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Neon Monday #240 — The best events this April ☔️

Your weekly design event guide.

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🤩 This week's picks

Kaboom Animation Festival📅 Friday, 24 March to Sunday, 2 April 2023 00:00 📍 Amsterdam, Utrecht, Roaming, The Netherlands 🇳🇱

Spotlight on A.I.📅 Saturday, 25 March 2023📍 Toronto 🇨🇦 and online🎟️ From $85Full-day of sessions on the implications and possibilities of AI for the digital creative industry.

MozFest Virtual 📅 Monday, 20 March to Friday, 24 March 2023 📍 Online🎟️ FreeMozFest is a unique hybrid: part art, tech, and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more humane digital world.

Explore all upcoming events on neonmoire.com

🎛️ Updated Articles

Last week I updated multiple articles., covering the city of Copenhagen, Typography conferences, and meetups around the world. And last but not least the magical world of Motion Design and Animation

☔️ The best of April 

International Assembly📅 Thursday, 30 March to Friday, 14 April 2023 00:00 📍 Glasgow, Online, Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 International Assembly is an unmissable one-day design and creative festival in Glasgow. Join International Assembly for an all-day creative conference, and poster night celebrations with some of the most exciting thinkers, makers, and movers in design, branding, advertising, and beyond.

STRP 📅 Thursday, 13  to Sunday, 16 April 2023📍 Eindhoven, The Netherlands 🇳🇱 STRP Festival dives deeper into the theme of 'The Art of Listening'. In our society, we prefer seeing to hearing and speaking to listening. Self-expression is what drives thinking, science, and our social media. 

Post Design 📅 Friday, 14  to Saturday, 15 April 2023📍 Copenhagen, Denmark 🇩🇰 POST is a platform working to challenge the place of visual culture and communication in society while addressing the ethics of design, the politics of image-making, and the unknowns of our creative futures. In four chapters, the festival takes us deep into the theme of “entanglement,” where they will unravel the intersections, interconnections, and invisible strings that give shape to our visual and political surroundings. The third chapter, COMMUNITY, takes place April 14 - 15 in central Copenhagen, Denmark, bringing together six wildly inspiring designers and artists for two intense days of talking, listening, and socializing. Programme TBC. 

beyond tellerrand Dusseldorf 📅 Monday, 17 to Tuesday, 18 April 2023📍 Dusseldorf, Online, Germany 🇩🇪 beyond tellerrand is back in Düsseldorf. Join for the known mix of talks about creativity and technology, about design and code – in a friendly and inspiring atmosphere. 

Yggdrasil 📅 Monday, 17 to Tuesday, 18 April 2023📍 Sandefjord, Norway 🇳🇴 Norway's most important meeting place for anyone who creates digital user experiences. Insights, experiences, methodology, and tools are shared in a social and particularly pleasant atmosphere. 

FITC Toronto 📅 Monday, 17 to Tuesday, 18 April 2023📍 Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦 FITC Toronto is a 2-day conference. Celebrating design, digital development, media, and innovation in creative technologies. The event explores the future of everything innovative, technical, and creative to leave you informed, challenged, and inspired. Before the conference, there is an optional workshop day. 👉 Save $100 on your in-person ticket with code 'neonmoire'

WebExpo 📅 Wednesday, 19 to Friday, 21 April 2023📍 Prague, Czech Republic 🇨🇿 Two-day conference ticket includes 70 talks, free workshops, roundtable discussions, and mentor hours. 

European Media Art Festival  📅 Wednesday, 19 to Sunday, 23 April 2023 📍 Osnabrück, Germany 🇩🇪 Forum of International Media Arts 

The Art Department Eindhoven 📅 Thursday, 20 April 2023 00:00 to Friday, 21 April 2023 00:00 📍 Eindhoven, The Netherlands 🇳🇱 At The Art Department, we focus on concept art and design for film, animation, and games. For The Art Department, we dive into the process of creating and put a spotlight on the artists that are responsible for designing worlds, characters, and stories of some of the biggest productions. 

