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Elevate Festival 2019

Graz, Austria

Elevate is an annual interdisciplinary festival held in various central venues around the Schlossberg in Graz, Austria. With its unique combination of critical political discourse and contemporary music and art, the Elevate Festival stands out of the "usual" festival circus. Amongst the guests are Human rights experts, climate researchers and activists from all over the world, who gather in Graz once a year with musicans and artists, illuminating pertinent issues of our future. The organisational body is a not-for-profit association. Therefore all the discourse and film programme of the festival is free of charge.

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

  • 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.

Price: $25 - $90

  • Geoff Cape
  • Claudia El-Moor
  • Claudia El-Moor
  • Dana McCauley
  • Angela Misri
  • Jonathan Moneta
  • Idris Mootee
  • Navid Nathoo
  • Jenna Pilgrim
  • Tina Sauerlaender
  • Ye Tao
  • Erandy Vergara
  • Linda Volkers
  • Norman White

IAM Weekend 18

Barcelona, Spain

IAM Weekend is the best weekend of the year for internet people! Fourth IAM Weekend offers the future of internet culture, within the theme: Subversions of Paradoxes.

Related interview: IAM Weekend 2018: The Subversion of Paradoxes

Price: From: € 149

  • Audrey Tang
  • Pinar Yoldas
  • Ingrid Lafleur
  • Marie Mcpartlin
  • Alan Warburton
  • Dr. Charlotte Webb
  • Laturbo Avedon
  • Jane Murison
  • Juliette Lizotte
  • Kate Coughlan
  • Kelani Nichole
  • Meriem Bennani
  • Felipe Castelblanco
  • Nahum
  • Francisco Carballo
  • Monika Bielskyte
  • Ian Ardouin-fumat

and& Leuven

Leuven, Belgium

First edition of and&. and& is a one of a kind summit & festival at the intersection of health, high-tech and creativity. and& is bound by the desire to make cities of the future a better place to live in. Curated for the curious, and& champions a well-selected worldwide collage of thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, citizens & artists of all backgrounds.

  • Daan Roosegaarde
  • Stefan Sagmeister
  • Lucy McRae
  • Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro
  • Shigeru Ban
  • Carlo Ratti
  • Sophie Vandebroek
  • Andrew Keen
  • Carla Camilla Hjort
  • Steven Keating
  • Johan Thijs
  • Duco Sickinghe
  • Luc Van den hove
  • Peter Hinssen
  • Dimitri Hegemann
  • Lutz Leichsenring
  • Eve Turrow Paul
  • Maroš Šefčovič
  • Prof. Koen Kas
  • Jasna Rok
  • Prof. Bart Preneel
  • Kenric McDowell

Pictoplasma Conference

Berlin, Germany

7th edition of Pictoplasma conference in Berlin. Pictoplasma is a contemporary character design and art conference. The program has artist talks, animation screenings and panel discussions celebrating the next generation of character design and art!

  • Alberto Vázquez
  • Alex Jenkins
  • Alex Norris
  • Benjamin Vedrenne
  • Cachetejack
  • Charlotte Mei
  • Danette Beatty
  • Darren Dubicki
  • Edel Rodriguez
  • Encyclopedia Pictura
  • Ged Sia
  • Marika Makaroff
  • Gutsy Animations
  • James Curran
  • Jim Stoten
  • Kévin Gemin
  • Réka Bucsi
  • Rilla Alexander
  • Smithe
  • Sophia Jansson
  • Tartaruga Feliz
  • Victor Castillo

Sensorium Festival

Bratislava, Slovakia

Sensorium Festival. Making sense of creative technology. 4-5 May 2018, Bratislava Slovakia

  • Annette Mees
  • Joshua Noble
  • Jessica In
  • Panel Discussion
  • Andrej Boleslavsky
  • Jan Nikolai Nelles
  • TodaysArt presents:
  • Gabey Tjon a Tham
  • Joachim Sauter

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)

  • Dina Amin
  • Lyza Danger Gardner
  • Jan De Coster
  • Kate Dawkins
  • Claire L. Evans
  • Wesley Grubbs
  • Vic Lee Talk
  • Jens Oliver Meiert
  • Mike Monteiro
  • Tracy Osborn
  • Miriam Suzanne
  • Jared Tarbell

The Design Conference Brisbane

Brisbane, Australia

Launched in May 2010 a live experience, tailored specifically for the creative community. What started as an inspirational conference for university students has strategically evolved into a professional development opportunity at the forefront of our creative economy. #tdcbne18

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.

