Dezeen is launching an international architecture, interiors and design conference called Dezeen Day. The first edition will be held in London on 30 October.
The conference will aim to set the agenda for the global design community, tackling key topics including circular design, new materials and education. It will also highlight new talent from around the world and feature a keynote lecture from a leading international figure.
Dezeen Day will take place at a prestigious central London location on the same day as the Dezeen Awards winners' party, where award winners from around the world will receive their trophies.
Dezeen Day will "put our editorial values on a stage"
"Dezeen's mission is to set the agenda for the world's design community," said founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs. "Dezeen Day will allow us to put our editorial values on a stage, where we will explore the most pressing issues facing designers."
Dezeen Day is designed to appeal to all Dezeen readers, Dezeen Awards entrants and anyone with a keen interest in contemporary architecture and design.
"Last year hundreds of architects and designers travelled to London for the Dezeen Awards winners party," Fairs added. "This year we want to offer them a full programme of activities so they go back home inspired, enriched, having made dozens of new friends and contacts.”
The event is also designed to appeal to business leaders, opinion formers, policy makers, media and anyone with an interest in the importance of design and how it can improve the world.
The conference will feature a mixture of panel discussions, keynote lectures, short presentations and movie screenings.
For more details, and to register your interest, visit dezeenday.com.