World Design Capital (WDC), designated every two years by the World Design Organization (WDO), recognizes cities for their effective use of design to drive economic, social, cultural, and environmental development. Through a year-long program of events, the designated city showcases best practices in sustainable design-led urban policy and innovation that improve quality of life.
Each September, London hosts the most thrilling and innovative design festival in the world. Over nine packed days, there are events taking place right across London.
FITC stands for 'Future. Innovation. Technology. Creativity.' - four words that capture the essence of what our company and events are all about. We produce design and technology-focused events worldwide that inspire, educate and challenge attendees. Since 2002, FITC has brought together like-minded professionals in Toronto, Amsterdam, Tokyo, San Francisco, Chicago, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles and many other cities.
What Design Can Do is an international event and platform about the impact of design.
Launched in 2006, San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) is an essential week-long regional festival that showcases the unique intersection of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future.
Innovative, progressive, fresh, bold, different and, at the same time, highly professional - that is the 'designersblock' exhibition concept. Londoners Piers Roberts and Rory Dodd have been holding their 'Class A' communication platform parallel to important design fairs since 1998.
Creative Week is an annual celebration of creativity in advertising, design, digital media and the arts that feed and touch those disciplines. Officially proclaimed an annual city-wide event the second week of by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Creative Week was conceived by The One Club in 2009, and in association with its annual One Show Festival, to provide an opportunity for New York City's varied creative organizations and peers across the globe to find an appreciate and influential audience and networking opportunities.
New Designers introduces over 4,000 of the brightest young UK designers from 20 creative disciplines to 14,000 industry professionals and design enthusiasts. From Architecture and Animation to Textiles and Theatre Design, New Designers has an unrivalled reputation for launching the careers of Britains brightest talents.
Presented by Motionographer, F5 is a biennial creative conference founded on the belief that true change occurs when you look outside your world and explore new horizons.
AGIdeas is the largest annual International Design Festival held in Australia. Comprising of an international design conference, studio visits, workshops, competition, secondary school forum, business forum and a huge after party.
World Design Forum is an annual conference in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. With business leaders and politicians it sets the agenda to the power of design and design thinking in shaping regional and global agendas.
Bringing the best of the global design industry to Hong Kong, Business of Design Week (bodw) is Asia's leading international conference dedicated to design, brand and innovation.
The Service Design Days offers a cross-boundaries event for entrepreneurs, decision makers and influencers who are involved in the innovation and (digital) transformation of their companies.
Hidden Women of Design seeks to raise the visibility of female Graphic Designers through workshops, talks and meet up events. The aim of the events and talks is to platform female designers from varied areas of design from Service Design to Typography and different levels from Creative Directors to recent graduates.
With around 3,200 exhibitors, Tendence Lifestyle is the most important forum for new product ideas for the Autumn/Winter season and the ideal venue for placing your Christmas order.
Since 2003, Seoul Design Festival has been an open space where a self-motivated designer imagines, creates, and expresses his or her spirit, not by any other directions. While the first Seoul Design Festival aimed to show global emotions and feelings of London and Tokyo designers, this year's second festival strived to create more innovative and exotic atmosphere by inviting Spanish, Israeli and Swedish designers famous for powerful and strong identity.
Design Event is an annual festival in North East England providing the public with an opportunity to see cutting edge work by local designers alongside national and international studios.