Join the most diverse group of design talent and get fully immersed in the world of design and be exposed to new areas of thinking, innovation and process with actionable advice and inspiration.
Bringing together the very best design minds & talent
Talks & debates about
the impact of design
Our 2 day design conference is a really unique experience, where you can join world leading designers to discuss the role of design and the impact it has on our lives.
For design teams, students and organisations who want to understand the power of design; our event brings together an incredible line-up of speakers covering a diverse range of design topics to show you the full impact that design has on our lives.
Why you should join us
Learn from the greatest
Our world class speakers will share their experience and how they use design to make positive change.
The importance of human-centred design is high on the festival agenda this year and you’ll get to learn how this type of design approach is being used to improve our everyday lives.
Connect with like-
The best way to form strong creative relationships is through the support of our peers.
We’ve created the perfect environment for you to meet like-minded people and share your stories and challenges. Plus, begin build strong relationships and future collaborations.
Immerse yourself in
a unique design programme
The festival programme has been specifically designed to help you solve some of your biggest challenges with design.
You’ll leave the Cheltenham Design Festival feeling inspired and more aware of your own potential as a designer.
Meet our speakers
Join the most diverse group of design talent to discuss what it means to be a designer in today’s world, how the role is evolving and why design and creative thinking is essential to us all. View all speakers
The Parabola Arts Centre
The 325-seat auditorium designed by Foster Wilson Architects is very atmospheric. It’s circular shape auditorium brings audiences together and encourages debate and discussion.
The Parabola Arts Centre, Parabola Rd,
Cheltenham, GL50 3AA – Get Directions