23–25 January 2019
Nottingham UK

We're back!

Making sense of a rapidly changing industry

Tools, frameworks, automation: what value do they offer, and how will they alter the way digital experiences form? Will you be essential or expendable? Did design sleep in while everyone else got busy defining a new rulebook for our industry?

Let's talk about designing smarter and explore ways to navigate a shifting landscape. Let's consider labour and ethics, education and inclusivity, the disappearance of weirdness and fun. Let's reconvene, recalibrate, and re-energise digital design.

What to expect

So much more than just a conference.

  • Conference Single-track with inspiring talks from renowned speakers and new voices
  • Workshops Deep dives into the progressive web, front-end performance, and discovery research
  • Talks and events Lightning talks with Women in Tech Notts, and breakfast with Tech on Toast
  • Warmup Wednesday Choose from Design Exchange meetup or JH Bowling
  • After–party We're taking over Nottingham Contemporary, with a mix of environments to suit all
  • Cooldown Friday Coffee tour, riverside run, and friendly five-a-side football tournament
  • Magazine A new look for our accompanying printed publication
  • Coffee and cake Conference coffee stand and custom roast from Outpost, plus our legendary cupcake tower

“We absolutely loved it from start to finish. Everything about the day exceeded any expectations that we had, and we came away from this amazing event with heads full of exciting ideas and a heap of new industry friends.”

Ian Harris, Carron Media

Safe and inclusive

It's our job to keep you smiling

We’re expanding our commitment to foster a safe and inclusive environment. We're welcoming more students and offering diversity tickets. We’ll enforce a new Code of Conduct covering all of our activities. We’ll have live captioning and/or signing. We’re looking at options for child care. Our after-party will have both loud and quiet spaces to enjoy hard and soft drinks. Attendees can request lunch in line with their dietary requirements. Our volunteers will be as well-drilled as ever in assisting attendees with their needs, and carers get free access. Data collection and management is strictly GDPR-compliant.

New to our adventures?

Take a look at our previous events

New Adventures began as a trilogy of events between 2011–2013, designed to encourage debate and move digital design forward. Carefully curated, we ensured our speakers became part of each event’s narrative. We attracted world-renowned speakers to Nottingham, including Jessica Hische, Jason Santa Maria, Wayne Hemingway, Dan Mall, Frank Chimero, Veerle Pieters, and Brendan Dawes. We also supported new voices from our main stage and fringe events. Many took NA to their hearts and considered it the best event they ever attended. More →


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