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Barbican Centre

London 2019

Join a community of design leaders for three days of inspiration and learning, brought to you by strategic design consultancy Clearleft.
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Leading Design is a sell out conference for people leading design teams, overseeing design direction, or instilling a culture of design within their organisations. Our past speakers have worked at Facebook, Netflix, IBM Design Studio, Spotify and Google. This year we are assembling a wonderful group of design leaders who will cover a wide range of topics to help you make the most of your Design Leadership journey.

Three reasons to join us at Leading Design London

Learn from industry leaders

Our industry leading speakers will share years of experience in finding talent, building culture, structuring and developing their teams, managing upwards, coping with stress, and maintaining personal wellbeing.

Connect with your peers

Design leadership can be hard; especially if you’ve not done it before. The best way to meet this challenge is through the support of your peers, so we’ve created plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded design leaders, swap war stories, and build relationships we hope will last the rest of your careers.

Experience a unique programme

Most conferences are focussed on practitioners. We’ve put together a unique programme of events designed specifically to hone your leadership skills. We hope that by the end of this conference we will have helped you tackle some of your most pressing challenges, helping you become the most effective design leader possible.
The Venue

Barbican Centre

Based in the heart of the city, the Barbican has a truly enviable design status. A Grade II listed building, it is Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue and one of London’s best examples of Brutalist architecture.

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