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BDF Conference 2021

  • Mon 16th Aug — Fri 20th Aug, 2021
  • Online
  • From: £15

Join us in August for the first-ever BDF Conference, a celebration of design, creativity and COLOUR.

This year BDF will be coming to you online and in-person as we blend some of what we’ve loved about hosting digital events with an in-person exhibition featuring over 100 of Birmingham’s most talented artists.

You can expect multiple nights of talks from celebrated designers sharing their love of colour in all its forms live-streamed and available on-demand in our Vito hub.

To kick things off we’ve got a special exhibition of Birmingham – The Creative City at poster sites around Birmingham and we’ll be sharing all the work together online and in-person at The Market Hall in Digbeth.

In addition to the main conference programme, we’re encouraging the local community to get involved with their own events – creating a week long celebration to coincide with the festival.


More details on additional speakers, exact timings, dates and locations coming soon.


We’re still putting the finishing touches to the full week schedule, but here’s a rough outline so you know what to expect.

Monday 16th August, 6–11pm
The Creative City exhibition opening night at Factory Works, Digbeth

Tuesday 17th August, 7pm
The Creative City online exhibition launch, with artist talks from 7pm

Wednesday 18th August, 7pm

Thursday 19th August, 7pm
The first evening of talks from our headline speakers

Friday 20th August, 7pm
The second evening of talks from our headline speakers

Get your tickets

If you have a credit note from a cancelled 2020 event get in touch with us and we’ll exchange it for a festival pass.

Booking for more than one person? Don’t forget to add their email to the guest list upon purchase.

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