If you would like to
show off your team’s innovative work,
& demonstrate thought leadership,
the London Design Festival is the best time to do it.
now open for submissions
We shall select entries that will showcase the range of service design practice in the UK today.
It’s free to make a submission; we expect larger organisations to sponsor the festival in order to cover our costs. That way we can keep it free for independent practitioners to be part of, and we can offer promotion opportunities to those that can afford it.
07/08/17 Final submission deadline for events/speakers
14/08/17 You will know if you're through to round 2 by this date
21/08/17 Deadline for refining submission for round 2
26/08/17 Copy deadline for online and print
16/09/17-24/09/17 Festival time!
Be Part Of It! is a meetup for people that have made submissions to pitch their ideas to the festival community. Get help from the community and get direction on how to make your event idea even better. Essential to attend for hosts that are new to the festival. You only need to attend one event.
Be Part Of It! #1 6.30pm, 27/07/17 (DONE!)
Be Part Of It! #2 4pm, 1/08/17 (DONE!)
Be Part Of It! #3 6.30pm, 15/08/17 (DONE!)
Read our ‘Hosts Info Pack 2017’ to find out:
- Submission criteria
- Process of submission and hosting an event
- Whether you should be in our hub or not
- Details of the festival audience
- Detailed FAQ
- Content inspiration
The event format you choose will affect who attends, so if you're trying to reach a particular group, check out this document about event formats.
By submitting to be part of the festival, you agree to our contract and to back our inclusion manifesto (First version of the manifesto - we are hoping to develop it with the festival community). The contract is mainly about comms and maintaining an accessible experience for guests, and clarifying our respective responsibilities.
If you’d like to be a speaker on a panel, please explain what topics you could talk about more generally so that we can match you up with others. It's important that you come to a Be Part Of It! session so that we can see who you'd get on with in a panel.
Warning: Save your submission copy in case you are required to refine your submission later.
make a submission to be on the festival programme
By submitting this form, you agree to our contract and to back our inclusion manifesto.