Björk Digital UK
Sep
1
Oct 23

Björk Digital UK

  • Somerset House

An immersive virtual reality exhibition from Icelandic icon Björk.

Somerset House is thrilled to announce the European premiere of Björk Digital, an exhib­ition of digital and video works, resulting from Björk’s collaborations with some of the finest visual artists and programmers in the world and coinciding with a special performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

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London Design Biennale 2016 @londonbiennale
Sep
7
Sep 27

London Design Biennale 2016 @londonbiennale

  • Sommerset House

The first London Design Biennale opened this September at Somerset House with over 30 countries and territories participating. Nations from six continents will present newly commissioned works that explore the theme Utopia by Design. (DC: We are glad that built Digital Decade IV in London earlier this summer and predicted the same trend)

At the London Design Biennale you will see installations curated by the leading museums and design organisations in the world, including Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (USA), DAMnº Magazine (Belgium), German Design Council, the MAK and Austria Design Net, Moscow Design Museum (Russia), Triennale Design Museum (Italy), India Design Forum, Southern Guild (South Africa), The Japan Foundation, and Victoria and Albert Museum (UK). Design teams include architects, designers, scientists, writers and artists.

Taking over the entirety of Somerset House, including The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and River Terrace, the London Design Biennale will explore big questions and ideas about sustainability, migration, pollution, energy, cities, and social equality. You will see engaging and interactive installations, innovations, artworks and proposed design solutions - all in an immersive, inspiring and entertaining tour of the world.

CAMP Festival Calgary 2016 @wearecamp
Sep
27
Sep 28

CAMP Festival Calgary 2016 @wearecamp

  • CAMP Festival

CAMP presented by Digital Alberta, celebrates creative technology, art and design by bringing together like-minded professionals, artists, and students to share and shape experiences that educate, challenge and inspire. CAMP is hosted at the historical Theatre Junction GRAND in Calgary.

Navigating the Future, @LvivITArena 2016
Sep
30
Oct 3

Navigating the Future, @LvivITArena 2016

  • Lviv Arena
At Lviv IT Arena, we know what you are looking for from a great conference. Two streams on Innovations and Actual Issues will satisfy your thirst in tech-related topics. Meanwhile, the Business and Product development streams will give you some new insights into the IT market in the Eastern Europe and beyond. The conference is a place to meet all kinds of people - CEOs, developers, designers, project managers, business analysts, entrepreneurs etc. With fun after parties, the conference promises to create just the right atmosphere for informal networking.
— Lviv IT Arena
@3hdFestival Berlin 2016
Oct
11
Oct 15

@3hdFestival Berlin 2016

  • Vierte Welt KOLLABORATIONEN

Following the success of the inaugural 3hd Festival last year, Berlin-based event organisers, Daniela Seitz and Anja Weigl of Creamcake are happy to announce its second edition, running from October 11 to October 15. Happening at various venues in Berlin, including HAU Hebbel am Ufer, OHM, Vierte Welt and, of course, the internet, 3hd is a new breed of hybrid festival, looking at music, performance, and visual art to ask deeper questions about politics, community, economic uncertainty, and communication.

Trimarchi Argentina 2016 @trimarchidg
Oct
14
Oct 16

Trimarchi Argentina 2016 @trimarchidg

  • Estadio Polideportivo Islas Malvinas

I was really lucky to speak at Trimarchi festival in Argentina last year and to meet a lot of creative people including 8K audience on stadium. This year guys have their 16th largest event of South America in Mar del Plata, 1-hour flight from Buenos Aires.

We’ve been digging into the knowledge cavern for 16 years. We have an ever restless and radiant torch guiding us through the tunnels of the visual field. That group of friends that got together to learn more about graphic design in the late 90’s is now one of the biggest design conferences in the world, gathering thousands of people in a stadium to interact and grow together.
We had a push from Alberto Potenza, followed by the support of Rubén Fontana, and the chain of allies started becoming huge: Stefan Sagmeitser, Bob Gill, David Carson, Friends with You, Izzy Sanabria, Doma, Emory Douglas, Paula Scher, Massimo Vignelli, Carl Sprague, Eike Koening, Ale Paul, Seymour Chwast and Ronald Shakespear, just to name a few.
Audiovisual parties, lectures, workshops, cultural exchange places, design fairs, publishing houses, record labels, skate, expos, concerts and several mutations appear each year.
A meeting point for the restless minority.
This October, like every year, we penetrate the cave where paths are projected.
— Trimarchi 2016
From my 2015 experience

From my 2015 experience

AIGA Design Conference 2016 @aigadesign
Oct
17
Oct 19

AIGA Design Conference 2016 @aigadesign

  • Mirage Las Vegas

The AIGA Design Conference brings the design community together in a once-in-a-lifetime, cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas about the changing shape of design. Recharge your career with thought provoking presentations, professional training, and meet ups with design luminaries while taking in the spectacular backdrop of Las Vegas.

