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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.

    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.

      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.

          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.

              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.

                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.