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BDF Conference: 3rd October, 2020

Thinking of joining us for BDF 2020? Things are a little different this year, which is very exciting!

The format


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The format

2020 sees BDF return for a third year. We’re switching things up for our hat-trick year with an exciting new format for the Festival, though plans have changed a little due to COVID-19 interruptions

The main part of our programme sees a day of inspiring talks held and Birmingham Royal Conservatoire, with supporting events help in the build up including a workshop with design legend Anthony Burrill.

Day One – Postponed*


A day of grafting, crafting and learning held at Birmingham City University and around Digbeth.

*Due to uncertainty created by COVID–19 we have decided to postpone the workshops day. You can read more about our decision here.

Day two


Join us in the stunning Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for a day long schedule of talks from an unmissable line-up of designers.


Tickets for the conference are now on sale.

Two day pass

Students £70, Adults £110

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

No longer available. Tickets for individual workshops will be on sale soon

Just the conference

Students £50, Adults £70

Only fancy the talks? This is for you.

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