D&AD Festival 2018

D&AD Festival 2018

D&AD Festival is a three-day creative spectacular event celebrating the world’s best design and advertising, hosted in the heart of London’s east end.

This year, the festival will address how Creativity Shapes Culture. Across the event’s keynotes, Q&As, and workshops the interdependency of creativity and culture will be explored. There will be three tracks that will inform each session at the festival:

Human Voices; Examining cracks in a time of change to build togetherness: This track will discuss how D&AD can promote creative purpose to instigate positive change and build a more inclusive world.

Blood, Sweat, and Tears; Embracing failures and successes in the creative process: The festival is all about creativity and at its heart is craft – be inspired by learning from the best.

Owning the Future; No more hiding: In a transforming world, the time for excuses is over – understand how the creative industries can embrace and own the change to be better at everything.

The event is powered by D&AD, a community of creative thinkers by celebrating and stimulating the finest in design and advertising. As a non-profit advertising association, all D&AD’s surpluses go straight into programmes such as New Blood, inspiring the next generation of creative talent and stimulating the creative industry to work towards a fairer more sustainable future.


Sasha Markova, Executive Creative Director, Impossible Foods;
Leila Fataar, Founder, Platform13;
Adam Smith, Film Director, and many more...