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Neon Moiré Newsletter #264 - October 🎃

Your weekly design event guide.

Featured Event 💫

Design events happening this week 🍂

📅 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.
🔗 www.fof-layers.pt

Design Matters Copenhagen
📅 28 and 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.
🔗 designmatters.io

TRImarchi DG
📅 30 September 2023
📍 Madrid, Spain 🇪🇸
International design festival by Domestiika. With conferences, expo, stands, shows, animated shorts and a juicy line up danceable by BNT, the mythical party.
🔗 trimarchidg.net

Upcoming Events in October 🎃

Week 40 - 2 to 8 October

Nicer Tuesday
📅 Tuesday, 3 October 2023
📍 London, UK 🇬🇧
This 18+ event(!) hosted by It’s Nice That, with on stage Timi Akindele-Ajani, a photographer and filmmaker who will be talking about his moving and beautifully shot short film Guests, and Alva Skog, an illustrator renowned for their off-scale characters, with large hands and heads and buckets full of charm. And finally, what better way to continue the sunshine than with Barcelona’s most colourful studio, Hey. The studio founder Verònica Fuerte will be joining Nicer Tuesday all the way from Spain.
🔗 dice.fm

Inscript Experimental Type Festival - Meet us here
📅 Wednesday, 4 to Sunday, 8 October 2023
📍 Online
Inscript is an experimental type festival taking place online. Inscript explores the overlap of typography and experimental tech, including but not limited to artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, creative coding, physical computing and innovative use of traditional craft.
🔗 inscript.tf

Achieving pixel perfect polish - Hatch Conference Mixer London
📅 Wednesday, 4 October 2023
📍London, UK
Meet the London UX Community at Incident.io's offices in central London. Speaker is Dimitra, a product engineer at incident.io for the past year. She has worked as a backend engineer in previous roles, but my origin story is very much rooted in design!
🔗 hatchconference.com/mixers/london

Designing with Heart: How Empathy Helps Designing Better Products - Hatch Conference Mixer Berlin
📅 Wednesday, 4 October 2023
📍 Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪
Ever felt like you're just designing for data points rather than real, breathing humans? Join us to talk about the transformative power of empathy
🔗 hatchconference.com/mixers/getyourguide

UX Salon: Modeling Content: Design from the Inside Out - Hatch Conference Mixer Barcelona
📅 Wednesday, 4 October 2023
📍 Barcelona, Spain 🇪🇸
Meet the UX community in Barcelona with this collaboration of Hatch Conference and UX Salon Barcelona, hosted in the awesome offices of King!
Speaker Nevan Scott talks about content models map out what information is available within a system, and the relationships between pieces of content.
🔗 hatchconference.com/mixers/barcelona

Banking on Tap: Design & Fintech Happy Hour - Hatch Conference Mixer Berlin
📅 Wednesday, 4 October 2023
📍 Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪
Join Hatch as the gather together to connect with fellow digital leaders in the industry and unlock valuable insights into the ever-evolving landscape of financial services. This event is designed to foster meaningful conversations, exchange ideas, and explore innovative solutions that are transforming the industry.
🔗 hatchconference.com/mixers/quantummetric

Design System in Spotlight - Hatch Conference Mixer Berlin
📅 Wednesday, 4 October 2023
📍 Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪
Join Hatch for a design event meet-up focused on exploring the current state and future prospects of Design Systems. In this engaging session, we will delve into the various aspects of Design Systems and the exciting developments that lie ahead.
🔗 hatchconference.com/mixers/dayone

Hatch Conference
📅 Thursday, 5 and Friday, 6 October 2023
📍 Online, Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪 
HATCH is an invite-only event for experienced UX & Product Designers, taking place in Berlin, Germany and streaming to the world. Featuring talks and online workshops from international design leaders.
🔗 hatch.berlin

Webflow Conf
📅 Thursday, 5 October 2023
📍 San Francisco, Online, USA 🇺🇸
A celebration of the makers, creators, and visionaries behind the world's greatest websites in San Francisco and online. At Webflow Conf, you’ll be the first to experience new Webflow features and level up your skills with interactive challenges. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with a thriving community of Webflow users to share expertise, swap stories, and meet new people. And Webflow’s community comes together to celebrate this year’s wins, and most importantly, have fun!
🔗 webflow.com/webflowconf

