22–23 January, Nottingham, UK
Don't miss Nottingham's world-renowned, future-focused digital design conference. Our fifth event will explore speculative and critical design, radical inclusivity, climate, sustainability, and much more.
Design is changing. Be ready.
Tatiana is an independent designer who works directly with organisations to build clear and coherent products and design systems.→
A true web pioneer, designer and investor Jeff also hosts the popular Presentable podcast exploring the way we design and build the future.→
Florence's practice centers on using service design methods to design inclusive digital experiences.→
Laura is a respected voice on ethics, inclusivity and privacy, and also one third of Small Technology Foundation.→
Natalie is responsible for the acquisition, care and display of the museum's digital design collection.→
Cennydd will also be instructing Building Better Worlds, an invaluable full-day futures design workshop.→
A former biologist, Akil works with innovators to produce new, digital products services and experiences.→
The Disabled List engages in disability as a creative practice. Liz is also a curator at Critical Axis, analysing disability representation in media.→
Kirby CMS powers thousands of websites around the world. Learn how to build websites with its creator, designer and developer Bastian.→
For self-identifying women who want to negotiate effectively on their own behalf and develop their own strategies.→
Essentials for design-minded practitioners
Community makes all the difference
Not only was it in one of the most beautiful rooms I've ever set foot in, but Simon and Geri had curated an intimidating, inspiring lineup — maybe one of the finest I've ever been part of. In short, it was a marvellous day.
—Ethan Marcotte, design leader at Vox Product
What. A. Day.
—Westley Knight, author and designer
It's our job to keep you smiling
New Adventures is safe and inclusive. We enforce a custom Code of Conduct to cover our events and online activities. We offer student tickets, and 30+ scholarship tickets. Our lunch is tailored to bespoke dietary needs. Badges are customisable with pronouns and methods to manage conversation and photos. We provide superb live captioning. The conference has a quiet room, and the after-party will be conducive to conversation, with alcohol optional. Our volunteers are well-drilled in assisting attendees with their needs. Our venues are accessible and carers get free access. Data collection is strictly GDPR-compliant. We have a detailed climate impact policy.
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, returning in 2019. Carefully curated, we ensured our speakers became part of each event’s narrative. We attracted world-renowned speakers, including Ethan Marcotte, Jessica Hische, Jason Santa Maria, Wayne Hemingway, Dan Mall, Frank Chimero, Veerle Pieters, and Denise Jacobs. 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.