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

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    Alan Cox

    Core Media

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    Alan Cox

    Core Media

    Friday, 10:00 a.m. Future Stage.

    Alan Cox is Chief Executive of Core Media, Ireland’s largest media communications group. He began his career in the advertising business in 1985. He has worked in a number of areas including production, full service account management and media. 

    Core Media has been voted Agency Network of the Year for the last five years at the Media Awards and the company was also recently voted one of the top workplaces in Ireland by the Great Place to Work Institute for the eighth year running.

    coremedia.ie

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    Leila Fataar

    Platform13

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    Leila Fataar

    Platform13

    Friday, 10:45 a.m. Future Stage.

    Diageo’s former (and first!) Head of Culture and Entertainment for Europe. Founder of Platform 13, which connects the real influencers – the DJs, the artists, the spoken-word poets, the up-and-coming fashion directors – with brands looking to make a genuine contribution to a particular culture.

    Leila Fataar

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    Jonathan Forrest

    In the Company of Huskies

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    Jonathan Forrest

    In the Company of Huskies

    Friday, 11:30 a.m. Future Stage.

    Chief Executive. Jonathan is one of the early pioneers and visionaries of the digital advertising industry. In the Company of Huskies help brands by immersing themselves in the contemporary consumer journey, mapping out creative campaign strategies and experiences that resonate with people and deliver brand fame and performance. Their clients include; Coca Cola, Nissan, Ulster Bank, SKY and Fáilte Ireland. The brand has also one numerous awards for their work. Taking home five awards at this years ICAD awards ceremony

    inthecompanyofhuskies.com

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    William Rowe

    Protein

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    William Rowe

    Protein

    Friday, 12:00 p.m. Future Stage.

    Founder and CEO of Protein. Protein is an insight platform that collects the best there is in global trends in a digestable feed. Protein help brands understand and connect with Influential audiences. The Protein networks includes a branding agency responsible for several campaigns with companies such as Nike, Absolut, Samsung, Range Rover and Burberry.

    prote.in

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    Mother London

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    Mother London

    Friday, 1:30 p.m. Future Stage.

    Mother is one of the world’s most respected, independent creative companies, and sits at the heart of advertising, experiential, digital, design, and product development. We started around one table with three people, all of whom shared the washing up. 21 years on, Mother has offices in London, New York and Buenos Aires and works with iconic brands such as Diageo, Stella Artois, IKEA, KFC, Nokia, Vauxhall, Unilever, Target and MoneySupermarket.com. From fast moving retailers and brands with global scale, to local jewels with local needs; we create ideas that are embraced by popular culture and deliver more powerfully as a result. Mother ultimately exists to attract the most creative minds in the world - this includes our clients. We are Campaign’s Agency of the Decade.

    www.motherlondon.com

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    Jonny Boyle

    Modern Green

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    Jonny Boyle

    Modern Green

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

    Jonny Boyle is the Strategic Director at Modern Green. With clients such as Heineken, Three & Desperados, Modern Green are constantly aiming to drive brands and grow business by living the culture and creating experiences that infuse and excite across all touch points. A creative experimental agency.

    moderngreen.com

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    Dave Palmer

    Love Creative

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    Dave Palmer

    Love Creative

    Friday, 3:00 p.m. Future Stage.

    Dave Palmer will be taking to The Future Stage on Saturday. Love Creative describe themselves as, ’A design studio. An ad agency. An innovation kitchen. Creative thinkers. Strategy authors. Experience creators. Content publishers. Specialists working together to create compelling ideas for global brands. We find the most interesting stories to tell in the most interesting way.’

    lovecreative.com

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    Patrick Meade

    Boys and Girls

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    Patrick Meade

    Boys and Girls

    Friday, 3:45 p.m. Future Stage.

