Dates for your diary
Kyoorius Designyatra returns with buckets of creative passion as we head into autumn, with OFFSET London taking the schedule into November promising a raft of top notch speakers
10-12 SEPTEMBER Grand Hyatt, Goa, India www.designyatra.kyoorius.com This year India’s premier design conference explores creative passions with the theme slogan, ‘What pumps your heart?’ The get-together attracts some of the biggest names in the creative and communications industries not just from Asia, but around the world.
BRAND IMPACT AWARDS
16 SEPTEMBER Grand Connaught Rooms, London www.brandimpactawards.com Computer Arts’ annual celebration of the very best branding from around the world comes to a head with a glittering awards ceremony, attended by a roll-call of world-class agencies whose collective client list reads like a who’s who of global brands.
17-18 SEPTEMBER Grand Connaught Rooms, London www.generateconf.com Creative Bloq and Computer Arts’ sister magazine, net, brings the Generate conference for web designers back to London. A source for inspiration, education and networking, this year’s event is a two-day affair. This means you’ll get even more insights and advice from top-class speakers, including Eric Meyer, John Allsopp, Josh Payton, Sara Soueidan and more.
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
19-27 SEPTEMBER Various venues, London www. londondesignfestival.com First staged in 2003, LDF is one of the world’s most hotly anticipated annual design events. The festival programme is made up of more than 350 exhibitions, installations, talks and debates that are staged by hundreds of partner organisations from across the design spectrum.
GLOBAL DESIGN FORUM
19-27 SEPTEMBER Southbank Centre, London www.globaldesignforum.com Staged during and organised by the London Design Festival, the GDF is the agenda-setting event for design, and aims to challenge established thinking by presenting key global issues and linking them to opportunities in the design sector. David Adjaye will design an installation for Somerset House as part of the Festival, which also features Wolfgang Buttress, the designer behind the UK Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015.
BRAND NEW CONFERENCE
24-25 SEPTEMBER Lower Manhattan, New York www.underconsideration.com Hosted by Under Consideration, this two-day event focuses on the development of corporate and brand identity projects by some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world. Speakers this year include Etsy’s Julia Hoffman and Snask.
HOW INTERACTIVE DESIGN CONFERENCE
05-07 OCTOBER Chicago, USA www.howinteractiveconference.com Billed as the web conference for designers, HOW brings together interactive designers behind blockbuster web design projects for the likes of Google, Etsy, Fitbit and more. Through a mixture of talks and workshops, speakers will demystify concepts, share design processes that you can include in your own work, and highlight hot web design trends and tools.
SENSES & SENSIBILITY
05-07 OCTOBER Lisbon, Portugal www.iade.pt/unidcom/senses2015 This conference is an international forum for sharing and exchanging information which embraces the theoretical, applied and related areas of design and marketing. Strands will be delivered in parallel sessions through keynote presentations. Themes include culture and design, sustainability, future trends and innovation.
AIGA DESIGN CONFERENCE
08-10 OCTOBER Hyatt Regency, New Orleans www.designconference.aiga.org The AIGA conference brings the design community together to experience provocative speakers, local culture, nightly networking receptions and competitions, including Command X, in which emerging designers face off in head-to-head battles. Exhibitions, professional development sessions and face-to-face roundtables with design heroes also feature.
09 OCTOBER Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA www.forgeconf.com Forge is a conference focused on user experience and design in digital products. The largest conference of its kind in Philadelphia, Forge’s attendees and speakers are made up of bright practitioners that specialise in user experience, design, and product management for some of the world’s most innovative brands. .
20-21 OCTOBER The British Museum, London www.2015.interactconf.com Interact London is a bespoke event that explores the importance of design and the roles that UX and IA play in today’s digital society. The speakers and talks presented represent a mix of ‘philosophy and practice’ from some of the most accomplished thinkers and practitioners in their fields who believe design makes a difference. .
12-13 NOVEMBER Shoreditch Town Hall, London www.iloveoffset.com One of the most well-regarded creative events around is back and looks set to build on past successes regularly drawing in 2,000 delegates. Speakers this year include McBess, Seb Lester, Graphic Thought Facility and Morag Myerscough.