In Motion - Meet us here
📅 Thursday, 5 and Friday, 6 October 2023
📍 Rotterdam, The Netherlands 🇳🇱
In Motion is fest on cutting edge creativity, motion & design. A catwalk of all liquid, trending and new visual culture in one of the most forward looking and constantly reinventing itself cities in the Netherlands! Expect a line-up of post-digital storytelling, cutting-edge creativity, fluid media, cross-genre projects, innovative works and artists.
🔗 weareplaygrounds.nl/event/in-motion-rotterdam-2023

Forward Festival Vienna
📅 Thursday, 5 and Friday, 6 October 2023
📍 Vienna, Austria 🇦🇹
A festival gathering around a conference with the best international and local personalities who provide insight and success stories. Accompanied by a saucerful of side events with workshops, live art and networking sessions.
🔗 forward-festival.com/vienna

etceteras: feminist festival of design and publishing
📅 Thursday, 5 to Saterday, 7 2023
📍Porto, Portugal 🇵🇹
Feminist literacies are collective fabulations. It is through the interlocking efforts of writers, editors, publishers, designers, artists, printers, booksellers, distributors, translators, researchers, librarians, smugglers—and so many others—that feminist ideas move around. ‘Etceteras’ programme offers lectures, workshops, moderated talks, performances, film screenings, a book fair and more.
🔗 etceteras.net/

What Design Can Do Mexico
📅 Friday, 6 October 2023
📍 Mexico City, Mexico 🇲🇽
A festival exploring the power of design and how it can transform our world.
What Design Can Do Mexico will delve into climate and equality-related issues with a special focus on the links between ancestral knowledge, heritage and design.
🔗 whatdesigncando.com

Eastern Design Conference
📅 Friday, 6 and Saturday, 7 October 2023
📍 Košice, Slovakia 🇸🇰
A 2 day design conference with 20 + international speakers including the Designer + Client talks, a bit portion of Eastern vibes & entertainment and much more.
🔗 easternconf.com

Redo Prishtina
📅 Friday, 6 to Sunday, 8 October 2023
📍 Prishtina, Kosovo
Redo invites you to come and celebrate the tenth edition of REDO, the annual International graphic design and visual arts event in Prishtina, Kosovo. REDO is a three-day event in motion that brings together designers from around the world to create a discourse around the current issues within the practice of graphic design. Through a series of talks, music events, books, and tours of the city, REDO provides an opportunity for designers to get together in and around the city of Prishtina.
🔗 redoprishtina.com

📅 Saturday, 7 to Sunday, 15 October 2023
📍 Lucerne, Switserland 🇨🇭
Weltformat is the annual graphic design festival in Switzerland. It is held in various locations in Lucerne. Every year another renowned (mostly Swiss) studio is invited to create the festival poster that is hung all over Switzerland.
🔗 weltformat-festival.ch

Week 41 - 9 to 15 October

SmashingConf Antwerp - Meet us here (Tuesday)
📅 Monday, 9 to Thursday, 12 October 2023
📍 Antwerp, Belgium 🇧🇪
SmashingConf Antwerp is a brand new conference on design & UX by Smashing Magazine. For designers and UI engineers who love the web. On design systems, usability, product design and complex UI challenges. Boost your design skills, the smashing way.
🔗 smashingconf.com/antwerp-2023

Adobe Max
📅 Tuesday, 10 to Thursday, 12 October 2023
📍 Los Angels, Online, USA 🇺🇸
Adobe's annual events where you can learn the latest Adobe announcements, attend 300+ sessions, labs, creativity workshops and network with each other.
🔗 max.adobe.com

Black Tech Fest
📅 Tuesday, 10 to Thursday, 12 October 2023
📍 Online, London, UK
Started in 2020, Black Tech Fest is Europe`s largest event of its kind, 3 days dedicated to celebrating Black culture and its influence on technology. Convening Black talent, allies and the world`s leading tech companies to connect, network, and discover.
🔗 blacktechfest.com

