27th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno

Brno, Czech Republic

The Brno Biennial, is one of the oldest design events in the field of visual communication worldwide.

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TypeCon

Seattle, United States

Society of Typographic Aficionados presents the 18th TypeCon conference in Seattle this year.

Speakers:
  • Pouya & Pegah Ahmadi
  • Azza Alameddine
  • Agnes Barton-Sabo
  • Justin Beaudry
  • Peter Bella
  • Jill Bell
  • Laura Bentley
  • Amir Berbić
  • John D. Berry
  • Ann Bessemans
  • Scott Boggan
  • Yvonne Cao
  • Matthew Carter
  • Nadine Chahine
  • Karen Cheng
  • Ryan Clifford
  • Emily Conners
  • Dave Crossland
  • Lucas Czarnecki
  • Si Daniels
  • Meaghan Dee
  • Petra Dočekalová
  • John Downer
  • Rachel Elnar
  • Thomas Eykemans
  • Kate Fernandez
  • Anna Filbert
  • Richard Fink
  • Álvaro Franca
  • Joe Galbreath
  • Tyler Galloway
  • Roxane Gataud
  • Patrick Gosnell
  • Frank Grießhammer
  • Sibylle Hagmann
  • Allan Haley
  • Randall M. Hasson
  • Norman Hathaway
  • Paul Herrera
  • Mark Jamra
  • Thomas Jockin
  • Sally Kerrigan
  • Joyce Ketterer
  • Akira Kobayashi
  • Olav Martin Kvern
  • Alice Lee
  • Andrea Leksen
  • Briar Levit
  • Bruno Maag
  • Charmaine Martinez
  • Lara McCormick
  • Paul McNeil
  • Jess Meoni
  • Lauren Meranda
  • Ana Monroe
  • Carl Montford
  • Aoife Mooney
  • Silas Munro
  • Jason Murdock
  • Toshi Omagari
  • Neil Patel
  • Dave Peacock
  • Mary Catherine Pflug
  • Thomas Phinney
  • Ashley John Pigford
  • JP Porter
  • Amy Redmond
  • Mamoun Sakkal
  • Stuart Sandler
  • Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer
  • Hans Schellhas
  • Georg Seifert
  • Debi Sementelli
  • Reneé Seward
  • Paul Shaw
  • Juliet Shen
  • Nick Sherman
  • Radek Sidun
  • Gabriel Solomons
  • Michael Stinson
  • Nina Stössinger
  • Neil Summerour
  • Rebecca Tegtmeyer
  • Adrien Tétar
  • Douglas Thomas
  • Tricia Treacy
  • Mark van Wageningen
  • Guy Villa Jr
  • Jenny Wilkson
  • Matt Wizinsky
  • Laura Worthington
  • Lance Wyman
  • Jayme Yen

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A Design Film Festival

Singapore, Singapore

A film festival dedicated to design, with a curated collection of films on design and its subcultures, including architecture, fashion design, product design, urban design, photography, contemporary art, sign-painting, craft and more.

Call for entries

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Reasons to be creative

Brighton, United Kingdom

10th anniversary of this festival for designers, coders & creative minds.

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Circles

Grapevine, United States

A three-day experience for creatives. The conference brings designers and makers together for the dual purpose of learning and connecting with one another.

Price: $ 310 - 357

Speakers:
  • Mikey Burton
  • Ashleigh Axios
  • Allan Peters
  • Jessica Walsh
  • Sean Mccabe
  • Brooke & Tyler Eide
  • Joshua Blankenship
  • Mary Kate Mcdevitt
  • Luke Stockdale
  • Micah Davis

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XOXO Festival

Portland, United States

An experimental festival celebrating independent artists working online. Explore everything.

Price: SOLD OUT

Speakers:
  • Neil Cicierega
  • Sarah Jeong
  • Simone Giertz
  • Esra'a Al Shafei
  • Sammus
  • Heben Nigatu
  • Leaf Corcoran
  • Gaby Dunn
  • John Roderick
  • Starlee Kine
  • Talia Jane
  • Star Simpson
  • Jenn Schiffer
  • David Rees

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Design Lecture Series - Emory Douglas

Seattle, United States

Join graphic designer, illustrator and activist Emory Douglas for a free lecture at the Seattle Public Library – Central Branch as part of the 2016/2017 Design Lecture Series

Price: Free

Speakers:
  • Emory Douglas

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Smashing Conference Freiburg

Freiburg, Germany

A conference and 8 workshops about frontend and UX design. Where they celebrate the 10th anniversary of Smashing Magazine.

