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Design Leaders Conference 2021

Thursday, November 18th, 9am
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Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin.
Market Street South
D07 R6YE Dublin 7

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Member: €295.00
Non-Member: €395.00
Members Early Bird: €249
Non-Members Early Bird: €295


Design Leaders Conference 2021

Inspiring Today, Transforming Tomorrow

A half-day conference with international thought leaders 

An unmissable opportunity to capture the thinking and know-how that will make a difference as we strive to create a sustainable future.

Design Leaders Conference is a half-day conference for those leading design teams and design studios to take a deep dive into the topics that matter most right now.

Join thought-leaders Robert Bau, Kimi Gilber, Debrah smith, Richard Village and Kevin McCullagh and subject matter experts to lead business-focused conversations on the challenges and opportunities of leading design, and the responsibility to design a more sustainable future.


Thursday, November 18th 2021 | 9am – 1:30pm

Conference 9am – 1.30pm 
Breakfast from 8 am.
Lunch from 1.30 pm so you can continue the discussions

Time to be inspired, reflect and recharge your career and your business.

Join us for Design Leaders Conference 2021 on Thursday, 18th November 2021.

A half-day format this year to reflect, as the dust settles on the disruption of the past 18 months and we focus on the significant opportunity to design a better future.

As we navigate uncertain times, with many trends accelerated we need to focus now on taking action to design a more sustainable future for people and planet alike.

We’re bringing together thought-leaders and subject matter experts to lead business-focused conversations and learning on leading and managing design, the requirement for creativity and innovation, and the power of design to deliver meaning and facilitate change at this time of transformation.

We’ll take a deep dive into the topics that pose the greatest challenges now for design and creative business owners, directors, partners and managers who lead design teams and run successful creative studios.  With illuminating talks from international speakers on the challenges and opportunities ahead as we work to reimagine a better world and harness the power of design to facilitate and enable the innovation and the changes demanded of us at this time in our personal lives, our businesses and society.  Facilitated panel discussions will allow for interaction and collaboration.

An unmissable opportunity to share ideas, learn up to date trends and insights, reflect, rethink and reimagine the future.

Who should attend?

Key stakeholders and decision-makers – agency owners, design and creative directors and account managers, and anyone leading a creative team or managing design as a strategic resource.  


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“The best conference for meeting fellow designers and connecting with peers”

Bobby Comerford, Catapult

“An opportunity to benchmark my thinking on design as a profession”

Stephen McGilloway, Bigsmall Design

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