Neon Moiré Newsletter #260

Your weekly design event guide.

Featured Event 💫

Our Picks

A selection of twee essential events to attend this week, selected from our site. This week:

Upcoming Events in September 🍂

Festival Eastern European Design
📅 2 to 4 September 2023
📍 Warsaw, Poland 🇵🇱 
Festival Eastern European Design is a festival dedicated to visual design from Central and Eastern-Southern Europe. The festival will consist of conferences, gatherings of design event organizers, meetings of community leaders, practical workshops, and networking sessions.
The conference will showcase design scenes from the following countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and others.
🎤 I’m attending and will give a presentation about the Evolution of Design Events, join me in Warsaw. This is a free event!

The Messyverse
📅 2 September to 6 October 2023
📍Amsterdam, The Netherlands
THE MESSYVERSE is a dynamic, large-scale event during Amsterdam Fashion Week. The two-day festival takes place September 2 and 3, 2023 at Felix Meritis in Amsterdam, and serves as the kick off for the art exhibition, which offers a deeper engagement with these issues over it's five week run.

SmashingConf Freiburg
📅 4 to 6 September 2023
📍 Freiburg, Germany 🇩🇪
Friendly, inclusive events that are focused on real-world problems and solutions. All about front-end, UX and design — for front-end developers and designers.

📅 5 to 8 September 2023
📍 Boston, USA 🇺🇸
With the energy of an incubator and the intel of an accelerator, INBOUND takes the best of our work — the culture, the innovation, the creativity — and propels it forward for the collective good. It’s where careers take off, businesses begin to scale, and community changes us for the better.

📅 7 to 8 September 2023
📍 Richardson, USA 🇺🇸
A three-day creative design conference, bringing together designers and makers from around the globe. Learning from transformative thinkers and connecting with like-minded innovators, it provides a space where you’ll be challenged to push yourself in the creative process.

Post Design Tangle, Chapter 4: POWER
📅 8 to 9 September 2023
📍Helsinki, Finland
Design often finds itself tasked with constructing an illusion of authority and control—tangible and intangible. What are the boundaries of our agency as visual makers? What forces are enmeshed in, and perpetuated by creative practices, creative work structures and the images we produce and consume?

In Motion
📅 8 to 9 September 2023
📍London, UK
Coming over for a coffee and a pint! Leading European platform for the creative industry and post-digital culture sets foot in London with fest on animation & motion design. After 17 years organizing festivals in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Breda and Berlin, Playgrounds will set off to the heart of European animation and media production. Playgrounds In Motion in London will focus on animation & motion design and will showcase the latest developments in this genre and of course some industry legends in this field. Expect a line-up with artists talks, industry one-on-one’s, panel discussions, demo’s and much more. An industry meet-up for animation professionals and talent.

Fontstand International Typography Conference
📅 8 to 9 September 2023
📍 Dublin, Ireland 🇮🇪
World-class type designers and typographers from around the world come together for a packed conference with presentations and discussions. The conference is hosted by Fontstand and held annually in a different city in Europe.

beyond tellerrand Berlin
📅 11 + 12 September 2023
📍 Berlin, Online, Germany 🇩🇪
beyond tellerrand, the affordable single-track event where creativity and technology meet, where design and code are at home, happens in Berlin again in its renowned, familiar and friendly atmosphere.

Forward Festival Berlin
📅 14 + 15 September 2023
📍 Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪
Forward Festival returns to Berlin on 14 and 15 September 2023 and presents nothing less than a fireworks display of inspiration! Get ready for a program featuring more than 35 speakers on two stages, ranging from international heavyweights to local heroes of the creative industry, as well as exclusive side events, workshops, and much more.

Brave New World
📅 14 + 15 September 2023
📍 Leiden, The Netherlands 🇳🇱
Brave New World is a 2-day annual conference for people who want to know what the future holds in store and how this will affect their business, policies, and life.

UX Horizon
📅 14 + 15 September 2023
📍 Utrecht, The Netherlands 🇳🇱
Multiple perspectives on User Experience Design, the craft and the field. Come join us for talks, workshops, entertainment, socializing and more!

Motion Plus Design Rotterdam
📅 15 September 2023
📍 Rotterdam
Motion Plus Design is promoting the art of motion design across the world by creating international events and sharing its best resources.

Service Design Days
📅 15 + 16 September 2023
📍 Barcelona, Spain 🇪🇸
The Service Design Days is a cross-disciplinary platform for change makers, influencers, and decision makers of small and large organisations, involved in product and service innovation, organisation transformation, and value creation through design.

London Design Festival
📅 16 to 24 September 2023
📍 London, United Kingdom 🇬🇧
London Design Festival celebrates and promotes the city as a design capital on the global stage. As one of the world’s leading design events, the Festival has also served as the blueprint for design weeks and festivals globally and continues to be a key moment on the cultural calendar. London Design Festival takes place annually in the UK's capital city. In 2022 the event returns for its 20th anniversary, hosting more than 300 events across 12 design districts throughout London.

AGI Open 2023 
📅 18 + 19 September 2023
📍 Wellington, New Zealand 🇳🇿 
The Alliance Graphique Internationale brings together the prominent graphic designers of the world. Each year members convene in a different city at the AGI Congress. Here, members meet in a spirit of friendship, curious to hear of each other’s activities, keen to debate the profession and learn more of their host city.

Leeds Digital Festival
📅 18 to 29 September 2023
📍 Leeds, United Kingdom 🇬🇧
The Leeds Digital Festival is an open, collaborative celebration of digital culture in all its forms. Whether you’re interested in coding, fintech, social media, AI, healthtech, data, start-ups, digital music, cyber security or AR/VR, we’ve got something for you.

Brand New Conference
📅 21 + 22 September 2023
📍 Chicago, USA 🇺🇸
A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

L.E.V. Festival
📅 21 to 24 September 2023
📍 Madrid, Spain 🇪🇸
The Festival of Visual Electronica and Extended Realities, comes back to Madrid to bring us the newest experiences in the field of audiovisual experimentation. The event will take place in several spaces of Matadero throughout four days, and the attendees will be able to enjoy incredible sonic, visual and digital worlds created with cutting-edge technological tools by some of the most creative national and international minds of this artistic field.

Harvard GSD Black in Design Conference
📅 22 to 24 September 2023
📍 Cambrigde, USA 🇺🇸
This year’s Black in Design conference explores the Black home’s multidimensionality — as a literal structure that shelters, as a reflection of culture and traditions, and as spaces that are not entirely physical. The conference brings together keynote panels, workshops, and conversations that discuss and expand these themes with different thought leaders involved in designing and creating various interpretations of Black homes. Our goal is to establish a broader understanding and alternate ways of experiencing the Black home in an effort to reinforce the ideals of Black communities living across the country and larger diaspora so that we can plan for its future.

📅 25 September 2023
📍 Porto, Lisbon, Online, Portugal 🇵🇹
Layers is a NEW full-day hybrid conference with the best the Friends of Figma, Portugal, and our community has to offer.

Design Matters Copenhagen

📅 28 + 29 September 2023
📍 Copenhagen, Online, Denmark 🇩🇰
Each year, design practitioners jump on stage to talk with honesty and passion about their experiences, challenges, successes, and failures.

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