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Design events of the week

The design conference calendar is packed with great conferences, meet-ups and other events, and each week we're going to let you know about the best ones going on around the world.

If you want to plan ahead a little more in advance, then read on further, as we highlight the best events throughout the rest of the year. But as far as the next seven days go, here are the events we'd recommend checking out...

01. Circles

For all your inspiration needs, check out design conference Circles

For all your inspiration needs, check out design conference Circles

SXSW isn't the only design event in Texas! Creative conference Circles is a place to learn from world-changing thinkers and innovators from the creative community. Here you can cure any creative rut you may be stuck in by mingling with others who share the same passion as you, with topics encompassing creativitiy, processes and journeys.

02. Digitized

A relatively young conference, in its third year Digitized is taking the step from a national to an international event, with talks, workshops and more to achieve a three point mission: Work-Learn-Fun. Lectures will either be given in English or simultaneous Greek to English translation will be provided.

  • Date: 20-21 September
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Focus: Design, UX, web design
  • Speakers: Robert Bader, Gerasimos Tsiamalos, Jan Martin

03. Publish! New adventures in innovation

A day of discussion and demonstration that will showcase cutting edge prototypes in the changing publishing industry. The day is split into three parts. The first examines how to innovate showcases new projects that have been produced through innovation programmes. Part two introduces projects that are pushing boundaries and experimenting with new forms. And the final part asks: can experimentation lead to new and sustainable revenue streams or is it just too big a risk?

  • Date: 24 September
  • Location: London
  • Focus: Pioneering new ways to write, publish and distribute content.
  • Speakers: Diana Stepner, Charles Catton, Fionnuala Duggan

Further ahead...

BubbleConf 2013

  • Date: 27 September
  • Location: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
  • Focus: Web design and development


  • Location: Stockholm (7-8 Oct), Wellington (18-19 Oct), Melbourne (25-26 Oct), Brisbane (31 Oct)
  • Focus: Graphic Design, Film, Art, Illustration, Web Design, Photography, Visual Effects, Animation, Graffiti, Motion Graphics and Stop Motion


Frontiers of Interaction

  • Date: 24-25 October
  • Location: MiCO - Fiera Milano City, gate 14, via Giovanni Gattamelata, 5, 20149 Milan
  • Focus: Design, technology, interactive


  • Date: 2 November
  • Location: Manhattan, New York.
  • Focus: Web typography


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