Productized Conference
📅 Wednesday, 11 to Friday, 13 October 2023
📍 Lisbon, Portugal 🇵🇹
At Productized Conference 2023, you will enjoy 2-days of workshops and practical tips, all based in the heart of Lisbon, on October 11-12. Are you interested in Product Management, Product Discovery, Design Thinking, or Service Design? Productized stands in the intersection of business, tech, and design.
🔗 productized.co

📅 Wednesday, 11 to Friday, 13 October 2023
📍 Dublin, Online, Ireland 🇮🇪
Learn how Product, UX, Design and Dev can work together to build products customer love and how managers can empower teams while ensuring business outcomes
🔗 uxdx.com

Awwwards Conference
📅 Wednesday, 11 to Friday, 13 October 2023
📍 Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱
Multiple times a year Awwwards organize a Digital Thinkers Conference. Showcasing, in iconic location, digital visionaries, thought leaders, top agencies and designers from across the world to share their secrets, and open new dialogues about the future of the web.
🔗 conference.awwwards.com

Design Talks & Networking | Mexico
📅 Wednesday, 11 October 2023
📍 Online
An online meetup, by designers for designers. Ever wondered about the digital design scene in Latin America? Join this a free online session of lighting talks and friendly networking like you never tried before. This event will feature talks by inspiring Latinx and international designers, who will bring the excitement of real-life interaction.
🔗 linkedin.com

Fixing the Future Festival
📅 Thursday, 12 to Saturday, 14 October 2023
📍 Barcelona, Spain 🇪🇸
Over three packed days, Fixing the Future will bring together the best 25 future-shaping projects from across the world – from adapting AI technologies to farming innovation to drought mitigation to creative recycling. Meet the change-makers over a range of panel discussions, debates, workshops and performances.
🔗 fixingthefuture.atlasofthefuture.org/en/

AIGA Design Conference
📅 Thursday, 12 to Saturday, 14 October 2023
📍 New York City, USA 🇺🇸
Brings the design community together in a once-in-a-lifetime, cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas about the changing world of design.
🔗 aiga.org/design/aiga-design-conference

Design Thinking Conference
📅 Thursday, 12 and Friday, 13 October 2023
📍 Amsterdam, The Netherlands 🇳🇱
Design Thinking Conference is an annual event focused on exploring the power of empathy, the first phase of the Design Thinking process. Based on a theatrical format. Design Thinking Conference invites participants to be part of the Act, and actively experience the world through different viewpoints throughout the 2-day conference.
🔗 designthinkingconference.com/

Biennale internationale de design graphique
Closing Weekend
📅 to 28 October 2023
📍 Le Signe, Chaumont 🇫🇷
Le Signe, National centre for Graphic design in France, returns this year for the 4th edition of its famous Biennale internationale de design graphique in Chaumont
👉 Friday 13/10: Conference day, with Vanina Pinter, Margaret Gray, Marion Kueny, Quintal Atelier, Élise Gay & Kévin Donnot and many others. Electro night with Binary Digit and RONI.
👉 Saturday 14/10: Opening of the exhibition “Inventons le présent”
🔗 centrenationaldugraphisme.fr/le-signe

OFFF Mexico
📅 Friday, 13 and Saturday, 14 October 2023
📍 Mexico City, Mexico 🇲🇽
OFFF Mexico is an international festival that welcomes innovative local and international talent to share their experiences in the fields of creativity, digital culture and innovation.
🔗 offf.mx

📅 Friday, 13 October 2023
📍 Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱
During ADNIGHT, doors will be opened that would usually be closed. Creative agencies all around Amsterdam will allow you a peek into their creative 'kitchens'. They organize workshops, talks, tours, and offer you a chance to see their work and meet their people. With a diverse line up of agencies ranging from creative and design to film and music production and anything in between there is more than enough to discover!
🔗 adnight.nl

Web Unleashed
📅 Saturday, 14 to Monday 16, October 2023
📍 Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦, Online
Now in its 12th year, Web Unleashed is the ultimate conference for front-end web development professionals. We bring the community together, connecting like-minded individuals who share a passion for their work and for the industry.
🔗 fitc.ca

