23–25 January 2019
Nottingham UK


We're extremely grateful to our generous sponsors. Take a moment to read a little more about them, visit their sites, and check out how they might help you.



We believe that design shouldn't be hidden away in folders and proprietary file formats. The work should be accessible, the decisions captured, and the team able to work together confidently. Abstract’s design workflow management system provides a single place version, manage, and collaborate on your design work. As an organization, we're deeply committed to building an inclusive team that can push our industry forward, giving both designers and stakeholders the tools needed to collaborate at the highest level.


Heart Internet

As one of the UK’s leading web hosting authorities, Heart Internet focuses on designers, developers, and technically adept businesses. We build on our four tenets – speed, reliability, support, and security – to create award-winning solutions for over 500,000 customers. As long as the Internet continues to evolve, so will Heart Internet.


JH is a digital agency based in Nottingham, UK. We design and build world-class e-commerce experiences for brands selling everything from fashion to furniture.



We make great websites, and we’re proud to support New Adventures. You might enjoy our monthly newsletter about technology, design, and business.


Shopify is the leading omni-channel commerce platform. Merchants use Shopify to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including mobile, web, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides merchants with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business, from payments to shipping. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, making enterprise-level technology available to businesses of all sizes. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Shopify currently powers over 600,000 businesses in approximately 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Nestle, Kylie Cosmetics, Allbirds, MVMT, and many more.

Oakbrook Finance

At Oakbrook Finance, we believe that there’s a better way to do consumer lending. Our mission is to improve the way lending works, especially for those excluded from the mainstream. With our Likely Loans brand, we’re making a name for ourselves as the UK’s leading innovator in non-prime personal lending and have been ranked amongst the top 20 fastest growing Fin-Tech businesses for the last two years.

We have a tremendous team that put itself into the customers’ shoes, designing products and services around their real needs. We're inclusive, innovative and friendly! We employ positive thinking individuals with a "can do" attitude and a desire to 'Rock the Boat', so that we can break down barriers to change.



Statamic is a CMS designed to help you build better, easier to manage websites with radical efficiency. Learn more about what makes Statamic unique and the world class companies that use it.

Good Work

We’re an expert team of developers helping design-focused companies build cool stuff for web and mobile. Whether it’s websites, apps or other digital projects; we’ve got you covered. Every day we help our clients with development, maintenance, hosting and beyond!

With Jack

Business insurance that helps you be a confident freelancer. 44% of freelancers will be stung by a bad client. With Jack helps you financially and legally if that happens. Our range of insurance products start at £14 per month.

In-kind partners


Sketch is a vector-based design tool for Mac with a focus on screen design. It’s used primarily by screen designers who create websites, icons, and user interfaces for desktop and mobile devices. For beginners and industry professionals alike, Sketch’s powerful and easy-to-use tools allow designers to focus on what they do best; design.


SitePoint is a hub for web developers to share their passion for building incredible Internet things.

A Book Apart

A Book Apart publishes detailed, meticulously edited examinations of single topics. We produce books in two length formats: Standards (100–150 pages, available in paperback and ebook) and Briefs (50–70 pages, available in ebook only). Both are the perfect size in terms of subject depth and coverage for topics ranging from technical to theory: responsive web design, git, and javascript to content strategy, design principles, public speaking, and more.


Tito is a design-led, self-funded company, aiming to provide a stress-free registration experience for organisers and attendees. We have steered clear of startup mania, but we're okay with that. We like doing things a little differently. We're focused on building a great product that our customers love, and laying the foundations of a solid, sustainable business for ourselves in the years to come.