What Design Can Do São Paulo

São Paulo, Brasil

Second edition of What Design Can Do in Brazil. What Design Can Do is an international creative conference that showcase design as a catalyst of change and as a way of addressing the societal questions of our time.Topics during the 2-days are urban issues, cultural consciousness, communication and refugees. Lectures will be in Portuguese and English (with live translation).

Price: R$ 180 - 690

Speakers:
  • Jacob van Rijs
  • Rodrigo Oliveira
  • Sam Bompas
  • Selly Raby Kane
  • Aline Cavalcante
  • André Naddeo
  • Fred Gelli
  • Xênia França
  • Erik Kessels
  • Eefje Blankevoort
  • Marko Brajovic
  • Popular de Lujo
  • Rogier Klomp
  • Richard van der Laken
  • Bebel Abreu

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INST-INT

New Orleans, United States

INST-INT explores the art of interactivity for objects, environments and experiences.

Speakers:
  • Delaney Martin
  • Emily Gobeille
  • Jay Pennington
  • Kelli Anderson
  • Luke Fischbeck
  • Mary Mattingly
  • Melissa Mongiat
  • Miriam Langer
  • Mouna Andraos
  • Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
  • Refik Anadol
  • Sarah Rara
  • Theodore Watson

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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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LadFest 2017

Lima, Peru

A celebration of Latin American creativity, and visual arts.

Speakers:
  • Malika Favre
  • Grand Chamaco
  • Vallée Duhamel
  • Futura
  • Martina Flor

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OFFSET Dublin 2017

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.


Price: € 115 - 265

Speakers:
  • Mirko Borsche
  • Rod Hunt
  • Nhu Xuan Hua
  • Gavin Little | ECHOLAB
  • Kirsten Lepore
  • Kelli Anderson
  • Eamonn Doyle & Niall Sweeney
  • Dan Perri
  • Alan Aboud
  • Nils Leonard
  • Shane Griffin
  • Marion Deuchars
  • Alan Aboud
  • Nils Leonard
  • Shane Griffin
  • Marion Deuchars
  • The Project Twins
  • D.A.D.D.Y
  • Yasmeen Ismail

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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.

Price: 600 - 3000 CKZ

Speakers:
  • Marcus Eckert
  • Man vs Machine
  • John Schlemmer
  • Studio Spin
  • Pablo Ferro
  • Gmunk

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FITC Amsterdam X

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Now in its 10th year, FITC Amsterdam returns to host the design and tech event on the future of innovation, design and all the cool shit in between. With world renowned speakers talk design, development, creativity and so much more.

Price: €190

Speakers:
  • Robert Lindström
  • Rama Allen
  • Mr Bingo
  • McBess
  • Liam Young
  • Raoul Marks
  • Murat Pak
  • Vitaly Friedman
  • Anrick Bregman
  • Irene Pereyra
  • Anton Repponen
  • David OReilly
  • Stacey Mulcahy
  • Addie Wagenknecht
  • Francis Bourre
  • Yifei Chai
  • Dan Hett
  • Pierluigi Dalla Rosa
  • David Vogel
  • Chris Dooley
  • Frank Reitberger
  • Maral Pourkazemi
  • Eleanor Harding
  • Keiichi Matsuda
  • Miguel Chevalier
  • Ubi de Feo
  • Frederik Vanhoutte
  • Marta Marszal
  • Jamie Dobson

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Design Indaba

Cape Town, South Africa

Since 1995, the yearly 3-day conference showcases the world’s best creative minds, provide endless inspiration, new perspectives and universal solutions. Art direction by fashion designer Selly Raby Kane.

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Infographics Conference

Zeist, The Netherlands

10th edition of the Infographics Conference. This years theme: Infographic Myths. The conference separates fact from fiction in the world of #infographics and #dataviz.

Speakers:
  • Paul Mijksenaar
  • Nigel Holmes
  • Andrei Herasimchuk

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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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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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FITC Toronto 2017

Toronto, Canada

FITC Toronto is a 3-day conference. Celebrating design, digital development, media and innovation in creative technologies. The event explores the future of everything innovative, technical and creative to leave you informed, challenged and inspired. Before the conference there is a optional workshop day.

Price: $ 449 - 799

Speakers:
  • Aaron James Draplin
  • Shantell Martin
  • Vitaly Friedman
  • Anouk Wipprecht
  • Zander Brimijoin
  • Anton & Irene
  • Stacey Mulcahy
  • Santiago Carrasquilla
  • Krys Blackwood
  • Stephen Martell
  • Basheer Tome

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OpenVis Conf

Boston, United States

OpenVis Conf is an annual two-day single track conference about data visualization on the web. The conference is organised by Bocoup's Data Visualization team.