Speakers:
  • Oliver Reichenstein
  • Una Kravets
  • Polle de Maagt
  • Sarah Drasner
  • Dave Rupert
  • Eva-Lotta Lamm
  • Aaron Gustafson
  • Lyza D. Gardner
  • Paul Lloyd
  • Monica Dinculescu
  • Adrian Holovaty
  • Roy Tomeij
  • Denys Mishunov
  • Nathan Curtis

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Brand New Conference

Nashville, 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.

Price: $ 150 - 500

Speakers:
  • Charles S. Anderson
  • Clara Mulligan
  • Manuel
  • Mackey Saturday
  • Dirk Barnett
  • Beth Sachan
  • Austin Gray
  • Bryce McCloud
  • Kristine Arth
  • Matias Duarte
  • Tony Brook
  • Luke Stockdale
  • Min Lew
  • Mike Alderson
  • Ben Hulse and Greg Durrell
  • Ashley Strauss
  • Derrick Castle
  • Benji Peck
  • Theresa Fitzgerald
  • Jim Sherraden

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Spotlight UX

Toronto, Canada

Spotlight UX is a one-day event is designed for industry professionals who want a deep dive into UX. Attendees can expect to build up their skills with a minimal time commitment.

Price: $59-$99

Speakers:
  • Kit Oliynyk
  • Ramy Nassar
  • Liam Oscar Thurston
  • Theresa Casarin
  • Matt Hryhorsky
  • Maya Bruck

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N-Festival

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A new two-day festival that provides a stage for avant-garde innovators, musicians, creatives and chefs. The program includes lectures, debates, talk shows, performances and workshops. The latest food trends will be presented in pop-up restaurants and mobile kitchens. With curators: Northside Media Group, Borre Akkersdijk and Niels Wouters

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TodaysArt.NL 2016

The Hague, The Netherlands

12th edition of the this annual festival. TodaysArt concepts that revolves around the presentation and development of adventurous contemporary visual and performing arts.

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OFFF By Night

Antwerp, Belgium

Very first night edition of OFFF held in Antwerp, Belgium. An OFFF program plus a touch of contemporary nightlife.

Speakers:
  • Hort
  • Craig & Karl
  • The Mill + Bif
  • Marc Kremers
  • Tyrsa
  • Merijn Hos
  • Michael Spoljaric
  • Gemma O'Brien

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Digitized

Athens, Greece

Since 2011, digital design conference Digitized, is the Southeastern European annual meeting for those working in and around the digital design scene. With 4 full day workshops and a conference day.


Speakers:
  • Daniël Sytsma
  • Lucas Zanotto
  • K. Hermansson
  • S. Jullien
  • Oliver Reichenstein
  • Yifei Chai
  • Georgios Athanassiadis

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Mirror Conference

Braga, Portugal

A conference for all web enthusiast. Designed to empower designers and front-end developers who have a thirst for knowledge and want to broaden their horizons.

Price: € 100

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Weltformat 16

Lucerne, Switzerland​

8th edition of the international poster festival. With a international student poster competition on topic: Original & Copy. → entree form

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AGI Open Seoul

Seoul, South Korea

AGI Open is an annual two-day conference for students and professionals that coincides with the annual AGI members’ congress. AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) brings together the prominent graphic designers of the world.

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Architecture & Design Film Festival

New York, United States

8th edition of the Architecture & Design Film Festival. It is a film festival celebrating the creative spirit behind some of the world's most remarkable architecture and design.

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Print | ‘Graphic & …’

Zwolle, Netherlands

An one day symposium in the serie ‘Graphic & …’. This edition on the graphic design and music.

Speakers:
  • René Knip
  • Ruben Stellingwerf
  • Willem Kolvoort
  • Joost Pollmann

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We Love Graphic Design

Copenhagen, Denmark

The sixth edition of this one day event on the wonderful world of graphic design.

Speakers:
  • Tobias van Schneider
  • Erik Kessel
  • Elliot Jay Stocks
  • Fernando Baptista
  • Mr. Bingo

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Retune Festival

Berlin, Germany

4th edition of the Retune Festival, an experimental laboratory at the intersection of Art, Design and Technology. With a worldwide community of coding artists mediates between research, industry practice and the wider public. The Retune Festival triggers a debate about these technologies’ implications on culture and society.