Related interview: Neon Moiré Show with 99U Editor-in-Chief Matt McCue


  • John Maeda
  • Tina Roth Eisenberg
  • Todd Yellin
  • Ashleigh Axios
  • Katie Dil
  • Tiffany Dufu
  • Adam J. Kurtz
  • Vince Kadlubek
  • Tea Uglow
  • Jason Mayden
  • Mona Chalabi
  • Christine Sun
  • Marcelino J. Alvarez
  • Jamie Myrold
  • Scott Belsky
  • Will Allen

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

  • 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

First Round

New York, United States

First Round is a one-day showcase of original presentations made to clients showing initial design explorations for logo, identity, and branding projects. Speakers will share their first-round presentation process by showing the original PDF/Keynote/PPT file that they presented to a client the very first time they saw a range of design explorations (or a single design exploration).

Price: $100 (early-bird through April 6) / $125 (regular through May 4) / 25% discount for students

  • Andrea Brown
  • María Silva Mora
  • Matteo Bologna
  • Kelli Anderson
  • Alexander Isley
  • Ryan Moore
  • Greg Hahn
  • Sarah Gephart
  • Alicia Cheng
  • Rafael Esquer
  • Zipeng Zhu
  • Louise Fili
  • Dinah Fried
  • Joe Marianek
  • Stephen Doyle
  • Min Lew
  • Bobby C. Martin Jr.

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)

  • 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

Young Creative Korea 2018

Seoul, South Korea

“YCK2018” introduces South Koreas most expedient creative pieces in a variety of creative fields such as graphic design, architecture, fashion, crafts, visual arts, film, music, food, tattoo and many more all together, in one place. During the course of the event, an exhibit of 350 selected pieces of young creators by “YCK2018”, an awarding ceremony, and “YCK Talks [LIVE]” talkshows which address the current creative trends in South Korea will take place for 5 days.

Talks are in Korean.

Price: $12.00

  • Charry Jeon
  • Lowdiga
  • SungLip
  • Leeseul
  • Sanghoon Shin
  • Gureum Lee
  • Youngho Lee
  • Sangho Noh
  • Hyeong gul Gook
  • Mirae
  • Puhahaha Frieds

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.

Typofest 2018

Sofia & Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Typofest is a design biennial for people who love calligraphy, lettering and type. The third edition of the festival program contains an international conference and several workshops with remarkable professionals in the field.

Price: € 100 for Conference / €200–250 for Workshops. Early Bird before and of April — € 75 for Conference, € 150–200 for Workshops

  • May 21–22nd — Calligraphy Workshop with Oleksiy Chekal
  • May 23–24th — Lettering Workshop with Jakob Endberg Petersen
  • May 26th — Conference and Afterparty
  • May 28–29th — Type design Workshop with Mathieu Réguer & Jean François Porchez
  • Ania Światłowska
  • Clare Skeats
  • David Pearson
  • Jakob Engberg Petersen
  • Jean François Porchez
  • Martin Majoor
  • Martina Flor
  • Mathieu Réguer
  • Oleksiy Chekal
  • Onur Yazicigil
  • Tagir Safayev

UX London

London, United Kingdom

UX London brings together the world’s leading design experts and practitioners and is bought to you by strategic design consultancy Clearleft. UX London has a programme of inspirational talks and hands-on workshops. Spend the mornings gaining unique insights from speakers. In the afternoon, roll up your sleeves and participate in the workshop of your choice. You’ll head home with new ideas and practical skills that you can apply straight away.

Price: Ticket prices vary from single day to three-day passes: £495 + VAT - £1,175 + VAT. Full price tickets kick in on 1st March. Neon Moire folks can enjoy a 5% discount on a limited number of tickets with the code NEONMOIRE5

  • Jan Chipchase
  • Krystal Higgins
  • Paul Adams
  • Kerry Bodine
  • Cheryl Platz
  • Aarron Walter
  • Kate Rutter
  • Amber Case
  • Joe Leech
  • David Sherwin
  • Mary Sherwin
  • Adam Connor
  • Tom Greever
  • Liza Kindred
  • Josh Clark
  • Navin Iyengar
  • Pamela Pavliscak
  • Peter Morville
  • Adrian Zumbrunnen
  • Jason Mesut
  • Ame Elliott

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.

Related interview

  • Neon Moiré Show: Gavin Strange aka JamFactory

  • Petra Eriksson
  • Mathery
  • Kirsten Lepore
  • Yarza Twins
  • Mucho
  • It's A Living
  • Jeff Boddy W/ The Mill
  • Tom Muller
  • Jessica Hische
  • Brendan Dawes
  • Yoni Alter
  • DBLG
  • Facebook Design Systems
  • Justin Maller
  • Christoffer Bjerre
  • The Design Kids
  • James Victore
  • Animade May
  • 1st Ave Machine
  • William Paterson
  • Sarah Grace

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


  • 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.

