FITC stands for “Future, Innovation, Technology, Creativity” and describes the core of all events the company has organised around the world since 2002. Once again, the conference will be presenting the latest trends in design and technology from throughout the world on 19 and 20 February 2018 in Amsterdam. The speakers include Gavin Strange alias Jam Factory, Kyle Cooper from Prologue Films, and Daniel Scheibel and Zander Brimijoin from Red Paper Heart. Prices for a standard ticket to the conference range between 239 and 339 euros. Students can purchase discounted tickets priced between 99 and 169 euros. In addition to the conference, visitors have the opportunity to participate in various workshops on Sunday, 18 February 2018 for an extra fee.
The slogan for the UX Copenhagen conference to be held on 27 and 28 February 2018 is “Ethics and the Role of the User Experience Designer”. Against this background, the various presentations will tackle subjects such as ethics, usability, accessibility, and diversity – both regarding systems, websites, apps, and physical products as well as concerning teams in which designers work together every day. The speakers include Mike Monteiro, who will be looking at the subject of design ethics in general, Jonny Rae-Evans, an expert in the field of “Designing for the Good”, and Gry Hasselbalch, who looks at the role of designers in connection with artificial intelligence and ethics. Tickets for this two-day conference, including an additional workshop day, cost 10,000 Danish kroner (about 1,000 euros).
The Toca Me design conference will cover the entire discipline – from analogue to digital, from graphic design and illustration to animation and creative programming. Among the speakers on the day will be the programmer Jared Tarbell and the graphic designer Malika Favre. In addition, the organisers have managed to engage the illustrator and artist Mr Bingo, the designer Patrick Thomas, and the animation designers Susi Sie and Remo Gambacciani to contribute to the programme. The conference will take place as part of the MCBW in the Alte Kongresshalle in Munich. Standard tickets for the event can be purchased for 109 euros, whereas late-bird tickets will cost 129 euros.
Design as a solution strategy for global problems is on everyone's lips. The conference “Beyond Change. Questioning the Role of Design at Times of Global Transformations“ at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel aims to challenge the validity of this approach. Can design really be a panacea for the social, environmental and political challenges of our time? The conference is hosted by the Swiss Design Network and includes seven keynote lectures, 18 sessions and four workshops on sustainability, design and colonialism, as well as a film screening and performance. In parallel, the project Building Platforms will be presented, an initiative including three design platforms that stimulate an intersectional debate on policy in design.