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Biennale internationale de design graphique

In-person Event

Chaumont, France

Le Signe, centre national du graphisme is organising the 3rd edition of the Biennale internationale de design graphique from 27 May to 26 September 2021 in Chaumont. Following in the footsteps of the emblematic poster festival of Chaumont, the Bienniale will celebrate graphic design over a period of four months, an opportunity for all its participants to meet up, discuss practices and topical issues thanks to a variety of events all over the city. The theme of this third edition “VIRAL” is also the subject of an exhibition of the same name. It is an invitation for the spectator to reflect upon this term, which refers to the spreading as well as the diffusion of information, images and also those diverging interpretations we make of them.

    Pictoplasma Berlin Conference

    In-person Event

    Berlin, Germany

    Pictoplasma Berlin takes place at the extensive premises of a former crematorium, the Silent Green, a beautiful, vibrant cultural venue that already hosted several memorable Pictoplasma events. For the first time, Pictoplasma’s premiere summer edition will concentrate all activities at one lively venue, with conference talks, panels, animation screenings, workshops and exhibitions happening both inside and Open Air—all taking into account the governing rules of hygiene and social distance while delivering tons of infectious character inspiration.

      NEW NOW Festival

      Hybrid Event

      Essen, Germany

      NEW NOW is the new festival for Digital Arts in Europe. From August 27 to October 03, 2021, the UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein will become the temporary centre of a new production culture. The landmark of the Ruhr region will transform into a "living sculpture" for Digital Arts: Pioneering contemporary artists will address critical issues of our time and develop new works on site. In a spectacular industrial setting, participants experience art in the making.

        Pictoplasme Online Fest

        Online Event

        In 2020, due to the pandemic, Pictoplasma was forced to cancel all IRL events and stream its first ever online edition, in Isolation, available for all and everywhere. Now there’s no going back: The Pictoplasma Online Fest 2021 awaits you with more than 40 artist talks from all around the world, live hands-on workshops, panel discussions and screenings of animated shorts – broadcasted to your home on two channels over two jam-packed days, full of the very best in contemporary character design and art.

          Global Design Forum

          London, UK

          Global Design Forum is London Design Festival’s curated thought leadership program, celebrating design and the minds shaping its future. Taking place throughout the Festival at the V&A, the Forum features a unique mix of talks, debates, tours, and workshops that together reflects the most innovative thinking in the world of design today.

            Design Matters

            Hybrid Event

            Design Matters is a global community of digital creatives who love to explore and inspire each other to break new ground in digital design.

              Forward Festival Vienna

              In-person Event

              Vienna, Austria

              Hybrid Forward Festival 2021 is all about the transformation of society through digitization in the creative scene. It raises questions about the virtualization of our lives and our work, especially during the “new normal”. Forward Festival wants to be an eye opener to the striking aspects of digitization – applied to design, creativity and communication.

                World Usability Congress

                In-person Event

                Graz, Austria

                This year, for the 9th time, the World Usability Congress will be held in Graz, Austria from October 13th - 14th. It hosts international prime talks from UX & CX professionals, working at companies such as Facebook, PwC, Zalando, SAP, Amazon, IBM & Shell. Besides deep insights, the conference gives the opportunity to step out of daily business life and serve as a hub to connect with like-minded people. The conference experience will be complemented with all-included catering and a Networking Dinner with a stunning view over the city of Graz.


                  • Verena Seibert-Giller
                  • Björn Ganslandt
                  • Gülay Birand
                  • Peter Gregersen
                  • Hanna Köhler
                  • Dagmar Wehr
                  • Clemens Lutsch
                  • Lior Arussy
                  • Birand Gülay
                  • Ben Anyasodo
                  • Thomas Immich
                  • Jürgen Blematl
                  • Cornelia Schuss
                  • Yoel Sumitro
                  • Alexander Stocker
                  • Nora Neuhuber
                  • Jan Kiekeben
                  • Sadok Cervantes
                  • Johannes Lehner
                  • Panagiotis Zaharias
                  • Stefanos Zafeiropoulos
                  • Jon Yablonski
                  • Mohan Krishnaraj
                  • Ranjeet Tayi
                  • Mike Hanna
                  • Jennifer Romano
                  • Rob Manzano
                  • Phil Gosch
                  • Katrin Höllebauer
                  • Klaus Hofer
                  • Kristin Zibell
                  • Sabina Krishna
                  • Bansi Mehta
                  • Barbara Koop
                  • Ben Kertman
                  • Derek Brookman
                  • Mirjam Wouters
                  • Monika Khanna
                  • Verena Seibert-Giller
                  • Anudeep Ayyagari
                  • Russ Wilson
                  • Noam Mor
                  • Anish Joshi
                  • Alexander Lingg
                  • Heather Harrigan
                  • Jürgen Götzenauer
                  • Ulf Schubert

                  Semi Permanent Middle East 2021

                  In-person Event

                  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

                  This October, the biggest creativity and design festival in the southern hemisphere comes to the Middle East for the first time.

                    OFFF Vienna


                    Vienna, Austria

                    3rd edition of OFFF Vienna a Visual Design Festival. Offf connects, grows and inspires people through interdisciplinary art and creativity in order to boost knowledge exchange and collaboration.

                      Adobe Max 2021

                      Online Event

                      Adobe MAX - The Creativity Conference is an annual event with the purpose to promote the latest Adobe releases to those in the computer design and development industries.

                        Semi Permanent Wellington 2021

                        In-person Event

                        Wellington, New Zealand

                        After a year in which our global systems, cultures and traditions were upended, Semi Permanent is embracing this spirit of change and evolution and will host the New Zealand edition of our creativity and design festival exclusively in the country’s capital this October. A city defined by creative community and undergoing considerable rejuvenation, Wellington makes for the perfect home for Semi Permanent’s redesigned event, one with renewed perspectives and greater opportunities for connection and engagement.

                          beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 2021


                          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.

                            KIKK Festival 2021

                            Hybrid Event

                            Namur, Belgium

                            The 10th edition of KIKK, an international festival of digital & creative cultures that explores the crossovers between art, science and technology. The program includes conferences, workshops, an art exhibition, outdoor art installations, a market with makers, startups and DIY projects, a pro area as well as electronic music parties.

                              IAM Weekend 21

                              Hybrid Event

                              Barcelona, Spain

                              The 7th edition of IAM Weekend, the annual gathering for designers, technologists, researchers, artists and other creative professionals rethinking the internet(s). Theme for 2021 is 'The Interbeingness of Citizenships'

                                Semi Permanent Sydney 2021

                                Hybrid Event

                                Sydney, Australia

                                Following an immensely transformative year, Semi Permanent returns to its Sydney home for our leading festival of business, design and creativity. Curated around the theme ‘BRIDGES’, the redesigned multi-day event seeks to assess this new reality, putting audiences at the centre of whatever comes next.