Related interviews

Price: € 200 / Early Bird € 175

  • 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.

Related interview: Neon Moiré Show with 99U Editor-in-Chief Matt McCue

Price: 350 CHF / Early Bird 300 CHF

  • Stefan Sagmeister
  • Snøhetta
  • Boogie
  • Gavin Strange
  • Matt McCue

Motion Plus Design

Tokyo, Japan

Second edition of Motion Plus Design. After Paris in 2017, Motion Plus Design 2018 will be in Tokyo. Presenting the cream of the crop of the best worldwide Motion Designers for a one full day of talks at Shibuya Hikarie.

Talks are in English with live translation in Japanese.

Price: General Ticket : ¥7500 / Student Ticket : ¥3500

  • Michelle Dougherty
  • Somei
  • Chris Bjerre
  • Manija Emran
  • Zaoeyo
  • Peter Clark
  • Rama Allen
  • Kyle Cooper
  • Collin Whitehead
  • Michael Jeter

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.

Price: $679

  • KR Pipkin
  • Teju Cole
  • Lindsay Grace
  • Hannah Davis
  • Jane Friedhoff
  • Dynamicland
  • Ariel Waldman
  • Giorgia Lupi
  • Chris Cheung
  • Casey Reas
  • Meredith Whittaker
  • John Keefe
  • Matt Adams
  • David Ha
  • Shannon Mattern
  • Blacki Migliozzi
  • Mona Chalabi
  • Andy Gilmore
  • Stefanie Posavec
  • Brian House
  • Hyphen-Labs
  • Amanda Cox
  • Manoush Zomorodi
  • AnnMarie Thomas
  • Neil Mendoza
  • Nathaniel Raymond
  • Rebecca Fiebrink
  • Gilberto Esparza

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.


Pixel Pioneers Bristol 2018

Bristol, United KIngdom

A one-day conference for web/UX designers and front-end developers with practical and inspiring talks, featuring eight speakers. The presentations will cover easy and affordable user testing, inclusive interface design, variable fonts, successful product design, improving the user experience with perceived performance, content design, and much more.

The conference is preceded by a choice of two full-day workshops, and there are some side events!

Price: £125 (conference ticket). £179 (User testing workshop with Ida Aalen). £269 (UX psychology workshop with Joe Leech). All prices including VAT. £349 (conference and UX psychology bundle, save £45). £62.50 (half-price conference tickets for students).


Two full-day workshops on 7 June 2018

  • Psychology for UX and Product Design (with Joe Leech) – £269 including VAT.
  • Easy and Affordable User Testing (with Ida Aalen) – £179 including VAT
  • Ida Aalen
  • Heydon Pickering
  • Sarah Richards
  • Michael Flarup
  • Stéphanie Walter
  • Laurence Penney
  • Simon Collison
  • Joe Leech

Login 2018

Vilnius, Lithuania

Login is the first, largest, most uncompromising innovation bash in the Baltics. This year they are back with three dominant categories: Technology, Creativity and Business which interact with each other and give us a wider definition of innovation.
Themes are: #Robotics, #AI, #Blockchain, #Geeks, #Future of Mobility #Money, #Inspiration, #Design, #Storytelling, #Society

Price: € 45 — € 105

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.


New York, United States

Typographics is a design festival for people who use type. 4th edition of this annual event devoted to contemp­orary typo­graphy, with talks, work­shops, and tours focusing on where typo­graphy is today and where its future may lie. It will be held at The Cooper Union in New York City.

Price: From $357

  • Irene Pereyra
  • Anton Repponen
  • Veronika Burian
  • José Scaglione

Element Talks Warsaw

Warsaw, Poland

Element Talks is a conference about backstage of designer's profession, like pricing, negotiations, team building, burnout and other issues from everyday work. It gathers around 2000 attendees from all over the world. Element Talks integrates the creative industry and give designers the tools to boost their business and creativity.

Related interview: Five Questions with the founders of Element Talks Paula Kacprzak and Olga Rafalska.

Price: 60-80€

Test Unit 2018

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Test Unit is a summer school exploring cross-disciplinary approaches to city development. Through an intensive week we aim to turn talk into action by testing ideas in public space. Each year we inhabit a building or site and learn through engaging with ideas, materials, people and place.

Price: General - £350 / Student & recent graduate - £200

Bump Festival 2018

Kortrijk, Belgium

3rd 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.