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Provocative speakers, nightly parties, facetime with your design heroes… and all the neon you can handle. The AIGA Design Conference—moderated by 99% Invisible creator, Roman Mars—is the place to learn, get inspired, and celebrate design with your friends and colleagues.

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2016 @KLIKAmsterdam
Oct
25
Oct 30

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2016 @KLIKAmsterdam

  • EYE

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival is six days jam-packed with animation awesomeness. There's something for everyone, whether you're an animation fanboy/girl, animation professional, student, or designer.

Brace yourself for a dazzling showcase of the world’s best animated shorts and features, matched with fine presentations, workshops and zany parties. Immerse yourself in absolute animation frenzy and take part in this warm celebration of all that is animation.

#DesignThinkers 2016 Canada by @RGD
Nov
3
Nov 4

#DesignThinkers 2016 Canada by @RGD

  • Sony Centre

DesignThinkers, Canada’s only conference for visual communicators, is a must attend for any informed, forward-thinking creative, communications or marketing professional or team. The inspiring event, now in its 17th year, breeds change agents who become drivers of innovation. DesignThinkers 2016 delves into industry trends with visionaries from a range of communications-related disciplines including design, user experience, advertising, branding, consumer engagement, film, social media and entrepreneurship. Sessions teach delegates how to create effective communications by exploring cutting-edge innovation, the latest technology, demographic and ethnographic trends, strategic management techniques, cognitive theory and much more.

PICTOPLASMA Conference NYC 2016 @pictoplasma
Nov
4
10:00 am10:00

PICTOPLASMA Conference NYC 2016 @pictoplasma

  • PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN The Auditorium Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

PICTOPLASMA RETURNS TO NYC with a dense program of inspiring artist talks, state of the art animation screenings and lively panel discussions to celebrate the next generation of character design and art! 

Taking place November 4  at The Tishman Auditorium of renown Parsons School of Design, the conference invites all creatives and producers, trailblazing the face of tomorrow’s visual culture, to network and exchange strategies for tomorrow’s figurative representation.

TOCA ME 2017 @tocame_munich
Mar
4
10:30 am10:30

TOCA ME 2017 @tocame_munich

  • Alte Kongresshalle Munich

Since 2003 Munich based TOCA ME design conference has brought
together some of the most outstanding designers from all over the world.

From the very beginning our goal has been to organise events to entertain and inspire our guests. Inspire by high quality presentations and by the venue and its atmosphere. A place which invites everyone to meet friends and get in touch with new faces, to have a talk and share ideas.

Regardless of whether it's a larger event like the design conference, a workshop or local networking meetup - we always put our heart and soul into each single event trying our best to make it a special one.


@Digitized 2016 Athens #digitized16
Sep
23
Sep 24

@Digitized 2016 Athens #digitized16

  • Onassis Cultural Center

As a speaker of Digitized 2014 I strictly advise to visit Athens for this creative reason. Digitized is Southeastern Europe’s most important annual meeting for those working in and around the digital design scene.

On its sixth year, Digitized features a series of events that include several workshops and of course, the much awaited conference, which again, introduces a thrilling selection of speakers.

OFFF by Night Antwerp
Sep
22
Sep 24

OFFF by Night Antwerp

  • Parkloods

OFFF Antwerp will be the very first night edition of OFFF. You'll experience everything great about OFFF plus a touch of contemporary nightlife. Artisans, new makers & good life market inspired by Brooklyn Night Bazaar in collaboration with MARTA, Antwerp's finest farmers market.

OFFF originated from Barcelona, and has established itself over the past 15 years, as a meeting place for international creatives, feeding the future.

https://www.offfbynight.be/tickets

Future Fest London 2016
Sep
17
Sep 18

Future Fest London 2016

  • Tobacco Dock, London, E1W 2SF

Happening right now. Last day.

FutureFest is a weekend festival of immersive experiences, compelling performances and radical speakers to excite and challenge perceptions of the future. FutureFest is run by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, and takes place every 18 months in London

London Fashion Week 2016 @LondonFashionWk #LFW
Sep
16
Sep 20

London Fashion Week 2016 @LondonFashionWk #LFW

  • Brewer Street Car Park

Designed by David Collins Studio, the Designer Showrooms will be home to over 150 designers, showcasing a rich and diverse selection of ready-to-wear, footwear, bags and accessories. 

Of the four fashion capitals, London is the only city that hosts the Designer Showrooms in the same space as its official show space, putting a spotlight on this broader group of designers. It is the Designer Showrooms that have launched many global brands, including a number of on-schedule designers.