    Boys and Girls is a creative agency founded in 2009 on the principle of ‘Daring Simplicity’. As a full service agency, we offer a range of creative services, specialising in making above the line, below the line and through the line communication for brands. We even do stuff without a line from time to time.We take a channel neutral approach to every project, meaning that we find the best solution for the client challenge, no matter what the channel.Our agency is built around delivering great creative work. We believe that the better the idea, the stronger it resonates with its audience and the greater its potential to provoke a response. That is what great ideas do best. They provoke. They engage. They grab your attention and compel you to act.

     Above all, we believe that ‘Great Work, Works’.

    boysandgirls.ie

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    Trevor Hardy

    The Future Laboratory

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    Trevor Hardy

    The Future Laboratory

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

    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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    Yvonne Farrell & Shelley McNamara

    Grafton Architects

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    Yvonne Farrell & Shelley McNamara

    Grafton Architects

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

    Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara co-founded Grafton Architects in 1978 having graduated from University College Dublin in 1974.  Fellows of the RIAI, International Honorary Fellows of the RIBA and elected members of Aosdána, the eminent Irish Art organisation.  Teachers at the School of Architecture at University College Dublin from 1976 to 2002, appointed as adjutant Professors at UCD in 2015, they have been visiting professors at EPFL, Lausanne 2010 – 2011, at Accademia di Archittettura, Mendrisio, 2008- 2010, where they were appointed as full Professors in 2013.

    Current projects include The School of Economics for the University of Toulouse 1 Capitol now under construction; Institute Mines Telecom University Building, Paris Saclay; Town House Building, Kingston University London; City Library, Parnell Square, Dublin; Headquarters for ESB with OMP architects in Dublin; The Paul Marshall Institute, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, for the London School of Economics, all won by international competition.

    graftonarchitects.ie

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    Darius Pasalar & Catherine Shaw-Halford

    Guns or Knives

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    Darius Pasalar & Catherine Shaw-Halford

    Guns or Knives

    Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Future Stage.

    Guns or Knives is a world-class agency specialising in brand experiences. At the 2016 IMCs they came home with 11 awards, making them Europe’s most awarded agency. Their clients include; Dublin Airport, Samsung, Hailo and Heineken.

    gunsorknives.ie

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    Paul Kemp-Robertson

    Contagious

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    Paul Kemp-Robertson

    Contagious

    Saturday, 10:45 a.m. Future Stage.

    Co-Founder of Contagious. Founders Paul Kemp-Robertson and Gee Thomson wanted to create a platform to explore alternative advertising ideas, assess the impact of emerging technologies and champion a greater sense of purpose for brands. Contagious offers an intelligence platform, dedicated consultancy, quarterly magazine and live events across the globe to champion brave, innovative creativity across the industry, and equip companies to achieve it for themselves.

    contagious.com

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    Bernie Martin

    Rothco

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    Bernie Martin

    Rothco

    Saturday, 11:30 a.m. Future Stage.

    Creative Director at Rothco. Rothco is a multi-award winning independent creative agency, passionate about ideas that grow business through thinking and innovation.

    rothco.ie

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    Rob Alderson

    WeTransfer

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    Rob Alderson

    WeTransfer

    Saturday, 12:00 p.m. Future Stage.

    Editor-in-chief at WeTransfer. WeTransfer is a cloud-based computer file transfer service, with its core service being free. Rob was the former Editor-in-Chief at London-based creative spotlight publication It's Nice That. Having left this position originally to pursue freelance work, he was subsequently hired by WeTransfer as Managing Editor eight months later.

    wetransfer.com

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    Ger Roe & Jimmy Murphy

    Publicis Dublin

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    Ger Roe & Jimmy Murphy

    Publicis Dublin

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

    Publicis is an advertising agency based in Dublin. With clients such as VHI Healthcare, TG4 & Bord Gáis Energy, Publicis provide great stories, plan seamless journeys and build compelling experiences. Jimmy Murphy is a director at Publicis Dublin. Ger Roe Creative Director from Publicis Dublin.

    publicis.ie

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    Andrew Essex

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    Andrew Essex

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

    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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    Nick Kelly

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    Nick Kelly

    Saturday, 3:15 p.m. Future Stage.