Price: € 25 — 45

  • Pamela Pavliscak
  • Nicolas Sassoon

Design West Summer School

Letterfrack, Ireland

Design West — Ireland’s exciting new International Design Summer School, set in Connemara on the Wild Atlantic Way, is now open for applications. Design West facilitates both individual and collaborative approaches to the making of 2D and 3D design expressions, including visual communication, installations, abstract and environmental design.

Related interview: Conor Clarke on design summer school Design West

Price: €1800 — The fee includes accommodation (individual room, shared living space, kitchen, bathroom), tuition, lectures, walking tours, workshops, opening & closing ceremony meals. It does not include travel (flights) to and from the course or daily meals.

  • Lizá Ramalho
  • Artur Rebelo
  • Isidro Ferrer
  • Ken Deegan
  • Noelle Cooper
  • Colin Farmer
  • Conor Clarke
  • Susan Rogers
  • GMIT Letterfrack


Brighton, United Kingdom

Ampersand is an affordable one-day web typography conference, bringing together the industry’s leading thinkers and designers from across the worlds of type and web design.

Price: £ 180 Early Bird (available until 7 March, 12 noon GMT) / standard £235

  • Michael Johnson
  • Bianca Berning
  • Jen Simmon

180 Creative Camp 2018

Abrantes, Portugal

180 Creative Camp aims to provide a time and place for young creators, invited artists and thinkers to learn together, exchange experiences and give birth to amazing creations. 180 Creative Camp will be an 8-day creative media arts boot camp in Abrantes, Portugal. The camp also host concerts, live cinema, exhibitions and public activities.

Read our interview with Nuno Alves, curator of 180 Creative Camp and programming director of Canal180, Portugal’s first open source TV channel.


  • Jordy Van Den Nieuwendijk
  • George Muncey
  • Royal Studio
  • Elise by Olsen

A School, A Park

Montreal, Canada

A School, A Park is a graphic design summer school based in Montréal, Canada, consisting of daily workshops, discussions, and lectures, in collaboration with a set of invited designers from Canada and abroad.

  • Ingrid Rousseau
  • François Girard-Meunier

Porto Design Summer School

Porto, Portugal

The Porto Design Summer School, now in its 6th edition, is an intensive two week workshop led by renowned international graphic designers where participants can explore the creative possibilities of editorial design, by examining typographic systems, hierarchy and composition, narrative structure, navigation, cover design, editing and notions of authorship.

Price: € 1590

Forward Festival Hamburg 2018

Hamburg, Germany

Premier edition of Forward Festival Hamburg. Forward Festival Hamburg 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: €85 — €399

  • Stefan Sagmeister
  • Erik Kessels
  • Hungry Castle

ICON10 - The Illustration Conference

Detroit, United States

Since 1999, ICON brings together top illustrators, designers, educators, representatives, and art buyers to explore the future of illustration. With more than 60 speakers on stage over four days, ICON is committed to providing a diverse forum for an ongoing dialogue that serves the illustration, design, publishing, advertising, and academic communities.


  • Wesley Allsbrook
  • Michael Bartalos
  • Rob Beatty
  • Pierre Bennu
  • Jamyla Bennu
  • Nicholas & R.O. Blechman
  • Sophie Blackall
  • Vanessa Brantley Newton
  • Nick Butcher
  • Nadine Nakanishi
  • Jun Cen
  • Saiman Chow
  • Chuck Cordes
  • Bil Donovan
  • Lisk Feng
  • Emil Ferris
  • Justin Gabbard
  • Marti Golon
  • Jorge Gutierrez
  • Tyree Guyton
  • Jenenne Whitfield
  • Jon Han
  • Jasu Hu
  • Robert Hunt
  • Anne Ishii
  • Graham Kolbeins
  • Sydney James
  • Shannon May
  • Anne Elizabeth Moore
  • Robert Newman
  • Ouizi
  • Mike Perry
  • Andrea Pippins
  • Adam Rubin
  • Daniel Salmieri
  • Nathaniel Russell
  • Ellen Rutt
  • Dadu Shin
  • Vandana Taxali
  • Armando Veve
  • Jing Wei
  • JooHee Yoon

Rotterdam Babylon

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Design summer school Rotterdam Babylon on Visual Complexity in Social, Autonomous and Commercial Practices. First edition of this intense 8-day summerschool organized by WdKA (Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam). During the week you engage with fellow designers and artists ánd the city of Rotterdam to explore, identify and strengthen your professional engagement. You learn how to reach out in complex social environments, and make the communication bubble pop!

