Inspiring today, Transforming tomorrow

Online Conference
22nd October 2020

Design Leaders Conference

Our Speakers

A fast-paced Half-Day Virtual Symposium of high-impact speakers to inform and inspire.


Join us at Design Leaders Conference 2020 Virtual Symposium

An Inflection Point

We've been simultaneously stopped in our tracks and catapulted into the future. Much of what we've known has been irreversibly disrupted. The requirement and responsibility for design to transform and enable change has never been greater, and with it comes both the challenge and opportunity for design to lead and deliver.

Reflect - Rethink

Many of these issues would not have been on the agenda just six months ago. New issues demand new perspectives and, in turn, present new opportunities and our speakers will ensure that you embrace the future with confidence, excited about the possibilities and ready to initiate meaningful change. It’s a day packed with new ideas, new strategies and new ways forward.


The world has altered but the future need not be a threat. It’s a new beginning and opportunity. And at this time of disruption and change, that opportunity starts now. Join us at Design Leaders Conference, a virtual symposium, for an unmissable chance to capture the thinking and knowhow that will make a difference. As we arrive at crucial turning points for design and business, this year’s lineup of international experts will inform and inspire you to reimagine the future.

“It gave me time out to think about my business ”

— Mary Doherty, Red Dog

“The best conference for meeting fellow designers and connecting with peers ”

— Bobby Comerford, Catapult

“An opportunity to benchmark my thinking on design as a profession”

— Stephen McGilloway, Bigsmall Design

Join us

An unmissable opportunity to build your network, share ideas and learn up to date industry trends and best practice.

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Sponsors & Partners

Organised by Design Skillnet and promoted by the IDI and ICAD