    Nick Kelly describes himself as a Dublin-based creative type and winner of major awards as a film maker, musician, advertising copywriter, short story writer and tennis player. For the Future Nick explains what a double bagel is and why you should never jump the net... only joking, Nick is going to talk about why specialists are ruining everything and why the world needs more generalists.

    Nick Kelly

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    Jane McDaid and Kevin Goss Ross

    Thinkhouse

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    Jane McDaid and Kevin Goss Ross

    Thinkhouse

    Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Future Stage.

    A globally connected marketing agency with offices in both the UK and Ireland. Thinkhouse help some of the worlds biggest brands understand and connect with youth audiences. A youth marketing agency, helping brands to understand and connect with 18-35 year olds. Brands they have worked with include Orchard Thieves, Heineken, Coors Light and Desperados.

    http://thinkhouse.ie/

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    Ross Killeen

    Motherland / Event Junkies

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    Ross Killeen

    Motherland / Event Junkies

    Saturday, 5:15 p.m. Future Stage.

    Ross is the founder and creative director of two very different Irish production companies, Event Junkies and Motherland. He established Event Junkies in 2011, offering to FILM, EDIT and SHARE any event within 24 hours. He then set up Motherland in 2013 to produce branded content, commercials, music videos and documentaries. Ross has directed numerous branded films and his much-loved short film Becoming Men has been showcased at numerous film international festivals. Ross is currently working on a feature length documentary while continuing to grow both businesses. 

    Ross Killeen

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    Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun

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    Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun

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

    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

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

    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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    Adrian Newey

    Red Bull F1

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    Adrian Newey

    Red Bull F1

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

    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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    Tom Lahat

    Tailor Brands

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    Tom Lahat

    Tailor Brands

    Tom Lahat is the Chief Designer and Co-Founder of Algorithmic Branding Agency Tailor Brands, a venture backed startup company teaching computers to design and offering a self-service branding platform for over 2,000,000 clients worldwide. Prior to Tailor, Tom ran his own creative studio in Tel Aviv. Tom has a vast experience in design and branding and worked for major brands such as Virgin, Sabra, and Max Brenner. 

    tailorbrands.com

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    Colin Harmon

    3FE

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    Colin Harmon

    3FE

    Friday, 10:00 a.m. Studio Stage.

    Colin Harmon, Owner of 3FE. 3fe stands for Third Floor Espresso and started life as a room Colins third-floor apartment where he trained for the World Barista Championships in 2009. 3fe started with an ethos of “make nice coffee, be nice to people and they'll probably come back". Over the years, even as the business continues to grow hugely, Colin says they haven't lost touch with that ideal.

    3fe.com

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    David Wall

    Workgroup

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    David Wall

    Workgroup

    Friday, 10:00 a.m. Studio Stage.

    David Wall, is the co-founder of Workgroup, the graphic design studio that creates useful, beautiful visual identities, websites, publications, design for print and environments and is responsible for the distinct 3fe brand.

    workgroup.studio

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    Simon Dixon & Aporva Baxi

    DixonBaxi

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    Simon Dixon & Aporva Baxi

    DixonBaxi

    Friday, 10:45 a.m. Studio Stage.

    A branding and creative agency. For DixonBaxi it’s about effect and relevance. Increased awareness, audience engagement, internal culture and business growth matters. Their clients include Nike, Eurosport, Sony, CNBC & Telemundo.

    dixonbaxi.com

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    David Smith

    Atelier

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    David Smith

    Atelier

    Friday, 11:30 a.m. Studio Stage.

    Atelier is the studio practice of designers David Smith, Oran Day and their associates. An independent design practice that distinguishes itself from many commercial practices by working almost exclusively — as designers and consultants — with public and cultural sector organisations, and within design education, on a project by project basis. Since its inception the practice has established an enviable reputation for the quality of its design work.

    atelier.ie

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    David Heasty

    Triboro

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    David Heasty

    Triboro

    Friday, 12:00 p.m. Studio Stage.

