Leading Design New York 2019

A conference for people leading design teams, overseeing design direction, or instilling a culture of design within their organisations. Listen to leaders from Facebook, Buzzfeed, Google Ventures, Spotify, IBM Design Studio and many others discuss the challenges of managing design, and becoming a better design leader. Leading Design will have two conferences in 2019 - the first one in New York, and then later in the year, returning to London

The audience raising their hands. A speaker on stage. The Barbican.
Ampersand London, UK and NY, USA

Ampersand is a one-day web typography conference. We bring together the industry’s leading thinkers and designers from across the worlds of type and web design.

Richard Rutter hosting Ampersand 2018 Ampersand 2018 Poster design Welcome to Ampersand
UX London

3 days of inspiration for UX designers. We bring engaging industry leaders from around the world to present a combination of inspirational talks and lively, hands-on workshops. 

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Patterns Day

A one-day event for web designers and developers on design systems, pattern libraries, style guides, and components.

Introducing the speakers. Ellen on stage. The audience paying rapt attention.
Responsive Day Out

Way back in the early days of responsive design, Clearleft created this conference to fly the flag for responsiveness and multi-device design. We brought together the world’s key speakers on the subject, and attracted designers, developers and content people from far and wide to share their ideas and workflows, working together to develop new practices for the world of devices as we know it today. 

A stage and an audience.

dConstruct was one of the UK’s first tech conferences and remained well-loved until the last one we ran in 2015. Way back in the beginning we created it as a forum for eclectic, interesting and informative ideas for designers and makers. We brought together speakers who had important opinions and ideas to share with the tech world; from talks about empathic toasters, to studies of sci-fi interfaces, to strong and serious warnings about how to design for climate change, dConstruct offered annual food for thought to the design and tech industry.

The Brighton Dome packed with attendees.
Leading Design Retreat

This four night retreat in the beautiful wilds of Northern Norway is an opportunity for design leaders to take time from their busy schedule to focus on their self-development and to connect with a small group of people in similar senior leadership positions. 

This is a small event with very limited tickets, which are by application only. We’ll be in touch to let you know once your place is confirmed.

The ticket price includes includes all workshop sessions, excursions, accommodation and food.

Content by Design
Great design needs great content – let’s make that happen. Come and learn from content and design superheroes. Hear how they’ve mastered effective content, collaboration and team growth to put content at the heart of user experience.
SofaConf, a five-day online design conference from Clearleft. A place where we can get together online and learn from some of the best in the business. With so many events being postponed (ours included), we still wanted to connect the community – and what better way to do it than from the comfort of our sofas.
Design Leadership Panel
Our fourth event in our series of Design Leadership panels is virtual. Aimed at design leaders, our panel will discuss managing people and process through significant change. Hear real-life experiences, engaging discussions, insights and recommendations from renowned industry voices including Lloyds, Accenture, Wellcome, Money Saving Expert and Gumtree.
Clearleft Panels
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Leading Design Festival 2021
Now in its fifth year, Leading Design is a sell-out event for people leading design teams, overseeing design direction, or instilling a culture of design within their organisations. Our past speakers have worked at Facebook, Buzzfeed, IBM Design Studio, Spotify and Google. In our most ambitious event to date, we’ve programmed a whole month of online activities for design leaders looking to connect with their community, share their experiences, and grow the impact they can have on their company, their product and their team. We have a range of passes available to suit every schedule. Whether you are able to join us for all the sessions throughout March, the three Day Conference, The Festival or even an individual Masterclass of your choice (available when we launch the schedule).
UX Fest 2021
UX Fest is a new event from the team behind UX London. A chance to reconnect with the UX community including a three-day conference, a series of themed weekly talks, masterclasses, networking and more. Each day of the festival focuses on a specific area of UX. The fully online programme and flexible ticket structure lets you immerse yourself in the whole event, or just the days most relevant to you.
Group Executive Coaching for Experienced Design Leaders
Two new cohorts for our Leading Design Group Coaching Programme. We first ran this programme earlier in the year and there was such demand for it that we have decided to run it again. As Design Leaders, we spend so much of our time and energy supporting others, that we often forget to look after ourselves. This can lead to short term thinking, personal stagnation, increased stress, and in some cases burnout. Delivered by Julia Whitney—the former Executive Creative Director and General Manager of UX&Design at the BBC, turned executive coach—we’ll take a small cohort of Design Leaders through a series of six online group coaching sessions, taking place every other week.
Group of female design leaders
Designing for innovation
Join Clearleft’s panel as we explore how to leverage design for innovation not iteration alongside industry guests. In too many organisations today, design is deployed solely as a conveyor belt to churn out user interfaces and incremental improvements rather than a strategic enabler for radical reinvention or competitive advantage. Whether you’re a designer working in an agile delivery team, or a digital leader looking for design capability to wield more influence at a senior level, this affects many of us. Join us as we discuss these challenges.
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