Price: € 99 - 219

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Visualized

New York, United States

Data + Storytelling + Design

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Maintenant Festival 2016

Rennes, France

A snapshot of artistic contemporary creativity in visual arts, music and new technologies.

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REDO — International Graphic Design Conference

Prishtina, Kosova

Redo is an annual three-day event in Prishtina. This is the sixth edition, and brings together designers from around the world to create a discourse around the current issues within the practice of graphic design.

Price: €10

Speakers:
  • ATLAS Studio
  • Maureen Mooren
  • NODE
  • Motto
  • Veronica Ditting
  • Karl Nawrot
  • Samuel Nyholm

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The Meat Conference

Edinburgh, Scotland

A one day, single track creative conference to inspire, gain clarity and leave you with a new found enthusiasm.

Speakers:
  • Ashley Baxter
  • Mr Bingo
  • Gavin Strange
  • Jeff Sheldon
  • Justin Maller

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Graphic Design Festival Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

Third edition of GDFS. A event that promotes creativity, innovation, collaboration and challenging ways of thinking through a programme of workshops, talks, panel discussions, exhibitions, competitions, music and urban murals.

The festival as a poster competition with an open brief. Submissions may be created specifically for the competition, for a client or as self promotion. Competition Closes 01.08.16. Info & Submit

Speakers:
  • The Future Laboratory
  • Wikihouse
  • Emblemmatic

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AIGA Design Conference

Las Vegas, United States

The AIGA Design Conference brings the design community together to experience provocative speakers, local culture, nightly networking receptions, competitions, exhibitions, professional development sessions and face-to-face roundtables with your design heroes.

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Poptech

Maine, United States

This year Poptech celebrates the 20th anniversary of their annual conference with the theme: Culture Clash!

Price: $ 1500 - 2000

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Smashing Conference Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

The second annual SmashingConf Barcelona with 4 workshops about frontend and UX design

Speakers:
  • Sara Soueidan
  • Jonathan Snook
  • Val Head
  • Stephen Hay
  • Jen Simmons
  • Peter Sunde
  • Jessica Svendsen
  • Maciej Ceglowski
  • Laura Elizabeth
  • Jeremy Keith
  • Tammy Everts
  • Marcin Wichary
  • Ulrika Malmgren
  • Adrian Zumbrunnen
  • Colin McFarland
  • Christian Holst

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Impakt Festival 2016

Utrecht, Netherlands

Impakt is an annual five-day festival with exhibitions, lectures and screenings at different locations. Impakt presents critical and creative views on contemporary media culture. The 2016 edition is themed Authenticity?

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OFFF Milano

Milan, Italia

OFFF festival for the first time in Italy. This post-digital culture festival brings a combination of creatives, on/offline designers, motion designers, thinkers, sound designers, graphic designers, theorists, developers and … curious people from all over the world to meet and collaborate.

Price: € 159-269

Speakers:
  • The Mill
  • IDEO
  • Mucho
  • Ars Thanea
  • Anton & Irene
  • Carla Cascales
  • Mate Steinforth
  • Gmunk
  • Enric Godes Vasava
  • Hector Ayuso

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​Digital Design Days & Award

Milan, Italy

Three days of Digital Design, with conferences, the first edition of OFFF Milano, the Digital Design Award ceremony, professional workshops, digital showcases, a networking party and many networking activities.

Price: € 159 - 269

Speakers:
  • Accurat
  • AQuest
  • Davide Bianca
  • Studio Aira
  • Francesco Marzoli
  • MonoGrid
  • Graffiti 2000
  • Alex Jenkins
  • Giuliano Ambrosio
  • AQuest
  • Andrew Devigal
  • Jakob Kahlen
  • Alex Brunori
  • Scozzese Design
  • GRUPPO RONCAGLIA
  • Drawlight
  • Chiara Luzzana
  • Bitmama
  • DOGSTUDIO
  • Elia Colombo Gebe
  • Adoratorio
  • Claudio Guglieri
  • David McCandless
  • Roll Studio
  • Buzz Brothers
  • AWD Agency
  • Lab81
  • Mediamonks
  • The Shift
  • Sorob Louie
  • Nerdo
  • STUDIO GUSTO
  • Unit9

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Design Lecture Series - Kenya Hara

Seattle, United States

Join Japanese designer, curator, author, educator and renowned design thinker, Kenya Hara, for a free lecture at the Seattle Public Library – Central Branch as part of the 2016/2017 Design Lecture Series.