Price: $ 649

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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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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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HOW Design Live

Chicago, United States

HOW Design Live is about creative inspiration to refuel your passion. With speakers in de field of: Vision & Leadership; Design & Creativity; In-House Management; Interactive Design; Branding & Packaging; Creative Entrepreneur

Price: $ 295 - 2295

Speakers:
  • Justin Ahrens
  • Lea Alcantara
  • Kelli Anderson
  • Ilise Benun
  • Dena Blevins
  • Peter Borowski
  • Andy Brenits
  • Dontrese Brown
  • Ron Burrage
  • Melissa Bush
  • Ben Callahan
  • David Carson
  • Alex Center
  • Margo Chase
  • Seymour Chwast
  • Brian Collins
  • Moira Cullen
  • Alex Daly
  • Jeffrey Fields
  • Jason Fox
  • Bill Gardner
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • Timothy Goodman
  • DeeDee Gordon
  • Jeff Greenspan
  • Gaemer Gutierrez
  • Tosh Hall
  • Eleanor Handley
  • Sam Harrison
  • Jonathan Hoefler
  • Aaron Irizarry
  • Natasha Jen
  • Jake Jorgovan
  • Klaus Kaasgaard
  • Jim Krause
  • Indra Kupferschmid
  • Jean-Pierre Lacroix
  • Ande LaMonica
  • Pum Lefebure
  • Emily Lewis
  • Jeremy Loyd
  • Matthew Manos
  • Megan Mead
  • Debbie Millman
  • Stefan Mumaw
  • Steve Murray
  • Joe Natoli
  • Elizabeth Nientimp
  • Gemma O'Brien
  • Ximena O'Reilly
  • Andrew O'Sullivan
  • Mike Peck
  • Mauro Porcini
  • Nancy Poznoff
  • Julia Reich
  • Mike Rice
  • Ed Roberts
  • Ryan Robinson
  • Mike Rohde
  • Emily Sander
  • Richard Shear
  • David Sherwin
  • Mary Paynter Sherwin
  • Helen Stringer
  • Christine Taylor
  • Terri Trespicio
  • Jason Tselentis
  • David Turner
  • Jeffrey Zeldman

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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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re:publica

Berlin, Germany

re:publica is a conferences about digital culture in the world. Theme for #rp17 is #LoveOutLoud.

Price: € 65 - 645

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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

Speakers:
  • Jonathan Barnbrook
  • Jina Bolton
  • Espen Brunborg
  • Sarah Drasner
  • Seb Lester
  • Yuko Shimizu
  • Patty Toland

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One Day Out

Odense, Denmark

One Day Out is an annual one day design conference, for designers, developers, entrepreneurs and everyone in between. For inspiration and meeting new people.

Read our interview with Thomas Kjaergaard, co-organizer at One Day Out.

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By Design Conference 2017

Bratislava, Slovakia

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

Price: € 200 - 250

Speakers:
  • Hartmut Esslinger
  • Debbie Millman
  • Jonathan Lee
  • Mucho

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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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Blend 2017

Vancouver, Canada

A two-day conference-style festival about motion, design and animation family.

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Typomania 2017

Moscow, Russia

Typomania is an annual type, typography, calligraphy and video event. The festival aims to collect and connect as many type fans as possible and turn them in to a professional community.

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99U Conference 2017

New York, United States

The 99U Conference is all about "Empowering the Creative Community" to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution. Providing road-tested insights on how to make your ideas happen.

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Kerning 2017

Faenza, Italy

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

Price: € 99 - 195

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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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CXI Con­fe­ren­ce

Bielefeld, Germany

CXI conference 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.

Read our interview with Prof. Robert Paulmann, of Bielefeld School of Design, who is organizing the CXI conference. Or the review of #cxi16

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Darefest

Antwerp, Belgium

A 3-day experience in exploring what it means to be human today, tomorrow, a hundred years from now. Discover new ways to compete harder, work smarter and live better.

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The Conference

Malmö, Sweden

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.

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

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Graphic Design Festival Breda

Breda, Netherlands

Meet contemporary designers showing you a different perspective. Public interventions, exhibitions, talks, tours in the center of Breda.

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AIGA Design Conference 2017

Minneapolis, 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.

Price: $ 425 - 1250

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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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Beyond Tellerrand Berlin

Berlin, Germany

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

Price: € 179 - 279

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