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BDF 2020 postponed until next year

Today we’re writing with the unfortunate news that BDF Conference, aka BDF2020, will no longer be happening this year as we have decided to postpone any large scale events until 2021 due to COVID-19.

Hello BDF family,

Today we’re writing with the unfortunate news that BDF Conference, aka BDF2020, will no longer be happening this year as we have decided to postpone any large scale events until 2021 due to COVID-19.

We’ve moved goalposts for BDF2020, including the date as you know, to try and achieve something positive in the aftermath of the crisis, but with so much uncertainty in the industry and with international travel restrictions we feel that it has become incredibly unlikely that we will be able to do the event justice if we hold it this year.

It’s likely we’ll start exploring ways we can deliver a few smaller digital events in 2020, though our heart is in bringing the international design community together in one location to connect and inspire each other, as such our focus now shifts to what we can do next year.

At present, our plan is to deliver the ‘Colour’ conference in June 2021 in the way it should have been in 2020. That means a day of talks in the Royal Conservatoire plus extra activities throughout the week in the build-up. The hope is we return with the same speakers as we’d planned for 2020, plus a few extra events and surprises. We’ll share more details over the coming months on how you can support us next year and how our plans are evolving.

If you have already purchased a ticket for BDF2020 then you should have received an email detailing how you can claim a refund, add as a credit to your account or donate the fee for your ticket to us.

Thank you for your continued support,

Team BDF

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