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Leading Design Conferences

The Leading Design conference is a sell-out event for people leading design teams, overseeing design direction, or championing a culture of design within their organisations.

Conferences are held in both the UK and the US and have hosted a diverse group of speakers from the likes of Spotify, Amazon, Adobe and Condé Nast.

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Leading Design Coaching

Leading Design group coaching is a three-month programme for mid to senior designer leaders.

With the help of some professional coaching experts, we guide a small cohort of design leaders through a series of six online group coaching sessions to meet new people in similar roles, form deeper bonds, and ideally create a support network that extends well beyond the programme duration.

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dConstruct

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.

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Ampersand

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.

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SofaConf

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.

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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.

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Explore panel

Clearleft's panel explores how to leverage design for innovation not iteration, alongside industry guests.

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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Design Leadership Panel

Design Leadership panels are aimed at design leaders. We discuss managing people and processes 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.

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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.

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Patterns Day

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