BDW
Design
Conference
Sat, Oct 6
Conrad, Bengaluru
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BDW 2018

A week of creative engagements and inspiration. A week-long celebration of design.

People from the city meet ideas from across the world.
A professional day-long event complete with talks, panel discussions and workshops. Creative minds from the city, the country and the world share their ideas, learnings and stories and engage in important conversations on design, technology, business and life. Learn from their experiences. Be inspired by their work.

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A space for creators and makers.
A line-up of designers and design houses with creative brands and unique products that are designed in Bengaluru! Feast your eyes. Listen to their stories. Buy from them. And talk about them. We also have finger food by the city’s most loved chefs, and live performances from the design community. As the name suggests, this Sante is a lively pop-up market.

Design for everyone. Everywhere.
During the Design Week, the design community from Bengaluru will host multiple mini events across the city that capture the diversity of design disciplines, professional practices, creative experiences and interests. We ensure there is something for every design enthusiast in every corner of the city. The best from the community of design.

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A film festival for the six senses.
A week dedicated to short and long films, documentaries and storytelling, animation and cinematography, the festival is a showcase of the craftsmanship and the labour of independent film-makers, studios, students and artists from Bengaluru. The festival also features films on design, creative industry and iconic personalities.

Good design deserves to be showcased.
A showcase of the best work from design professionals and studios, institutions and design-driven organisations in Bengaluru. The event celebrates design in all its forms – visual, physical, spatial, digital and even conceptual. Open to general public, this exhibition of design work from Bengaluru aims to instil creative pride in Namma Ooru.

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All ideas and inspirations lead to happy hours!
The perfect ending for Bengaluru Design Week 2018. After a week long immersion in creative experiences, an evening for conversations over drinks and dinner is mandatory. Catch up with all the people you met over the week. Exchange words or exchange cards. Share your thoughts or share a joke. Swing between groups or swing to the music.

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Speakers

Acacia Leroy

Asia Head of Trends & Insights, Trendwatching

Acacia’s regional trend briefings and expert opinion have been featured in various publications. A highly sought-after speaker, in the past year Acacia has delivered over 55 trend sessions in 12+ countries around the globe.

Soham Sarcar

Co-founder, Transhuman Collective

Soham spearheaded the alternative visual art movement in India. He designs live immersive experiences as well as curates art installations and street art. He believes in coalescing design, art and tech to weave a gripping trans-media story.

Ashiesh Shah

Founder, Ashiesh Shah Architecture + Design

Ashiesh was invited by NITI Aayog as a Champion of Change in Transforming India through G2B Partnerships this year. He was named one amongst the 50 most influential names in architecture and design in the country by Architectural Digest.

Manu Chandra

Chef – Toast & Tonic, Fatty Bao and Monkey Bar

Dhimant Parekh

Founder – The Better India

Sujata Keshavan

Founder/Creative Director – Varana

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