    Triboro is the Brooklyn based design duo of David Heasty and Stefanie Weigler. In 2002 David was named as one of the top 20 designers under age 30 by Print magazine. In 2005 he was named an ADC Young Gun. Triboro Design create design solutions for clients in publishing, art, fashion, music, lifestyle, and for cultural institutions. The studio excels both in building inspiring brands from the ground-up and in shepherding established brands into new territories. Clients include; Nike, HSBC, Beastie Boys, ESPN & Google

    triborodesign.com

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    Brian Nolan & Paul McBride

    Detail

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    Brian Nolan & Paul McBride

    Detail

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

    Brian Nolan, Founding Partner. Paul McBride, Director. Detail is a creative design and communications company that specialise in design for print, screen and environment. They believe in analysis, simplicity and original output. Their process is based on an understanding of communication and its role for business, organisations and individuals. Their projects are large and small, simple and complex.

    detail.ie

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    Lorna Ross

    Fjord

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    Lorna Ross

    Fjord

    Friday, 2:15 p.m. Studio Stage.

    Lorna Ross is the Group Director at Fjord. Fjord combine design, strategy, and development to achieve innovation for their clients. Lorna was one of the pioneering researchers to focus on wearable technologies and built a reputation for research activity in this arena. She later identified the theme of health as an emerging arena for design to thrive. She founded and led the Human Wellbeing Group at the MIT Media Lab. She recently returned to Ireland from the USA to take up the position as the Group Design Director at Fjord in Dublin.

    fjordnet.com

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    Sean Perkins

    North

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    Sean Perkins

    North

    Friday, 3:00 p.m. Studio Stage.

    Sean Perkins is a British Designer and the founder of North Design. North Design specialise in identities and branding, working with a number of high-profile clients including The Barbican, RAC, First Direct & The Royal Mint.

    northdesign.co.uk

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    Charlotte Barker

    Dynamo

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    Charlotte Barker

    Dynamo

    Friday, 3:45 p.m. Studio Stage.

    Charlotte is Deputy Managing Director of Dynamo, a creative branding agency in Dublin. She is the winner of the 2017 IAPI Doyenne Award, which champions the women identified as future leaders of the creative industry. In an industry that is split 50/50 men and women, only 18% of CEOs/Managing Partners are women, and along with the day job, Charlotte is working on new ways to redress the gender balance.

    dynamo.ie

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    Patrick Godfrey & Scott Dadich

    Godfrey Dadich Partners

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    Patrick Godfrey & Scott Dadich

    Godfrey Dadich Partners

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

    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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    Pfadfinderei

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    Pfadfinderei

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

    Founded in 1998 in Berlin, Pfadfinderei (Pathfinders / Boy Scouts) are a design and motion graphics studio specializing in creative services for stage entertainment, large-format media installations, tradeshows and events. Going beyond screen work, they apply innovative ideas to fusing light, video and spatial design. To this day, vectors and a reductionist approach to creativity are their hallmark and signature style. 

    pfadfinderei.com

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    Thierry Brunfaut

    Base Design

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    Thierry Brunfaut

    Base Design

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

    Thierry is one of Base Design’s founding partner & creative director, active in Brussels, New York and Geneva. To projects ranging from visual identities to ad campaigns, Thierry imparts a philosophy of graphic and conceptual simplicity that emphasizes concise communication. “Don’t design for designers. Design for people” is one of his mottos. Thierry believes in the power of creative autonomy mixed with teamwork and pleasure through ever-changing processes. Thierry bears a striking and seemingly contradictory resemblance both to Moby and Kermit the Frog.

    basedesign.com

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    Marcus Wendt

    FIELD

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    Marcus Wendt

    FIELD

    Friday, 6:45 p.m. Studio Stage.

