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The best digital design networking events in London

Toby Thwaites

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Futureheads’ design team are always searching for exciting events for the creative community in London. Here are some recommendations for people looking to connect with other creatives and learn more about the world of digital design. As always, this is just a selection – and we’d love to hear your suggestions for others to add to this list. Email me at toby@wearefutureheads.co.uk

Glug

Every month, various locations

Glug is a movement that champions creative communities around the world with talks and informal networking. It runs events every month, which feature talks on topics from digital and UI/UX to branding and emerging tech, and plenty of opportunities to mix with other creative and digital minds.

 

The VFX Festival

February and June, 2019, London

The VFX, Games & Animation Festival is hosted by Escape Studios, with talks and showcases from these exciting sectors. It’s a great chance to listen to what the experts have to say about the industry and network with other creatives in your field. 

Reasons: London is an annual event aimed at all types of creatives – from animators, filmmakers and illustrators to coders and web designers. The line-up of speakers includes some of the best digital creatives in the field and it’s a fantastic opportunity to network, learn and get inspired. Hope to see you there on the 9th March!

D&AD Festival

May 21st to 23rd, 2019, London

The three-day D&AD Festival programme includes talks from global leaders, fireside chats, workshops, an awards programme and masterclasses from the world of advertising, art, design, fashion, film - and more. 

 

VR World

September 24th, 2019, London

This free event will be held again at London’s Business Design Centre. It will give you the chance to listen to the world’s leaders in the augmented, mixed and virtual reality industries, hear intriguing case studies and take part in thought-provoking discussions on the possibilities of VR and the future of technology. With hundreds of speakers and an interactive exhibition, there’s plenty opportunity to engage with everyone from start-ups to established industry leaders. 

New Designers

June and July, 2019, London

New Designers is a two-part event beginning in June at the Business Design Centre, which gives graduates and emerging designers the chance to show off their talent and innovative new ideas in one place. It’s perfect for finding out what the newest generation of designers have up their sleeves - and get inspired.

Exhibitions at the Design Museum

All year, London

There is always something worth seeing at London’s Design Museum. This year’s line-up includes exhibitions on the themes of luxury and the storytelling power of architecture. Click through to the website to see current and forthcoming events.

So there you have it – some great events coming your way over the next few months. If you’re particularly excited about any upcoming events this year, just let me know at toby@wearefutureheads.co.uk and maybe I’ll see you there!