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BDF Conference: June 2025

BDF Conference will return in 2025 (join us at the Festival in 2024). Read on to find out more about the format and join us in Birmingham.

The format


Visiting Birmingham

Access Information

The format

BDF Conference will return in 2025, taking the best bits of the Birmingham Design Festival and condensing it into a smaller format that’s just as fun and accessible. You can expect a host of familiar faces and exceptional design talent to learn from this year in June.

Day One


A day of crafting and learning held at Birmingham City University and around Birmingham, followed by some talks finishing with the BDF Social.

Day Two


Join us for a day-long schedule of talks from an unmissable line-up of designers and creatives.


Tickers will be available for workshops, side-events and the Conference itself in 2025.

Two day pass

Access to the conference across both days with early access to workshop registration.

Just the conference

Only fancy the talks? This is for you.

Buy tickets

We also do group booking discounts and bursary tickets. Get in touch if you’d like to find out more

Quarter Horse Coffee

Visiting Birmingham

If this is your first visit to Birmingham and you’re looking for recommendations, we’ve put together a handy list of our favourite coffee shops, bars and more.

See our recommendations

Save on your hotel with any ticket

If you’re looking to stay with us over several days, we’re delighted to offer 20% off at our hotel partner Bloc Hotels in the historic Jewellery Quarter. Simply check the bottom of your order confirmation for a voucher code.

Stay at Bloc


Access information

All of our venues are wheelchair accessible. For directions and guidance visit our venues page and select the venue you require.

Wheelchair accessible seating is available to purchase when getting your ticket for BDF Conference.

Please note: Saturday at BCU Parkside is family day and The Atrium will be much busier than usual.

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