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Creative Conferences & Festivals — in June (that you totally forgot about 🤔)

Sh*t,🤬 it happened again. 

Like me, you probably have promised yourself that this time, this year you won't forget about that cool event everyone's been instagraming about.

But well, life happens, and even the most organized freelancers out there can find themselves browsing through their social feeds with the pain in their eyes. No more. Here is the list of creative, design, and valuable Conferences, Festivals and Events for you that will happen in June, and some of those might still have open spots. Better hurry up!

Plus, I'm including airbnb options with every pick. 🤣 Laugh or not, but I like to wake up in a beautiful place, even if that means that I won't be eating much.


European Design Festival — 2018

Oslo / Norway / 1-3 June / Full Pass for $400

Each year, the European Design Festival presents an arena for the most prevalent trends and themes currently impacting European design and illustration. 

here's aesthetic Airbnb option for you in Oslo, if you decide to go there.

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Motion Conference — 2018

Santa Fe / USA / 5-8 June / Full Pass for $675

motion is a uniquely creative event bringing together motion designers, animators, VFX artists, directors, designers, and filmmakers for 2+ days of brilliant talks, fresh ideas, spirited conversation and fun after hours playtime where genuine connections are made

there's an option to buy a full pass with a hotel included, but come on, I always prefer to enjoy the city as if I were actually living there in Santa Fe.

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Barcelona Design Week '18

Barcelona / Spain / 5-14 June / Free passes + variously priced events

The 13th edition will take place from 5 to 14 June, bringing together the main players in design in order to position it as a major event in the city and consolidate it as one of the most important design events on an international level.

have you ever been to Barcelona 😎? check out this sweet spot.

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San Francisco Design Week

San Francisco / USA / 7-14 June / Various Prices

SFDW is an essential week-long regional festival that showcases the unique intersection of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future.

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and how about this San Francisco loft for your accommodation?

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LA Design Festival

Los Angeles / USA / 7-10 June / Free Pass

From architecture and interiors to graphic, industrial, fashion, set, costume, and experiential design, the LA Design Festival showcases the best of the local design scene as well as some exciting national and international voices.

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LA is a good place to get lost, better keep your stuff at this cosy place.

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PopUp — F5

NYC / USA / 12 June / Full Pass for $370

The festival gathers filmmakers, writers, digital artists, game designers, interactive artists, Motionographers, graphic designers, visual effects experts, musicians, industry visionaries and many more.

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why not treat yourself some with this interesting place near the Bronx?

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Design Miami/Basel

Basel / Switzerland / 12-17 June / Full Pass for $70

Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.

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get shwifty 🤤, and don't eat for the next few months with this royal place that's super overpriced.

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Element Talks 2018

Warsaw / Poland / 16-17 June / Full Pass for $100

Element Talks touches upon a number of subjects which show what a designer’s profession look like from the backstage. During the fifth edition of the event, apart from strictly “industry-wise” topics, speakers will also talk about the comfort of designers and factors influencing their creativity and mental balance. As always, we are expecting over 2000 creatives from all over Europe. If you work as a designer or with designers, this conference is not to be missed :)

I'm actually coming to this conference 😋 some airbnb options? Check this one.

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Cannes Lions — The 65th International Festival of Creativity

Cannes / France / 18-22 June / Full Pass for €3,249

Cannes Lions is five days of talks, workshops, networking events, classes and awards shows for people in the branded communications, marketing, design, tech, media and entertainment industries.

got to admit, wasn't that easy to find.

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VidCon - 2018

Anaheim, CA / USA / 20-23 June / Full Pass range from $750 to $150

VidCon is an event and experience for those who work in online video and those who love it. Made for both the creators and viewers of the online video industry, VidCon 2018 will again be a celebration of everything that makes this medium awesome, bringing together a global community that believes online video is the most important cultural force since the motion picture.

who would've thought that Anaheim could be that pricey 😳?

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A'18 — AIA Conference on Architecture

NYC / USA / 21-23 June / Full Pass for $1,150

Get ready for three immersive days of what’s new and now in architecture and design, hosted in one of the most iconic cities in the world. At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities of every size all over the world. With 70 events over three days, you’ll have no problem making plans for every night. 

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Are you kidding me? Coming to NYC for an architectural conference, and not spending millions on airbnb should be officially considered a crime. 🔫

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Future of Branding Week

London / UK / 25-29 June / Full Pass for £1,995

Programme includes talks, round-table discussions, mini-workshops, studio visits and professional discussions. You will also have a unique opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the most influential agencies in London and meet fellow creatives from around the world.

Posh posh, get some of that Royal class 🇬🇧 with this crib

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Go through the list, take your pick(s), choose your airbnb(s), and let's meet there! 🤗

By the way, if you know any creative, kickass events that are missing from this listing, and are happening in June, just send me a DM on twitter, and I'll be more then happy to add it, and mention your input.

Iggy Pacanowski