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DesignTalks is a day filled with inspirational talks by international designers, architects and creative thought leaders. It is the opening event of Design March, the annual Icelandic design festival, which in 2018 is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

On that occasion, DesignTalks 2018 will be celebrating design’s power and potential to contribute to every aspect of society, lifting our gaze towards the future and emphasizing nascent ideas of the emerging generation of creatives from all over the world.

DesignTalks will present a wide spectrum of speakers on current topics and challenges, shedding light on the power of design to tackle them, and, even more importantly: in order for societies and mother earth to benefit from our full potential we put our ears to the ground to grasp what’s ahead.

It’s a call for action! Let’s do something good. Together.

DesignTalks 2018 is curated by Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir, who will also moderate the event together with IDEO’s Chief Creative Officer, Paul Bennett. The speakers list for DesignTalks 2018 will be revealed here in the weeks to come.

The Design Talks is an event for professionals from all fields and an excellent platform for establishing new and exciting collaborations. Since the beginning we’ve enjoyed an ever-growing audience, reaching around 700 people in the past couple of years. It’s international reach has been reflected in the good number of fantastic speakers including Bjarke Ingels of BIG, Winy Maas, Studio Swine, Calvin Klein, Eley Kishimoto, Jessica Walsh of Sagmeister & Walsh, Marti Guixé, Studio Swine, Anthony Dunne of Dunne & Raby, Marije Vogelzang, Paul Bennett of IDEO, Robert Wang of Google Cre­ative Lab and many more.

DesignTalks is organised by the Iceland Design Centre in collaboration with the City of Reykjavik and Arion Bank.

Your morning cup of coffee from Kaffitár is included in the ticket price.