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Announcing our theme for BDF2019

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Birmingham is a very honest city – rough around the edges maybe, self-deprecating and humble definitely. In an age which has seen truth questioned and deception utilised in many areas, we’re more passionate than ever about truth… About finding honest insights and sharing them, about confronting difficult subjects head-on, and shining a light on topics which might be uncomfortable. We hope by setting truth as our central theme for BDF2019 we’ll be playing a small part in helping our corner of the creative industries become more transparent, helpful and genuine – a responsibility we all feel.

The insight that makes a brief come to life? The talk you’ve attended that changed your views? The work that challenges how you think? All these have something in common… Truth.
In the Summer of 2019, we’re embracing our responsibility to ourselves and our industry by planning an honest and open festival which will challenge, inspire and maybe even surprise you!

Truth has never mattered more, to our industry and our world. We’re all fed up with showboating and glorifying with no mention of the realities of practicality and cost. We’ll be bringing you a warts-and-all look at our industry through a diverse line-up of frank practitioners and speakers who will share their honest thoughts on that most elusive and important of subjects – truth.

BDF 2019 takes place 6th–8th June following on from the success of an incredible first year. We’ve got lots more to announce between now and June, for a rough timeline on when you can expect things to drop check out our key dates post.

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