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Global Design Forum

📍 London , United Kingdom

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 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


      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€


        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

            🎟 Tickets

            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


              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.


                  Offset Dublin [Postponed]

                  📍 Dublin, Ireland

                  11th edition of OFFSET Dublin. 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.

                    🎟 Tickets

                    Student Ticket €125 Recent Grad Ticket €170 Professional Ticket €245


                    OFFF Barcelona

                    📍 Barcelona, Spain

                    20th 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. OFFF hosts innovative and international talents to share their insightful experiences. It’s the key meeting point for all talents around the world to unite and collaborate.

                      🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Speakers

                      • Adam Lisagor
                      • Albert Exergian
                      • Antfood
                      • BEEPLE
                      • Baugasm
                      • Burn & Broad
                      • CROWD
                      • Claudia Gödke
                      • Echoic
                      • Ekaterina Solomeina
                      • FOREAL
                      • Fabien Barral aka Mr. Cup
                      • Future Deluxe
                      • GMUNK
                      • HATO
                      • HORT
                      • Hola Lou
                      • Indi Maverick
                      • James Paterson
                      • Jared Tarbell
                      • Jean Jullien
                      • Josh Higgins
                      • Joshua Davis
                      • Marshmallow Laser Feast
                      • Meg Lewis
                      • Middle Boop
                      • Mucho Partner: Loran Stosskopf
                      • Musketon and Friends
                      • Neil Mendoza
                      • Olga Midlenko
                      • Omelet
                      • STATE
                      • Sam Rolfes
                      • Serial Cut
                      • Liza Enebeis
                      • TeYosh
                      • Tessa Forrest AKA Subliming
                      • Tommy Perez
                      • Twenty Third C
                      • Yambo Studio

                      🎟 Tickets

                      Regular 199.65€ Early Bird 180.00€ Mega Early Bird 150.00€


                      Postponed First Round 2020 / NYC

                      📍 New York, USA

                      A one-day showcase of original presentations made to clients showing initial design explorations for logo, identity, and branding projects.

                        🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Speakers

                        of CHERMAYEFF & GEISMAR & HAVIV

                        of FREELANCE

                        of HYPERAKT

                        of PROVOKE

                        of THE WORKING ASSEMBLY

                        of TROLLBÄCK+COMPANY

                        of KUDOS

                        of SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS & JONES KNOWLES RITCHIE

                        of PENTAGRAM

                        🎟 Tickets

                        Pre-sale: $100 Early-Bird: $125 Regular: $150


                        Content by Design

                        📍 London, UK

                        Content by Design is one of the first UK events for content design and UX writing professionals. It will provide 2 days of inspiration, practical advice and skills development, with a mix of talks and hands-on workshops from some of the biggest names in the industry.

                          Postponed 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.

                            🎟 Tickets

                            Mega Early Bird €129 Early Bird € 159 Regular €189