Rise of the Hybrid: 2021’s premier creative event, The Design Conference, has one eye on Brisbane, the other on the world – less than 40 seats left
A highlight of Australia’s creative calendar, The Design Conference has had to level-up its own design this year, switching to a hybrid platform.
A hybrid conference features in person attendees and speakers, as well as attendees from across the world who can now stream and interact online.
Global ticketing platform Tito has claimed ‘hybrid events are set to be one of the biggest trends of 2021.’
TDC founder/ curator Matthew Haynes is confident that this trend is a positive rather than a negative and with the live event tickets almost sold out, it’s opened the door to those who can’t travel to Brisbane to attend as well.
Says Haynes: “Significant challenges require significant resolve and this is what we do best at TDC. It’s as if we’ve been set free to deliver something nobody could have expected.
“I want to acknowledge our event partners and international affiliates for their continued support. The leg work they’re putting in on behalf of their communities is next level. I am continually surprised to learn the locations of people tuning in.”
Delivering the digital experience will be tech platform ‘Orbits’, another Aussie company who are on the rise.
“We’ll be sharing the best creative that Australia has to share with the world and this extends to technology companies like Orbits who are assisting us to share the magic of our speakers and the powerful vibe that an Aussie gathering brings,” says Haynes.
Tackling all topics, Haynes insists his speakers address the audience with honesty and authenticity, a formula that’s a hit among speakers and audience alike, earning nothing but five-star reviews.
With a decade of TDC events under the belt, the rush is still there, “I feel a great sense of pride in delivering such a wonderful experience for many aspiring and established creatives,” says Haynes.
From critically acclaimed strategists to the world’s best creatives, The Design Conference features 20+ world-class Talks (see complete list below), six industry panels, a massive 60 artist exhibition, concluding with a notorious dancy party at X-Cargo.
Amrita Hepi / Choreographer
Crystal Fong / Creative Director / Apostrophe.xyz
Gerald Torto / Strategy Director / Re Sydney
Kris Andrew-Small / Artist / Designer
Sheldon Lieberman / CEO / Bigfish
Adrian Lawrence / Creative Director / FutureDeluxe
Claudio Kirac / Creative Director / Art—Work
Jerome Gaslain / Creative Director / AKQA
Michaela Webb / Creative Director / Studio Round
Campbell Butler / Lovework Studio
Ben Miles / Creative Director / R/GA
Danielle de Andrade / Art Director / Garbett Design
Jo Hook / NLP Practitioner / The You Project
Paul Garbett / Creative Director / Garbett Design
Laura Camilleri / Creative Director / Grosz CoLab
Robyn Butler / Lovework Studio
Catriona Burgess / Head of Frost Place / Frost* Collective
Evi O / Creative Director / Evi-O Studio
Justin Drape / Group CCO / The Monkeys
Selina Miles / Director / Scoundrel
Ben Grosz / Creative Director / Grosz CoLab
The Design Conference takes over Brisbane Powerhouse from Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 June 2021.
Digital Streaming tickets are still available
For more information, or to secure your passes, visit thedesignconference.com.au
Universities can register for free Group Streaming Licences
We have 30+ Universities registered around the world and to support the next generation we offer complimentary access, to get setup please email firstname.lastname@example.org