    Creative Director at FIELD. FIELD is a specialised creative studio in London. FIELD look to explore art and technology to create new formats of visual communication. Clients incude; Nike, Toyota, Diesel and Deutsche Bank.

    field.io

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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

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

    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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    Stefan Sagmeister

    Sagmeister & Walsh

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    Stefan Sagmeister

    Sagmeister & Walsh

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

    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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    Iain Slater & Kathryn Wilson

    Slater Design

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    Iain Slater & Kathryn Wilson

    Slater Design

    Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Studio Stage.

    Iain Slater Founding Director. Kathryn Wilson Creative Director. Established back in 1994, Slater Design have been building brands and delivering design solutions to a broad range of clients for over 18 years. From world-renowned fashion designer, to a nationwide retailer, to local small businesses. In each case Slater Design have been an integral part of the effective communication of their business through brand consultation and design. Slater Design are recognised amongst the industry and have been published in a number of design publications.

    slaterdesign.com

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    Astrid Feldner & Svein Haakon Lia

    Bleed

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    Astrid Feldner & Svein Haakon Lia

    Bleed

    Saturday, 10:45 a.m. Studio Stage.

    Bleed is an independent design consultancy with offices in Oslo and Vienna. Bleed represents a mix of cultures and disciplines, creating strong and sustainable business value through strategy and design.

    bleed.com

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    Michael Horsham

    Tomato

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    Michael Horsham

    Tomato

    Saturday, 11:30 a.m. Studio Stage.

    Michael Horsham from Tomato which is made up of a group of artists, designers, musicians and writers. Tomato creates and delivers cross platform, multi-media art and design projects: both commercial and research based, for national and international clients. They also publish books and artwork, create exhibitions, gives live performances, and host workshops & lectures. Clients include: Absolut, CNN, Channel 4, MTV & Nikon.

    tomato.co.uk

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    Lara Hanlon

    IBM Studios

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    Lara Hanlon

    IBM Studios

    Saturday, 12:00 p.m. Studio Stage.

    As Designer in Residence at IBM Design, Lara collaborates daily with global teams to envision and contribute to Design practices, culture, and Design Thinking education at scale. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Lara also lectures part-time at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology (IADT); and is the founder and sustainable food enthusiast at éntomo – an online platform that encourages the consumption of edible insects! You will also find Lara dabbling in generative design, storytelling and public speaking.

    ibm.com/design/studio

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    Paula Scher

    Pentagram

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    Paula Scher

    Pentagram

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

    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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    Marco Coppeto

    Ueno

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    Marco Coppeto

    Ueno

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

    Marco Coppeto is a 'full-time ancient monster hunter/designer' based in the Reykjavik office of Ueno. A full-service digital agency, designing and building digital products, brands and experiences. Ueno branded the 2017 edition of ESPN’s Body Issue, and designed its mobile-first online version. Some of their other clients include; Redbull TV, AirBnB & Lonely Planet.

    ueno.co

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    Astrid Stavro

    Atlas

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    Astrid Stavro

    Atlas

    Saturday, 3:00 p.m. Studio Stage.

    Astrid Stavro is Creative Director / Co-founder of Atlas, a brand and design consultancy, working from offices in New York and Mallorca. Atlas deliver creative thinking and world-class design across a wide ranges of disciplines for clients far and wide, big and small, including: BMW, Camper, PHAIDON & Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

    designbyatlas.com

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    Karl Toomey

    Aad

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    Karl Toomey

    Aad

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

    Since 2000 the people of Aad have been working hard trying to make the world a better place through design. For a brief 3 years from 04 – 07 the super hero that is Karl Toomey was one of those people, then he went to London and raised hell. Now he’s back where he belongs with a story for theFuture that is sure to thrill, shock and amaze. 

    studioaad.com

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    James Hurst

    DesignStudio

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    James Hurst

    DesignStudio

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

    James is the Principal at DesignStudio, the team behind Airbnb, Premier League, Deliveroo and many many more. He'll be giving a crash course in doing work people give a shit about.

