Graphic Matters

Breda, Netherlands

Graphic Matters, formally know as Graphic Design Festival Breda is a month-long gathering of graphic stories. A festival with exhibitions, talkshows, workshops and tours.
Recommended hotels for this event are Van Ham, Bliss Boutique Hotel, Hotel Nassau Breda

Price: 'Early Nerds' get € 3,- off and a free limited edition A0 poster by Ken Lo (available untill August 22nd).
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PopTech

Camden, United States

Annual conference PopTech is a three-day experience filled with stage presentations, breakout sessions, workshops, happy hours and parties.

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Graphic Design Festival Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

Fourth edition of Graphic Design Festival Scotland. The festival promotes the best of international graphic design and visual communication and aims to inspire and educate through active engagement. Networking and socialising play a key role in the festival and we aim to build relationships and networks across the world. The programme offers workshops, talks, panel discussions, exhibitions, competitions, music and more.

We talked with the founders of the festival, Beth Wilson and James Gilchrist (Warriors Studio). Read the interview

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Speakers:
  • Wolff Olins
  • Supermundane
  • Studio Dumbar
  • Harry Pearce
  • Spin
  • Pantone

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A Design Film Festival 2017

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. #DFFSG2017

Read our interview with creative director Felix Ng, we did in 2016, about naming, curating and how no branding can be branding. Read the feature

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Blanc Festival

Barcelona, Spain

Blanc was born in 2009 as an event dedicated entirely to graphic design, emphasizing emerging design and learning, and with the aim of creating synergies among the public, professionals and companies attending. Two days of lectures and master classes on graphic design and the issues that most concern our collective.

Their main goal is to bring together graphic designers to live an experience that goes beyond a simple congress, conference cycle or professional meeting.

Blanc is the experience that every graphic designer has to live and enjoy, at least once in a lifetime.

Price: From € 35
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Push Conference

push.conference unites creative coding and user experience design, by offering a platform for designers, developers and UX professionals.

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Cinekid

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Cinekid is a children’s festival for film, television and digital culture. Digital culture is our contemporary ever-changing media society encompassing new media, digital storytelling and new cinematic tools and technologies. Part of Cinekid’s digital culture programming is the MediaLab, Europe’s largest digital media playground that features a wide array of interactive media art and design projects. The MediaLab presents artworks for the digital natives and critical experiments about our visual culture. MediaLab is curated by Ward Jansen.

Price: From € 39,95
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Speakers:
  • Tessa Boerman
  • Rémi Chayé
  • Jais Christensen
  • Sarah Cox
  • David Kleeman
  • Hanneke Metselaar
  • Nico Stumpo
  • Signe Zeilich-Jensen
  • Aina Abiodun
  • Monika Bielskyte
  • Clair Cook
  • Régine Debatty
  • Luna Maurer
  • Anita Fontaine
  • Geoffrey Lillemon

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The Service Experience Conference

San Francisco, United States

The Service Experience Conference is a mixture of engaging keynotes and workshops taught by service design professionals and focuses on the design of end-to-end service experiences across touchpoints, from definition to modeling to service delivery. It is for people who are passionate about creating great service experiences while also delivering value to the organizations that deliver them.

Price: $1995 / 10% off by using code SX17NeonM. They have rolling early bird discounts.

Speakers:
  • Andy Polaine
  • Lea Simpson
  • Jeff Gothelf
  • Cheryl Dahle
  • Teresa Brazen
  • Khafre Jay
  • Alida Draudt
  • Rupert Cryer
  • Megan Miller
  • Jess McMullin
  • Jodi Forlizzi
  • Alexander Baumgardt
  • Christopher Noessel
  • Kendra Shimmell
  • Nick Remis
  • Dana Chisnell
  • Jason Ulaszek
  • Allan Chochinov
  • Linn Vizard
  • Elina Lawrie
  • Julia Rose West
  • Holly Thorsen

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Impakt Festival

Utrecht, Netherlands

Impakt Festival is a annual multidisciplinary festival with an emphasis on audiovisual arts. This years theme: Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems, curated by Natalie Kane and Tobias Revell. The programme seeks to address the relationship between technology, religion, magic and the occult. Through the framework of myth, magic and monsters, an international line-up of speakers, performers, thinkers, artists, designers and technologists will address how in magic, the spectacle is used to hide technical processes; in myth, how we build stories and narratives to culturally assimilate complex technologies; and how we use monsters to think about when things go wrong and people are hurt.

Related interview: #NeonMoiréShow with Liam Young [podcast]

Speakers:
  • Warren Ellis
  • Liam Young
  • Simone Niquille
  • Anab Jain
  • Legacy Russell

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The Influencers

Barcelona, Spain

The Influencers is a festival a̶gainst the internet about unconventional art, hacktivism, new aesthetics and guerrilla communication. Co-directed and curated by Eva Mattes, Franco Mattes and Bani Brusadin.

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Xperience By Design

Prague, Czech Republic.

Xperience By Design Conference is not just for UX or UI designers, but also for product managers, front-end developers or engineers looking to broaden their horizons. Xperience By Design is a spin-off event of By Design conference in Prague. #xperiencebydesign

Price: € 250
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Speakers:
  • Annina Koskinen
  • Austin Bales
  • Robert Lenne
  • Josh Lovejoy
  • Måns Adler
  • Nina Mehta
  • Florian Kaps

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Creativity World Forum 2017

Aarhus, Denmark

Creativity World Forum is a two-day international conference bringing together around 2000 top creative minds each year. This is the 13th edition and will be Europe’s largest forum on entrepreneurial creativity in 2017. In other words - This is one conference in 2017 you can’t miss if you’re defining yourself as a creative!

