We’re really pleased to announce the full schedule for this year’s Ampersand web typography conference.

Phil Baines keynote

Ampersand is an affordable one-day event for knowledgeable web designers and type enthusiasts. Providing the nitty gritty details, we’ve pulled together another talented line-up of experts in typeface design, layout, typesetting, performance & optimisation and front-end development:

  • Erik Spiekermann (Edenspiekermann)
  • Mark Boulton (Five Simple Steps)
  • Gerry Leonidas (University of Reading)
  • Nina Stössinger (FontFont)
  • Ben Terrett (UK Government Design Service)
  • Kutlu Çanlıoğlu (BBC)
  • Andy Hume (Guardian Newspapers)
  • Jenn Lukas (Happy Cog)
  • Christian Schwartz (Commercial Type)

The conference will be held at the Corn Exchange in Brighton on Friday 28th June 2013. Tickets are only £150 and are on sale now.

Expert Workshops

Letterpress wood type

For the first time, we’re running hands-on workshops in the run-up to the conference. These include Mark Boulton on designing grid systems and Jeremy Keith on responsive design. We also have local printing legend Lionel Perks running intimate letterpress workshops (only four places left at time of writing).

Student Typeface Exhibition

We are also delighted to announce the first international student type exhibition, showcasing the best of student type design from around the world. We’ll be presenting the diversity of emerging designers’ work in both web and print specimens, along with a take-home catalogue recording the thriving landscape of design education today.

What’s more, Fontdeck is kindly sponsoring a limited number of half-price student tickets for the conference.

New York, New York, New York!

We’ll shortly be announcing Ampersand NYC with a brand new line-up, to be held on 2nd November 2013. For a sneak preview and super-early bird tickets see Lanyrd.

Keep Up To Date

Follow @ampersandconf for updates. To see some of your fellow attendees check out Lanyrd.

Audience enjoying the show

Ampersand is generously sponsored by the following fantastic folks:

Hope to see you in June!