📍 Columbus, GA, USA
In 2020, Creative South celebrates its 10th year anniversary. Creative South is a weekend of creative thinking, collaboration, and exploration. Attendees enjoy workshops, talks focused on process and experience, and meeting old friends as well as making new ones. Creative South's goal is to connect you to folks in the industry and the design community. It's also a whole lot of fun!
📍 Utrecht, The Netherlands
S-H-O-W is an event on data visualisation in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The conference reaches out to designers, data analists, coders and communication experts who are interested in dataviz. There are speakers, workshops and pop-up sessions.
📍 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.
📍 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
-ing Creative Festival is the event to attend this spring in Dubai, whether you want to kick off your career or simply stay ahead of the curve.
📍 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.
📍 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!
📍 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?
📍 Dublin, Ireland
3rd edition of Fontstand. Fontstand International Typography Conference is a two-way conference, a forum where not only you can learn from the speakers, but where the speakers also hope to learn about your experience with using or licensing type, the challenges you face, and ideas you may have.
📍 Sydney, Australia
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
📍 Amsterdam, Netherlands
During the Amsterdam Lettering Weekend four lettering artists will teach you different aspects of professional lettering and sign painting. Three full days to learn, four workshops to choose from.
📍 Stockholm, Sweden
Gather is not your average conference or music festival. It investigates society and its future, embraces complexity and bursts filter bubbles to offer inspiring and unexpected experiences for the curious minds. Gather hosts some of the most interesting speakers and artists active in the world today.
📍 Berlin, Germany
Berlin Letters is a festival for lettering, sign painting, calligraphy and type design. Three days of exchange and inspiration for designers and all font enthusiasts - with great speakers, professional workshops and Halligalli. For listening, watching, hand-laying. And of course to meet people and networks.
📍 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fest & conference on cutting edge creativity - expect vanguard artist talks, portfolio reviews and recruitment, an expo by leading international illustrators and designers, good food and drinks, and much more! Imagine everything.
📍 Berlin, Germany
The festival unites both industry-leading and aspiring creatives with its talks and workshops and yet it is more than just another creative happening. Forward is inspired by its hometown’s vibrant history of Viennese Modernism, where diverse disciplines influenced each other. By bringing this idea into the present, the festival is all about connecting, exchanging and being part of an exciting experience.
📍 Paris, France
TypeParis is a 5-week typeface design program, which started in 2015. The programme is in English and covers the learning of know-how in typeface design and calligraphy techniques, type history, and modern software practices.
📍 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
CSS Day (12th of June) will feature sessions by seven world-class speakers about curious, badly-known, or otherwise interesting CSS features. dsgnday (11th of June) does the same, but for design and UX. Make no mistake, this is an advanced conference. We ask our speakers to treat CSS and design topics that they themselves, as well as the attendees, can geek out on.
📍 Letterfrack , Ireland
Design West — Ireland’s exciting new International Design Summer School, set in Connemara on the Wild Atlantic Way, is now open for applications. Design West facilitates both individual and collaborative approaches to the making of 2D and 3D design expressions, including visual communication, installations, abstract and environmental design.
📍 London, United Kingdom
Future of Branding Week created by Future London Academy is an immersive 5-day programme that explores how brands can express themselves using new channels and evolving technologies and create design that will last for generations. The programme includes talks, round-table discussions, fireside chats, mini-workshops, studio visits and case study deep dives. With topics ranging from trend forecasting, brand innovation and new tech to custom typography, SMM and design trends – you will be able to get a fresh perspective on branding and learn new strategic tools. You will also have a unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the most influential agencies in London and spend a week with 25 inspiring fellow creatives from around the world.
📍 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.
📍 Sankt Pauli, Hamburg, Germany
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. Stay tuned for more info, it's going to be a festival season full of pleasant surprises!
📍 Toronto, Canada
Multiple times a year Awwwards organize a Digital Thinkers Conference. Showcasing, in iconic location, digital visionaries, thought leaders, top agencies and designers from across the world to share their secrets, and open new dialogues about the future of the web.
📍 London, United Kingdom
UX and Digital Design Week created by Future London Academy is a 5-day programme that will give you inspiration for your current projects and advice on how to build a design team of your dreams. You will find out the secrets of what makes products successful and what mistakes companies made when they were building new services. Some people call the format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. This is a very fresh way to learn and explore the industry. And the best part is – you will spend this week as a part of a small group of 30 like-minded entrepreneurs, UX designers and product managers from around the globe.
📍 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.
📍 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.
📍 New Orleans, USA
Clarity is the first conference fully dedicated to design systems (which includes style guides, pattern libraries, CSS frameworks, and design operations). While the focus is on design systems, past sessions have also included related topics like accessibility, motion design, and performance.
📍 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.
📍 Tel Aviv, Isreal
The 4th edition of OFFF Tel Aviv. OFFF TLV is a visual design festival hosting innovative creative creators. They are a community inviting all those who are eager to learn to participate and get inspired in a two-day conferences journey of talks, workshops, and inspiration
📍 Bielefeld, Germany
The 12th edition of CXI Brand talks! CXI is a 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-designs for big brands.
📍 Antwerp, Belgium
The 5th edition of Us by Night a design & creativity festival that turned into a unique night experience. With an inspiring lineup of 70+ artists and an endless market, it's guaranteed to provide you 3 nights you don't want to miss.
📍 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.
📍 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.
📍 San Francisco, USA
The Smashing Conference is a four-day event for professional web designers and web developers.
📍 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.