    Topics include: explaining to mum what you do, firing the right client, building a team better than you, using design to design who you are and six questions that will change your life.

    wearedesignstudio.com

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    Bob Gray

    Red & Grey Design

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    Bob Gray

    Red & Grey Design

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

    Bob is the Design Director of Red&Grey, an undergraduate lecturer in the National College of Art & Design and a partner in the global strategic company, Adaptive Cultures. He understands the value of a design ecology and the importance in creating innovative programs that contribute functionally, economically and culturally to society. Recent clients include: Wild Atlantic Way, Ibec, The Vatican, and G7 Italia 2017. 

    redandgrey.ie

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    Ouchhh

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    Ouchhh

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

    Ouchhh is an Istanbul based independent creative new media agency with cross-discipline expertise in Art, Science and Technology.

    ouchhh.tv

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    Chris Nurko

    FutureBrand

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    Chris Nurko

    FutureBrand

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

    Global Chairman, FutureBrand. Lead advisor to Malaria No More, Safe Kids International, Future Brilliance and Solar Impulse. Brand Strategy and Marketing for Corporate, Consumer, Country and NGO Brands around the world.

    futurebrand.com

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    Jeremyville

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    Jeremyville

    A New York-based artist, product designer and author. He has exhibited around the world with shows at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, La Casa Encendida Museum in Madrid, the Madre Museum in Napoli, Cappellini in NYC and the 798 Arts District in Beijing among others. The New York Times, featured him in the 100 Best Illustrators in the World and his studio creates designs for Converse, Swatch, Kidrobot, Kiehl's, Uniqlo and LeSportsac.

    blog.jeremyville.com

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    Elva Carri

    GirlCrew

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    Elva Carri

    GirlCrew

    Friday, 10:45 a.m. Vision Stage.

    Elva Carri is founder of GirlCrew, an exciting and innovative platform for women to make new friends. GirlCrew began one Friday night when Elva wanted to go dancing but had no one to go with, all her friends being busy or too tired. Believing there had to be other women in the same position, she put a call out for some platonic dancing buddies on Tinder. She had no idea she would quickly garner more than 100 enthusiastic matches. She added everyone to a secret Facebook group and GirlCrew was born.

    girlcrew.com

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    Frankie Ratford

    The Design Kids

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    Frankie Ratford

    The Design Kids

    Friday, 11:30 a.m. Vision Stage.

    Frankie Ratford, The Design Kids, Director . The Design Kids is an online resource for student and graduate Graphic Designers, to help new graduates get a job in the design industry.

    thedesignkids.org

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    Danielle Pender

    Riposte Magazine

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    Danielle Pender

    Riposte Magazine

    Friday, 12:00 p.m. Vision Stage.

    Founder & Editor for Riposte Magazine. Riposte Magazing is an award winning smart magazing for women, which was launched as an alternative to mainstream women's magazines. Riposte Magazine profile bold and fascinating women whose achievements speak for themselves.

    ripostemagazine.com

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    Jonathan Legge

    Makers & Brothers

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    Jonathan Legge

    Makers & Brothers

    Friday, 1:30 p.m. Vision Stage.

    Makers & Brothers is a project that has been developed by two brothers, Jonathan and Mark Legge. It is an online retail venture founded on a belief in the simple things; the handmade, objects of integrity, contemporary vernaculars, a curation of everyday design and craft. Makers & Brothers define craft as a process; a production by hand or machine.

    makersandbrothers.com

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    Aisling Farinella

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    Aisling Farinella

    Friday, 2:15 p.m. Vision Stage.

    Aisling is a fashion director based in Dublin. Her work for commercial clients, publications, stores and designers involves projects from conception to activation. Editor and a Creative Director of Thread, an annually published print magazine which considers fashion as a design culture and a community, and places Irish talent in the industry within an international context.  In 2015 she was the Fashion and Textiles Advisor for the ID2015

    aislingfarinella.com

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    Steve McCarthy

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    Steve McCarthy

    Friday, 3:15 p.m. Vision Stage.