View Conference
📅 Sunday, 15 to Friday, 20 October 2023
📍 Turin, Italy 🇮🇹 
VIEW Conference focus on exploring the increasingly fluid boundary between real and digital worlds. Through lectures, meetings, tributes, exhibits, screenings and demo presentations VIEW will reveal the new digital frontier sweeping from cinema to architecture, from automotive design to advertisement, from medicine to videogames.
🔗 viewconference.it/

Week 42 - 16 to 22 October

📅 Monday, 16 to Thursday, 19 October 2023
📍 Portland, USA 🇺🇸
Button is an event about content design and UX writing. If you care about making content in digital products and services better for everyone, then Button is where you belong!
🔗 buttonconf.com

Design for Planet Festival
📅 Tuesday, 17 and Wednesday, 18 October 2023
📍 Norwich, UK
This year's theme is Collaborate. This is essential if we are going to design for a regenerative planet. Collaboration can take many different forms including: consumers, working with nature, AI development, building supply chains, cross-industry business ventures, gathering together practices of different disciplines from engineering to performing arts.
🔗 designcouncil.org.uk

📅 Thursday, 19 to Saturday, 21 October 2023
📍 Barcelona, Spain 🇪🇸
3 days festival related to design and creativity! Professionals and students are welcome!
🔗 blancfestival.com/

Push Conference
📅 Thursday, 19 and Friday, 20 October 2023
📍 Munich, Germany 🇩🇪
PUSH UX is a lovingly crafted platform for hands-on design professionals, product minded innovators and creative technologists.
🔗 push-conference.com

George UX Conf
📅 Thursday, 19 October 2023
📍 Vienna, Austria 🇦🇹 
George UX Conf is an exceptional UX design event with visionary experts, creative peers, and international top speakers. Connect, exchange ideas, and gain insights into user experience, design processes, and the future of money. Vienna waits for you. George welcomes you.
🔗 ux-conf.george-labs.com

📅 Friday, 20 October 2023
📍 Faro, Portugal 🇵🇹
Connecting designers with the future of Design and Technology
🔗 designfao.com

Dutch Design Week - Meet us here
📅 Saturday, 21 to Sunday, 29 October 2023
📍 Eindhoven, The Netherlands 🇳🇱
Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven is the largest design event in Northern Europe, brings together over 2,600 designers and creatives each year to showcase the latest in design and innovation.
🔗 ddw.nl

Week 43 - 23 to 29 October

KIKK Festival
📅 Thursday, 26 to Sunday, 29 October 2023
📍 Namur, Belgium
For four days, digital artists and companies and the general public will be coming together to exchange ideas, learn and network in a festive and creative setting. This unique international event in Belgium aims to bring together, inspire and highlight the most innovative projects through conferences, meetings, exhibitions and demonstrations. This festival has become a not-to-be-missed event, offering the chance to discover developments in a teeming, bubbling world, gain a better understanding of its codes and question its challenges.
🔗 kikk.be

Pictoplasma NYC
📅 Thursday, 26 and Friday, 27 October 2023
📍 New York City, USA 🇺🇸
Pictoplasma, the leading character design conference from Berlin, finally returns to New York for its ninth edition—to present the freshest talents and probe the workings of the creative mind on character.
🔗 nyc.pictoplasma.com

📅 Thursday, 26 to Sunday, 29 October 2023
📍 Braga, Portugal 🇵🇹
Semibreve is a exploratory electronic music and digital art festival taking place in Braga, Portugal. Since 2011 Semibreve has consistently presented a forward-thinking programme featuring some of the most revered electronic music and cross-disciplinary work by artists from around the world, as well as maintaining an active role in the promotion of the digital arts in Portugal.
🔗 festivalsemibreve.com

📅 Thursday, 26 and Friday, 27 October 2023
📍 Nuremberg, Germany 🇩🇪
A non-profit conference spinning out of the web community, dedicated to finding modern ways of thinking, designing and creating desirable futures.
🔗 border-none.net

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