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.
The festival runs alongside its world-renowned awards programme. There will be three days of keynotes, fireside chats, workshops and masterclasses from the world of advertising, art, design, fashion, film, and much more.
The theme of this year’s Festival is Shaping the Future. Throughout the three days, leaders in creativity will share their thoughts and insights on the future across three key tracks.
This year’s Festival will have a larger physical exhibition of D&AD Awards entries as well as screenings of digital works entered. As well as that, the Festival will showcase winners from this year’s New Blood Awards.
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.
Highlights from 2018
D&AD Festival 2018 investigated the relationship between creativity and culture, with speakers from the worlds of advertising, design, film, technology, and music, while discussing the influences of one on the other.