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Call for entries

Submit an application to put on a talk/workshop/something else at BDF in 2022. We can’t wait to hear your wonderful ideas and integrate them into the programme.

Call for entries now closed.

Things to consider

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Things to consider

Theme for 2022 – ‘Freedom’

The annual theme for each year’s festival plays an important part in how we curate the line-up, so we like to keep them intentionally broad and open to interpretation.

Whilst talks don’t need to be overtly about the theme, its sensible to consider how you or your work relate to it.

Inclusion matters

We want our festival line-up to be representative of a diverse industry of talented folks from every background. We highly encourage applications from underrepresented groups in the design community.

What does speaking at BDF look like?

Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or a total newbie, please take a look at this handy guide we’ve put together to help set the scene for speaking at the festival

Find out more

What are we looking for?

BDF covers a broad range of subjects across multiple disciplines. We appreciate it’s hard to know if your skill set fits in with our programme, so here’s a list of what you can expect to find in each Design District and other topics that might be covered at the festival.

This is by no means a definitive list, but hopefully gives you a good example of the types of things you can submit.

Graphic District

Graphic Design
Brand & identity
Typography
Packaging design
Printed marketing

Digital District

UX/UI design
Digital design
Product design (digital)
Game design
Visual effects
Animation
Digital marketing
Content design

Illustration District

Hopefully, this one is fairly self-explanatory!

Graphic District

Graphic Design
Brand & identity
Typography
Packaging design
Printed marketing

Digital District

UX/UI design
Digital design
Product design (digital)
Game design
Visual effects
Animation
Digital marketing
Content design

Illustration District

Hopefully, this one is fairly self-explanatory!

Product District

Interior design
Architecture
Craft, pottery & modelling
Product design (non-digital)
Fashion
Textiles
Wood & metal work

Non-district specific

Mental health
Environmental impact
Inclusive design
Project management
Design business

Product District

Interior design
Architecture
Craft, pottery & modelling
Product design (non-digital)
Fashion
Textiles
Wood & metal work

Non-district specific

Mental health
Environmental impact
Inclusive design
Project management
Design business

Submit an idea

The call for entries for 2022 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted their application. You will be notified on the outcome by 22nd April (if not before).

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