Price: Free

Speakers:
  • Kenya Hara

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Playground Festival — Breda

Breda, The Netherlands

Playground is a 5 day festival for animators, vfx artists, game developers, sound & graphic designers on two locations, Breda and Amsterdam. This year they celebrate their 10th anniversary with the theme: Imagine Everything.

Speakers:
  • Dvein
  • Tippett Studio
  • Lernert & Sander
  • Studio Aka
  • Neal Scanlan
  • Gustav Hoegen
  • Jordan Bruner
  • Random Studio
  • PetPunk

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Adobe MAX

San Diego, United States

A three day gathering with inspirational and iconic speakers who push boundaries. To learn new skills, discover the latest technologies, and discuss emerging trends.

Price: $ 299 - 1295

Speakers:
  • Lynsey Addario
  • Jared Leto
  • Sara Dietschy
  • Diane Domeyer
  • Stephen Gates
  • Becky Simpson
  • Amy Balliett
  • Sebastian Bleak
  • Chad Chelius
  • Rufus Deuchler
  • Martina Flor
  • James Fritz
  • Mordy Golding
  • Nick Grant
  • Maria Grønlund
  • Mark Heaps
  • Ekene Ijeoma
  • Chana Messer
  • Debbie Millman
  • Avi Muchnick
  • Michael Ninness
  • Daniel Pelavin
  • Yves Peters
  • Thomas Phinney
  • Justin Seeley
  • Nicholas van der Walle
  • Terry White
  • Laura Worthington
  • Lindsay Adler
  • Jim Babbage
  • Corey Barker
  • Russell Brown
  • Dave Cross
  • Katrin Eismann
  • Michael Flarup
  • Zorana Gee
  • Tim Grey
  • Brian Haberlin
  • Josh Haftel
  • Jason Hoppe
  • Julieanne Kost
  • Bria Lear
  • Bert Monroy
  • Stephen Nielson
  • Tomasz Opasinski
  • Daniel Presedo
  • Helena Price
  • Jesus Ramirez
  • Sarah Silver
  • Colin Smith
  • Paul Trani
  • Kyle Webster
  • AJ Wood
  • Robbie Carman
  • Jeff Greenberg
  • Rich Harrington
  • Dave Helmly
  • Christine Steele
  • Dave Werner
  • Sherry Bishop
  • Jina Bolton
  • Demian Borba
  • Chris Converse
  • Nancy Douyon
  • Chris Georgenes
  • Chris Kellett
  • Joseph Labrecque
  • Aaron Lawrence
  • Mike Roush
  • Patti Sokol
  • Joseph Todaro

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WIRED 2016

London, United Kingdom

A two-day conference to abandon your comfort zone, discover some of the world’s most disruptive minds and explore the trends of tomorrow.

Price: £ 835 - 1670 + VAT

Speakers:
  • Philipe Rosedale
  • Joe Lonsdale
  • Mustafa Suleyman
  • Jo Berry
  • Patrick Magee
  • Taavet Hinrikus
  • Chris Lejeune
  • Sheelika Ravishankar
  • Daan Roosegaarde
  • Thor Bjorgolfsson
  • Shekhar Kaphur
  • Chris Turner

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Design Thinkers Conference

Toronto, Canada

Canada’s annual DesignThinkers Conference. DesignThinkers 2016 delves into industry trends with visionaries from a range of visual communications-related disciplines including design, user experience, advertising, branding, consumer engagement, film, social media and entrepreneurship.

Price: $445 - $650

Speakers:
  • Justin Ahrens
  • Julien Vallée
  • Eve Duhamel
  • Paola Antontelli
  • John Glenn Arnowitz
  • Ashleigh Axios
  • Jake Barton
  • Connie Birdsall
  • Stefan G. Bucher
  • Cory Doctorow
  • Rob Duncan
  • Tobias Frere-Jones
  • Bob Hambly
  • Steven Heller
  • Tim Irvine
  • Natasha Jen
  • Erik Kessels
  • Jenny Lam
  • Meg Lewis
  • Dan Makoski
  • Steve Powers
  • Barry Quinn
  • Erin Sarofsky
  • Lee Steffen
  • Matt Willey

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Playground Festival — Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Playground is a 5 day festival for animators, vfx artists, game developers, sound & graphic designers on two locations, Breda and Amsterdam. This year they celebrate their 10th anniversary with the theme: Imagine Everything.

