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...
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.
- Date: 19-20 September
- Location: Palace Arts Centre, Grapevine, Texas (opens in new tab)
- Focus: Design, inspiration, development
- Speakers: Cameron Moll (opens in new tab), Matthew Smith (opens in new tab), Jeff Sheldon (opens in new tab), Megan Gilger (opens in new tab)and more
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
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
- 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
- Date: 10-12 October
- Location: Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis MN (opens in new tab)
- Focus: Head - Design thinking or strategy; Heart - Design for social impact; and Hand - Design as craft
- 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
- Date: 19-22 November
- Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (opens in new tab)
- Focus: Computer graphics and interactive technology
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