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Antwerp Poster Festival 2020: Outdoor Exhibition

📍 Antwerp, Belgium

The Antwerp Poster Festival is an international poster competition returning for its second edition. Their open call resulted in 2.107 submissions from over 75 different countries. A talented jury then selected the 50 best posters for APF2020 which will be exhibited at Spoor Oost in Antwerp.

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    Design Matters 20

    📍 Copenhagen, Denmark

    Design Matters is a 2-day conference on Digital Design. Created by designers, for designers! The design conference brings together practitioners from the best and most happening companies around the world for two days of design talks, workshops, discussions and socializing in Copenhagen. Livestream available.

      🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Speakers

      • Catt Small
      • Joël van Bodegraven
      • Daria Loi

      🎟 Tickets

      Livestream €710 + vat Regular €925 + vat Late Bird €1150 + vat


      Weltformat Graphic Design Festival

      📍 Lucerne, Switzerland

      This year's Weltformat Graphic Design Festival is Not (Yet) Cancelled! With the theme, the festival investigates the effects of change and transformation on design. It discusses challenges related to constant change but especially the potential and opportunities that come along with it.

        🎟 Tickets

        Standard CHF 40 Reduced CHF 25


        Graphic Days® Transitions

        📍 Turin, Italy

        Graphic Days® is a project promoted by Print Club Torino and dedicated to Italian and international visual design. Every year, Graphic Days® involves the most relevant artists, professionals and agencies of the international scene in a widespread festival.

          🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Speakers

          of Strelka Institute

          of Traffic Design

          of London College of Communication

          of Tactical Tech

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          Forward Festival Vienna powered by Magenta

          📍 Vienna, Austria

          The Forward Festival stands for interesting talks and personal interaction with the most renowned minds from the fields of design, creativity and communication, who reveal their experiences, personal success and learnings to the audience. Next to presentations and talks, the extensive program consists of workshops, student talks, after show parties, live performances and happenings as well as the expo area. This program will once again be expanded for the 5th anniversary and will offer many specials and surprises for its visitors.

            🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Speakers

            of Ars Electronica

            of Toiletpaper Magazine

            of KesselsKramer

            🎟 Tickets

            Livestream ticket Early Bird 45€ Livestream ticket Regular 85€


            Postponed Bitscon

            📍 Bangkok, Thailand

            Bitscon, the only Typographic & Type Design Festival in South East Asia

              BND DSGN Week 2020

              📍 Bend, USA

              Come together for Bend Design Week, taking place online for 2020. Join our diverse group of creative thinkers, designers, and artists for meaningful talks, hands-on workshops, and lively discussions. Tune in from the comfort of your own device and become the change.

                🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Speakers

                • Greg Hoffman
                • Meredith Monk
                • Shabazz Larkin
                • Debbie Millman
                • Laurie Haycock Makela
                • Corey Martin
                • Samuel Stubblefield
                • Jen Wick
                • Precious Bugarin
                • Sheima Hassanlou
                • Justin Ahrens
                • Gail Anderson and Justn Morris.

                🎟 Tickets

                $100: All-access pass for all content $50: Student all-access pass Scalehouse Members: 10% off Scholarship Program: For those who would like to apply to the BND DSGN Scholarship Program, please apply by September 29.


                Design Leaders Conference

                📍 Online, World Wide Web (broadcast from Dublin, Ireland)

                Explore design, process, practice, culture and more at this year's Design Leaders Conference. A virtual Symposium event this year, reflecting our Covid-19 world. The Symposium will be a half-day of speakers, followed by breakout sessions in the afternoon. Join thought-leaders and subject matter experts on a virtual stage to lead business-focused conversations and learnings on the opportunities and challenges of leading design, sustaining collaborative teams, maintaining culture and navigating an unpredictable future.

