If you’ve been to a large multi-day design conference before, you know how valuable they can be. Every year we try our to attend as many of the best conferences as we can. They are a great way to meet new people, learn new ideas and be inspired throughout the year. Getting up close and personal with some of the leaders within the creative industries is an amazing experience and things you take away can last with you for a long time.

Design conferences can even change your whole outlook or impact your process and level of work. So whether you’re looking for inspiration, or to network with new people with similar interests, keep up with current trends or to learn something new and develop your understanding of the design industry. Going to a conference is a great way to do this.

It can often feel like an expense and it’s not always easy to find the time, but the payoff is always worth it. While some of the biggest conferences are overseas, there are many great design conferences in Australia.

We’ve listed some of our favourites below, we’ll continue to add to these and change the dates as they get updated. We hope to see you at one of the next events. Here’s a shot from the 2018 Design Conference in Brisbane.

The Design Conference Brisbane
May 09-11 2018
Brisbane Powerhouse
119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005
https://thedesignconference.com.au


MYRIAD
May 16-18 2018
Brisbane Showgrounds
Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland
https://www.myriad.org/


Semi-Permanent
May 24-26 2018
Carriageworks
245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
https://www.semipermanent.com/


WordCamp Sydney 2018
28 & 29 July
University of Technology Sydney
15 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007
https://2018.sydney.wordcamp.org/


Creative State Summit
14-15 June 2018
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053
http://creativestatesummit.com/


Make it Made it
7 July 2018
Newcastle Conservatorium
Cnr Laman Street, Auckland St, Newcastle NSW 2300
http://makeitmadeit.com.au/


Typism
15-16 August 2018
The Arts Centre Gold Coast
135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
http://www.typism.com.au/


Adobe Symposium
2-4 August 2018
International Convention Centre Sydney
14 Darling Drive, Sydney, Australia
https://www.adobe.com/au/events/symposium.html


Pivot Summit
Friday, 7 December 2018
The Federal Mills
33 Mackey Street, North Geelong, VIC 3215
http://pivotsummit.com.au/


Pause Fest
7-11 Feb 2019
Fed Square, Melbourne
Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
http://www.pausefest.com.au/