Crop Baton Rouge 📅 Thursday, 20 to Sunday, 23 April 2023📍 Austin, USA 🇺🇸 A two-day celebration of creativity, community, inspiration, learning & more. Find out inspiring talks and knowledge-dropping workshops together with vendors, live events, live music, and after-parties. 

Dani Komunikacija 📅 Thursday, 20  to Sunday, 23 April 2023 📍 Rovinj, Croatia 🇭🇷 DK Festival is recognized as one of the best events in the world by the British Association Excellence Awards for its out-of-the-box approach, unique program, provocative production, and top-notch organization. All year round we scour the world for the people who reshape the industry. Only the most interesting makers will have a chance to take the round stage in Lone and explain — what the fuck is going on in the world of communications. Three days, the best makers, no insignificant lectures, no bullshit. 

Dehache Festival 📅 Thursday, 20 to Friday, 21 April 2023📍 Querétaro, Mexico 🇲🇽Dehache festival began as a project to gather friends, in a small auditorium. 22 years later the organization has reinvented itself, transforming it into the congress of Graphic Design "Dejando Huella" or "DeHache" to one of the most important events on creativity in Mexico. Promoting and celebrating the Hispanic and Latin American design. Querétaro "Creative City of Design" is the meeting point and we will be waiting for you on April 21st and 22nd, 2023 

Mouvo 📅 Friday, 21 to Saturday, 22 April 2023  📍 Prague, Czech Republic 🇨🇿 A festival presenting motion design in all its forms – as a creative field as well as an outlet for personal expression. 

BCNMRC 📅 Friday, 21 April 2023📍 Manchester, UK 🇬🇧 Ten years since BCNMCR first launched, it’s time to celebrate two unique and creative cities once again. Brought to you from StudioDBD, BCNMCR is a one-off design event taking place on April 21st at the Hallé St Peter's in Manchester. 

FMX - Film & Media Exchange 📅 Tuesday, 25 to Thursday, 27 April 2023📍 Stuttgart, Germany 🇩🇪 Every spring, media creators share insights into the latest creative developments of their productions and present cutting-edge tools and pipelines, fascinating real-time technologies, and innovative business models as part of the FMX Conference program. Over the years, thousands of speakers have entered the FMX stage to share their insights into the world of animation, effects, and interactive and immersive media. 

Front - Case Study Conference 📅 Wednesday, 26 to Friday, 28 April 2023 📍 Salt Lake City, Canada 🇨🇦 Join us in beautiful Salt Lake City, for two full days of dedicated time away from your desk, learning better ways to work together with your team, and for inspiration and tools to grow your career in UX or Product Management. Together with over 800 other professionals, you’ll learn from extremely talented people influencing the organizations they work for and changing the way our industry looks at digital products and the way people use them. 

c/o Pop 📅 Wednesday, 26 to Sunday, 30 April 2023 📍 Cologne, Germany 🇩🇪 Good for: Sound Designers, Motion Graphics, and Animators Once a year, the c/o pop festival transforms Cologne into an urban music mecca, bringing newcomers, star acts, or insider tips to Cologne's most beautiful stages. The c/o pop Convention 2023 in Cologne is the first industry gathering of the year for the music industry and cooperating industries such as digital business and media. In keynotes, panels, and workshops, we take a practical look at the future of the music world. The conference is for everyone who wants to start the season with new contacts, ideas, and opportunities. This year c/o pop celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Confab 📅 Sunday, 30 to Wednesday, 3 May 2023📍 Minneapolis, USA 🇺🇸 Confab is an event for people who care about making content better for their users and organizations. Spans several areas related to content strategy, including analytics and performance UX design, Workflow and stakeholders, content design for AI and bots, editorial assignments and calendars, and hiring and staff management among other talks and topics. 

👋 Too many links?! I created a calendar file with all upcoming events. Get it here

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