23–25 January 2019
Nottingham UK

Conference day

Nottingham Albert Hall
Thursday 24th January 2019
Registration 0830, lunch provided

The future of digital design

An unmissable conference in the heart of the UK

Expect bold ideas and valuable guidance about the work we do: about creativity and process, working with others, and serving people better. Expect fun, too, with a real sense of community. Many professional and personal friendships are formed at New Adventures.

We work closely with our speakers to deliver a cohesive programme. They're all excited to tackle our key themes, but we don't rush them. We’ll introduce their presentations and conference schedule later in the year. We'll also add a couple more speakers once confirmed.

The experience I had first, second and third time round not only landed me my first job in tech, it also gave me years of the best friendships and opportunities.

Dan Blundell, Tech lead at LGSS Digital

A wonderful conference by wonderful people for a friendly, open-minded community.

Smashing Magazine

Our core themes for 2019

Exploring a rapidly changing industry, together

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.

I still tell people about the first event back in 2011 — one of my best memories of any conferences in over 10 years. Excited to see it return, and with a stellar line-up.

Dan Rubin, Photographer & designer

The first NA was years ahead of its time. I’ll never forget it, and I'm so glad it’s back. One of the most well-considered conferences I’ve ever been to. You should definitely go.

David Hughes, Designer

Meet our new speakers

Ethan Marcotte

Ethan Marcotte

Ethan Marcotte is a web designer, speaker, and author. He’s perhaps best known for coining the term “responsive web design”, to describe a new way of designing for the ever-changing Web. In fact, Ethan has written two popular books on the topic, Responsive Web Design and Responsive Design: Patterns and Principles. Over the years, his clientele has included New York Magazine, the Sundance Film Festival, The Boston Globe, and People Magazine.

Photo Copyright © Joyelle West

Clare Sutcliffe

Clare Sutcliffe

Clare is an independent advisor and consultant to early stage technology and education companies in Europe and North America. In 2012 she co-founded Code Club - a network of over 10,000 after school coding clubs for children and led Code Club in a merger with Raspberry Pi Foundation in 2015. She was awarded an MBE for services to technology education in the Queen’s 2015 New Year’s Honours List. Previously Clare was a UX designer and art director in the mobile, tech and advertising sectors. She is also the founder of Cambrolino a new designer ceramics company based in Cambridge, a veteran of New Adventures and co-owner of a rambunctious dachshund called Henry.

Jeremy Keith

Jeremy Keith

Jeremy Keith lives in Brighton, England where he makes websites with the splendid design agency Clearleft. You may know him from such books as DOM Scripting, Bulletproof Ajax, HTML5 For Web Designers, Resilient Web Design, and, most recently, Going Offline.

He curated the dConstruct conference for a number of years as well as Brighton SF, and he organised the world's first Science Hack Day. He also made the website Huffduffer to allow people to make podcasts of found sounds—it's like Instapaper for audio files.

Photo Copyright © Dan Rubin

Naz Hamid

Naz is a design director specializing in product design, direction, and strategy. He is the founder of Weightshift, a consultancy servicing clients such as About.me, Adobe, Dropbox, Google Ventures, Mozilla, One Medical Group, Rdio, Twitter, and more. His studio operated for 17 years and recently reopened after he concluded a nearly two-year stint at VSCO, where he helped launch VSCO X — a subscription service that gained 1MM+ paying members and is the second fastest digital subscription service (after Apple Music). Naz lives in San Francisco, California, with his wife, where they spend their time rock climbing, cycling, traveling, and seeking offline adventure.

Helen Joy

Helen Joy

Helen is a UX consultant and user researcher at SPARCK with a focus on universal and inclusive design practices. She's an organiser of Women in Tech Nottingham, working to promote inclusivity within the tech industry and raise the profile of talented female and gender minority speakers. When not consulting or speaking at events, Helen is an avid coffee drinker and hot yoga fan.

Jessica White

Jessica White

Jessica is a software developer at UNiDAYS, international speaker and avid learner. Topics she is particularly interested in include community building, monitoring and continuous improvement of systems. She founded and ran a meetup between 2015-2017 and is now organising a conference for 2019. She is easily bribed with coffee and loves hearing about other people’s experiences in technology.

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