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  • RDS
    Dublin
  • 3–4 Nov
    2017

A live event celebrating the innovators in design, media, creativity and culture, and the role they play in the future of society, business and the spaces in between / About →

72 Speakers. 4 Stages. 2 Days. Join Us.

2 Days of Ideas, Ambition and Innovation across 4 Stages.

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    Adrian Newey

    Red Bull F1

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    Adrian Newey

    Red Bull F1

    Future Stage. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

    Adrian Newey OBE is the Chief Technical Officer with Formula One’s Red Bull Racing. He is a race engineer, aerodynamicist, designer and technical director. His designs have won numerous titles, over 150 Grands Prix, ten Constructors' Championships and powered six different drivers to winning the Drivers' Championship. He has worked with Williams F1, McLaren and now Red Bull Racing.

    redbullracing.com

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    Stefan Sagmeister

    Sagmeister & Walsh

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    Stefan Sagmeister

    Sagmeister & Walsh

    Studio Stage. Friday, 7:30 p.m.

    Co-Founder of Sagmeister & Walsh. New York-based graphic designer, storyteller, and typographer. Has worked for the Rolling Stones, The Talking Heads, Lou Reed, Jay-Z, OK GO and The Guggenheim Museum, among many others. Co-directed a documentary "The Happy Film", which recently premiered at Tribeca Film Festival

    sagmeisterwalsh.com

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    Paula Scher

    Pentagram

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    Paula Scher

    Pentagram

    Studio Stage. Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

    American graphic designer, painter and art educator in design, and the first female principal at Pentagram. At the forefront of graphic design for four decades. Clients include, among others, Bloomberg, Microsoft, Bausch + Lomb, Coca-Cola, Shake Shack, Perry Ellis, the Museum of Modern Art, the Sundance Institute, the High Line, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Scher is featured in Netflix documentary “Abstract: The Art of Design

    pentagram.com

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    Andrew Essex

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    Andrew Essex

    Future Stage. Saturday, 2:15 p.m.

    A New York business executive, journalist and author, he is currently an advisor to and the former Chief Executive Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, the parent company of Tribeca Film Festival.Until 2015, he was the chairman and founding CEO of Droga5, which won multiple awards under his leadership and was commended for its creative campaigns.

    Andrew Essex

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    Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun

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    Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun

    Future Stage. Saturday, 6:00 p.m.

    Dubbed the Willy Wonka of Design and Science, Nelly Ben Hayoun is an award-winning director, Designer of Experiences at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, Head of Experiences at We Transfer, and a member of the Space Outreach and Education committee at the International Astronautical Federation. Nominated in 2013 by Icon Magazine as one of the 50 international designers “shaping the future”.

    nellyben.com

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    Ilse Crawford

    StudioIlse

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    Ilse Crawford

    StudioIlse

    Future Stage. Saturday, 6:45 p.m.

    Founder of the Man and Well-Being Department at the Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands. Launch editor of ELLE Decoration. Established the interiors firm Studio Ilse, which designed the Soho House club in New York, Babington House, the Electric Cinema, and the Hong Kong restaurant Duddell’s, as well as pieces for Georg Jensen and IKEA. Crawford was profiled in the first season of Abstract: The Art of Design, the 2017 Netflix original docu-series highlighting artists in the field of design.

    studioilse.com

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    Patrick Godfrey & Scott Dadich

    Godfrey Dadich Partners

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    Patrick Godfrey & Scott Dadich

    Godfrey Dadich Partners

    Studio Stage. Friday, 5:15 p.m.

    Founders Scott Dadich, former Editor in Chief of WIRED and Patrick Godfrey, former CEO of Godfrey Q. Godfrey Dadich are a pioneering design firm, building strategies, experiences and stories for brands, organisations, anyone looking to connect with an audience. Scott Dadich is the Creator and Exectuive Producer of Abstract: The Art of Design, the 2017 Netflix original documentary series.

    godfreydadich.com

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    Will Hudson & Alex Bec

    It's Nice That / Anyways

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    Will Hudson & Alex Bec

    It's Nice That / Anyways

    Studio Stage. Friday, 7:30 p.m.

    Founded by Will Hudson & Alex Bec, It’s Nice That champions the most exciting and engaging work online, reaching over one million people each month through their website, magazine, a summer symposium and the monthly talks series. Anyways are a creative agency that helps brands like Google, Uniqlo, BBC, Unilever, Nike, Converse, Metro, ASOS be more adventurous and meaningful. They’ve regenerated local parks, written comedic billboards and commissioned digital stickers and plenty more.

    itsnicethat.com

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    D*Face

    Dean Stockton

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    D*Face

    Dean Stockton

    Vision Stage. Saturday, 3:45 p.m.

    As a teenager Dean Stockton a.k.a D*Face found an interest in graffiti through the books of Henry Chalfant, “Spraycan Art” and “Subway Art”. In 2005 he opened his own StolenSpace gallery in London. His style is easily recognizable as he uses pictures of cultural icons (Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, the Queen, etc.). He also gets his inspiration from the works of artist Roy Lichtenstein. His goal is “to encourage people to not only see, but also to look around them, to rethink the stereotypes of our culture, to not remain passive before the reign of conspicuous consumption”. Come and hear him on Saturday at The Vision Stage! 

    dface.co.uk

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    Steve Powers

    ESPO

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    Steve Powers

    ESPO

    Vision Stage. Friday, 6:00 p.m.

    Artist born & raised in Philadelphia, Steve Powers began writing the name ESPO which started around his neighbourhood and soon spread around the world. A Fulbright scholar in 2007, he used the grant to paint the streets of Dublin & Belfast. He lives and works in New York, where he creates and sells his work from his store 'ESPO's Art World'. Steve has published five books, including his newest publication, compiling the last six years of global public Art projects, A Love Letter to the City.

    esposartworld.com

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    David Hieatt

    The DO Lectures / Hiut Denim Co.

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    David Hieatt

    The DO Lectures / Hiut Denim Co.

    Vision Stage. Saturday, 6:45 p.m.

    Co-Founder of The Do Lectures and Hiut Denim Co.  The idea behind The DO Lectures is a simple one— that people who Do things can inspire the rest of us to go and Do things, too. Clare and David Hieatt set out to bring the DO-ers of the world together and ask them to tell their stories. And with Hiut Denim Co. the pair or do-ers set out to restart the jeans making industry in David’s home town of Cardigan, West Wales. 

    thedolectures.com

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    Trevor Hardy

    The Future Laboratory

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    Trevor Hardy

    The Future Laboratory

    Future Stage. Friday, 6:00 p.m.

    CEO of The Future Laboratory. The Future Laboratory have grown to become one of the worlds most renowned consultancies. They help clients to harness market trends, understand and adapt to emerging consumer needs, position their business for success and keep them ahead of competitors. Trevors career spans management consulting and advertising agencies in Canada, USA & the United Kingdom, working with organisations such as Coca Cola, Chanel, Comic Relief, Ernest & Young and BMW.

    thefuturelaboratory.com

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