Speakers:
  • Dvein
  • Tippett Studio
  • Lernert & Sander
  • Studio Aka
  • Neal Scanlan
  • Gustav Hoegen
  • Jordan Bruner
  • Random Studio
  • PetPunk

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KIKK

Namur, Belgium

The 6th edition of KIKK a festival on the intersection of art, science & tech to explore the economical and artistic implications of new technologies. The conference is on Thursday and Friday, all exhibitions are also open Saturday.

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State Festival

Berlin, Germany

STATE Experience Science Festival is a 2-day event for scientific ideas and creativity across disciplines. It creates a meeting ground for science, art and the public, where scientific inquiry meets artistic expression. The festival aims to takes its visitors to a parallel universe to explore and challenge the boundaries between science and art.

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Web Summit

Lisbon, Portugal

One of the biggest technology gatherings around.

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Style Frames

New York, United States

After 3 years STYLE FRAMES: The Art of the Pitch returns. Showcasing a wide range of creative disciplines, from design, animation and VFX to interactive and VR. The conference goal is to help you stay inspired, competitive and connected.

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Beyond Tellerrand

Berlin, Germany

Third Berlin edition of the 2-day conference Beyond Tellerrand. A event for design and tech interested people, with talks, intense workshops and several side events. We're you get inspired, learn and meet new people.

Price: € 279
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Speakers:
  • Jeff Greenspan
  • Erika Hall
  • Sacha Judd
  • Mike Kus
  • Mike Monteiro
  • Heydon Pickering

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2017

Economia

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

A Festival On Economy, without Economists. Economia is a threeday festival in which they collectively explore new ideas and thinking about our economy. The event is a laboratory for ideas, a place where attendees can step out of the existing frame. The festival will use unexpected and playful approaches looking at the essentials of economy, thus establishing a fresh point of view on the economic system and our society. During the festival the second edition of Renewable Futures conference will take place and aims to push the boundaries of our thinking about economy.

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Interaction 17

New York, United States

The 10th annual interaction design conference organized by the IxDA. This edition Interaction 17 asks: how does environment shape interaction, and how should we, as designers, respond?

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Pause

Melbourne, Australia

7th edition of this listen to your audiences, get your hand dirty, figure out what’s next conference in Melbourne on Creative, Tech and Business.

They have a call for entries open till April 16th 2016.

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Offset Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

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

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SXSW 2017

Austin, United States

South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual conference & festival celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

  • Interaction Conference: 10-16 March
  • Film Conference: 10-15 March
  • Music Conference: 14-18 March
  • Convergence Conference: 10-18 March
  • Exhibitions: 10-18 March
  • Interactive Festival: 10-14 March
  • Film Festival: 10-18 March
  • Music Festival: 13-19 March
  • Comedy Festival: 12-18 March

Price: $ 295 - 1150

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OFFF Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

17th 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.

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Mouvo

Prague, Czech Republic

Second edition of Mouvo. An one day event that focus on motion design in all its forms to draw attention to one of the most progressively developing areas in graphic design in live form.

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Resonate

Belgrade, Serbia

Resonate, the Belgrade New Media Festival, celebrates it's 6th anniversary in 2017. The festival brings together artists to drive a forward-looking debate on the position of technology in art and culture.

Price: € 119 - 229

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Internet Age Media

Barcalona, Spain

Third IAM Weekend offers the future of niche communication, the randomness of internet culture, the middle of an exciting decade, within the theme: Renaissance of Utopias.

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a+dff

Winnipeg, Canada

The Architecture + Design Film Festival (A+DFF) presents critically acclaimed films focusing on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. The films cover a range of design-oriented topics from architecture and urban design to graphics and product design. A+DFF is the only festival in Canada devoted solely to architecture and design.

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Beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf

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.

Price: € 179 - 279

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TYPO Berlin

Berlin, Germany

The 3-day conference TYPO Berlin 2017 is about 'Wanderlust'. Stepping out your comfort zone and embracing the joy of change.

Price: € 199 - 427

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Bump Festival

Kortrijk, Belgium

Second edition of Bump Festival, an inspirational festival for creatives. Get your mind blown by illustrators, graphic designers, UX experts, creative coders and motion graphics artists.

Speakers:
  • Ash Thorp

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