Inspiring Today, Transforming Tomorrow

18 November 2021
Light House Cinema, Dublin

Design Leaders Conference

Our Past Speakers

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

Past Speakers

Thank you for joining us at Design Leaders Conference 2021

Future Focus

As the dust settles on a global pandemic and the urgency of our climate crisis accelerates we are ever more keenly aware of the need for informed and thoughtful decision making as we understand the far reaching impact of our actions. We will take a foresight approach to bring clarity and increase the odds of success, so you are informed and inspired to think and plan more strategically in your business and for your clients.


Accelerated disruption has been a catalyst for change in every area of how we live, work, travel, think about and plan for the future. New issues demand new perspectives and, in turn, present new opportunities. Our speakers will ensure that you embrace the future with confidence, excited about the possibilities and ready to innovate and initiate meaningful change. It’s a day packed with new ideas, new strategies and new ways forward.

Design Leadership

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. Join us at Design Leaders Conference for an unmissable chance to capture the thinking and know-how that will make a difference as we navigate crucial turning points for design and business.

“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

Sponsors & Partners

Organised by Design Skillnet and promoted by the IDI and ICAD