2017: Upcoming industry events and awards

14 March 2017, London

A selection of upcoming industry events and awards in 2017.

The Design Conference

24 – 27  May 2017

Brisbane, Australia

A vibrant gathering for professional designers in Australia. An international roster of award-winning designers is expected to regale attendees with their latest projects.


What Design Can Do!

23 – 24 May 2017

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Designers from around the world gather to discuss the impact of design.


REDO Cumulus

31 May – 1 June 2017

Kolding, Denmark

The biannual conference aspires to “playfully inspire, challenge and develop the role, relevance and scope of design, art and media.” Hosted by the Design School Kolding, the roster of speakers include politicians, researchers and professional designers. A “Design Dating” event is planned to pair like-minded attendees working in similar fields.


Design Week Awards

13 June 2017

London, UK

The Design Week Awards are the leading accolade in the design industry, catering for every area of commercial design.


IDSA International

16 – 19 August 2017

Atlanta,  Georgia, USA

Hear from legendary product designers, inventors and theorists in this annual gathering organised by the Industrial Designers Society of America. The forum explores the rise of chief design officers in big corporations and design’s central role in shaping business strategy.


London Design Festival

16 – 24 September 2017

London, UK

This lively city-wide festival testifies to why London is one of the best cities for design. Expect hundreds of imaginative installations, parties and rare access to local studios during the 9-day programme.


Originally published in DesignWrites 10th Edition.