    Having never been to school, Steve’s passage into Illustration, from an amateur to a business always felt fluky to him. Watch him attempt to chart that journey from fluke fantastic fluke.

    Steve McCarthy

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    Jonny Costello

    Adult Art Club

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    Jonny Costello

    Adult Art Club

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

    Art Director for Adult Art Club. Based in the UK, Adult Art Club is a creative practice working in the area of design, art direction, illustration and image making. The studio designed the artwork for Ed Sheeran’s album Divide. The cover of the album appeared on screens and browsers all over the world, with the album having been streamed 56,73 million times on Spotify on the day of release. In stores, the album sold 672,000 copies in the UK on the week of the release.

    adultartclub.co.uk

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    Johnny Kelly

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    Johnny Kelly

    Friday, 4:00 p.m. Vision Stage.

    Johnny Kelly is an Irish animator and director who lives in London. His work spans from illustration, to stop frame animation, CGI and everything in between. His stop motion film that he directed for Chipotle entitled 'Back to the Start', won the Film Grand Prix at the Cannes Advertising Festival. Some of Johnny's clients include Facebook, Google, Apple, BMW, The New York Times, and Coca Cola.

    johnnykel.ly

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    Pip Rush

    Arcadia (Glastonbury)

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    Pip Rush

    Arcadia (Glastonbury)

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

    Pip Rush is Creative Director of Arcadia Spectacular, the ground breaking UK events company behind iconic installations like the 50 tonne fire breathing 'Spider' and large scale immersive shows like Metamorphosis. Driven by Pip’s creative vision, Arcadia have won multiple awards and toured shows on four continents, as their signature fusion of conscious ideas, sculpture, engineering, dance music, circus and cutting edge technology continues to evolve. 

    Pip Rush

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    Steve Powers

    ESPO

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    Steve Powers

    ESPO

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

    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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    Kaave Pour

    Space10

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    Kaave Pour

    Space10

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

    Kaave Pour is a 27 year old award winning creative and cultural entrepreneur, who started his first company at the age of 14. He currently oversees the position as Creative Director for SPACE10, IKEA's new future living lab and was also the driving force behind Trailerpark I/O.
    Kaave is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer. SPACE10 is IKEA’s external future-living lab. SPACE10's mission is to explore global challenges, detect potential disruptions and most importantly bring together radical thinkers and specialists from around the world to ideate, prototype and design new concepts, that enable a better, more sustainable and meaningful way of living.

    space10.io

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    Charlotte Dutoit

    JUSTKIDS

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    Charlotte Dutoit

    JUSTKIDS

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

    Charlotte is a French art producer and curator. Always traveling and developing exciting new projects with some of the world’s most engaging visual artists, she is the founder and director of JUSTKIDS,  a creative house that conceives, produces and promotes comprehensive art projects on an international scale with some of the world’s most engaging artists, curators, and strategic consultants. 

    justkidsofficial.com

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    Bethany Koby & Daniel Hirschmann

    Technology Will Save Us

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    Bethany Koby & Daniel Hirschmann

    Technology Will Save Us

    Saturday, 11:30 a.m. Vision Stage.

    Bethany is a mom, CEO, designer, educator and art director interested in creating brands, businesses and experiences that help imagining a more positive and collaborative future. Bethany has been selected as one of the Designer’s that Matter by Wired Magazine, one of the Top 50 Creative Leaders by Creative Review and has spoken at TED Kids, Resonate and Maker Faire, to name a few. Daniel is a dad, artist, educator and entrepreneur who uses technology as a vehicle for delivering human centred learning experiences.

    techwillsaveus.com

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    James Earley

    Inputout

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    James Earley

    Inputout

    Saturday, 11:45 a.m. Vision Stage.

