Why Attend?

Design Leaders Conference brings together leaders of creative businesses firms and anyone involved in design leadership in their organisation. An inspiring and engaging community event to hear national and international subject matter experts and thought leaders deliver insights that will make a difference as we harness and leverage our design skills and muscles to create a sustainable, joyful and fulfilling future, brimming with innovation and maximising value for clients.
Bren Byrne Conor Nolan  David Wall  Lisa Haran

‘Design Leaders Conference really highlighted the importance of strategy and business development in a design studio’

– Bren Byrne, Ways & Means

‘It was so useful to truly focus on the business element of design over the creative for once and to hear how other design professionals handle this element of what we do’

– Ronan Holohan, Millimetre Design
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‘What makes the Design Leaders Conference so unique is that it is specifically focussed on business owners. No Waffle!’

– Stephan Quinn, Atomic

‘Design Leaders Conference is an outstanding event, an open platform where we can network, share ideas and listen to the opinions of other leaders nationally and internationally. It is great that we get such a valuable opportunity on this scale and level to talk to our industry peers about the challenges we face and opportunities we meet. We look forward to the next event.’

– Jane O'Reilly, Image Now Consultants
Amos Unkovich  David Lawlor

‘It was incredibly useful to take a deep inward look at our agency to see what it is we need to do to continue to build a strong team culture as well as a profitable business’

– Nathan Reilly, Tiny Ark
Dominic Southgate  Kim Mackenzie Doyle

‘It was all very useful, very insightful, great actionable advice’

Celine Dee, RichardsDee
Deirdre Corcoran  Catriona Walsh  Marie Harkin

‘I found it really useful to hear how other creative leaders approach the management side of their businesses’

– Fiona Duffy, Originate
Ricahrd Ryan  Rossi Mcauley

‘I gained practical, evidence based advice and conclusions, which I found both insightful and instructive’

– Oran Day, Atelier
Shona Byrne Marydoherty

‘I came away both motivated and inspired, with lots of ideas to use in my own studio’

– John Gavin, TrueOutput
Stephen Ledwidge  Bridget Butler
David Oc  Tanja Bueck  Gerard Whelan

‘Speakers at the Design Leaders Conference really addressed issues that we specifically needed’

– Colin Farmer, Unthink