Over the course of two days, we present a conference with high-level talks, co-creative activities and satellite events around the city. We will be covering creativity on the levels of creative people, enterprises and cities, focusing on how to integrate creative levers when developing spaces to live, work and play.
#CWF2017

Price: € 365 ends 14 Sep / € 400
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Speakers:
  • Rachel Armstrong
  • Steve Vranakis
  • Peter Aalbæk
  • Henrik Vibskov
  • Frederik Andersen
  • Katarina Scott
  • Jose Rodriguez
  • Steen Hildebrandt
  • Michael Stubberup
  • Liliya Terzieva
  • Pauline Asingh
  • Ulrik Feldskov Juul
  • Sune Roland
  • Ronni Madsen
  • Jan Gehl
  • Tom Kelley
  • Stefan Sagmeister
  • Sissel Hansen
  • Peter Lund Madsen
  • Snask
  • Indy Johar

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KIKK Festival

Namur, Belgium

The 7th edition of KIKK a multi track 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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The Future

Dublin, Ireland

A 2-day event, with 4 stages, celebrating the innovators in design, media, creativity and culture, and the role they play in the future of society, business and the spaces in between.

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Speakers:
  • Adrian Newey
  • Alan Cox
  • Anamoly
  • Astrid Stavro
  • Chris Nurko
  • Charlotte Barker
  • Danielle Pender
  • Frankie Ratford
  • Ilse Crawford
  • Johnny Kelly
  • Godfrey Dadich Partners
  • Jonathan Legge
  • It's Nice That
  • Anyways
  • Leila Fataar
  • Nelly Ben Hayoun
  • Paula Scher
  • Pfadfinderei
  • Sean Perkins
  • Stefan Sagmeister
  • Steve Powers
  • The Future Laboratory
  • Ueno
  • William Rowe

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beyond tellerrand Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Beyond tellerrand is an event for the design and development community. Taking place in Düsseldorf and Berlin.

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

Price: € 179 - 279

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DesignThinkers Conference Toronto

Toronto, Canada

DesignThinkers, Canada’s premier conference for visual communicators. This annual design conference provides insights into design thinking, design process and strategy, helping delegates strengthen their ability to deliver outstanding visual communications and cutting-edge design innovation. The conference will take place on November 7 - 8 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

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Design Leaders Conference 2017

Dublin, Ireland

A one day conference to recharge design and agency owners, and anyone interested in leading a design team or running a successful creative studio.

Price: €395 / Early Bird from €195 - €245
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Speakers:
  • Blair Enns
  • Liza Enebeis
  • Maartje Wensing
  • Peter Czapp
  • Katharine Pulford
  • David Palmer
  • Emma Collins

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Integrated 2017 — Biennial International Art & Design Conference

Antwerp, Belgium

#Integrated2017 is the sixth edition of the thought-provoking conference format organized by St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp. The biennial event offers a platform for the compelling dialogue between art, design and society, and digs deep in the polemics of this discourse. It is a forum where speakers, students and professionals can compare their work, design processes, sources of inspiration and methodologies. The 2017 edition focuses on the art & design of the civil domain, an ambiguous third space between market and state, where innovative design ideas, both physical and virtual, are more than often incubated in a grey zone between legality and illegality.

Price: Students 85,00 € / Professionals 170,00 €
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Speakers:
  • Mike Monteiro
  • Oliviero Toscani
  • Nadya Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot)
  • Formes Vives
  • Metahaven
  • Lucienne Roberts
  • Paul Sahre
  • Lauren Grusenmeyer
  • Anja Groten
  • Janneke De Rooij
  • Pascal Gielen
  • Recetas Urbanas
  • Textgain
  • Felicitas Rohden
  • Michael Dilissen
  • William Ludwig Lutgens
  • Eliza Pepermans
  • An Onghena
  • Christophe Clarijs

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Us by Night

Antwerp, Belgium

Us By Night is a design & creativity festival turned into a unique night experience. With an inspiring lineup and an endless market it's guaranteed to provide ypu 3 nights you don't want to miss.

Read our interview with Razon Parein, curator of Us by NIght or our review of the first edition called OFFF by Night in November 2016.

Speakers:
  • Felipe Pantone
  • Hansje van Halem
  • Tim Lahan
  • Jonathan Zawada
  • Toothtaker
  • Catk
  • mode 2
  • gary Horton
  • michael Spoljaric
  • studio Feixen
  • tyler Askew
  • echolab
  • leta Sobierajski & Wade Jeffree
  • ferry Gouw
  • matt Lambert
  • hugo&marie
  • foam Studio Zeitguised
  • mirko Borsche
  • aaron Duffy
  • tyrsa Live Painting
  • erin Sarofsky
  • jeremyville
  • weshoulddoitall
  • saiman Chow
  • josé Cabaco Adidas
  • marshmallow Laser Feast
  • Neville Brody
  • james Veitch

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FITC Spotlight AR/VR

Toronto, Canada

Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, Razer, Samsung Gear VR, PS VR, Leap Motion, Magic Leap. The list seems intimidating; should you be paying attention to one, or to all of these new technologies? Is virtual and augmented reality a passing phase, or the wave of the future? Get hands on, plugged in, and tuned into the latest augmented and virtual reality technologies, strategies, and applications being discovered, tested and adopted by companies worldwide, and the general public at this one day event in Toronto.

Price: $99 / Early bird prices end Nov 5. Student tickets only $59. Freelancers only $79
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Speakers:
  • Mickey MacDonald
  • Marpi Michelle Cortese
  • Media Ridha
  • Brendan Neufeld
  • Roger Dario

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2018

Beyond Tellerrand Munich

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.

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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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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.

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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.

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