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The Design Leaders Conference

Exploring process, practice & culture

The Design Leaders Conference is an annual 1-day event, led by Design Skillnet. It’s a day of exploring design; process, practice and culture.

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Design Skillnet sources international thought leaders and subject matter experts to cover topics that pose the greatest challenges for designers and creative business owners, directors, partners and managers who lead design teams and run successful studios.

The format provides the Irish design community the opportunity to build connections, share challenges and insights, as well as learn new industry trends and practices.

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Keynote sessions feature executive speakers from the US, Canada and Europe discussing everything from the challenges and opportunities of defining and honing leadership style, to aligning talent and culture in dynamic design and creative environments with a profitable business strategy.

Thierry Brunfaut

Rhonda Page

Kwame Nyanning

Chiara Aliotta

Jonathan Kirk

Imogen Pudduck & Carla Cringle

Charlie Warwick

Kevin McCullagh

Aileen Dempsey

‘Design Leaders Conference really highlighted the importance of strategy and business development in a design studio’

Bren Byrne, Ways & Means

‘It was great to bring away knowledge I could apply instantly in our studio’

Charlotte Barker, Dynamo

A day to recharge, refocus & reflect on
leadership, insights, industry trends, best practice