    James Earley is a contemporary urban artist based in Dublin, Ireland. He has been active since 1997. James' distinctive style celebrates and pays homage to his family's rich artistic past. His family ran Earley Studios, a firm specialising in stained glass artworks for over 100 years (1864-1975) within the city centre of Dublin. James' approach to creating work reflects his background in design and his involvement in graffiti. He is most interested in exploring the possibilities that technology offer in creating highly crafted works similar to Earley Studio's but very much in a current, progressive and contemporary manner.

    inputout.com

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    Emer O'Daly

    Love & Robots

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    Emer O'Daly

    Love & Robots

    Saturday, 12:00 p.m. Vision Stage.

    Co-founder of Love & Robots. Designer & Architect based in Dublin, Ireland. Love & Robots is a interactive design brand offering personalised products. It was founded in 2012 by Emer, Kate and Aoibh O'Daly and is based in Dublin. Using 3d printing technologies, we create bespoke pieces that are made-to-order and entirely personalised to the customer. Love & Robots is also a design studio where we collaborate with brands, designers and artists on various projects.

    loveandrobots.com

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    Aoife McElwain

    slow:series

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    Aoife McElwain

    slow:series

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

    Slow: Series; an idea put together by food writer and creative events planner, Aoife McElwain. The idea formulated into a series of talks and events, with the aim to bring together people who crave a bit of slowness and to find out what we can learn from each other, through our experiences so far & our hopes for the future.

    slowseries.com

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    Shelley Fox

    Director, MFA Fashion Design and Society

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    Shelley Fox

    Director, MFA Fashion Design and Society

    Saturday, 3:00 p.m. Vision Stage.

    Shelley Fox is The Donna Karan Professor of Fashion at Parsons, where she directs the new Master of Fine Arts program in Fashion Design and Society.  An award-winning designer, Fox has created numerous experimental and innovative collections that were sold internationally and have been included in prestigious exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Design Museum, Barbican Art Gallery, Crafts Council, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, to name a few. Her work is published broadly in fashion, design, and art journals, as well as academic publication.

    Shelley Fox at Parsons

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    D*Face

    Dean Stockton

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    D*Face

    Dean Stockton

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

    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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    Sharon Greene

    Queens of Neon

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    Sharon Greene

    Queens of Neon

    Saturday, 5:15 p.m. Vision Stage.

    Creative Director. Sharon is a multidisciplinary artist. Her work takes many forms from idea generation to art direction, site-specific art installations, event curation, space transformation, creative consultation, experiential brand identity, styling and more. Queens of Neon is a multi-dimensional Dublin based creative collective. Past clients include Absolut, Body & Soul Festival, Guinness, Nokia, Jameson & Squarespace.

    queensofneon.com

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    Renny Ramakers

    Droog

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    Renny Ramakers

    Droog

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

    Co-founder and creative director of Amsterdam-based design company Droog, Renny Rawmakers initiates projects, curates exhibitions, and lectures worldwide. Educated as an art historian at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, Ramakers has since been more interested in making history by stretching the borders of design thinking. Her aim is to deliver cutting edge content and unexpected perspectives in an interdisciplinary and a down-to-earth way.

    droog.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.

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

    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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    What Design Can Do

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    What Design Can Do

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

    What Design Can Do (WDCD) was initiated in 2011 as a platform to showcase design as a catalyst of change and as a way of addressing the societal questions of our time. The story is told through their annual conference in Amsterdam, additional conferences in other parts of the world, the worldwide What Design Can Do Challenge, as well as their own publications and the WDCD blog. Their aim is to present best practices and visions, to provoke discussion and to facilitate fruitful exchange between disciplines. They want to demonstrate the power of design; to show that it can do more than make things pretty! 

    whatdesigncando.com

Village is where we take everything that is happening across the three stages and distill it down into a series of interviews, discussions, conversations and themed debates on the issues and topics affecting or set to influence in the future. 

Hosted by This Greedy Pig, in collaboration with various creative organisations, we’ll be looking at topics including Curating Cities, The Gender Gap & Balance, Workplaces That Work For Everyone, Mind Your Head, The Rise and Impact of Influence, Cultivating Communities and lots more besides.