conference on corporate and brand identity with 16 sessions from today’s most active and influential practitioners around the world. Organized by UnderConsideration

Price: $450 Pro / $225 Student Early bird: Pro: $350 / Student: $175 until end April 2018

NEXT18

Hamburg, Germany

NEXT is a 2-day event for those who actively participate in shaping the digital transformation. The NEXT Conference is during the Reeperbahn Festival, which is 19 until 22 September 2018.

Price: Apply for ticket
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Design Matters 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark

Design Matters is a conference on new movements in Digital Design. It brings together design practitioners from the best and most happening companies around the world for two days of design talks, workshops, discussions and socializing in Copenhagen.