                  🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Speakers

                  • Christopher Ireland
                  • Matthew Brown
                  • Blair Enns
                  • Kim Mueller
                  • Russell Beck
                  • Astrid Stavro

                  🎟 Tickets

                  Members Early Bird - €95 Non-Members Early Bird - €125


                  HOW Design Live

                  📍 Boston, USA

                  Now more than ever, designers have the opportunity to change the world. HOW? A new paradigm is emerging that asks not what the future holds for design, but questions HOW we want to live as a society. Designers have the unique ability to envision, design, and imagine a better world. Massive shifts are underway for brands in the areas of sustainability, circularity, politics, activism, cultural movements, big data, and emerging technology, but HOW do we thrive in a world disrupted by so much change?

                    🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Speakers

                    • Chase Jarvis
                    • Boyuan Gao and Jahan Mantin
                    • Stephen Gates
                    • Johnny Cupcakes
                    • Cey Adams
                    • Emily Oberman
                    • Brian Buirge and Jason Bacher
                    • and many more.

                    Design: Vertical and Horizontal Growth

                    📍 Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia

                    ’Design: Vertical and Horizontal Growth’ aims to encouraging the global design community to express their opinions on the role of design as a humanizing practice in the context of multidirectional development complicated by the COVID pandemic.

                      🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Speakers

                      • Laini Burton
                      • Lev Manovich
                      • Dmitry Bulatov
                      • more speakers TBA

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                      Semi Permanent Porto

                      📍 Porto, Portugal

                      First edition of Semi Permanent Porto. As the new European home of Semi Permanent, the program will include two-days of talks, exhibitions, installations, parties and experiences designed with the city, it's people and it's ideas in mind.

                        KIKK Festival 2020

                        📍 Namur, Belgium

                        The 9.5 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.The event gathers people of all backgrounds from all around the world. They are designers, scientists, makers, entrepreneurs, artists, architects, developers or musicians.

                          🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Speakers

                          • Xander Steenbrugge
                          • Tina Touli
                          • Tim Hunkin
                          • Cyril Diagne
                          • Cathline Smoos
                          • Mélia Roger
                          • Andreas Refsgaard
                          • Espadaysantacruz
                          • Filipe Vilas-Boas
                          • Dries Depoorter
                          • Liva Grinberga
                          • Louise Ashcroft
                          • Lab 212
                          • Studio Moniker
                          • Caroline Sinders.

                          Postponed beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 2020

                          📍 Düsseldorf, Germany

                          This is number 10! Ten editions of beyond tellerrand in Düsseldorf. Join beyond tellerrand to celebrate 10 years of creativity, inspiration, learning and meeting with a lovely group of people each and every year. The main conference is taking place on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th and as usual, beyond tellerrand has a lot of other things planned around those dates with side events and workshops. The organization, Marc Thiele, is planning some special surprises for the 10th edition. Not sure what it is going to be, but let’s find out … Get your tickets from September 30th, 2019 on. See you in Düsseldorf!

                            🎟 Tickets

                            Early Bird €199 Regular Pass €299


                            Online SmashingConf SF

                            📍 San Francisco, USA

                            The Smashing Conference is a four-day event for professional web designers and web developers.

                              🎟 Tickets

                              Super Early Bird — 399 USD Early Bird — 499 USD Regular — 599 USD Last Tickets — 699 USD Workshop — 499 USD Conference + 1 Workshop Ticket — 998 USD Conference + 2 Workshop Tickets — 1397 USD


                              Semi Permanent Auckland

                              📍 Auckland, New Zealand

                              Three-day conference Semi Permanent brings together internationally renowned designers, artists & creative icons for live events, presentations, workshops & parties. In 2020 Semi Permanent explores the theme Restless

                                TypeTech MeetUp Munich

                                📍 Munich, Germany

                                TypeTech MeetUp hosted by ATypI and GRANSHAN is a unique event during the Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW), where communities of font engineers and designers, web designers and developers, industry experts and tech & business professionals gather in a relaxed atmosphere.