The international element of the showrooms illustrates that the doors to London are truly open. With exhibiting designers that hail from Taiwan, Egypt, London and everywhere in between, the pull of London on a global scale is undeniable. The UK continues to be an attractive and fertile home for an array of designer businesses of any size, and from any place, and the designers in the exhibition this season really highlight that.

Other notable Brewer Street features include the TONI&GUY and Maybelline New York pop-ups who will be on hand to remedy any hair or makeup concerns. Sunglass Hut will host a space where guests can discover the latest eyewear must-haves, displayed on a revolving ‘runway’ of sunglasses and also offer guests the chance to personalise their official London Fashion Week tote bag at a customization station. Etihad Airways will host an exhibition of travel and fashion inspired imagery on the first floor while Swatch will showcase their POP collection within the Designer Showrooms.
 
The Store Kitchen – the lifestyle destination based on Lexington Street – will once again host a pop-up serving a selection of fine, ethically sourced food and drinks. Additionally, Lavazza Coffee, Evian Water, Carabao energy drink and Propercorn are on offer throughout the venue.

Flow Festival Helskinki
Aug
12
Aug 14

Flow Festival Helskinki

Flow Festival has become synonymous with bringing music from old school legends to topical newcomers. Beyond the music, Flow, offers a warm embrace of the arts and an exceptional array of world spanning cuisine. Only a short walk away from the centre of Helsinki, the festival strikes an alluring setting for a few days of blissed-out festival escapism. There’s easily enough to keep attendees occupied, if ever spending a summer weekend in culture hub Helsinki wasn’t enough.

Flow Festival is held in a disused power station built at the turn of the century. Only a short walk away from the centre of Helsinki, a monumental architectural site is brought to life with light design and decorations beyond compare.

TYPETERSBURG 2016 St.Petersburg
Jul
24
Aug 10

TYPETERSBURG 2016 St.Petersburg

  • Manezh

На две недели Петербург превратится в Typetersburg — центр мирового шрифтового дизайна. На разных площадках и выставочных пространствах города пройдут международные выставки, лекции и воркшопы от иностранных и российских шрифтовых дизайнеров, типографов и каллиграфов. Кульминацией фестиваля станут 2 лекционных дня 6 и 7 августа, которые пройдут в Манеже — на главной выставочной площадке Петербурга.

Digital Decade 4 London
Jul
4
Jul 6

Digital Decade 4 London

  • The Underdog Art Gallery

There is No Planet B

On July 4th, Digital Decade’s annual art collaboration kicks off at the Underdog Gallery in London. This year’s exhibit, “There is No Planet B”, features the work of international digital artists who address the economic, social, political, and environmental problems we face by imagining a world without them.

Mix it, Glitch it, Fix it and Watch it

Using their talent for photo manipulation and glitch art - the purposeful corruption of data within a digital file to create distorted yet aesthetic effects - 25 invited artists and 2 winners of The Open Call contest come together to “Imagine there’s no… climate change, human aggression, war”, and more.

Curated by Arseny Vesnin from Designcollector Network, with help from CurioosYOUTH Worldwide, and Depositphotos, the artworks will be featured on large aluminum prints until July 6th.

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OFFF 2016
May
26
May 28

OFFF 2016

  • DHUB

During the past 15 years, we’ve been trying to define what OFFF really represents.

OFFF has proudly joined artists such as Joshua Davis, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Neville Brody, Kyle Cooper, The Mill, Digital Kitchen, Ben Fry & Casey Reas, Golan Levin, Chris Milk, Rob Chiu, Julien Vallée, Paula Scher, Rick Poynor, Erik Spiekermann, Dvein, Erik Natzke, Casey Neistat and the list goes on.
It is more than just a Festival hosting innovative and international speakers, it is more than a meeting point for all talents around the world to collaborate, it is more than feeding the future.

OFFF is a community inviting all those who are eager to learn to participate and get inspired in a three-day journey of conferences, workshops, activities and performances. What is it about exactly? It’s a combination of Offline/Online designers, Motion Designers, Thinkers, Sound Designers, Graphic Designers, Theorists, Developers, Professionals, Students… Putting the titles aside, OFFF is made for the curious.

OFFF takes place in Barcelona annually, while it tours the world as OFFF on Tour for the rest of the year. Join us at OFFF Barcelona 2016 on May 26-27-28!

99U Conference 2016
May
5
May 6

99U Conference 2016

  • Lincoln Center

The goal of the 99U Conference is to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution. Providing road-tested insights on how to make your ideas happen. We bring together some of the world’s most productive creative visionaries & leading researchers to share pragmatic insights on how ideas are brought to life.