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Talk Schedule

We’re delighted to announce the talk schedule for this year’s festival – taking place across our 3 main hubs and evening venues. There’s still more to come as we add additional speakers alongside workshops, screenings and exhibitions.

Thursday 6th June

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BCU Parkside

11:00

  • ICBQ

    Magazine

  • Fully Justified

12:00

  • Extinction Rebellion

13:00

Break

14:00

  • Tracey Thorne

    Ghost Streets

15:00

  • Joy Nazzari

    dn&co

  • Patrick Eley

    dn&co

16:00

  • Alice Tonge

    4creative

17:00

Break

18:00

Break

Digital

The Old Library

11:00

  • Luke Matthews

    383

12:00

  • Eriol Fox

    Ushahidi

13:00

Break

14:00

  • Bianca Berning

    Dalton Maag

15:00

  • Tina Touli

    Tina Touli Studio

16:00

  • Jane Anderson

    Birmingham City University

  • Ally Standing

    Birmingham City University

  • Adrian Franklin

    Aula

17:00

Break

18:00

Break

Product

BCU STEAMhouse

11:00

  • Anna Parker

    Intervention Architecture

12:00

  • Imbue

13:00

Break

14:00

  • Sam Pierpoint

    Illustrator & paper artist

15:00

  • Alessandro Columbano

    Birmingham School of Architecture and Design

  • Ruth Claxton

    Artist

16:00

  • Anna Burles

    Run for the Hills

17:00

Break

18:00

Break

Digital Play

Mama Roux's

11:00

  • Abigail Flores

    ustwo games

12:00

  • Toshi Omagari

    Monotype

13:00

Break

14:00

  • Richard Newbold

    Frontier

15:00

TBC

16:00

  • Liam Wong

17:00

Break

18:00

Break

Main event

Mama Roux's

19:00

  • Wes O’Haire

    Dropbox/Blacks Who Design

  • Perrin Drumm

    AIGA

  • Chris Do

    Blind/TheFutur

  • Milan Moffatt

    SuperHi

Friday 7th June

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BCU Parkside

11:00

  • Nick Asbury

12:00

  • Bryan Edmondson

    SEA

13:00

Break

14:00

  • Dan Rhatigan

    Adobe

15:00

  • Cat Powell

    Artfelt

16:00

  • Michael Johnson

    Johnson Banks

17:00

Break

18:00

Break

Digital

The Old Library

11:00

  • Kirsty Joan Sinclair

    FutureGov

12:00

  • Chappell Ellison

    Huge

13:00

Break

14:00

  • Brendan Dawes

    Artist

15:00

  • Kota Kobayashi

    ustwo

16:00

17:00

Break

18:00

Break

Product

BCU STEAMhouse

11:00

  • Steve Webb

    Webb Yates

  • Maria Smith

    Interrobang

12:00

  • Rob Nield

    Arup

13:00

Break

14:00

  • Felix Ackermann

    MOO

  • Toby Hextall

    MOO

15:00

  • Jon Marshall

    Pentagram

16:00

  • Shu-Ting Huang

    Kano

  • Bruno Schillinger

    Kano

17:00

Break

18:00

Break

Main event

The Giant Screen

19:00

  • Erica Dorn

  • Mike McGee

    Framestore

  • MinaLima

  • Gavin Strange

    Aardman Animations

Saturday 8th June

Graphic

BCU Parkside

11:00

  • Paul Barnes

    Commercial Type

12:00

  • David Wall

    WorkGroup

13:00

Break

14:00

  • Katherina Tudball

    Superunion London

15:00

Kerning the Gap Panel

  • Craig Oldham

  • Sweta Pathak

    Health Unlimited

  • Laura Jordan-Bambach

    Mr President/SheSays

  • Merle Hall

    Kinneir Dufort

  • Ollie Purdom

    McCann

16:00

  • Verònica Fuerte

    Hey Studio

17:00

Break

18:00

Break

Digital

The Old Library

11:00

  • Trish Thomas

    Southbank Centre

12:00

  • Paul Woods

    Edenspiekermann

13:00

Break

14:00

  • Michael Morgan

    Animator

15:00

  • Jacob Dutton

    McCann

16:00

TBC

17:00

Break

18:00

Break

Product

BCU STEAMhouse

11:00

  • Oliver Brunschwiler

    FREITAG

12:00

  • Mike Dring

13:00

Break

14:00

  • Mike Roberts

    Green Room Design

15:00

  • Adam Cox

    Cavendish Pianos

16:00

  • Karishma Kusurkar

17:00

Break

18:00

Break

Main event

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

19:00

  • Laura Pol

    OLIO

  • Jennifer Daniel

    Google

  • Andre Jay Meissner

    Adobe XD

  • Richard Small

    Sony

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