                                  AIGA Design Conference 2020

                                  📍 Pittsburgh, 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.

                                    🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Speakers

                                    of Pentagram

                                    of Airbnb

                                    of Accenture Applied Intelligence

                                    of Parsons School of Design

                                    of VSCO

                                    of Impossible Foods

                                    of Carnegie Mellon University

                                    of Mailchimp

                                    of Nielsen Norman Group

                                    of Brad Frost Web

                                    of Basecamp

                                    of R/GA

                                    of 99% Invisible

                                    🎟 Tickets

                                    Nonmember prices! Through October 23, 2019: $1,095. October 24, 2019 through January 22, 2020: $1,295. January 23 through March 25, 2020: $1,495. Prices for members, educators and students are cheaper.


                                    The Design Conference 2020

                                    📍 Brisbane, Australia

                                    The Design Conference is an event for creatives. They discuss more than the future of design — but what design means in the hearts and minds of the world's favorite creative leaders. By being transparent and vulnerable, The Design Conference engineers an experience that is designed to move, motivate, educate and connect.

                                      🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Speakers

                                      🎟 Tickets

                                      Ultra Early (May 2019) — Save 50% Super Early (Dec 2019) — Save 40% Early (Jan 2020) — Save 20%
                                      Promocode: 20% Off Coupon launching March 15.


                                      S-H-O-W conference

                                      📍 Utrecht, The Netherlands

                                      S-H-O-W is an event on data visualization in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The conference reaches out to designers, data analysts, coders and communication experts who are interested in DataViz. There are speakers, workshops and pop-up sessions.

                                        🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Speakers

                                        • Hannah Davis
                                        • Shadi El Hajj
                                        • Andy Kirk
                                        • Lisa Charlotte Rost
                                        • Giovanni Magni
                                        • Katie Peek
                                        • Steve Haroz
                                        • Eventhia Dimara
                                        • Sandra Rendgen
                                        • Boris Muller
                                        • RJ Andrews

                                        Productized: Remote Conference 2020

                                        📍 Lisbon, Portugal

                                        Live from Lisbon! A full week of remote workshops and talks in English, product related professionals will be able to discuss their perspectives and share insights on how to build great products together with the leading minds in Product Thinking, Product Management, Product Design and Product Experience. We know that great products are hard to build, and just as difficult to manage. How can you improve your methods to make your processes easier and more efficient? For the fifth year in a row, we are organizing Productized Conference, where we hope to find the answers to this and other questions, with the goal of building better products.

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                                          Canvas Conference

                                          📍 Birmingham, UK

                                          A single-day digital product and experience conference sharing actionable insights from makers, to makers. Inspirational and informative talks for people who design, make and deliver digital products and experiences There’s no high-level overviews or brand evangelists, just real people, in the work, sharing their experiences and learnings.

                                            🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Speakers

                                            of SpaceX

                                            of 1Password

                                            of Callsign

                                            of Google

                                            🎟 Tickets

                                            From £165


                                            beyond tellerrand // BERLIN

                                            📍 Berlin, Germany

                                            Berlin’s no. 7. beyond tellerrand is back in Berlin to celebrate creativity and inspiration. Come and join us for motivating, thoughtful and educational talks, workshops and side events. The main show takes place on August 25th and 26th with workshops and side events around these two days. As you might recognize we moved the event from November to September and maybe we are able to use the lovely outside area of the venue as well this time. Registration opens January 20th, 2020.

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                                              🎟 Tickets

                                              Early Bird €199 Regular Pass €299


                                              beyond tellerrand // MUNICH

                                              📍 Munich, Germany

                                              We are back in Munich! Join us for the second edition in Munich after 2018. Two days with exciting talks plus workshops and Side Events around those two days. The core event, the conference with talks and 500+ people, is taking place on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd of November 2020. Ticket sale starts April 1st. Stay tuned for more information soon.

                                                🎟 Tickets

                                                Early Bird €199 Regular Pass €299