Price: € 1750,00. Including the summerschool course, course materials and accommodation in ‘the student hotel’. Not including, other living expenses, local travel costs etc.

  • Edith Gruson
  • Gerard Hadders

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.


Portland, Oregon, United States

Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), an international organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts celebrates the 20th anniversary of TypeCon their annual conference, with exhibits, workshops, parties, and other extracurricular events are always part of the complete TypeCon package.

Price: Various pricing, depending on whether attendees are students, professionals, or members of SOTA. Details will be available on the TypeCon website.

  • Louise Fili
  • Nina Stössinger
  • Lauren Hom

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

UX Week 2018

San Francisco, United States

16th edition of the UX Week. UX Week is a mixture of engaging keynotes and informative workshops from leading professionals in the field of UX design. UX Week is for design professionals. from all over the world to get inspiration and building new skills.

Price: $2795 / Neon Moiré users can enter the code "UX18NeonM" for a 10% discount on tickets! Also, take advantage of the rolling early bird discounts by buying tickets early.

  • Roman Mars

Design + Diversity Conference

Saint Louis, Missouri , 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.

Price: From $107

c/o pop convention

Cologne, Germany

Parallel to the c / o pop Festival, the c / o pop Convention will take place on the 30th and 31st of August 2018 at the IHK Cologne - with a broader range of topics than ever before and everything under one roof. Thursday is dedicated to the program areas Interactive and Brands & Music, on Friday the program areas Exchange & Connect and New talent are in focus.

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.

me Convention 2018

The second edition of nomadic conference, me Convention. me Convention, a 3-day event where we'll explore the future through a lens of technology, design and art with today's makers and thought leaders.

Nordic.Design 2018

Stockholm, Sweden

Second edition of this one day, single track design conference in Stockholm. With talks by internationally renowned speakers and rising stars in the design community. Organized by the people behind nordic.js

XOXO 2018

Portland, United States

XOXO is an experimental festival for independent artists and creators working online. XOXO started in 2012 and promotes the work of independent artists and makers, and has evolved into a world-class showcase of indie games, short-form video, art, and the open web.

ATypI 2018

Antwerp, 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.

The ATypI is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to typography and type design.

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


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

TodaysArt 2018

The Hague, The Netherlands

The 14th edition of the festival of this annual international festival for Art, Music and Technology in The Hague.

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.


Malmö, Sweden

CONFRONT is a day about dev and design. It is an interactive day with keynotes, talks and workshops, focusing on the dialogue between developers and designers.

Price: From 1900-3500 SEK

  • Hakim El Hattab
  • Una Kravets
  • more TBA


Tel Aviv, Israel

Second edition of OFFF TLV. Two days of OFFF creativity in Tel Aviv, Israel. OFFF is a place to connect en get inspired through interdisciplinary design and creativity.

What’s coming? 2 lecture halls, the market yard, interactive booths, Funzone, creative people and lots of global inspiration

Information+ conference 2018

Berlin, Germany

Information+ 2018 is a three event: a one-day hands-on workshop [19 Oct], a two-day conference [20–21 Oct], and an exhibition of historic information design [19 Oct – 14 Dec].

The biennial conference brings together researchers and practitioners in information design and visualization to discuss common questions and challenges in these rapidly changing fields. Unlike discipline-specific gatherings, Information+ seeks to foster productive exchanges amongst the variety of people involved in the theories, practices, and pedagogies of analyzing and communicating information.


Berlin, Germany

For the second time IEEE VIS comes to Europe. IEEE VIS is the largest conference on Scientific Visualization, Information Visualization, and Visual Analytics. It is the premier forum for advances in visualization in academia, science, government, industry, and beyond. The conference will include programs for students, academics, artists, industry and commercial practitioners, government researchers, and anyone with interests in visualization and data analytics. IEEE VIS is a week of research presentations, tutorials, workshops, panels, demonstrations, posters, and exhibitions.

KIKK Festival 2018

Namur, Belgium

The 8th edition of KIKK a multi-track festival on the intersection of art, science & tech to explore the economic and artistic implications of new technologies. The conference is on Thursday and Friday, all exhibitions are also open on Saturday and Sunday.


CTM Festival 2019

Berlin, Germany

CTM festival's 20th edition will take place at various Berlin venues. Founded in 1999, CTM is a prominent international festival dedicated to contemporary electronic, digital and experimental music, as well as the diverse range of artistic activities in the context of sound and club cultures. The festival's aim is to present the most outstanding international productions in adventurous, experimental and electronic music and audiovisual performance, as well as to reflect on recent artistic, social and technical developments in music culture.

FITC Amsterdam 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Now in its 12th 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.