The Festival is opening its stage for students, developing service designers and non-service designers or people with a new perspective to give a 3-5 minute lightning talk.


Is there a current challenge you think we face in the service design industry? Do you have ideas about how the industry could better address designing for a more sustainable future? … Or maybe you just want to hit us from an angle we never saw coming! We want to hear from you.



Students and new graduates

Developing service designers

People who are not working in the service design industry but are practising service design methodologies or processes and applying it to their field of work

People who simply don’t call themselves a service designer but are making impacts for users of a service

A platform to promote yourself

Knowledge of who is in the room

Potential opportunity to mentorship




Interested in giving lightning talk?

Tell us what would you like to talk about.

We will be contacting successful applicants by Wednesday 2nd October.


Want to be a mentor?

We are currently reaching out for people to mentor our rising stars. We are looking to surface talent, those who are best in their industry and we would like to reward this effort. If you are interested in being a mentor, please get in touch.