Virtual Design Conferences and Events You Don’t Want to Miss in July

Jul 7, 2020 | Inspiration

Design conferences have always been a great way to connect with other artists in your field of expertise. Although in-person events have shifted to online gatherings, the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest and best is still there. July may be known for the summer weather, but the events below are looking to bring the heat.    

1. Front Row Conference 2020 

The virtual conference will host some of the world’s design leaders and aims to pack as much value into its sessions as possible. Speakers include Tom Ross, Founder of Design Cuts, Ioana Adriana, UX Design Influencer, and Jacob Cass, Founder of Just Creative. If you want a taste of what to expect, you can watch Front Row 2019 to see Chris Do and other design experts share advice.
Cost to Attend: Free, VIP Pass $68
Date: July 8-11, 2020
Time: 11am GMT
Register: Visit Website

 Front Row 2020 website. (Photo: Front Row)

2. Talking about race and social justice with young children

As some parents know, explaining the fight for social justice and equality is not the easiest talk to have with youth. If you would like to learn strategies for discussing race, police violence, Black lives matter, and protests with children, join host Debbie LeeKeenan as she teaches how to facilitate these conversations. LeeKeenan is a Lecturer, Consultant, and Co-Author of “Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change”. 
Cost to Attend: Free
Date: July 09, 2020
Time: 4pm-5:30pm EDT
Info: Eventbrite

 (Photo: Debbie LeeKeenan)

3. Navigating Workplace Microaggressions for Women of Color: Parts 2 + 3

This interactive webinar will examine case studies of the microaggressions that women of color face at work and explore how to construct effective responses to racial stress.  The event is hosted by Jodi-Ann Burey, who is a speaker, writer, racial equity + healthcare entrepreneur and a diversity + inclusion consultant. Burey also holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan.
Cost to Attend: Donation (Pay What You Wish)
Date: July 16, 2020
Time: 3-4pm EDT
Register: Eventbrite

 (Photo: Jodi-Ann Burey)

4. Typographics Festival

Contemporary typography. Design legend Paula Scher. A Book Fair. All of these can be found at this year’s Typographics Festival which is now in its sixth year. Aside from an impressive lineup of speakers, the Book Fair is where you can purchase items about lettering, modern graphic design, etc. If you have a special place in your heart for typography and all its beautiful glory, you’ll want to register for this festival asap.
Cost to Attend: Free
Date: July 24-26, 2020
Time: 12:00pm EDT
Register: Visit Website

Group of festival speakers. (Photo: Typographics Festival)

5. Hue Design Summit

Created for Black designers and developers, the 2-day virtual conference will feature curated conversations and workshops to assist Visual, UX, and Industrial designers advance in the realm of technology. All passes include workshops and presentations from the 2020 summit, access to recorded sessions, virtual swag, and HUE After Hours content.
Cost to Attend: Professional Pass $109, Student Pass $59
Date: July 25-26, 2020

Register: Visit Website

Hue Design Summit website. (Photo: Hue Design Summit)

What other events do you know of that are happening in July? Share them with me in the comments below!

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