The Design Conference 2019

Sponsorship &
Initiatives


 

Join us in our 10th year as we celebrate modern design philosophy with the world’s most creative practitioners, agencies and companies.


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Introduction


 

Highlight Reel
The Design Conference 2019
Brisbane Powerhouse


Hello & thank you

Our suite of event experiences presents a unique opportunity for forward-thinking companies to showcase their products and services to our community of emerging, mid-career and c-level creatives.

From our annual conferences through to our satellite events, we have engineered a range of event experiences that position our sponsors at the epicentre of modern design culture.

We promote diversity both on and off the stage, and throughout the development of our events we’ve made efforts to represents our creative community both equally and honestly.


Professional Audience

Professionals (95%)
From Brisbane (54%)
Who are Women (63%)

Student Audience

University Creatives (54%)
From Brisbane (99%)
Who are Women (56%)


Main Auditorium Session Q&A (Left to Right)  Co-host: Matt Leach — Aus Design Radio  Keynote Speaker: Tea Uglow — Google Co-host: Prue Jones — Fjord Melbourne

Main Auditorium Session Q&A (Left to Right)
Co-host: Matt Leach — Aus Design Radio
Keynote Speaker: Tea Uglow — Google
Co-host: Prue Jones — Fjord Melbourne

Demographics


Work

63% Professional
22% University
15% High School

Gender

61% Women
38% Men
1% Other

Conference

64% The Design Conference
29% TDC Futures
7% TDC Connect No.1

Location

49% Local
45% Interstate
6% International

1.0 — Sponsorship Vision


 

We collaborate with our sponsors to design meaningful experiences across our entire suite of conferences and events.

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An Authentic Connection


Born ready

From bespoke brand engagements to seamless product integrations, our team is ready to position your brand at the centre of our events, delivering an experience that is targeted, transparent and successful.

Our suite of events provides the opportunity to reach a diverse range of creatives at different stages of their career. By targeting one or all of our events, your ability to build genuine connections is maximised through curated content and experiences.

The configuration and design of every experience are open for discussion, with no request considered too big or small.


The Design Conference 2019
Sell out audience
Main Auditorium

Brand Activations

Streamtime Discussion Panels  Major Sponsorship Component

Streamtime Discussion Panels
Major Sponsorship Component

The Print Bar Custom Shirt Screen Printing  Major Sponsorship Component

The Print Bar Custom Shirt Screen Printing
Major Sponsorship Component

Brand Engagements

Wacom Product Showcase + Artist Meet & Greet  Major Sponsorship Component

Wacom Product Showcase + Artist Meet & Greet
Major Sponsorship Component

Streamtime Brand Concierge   Major Sponsorship Component

Streamtime Brand Concierge
Major Sponsorship Component

Youfoodz Product Showcase  Major Sponsorship Component

Youfoodz Product Showcase
Major Sponsorship Component

Product Integrations

Youfoodz Luncheon  Major Sponsorship Component

Youfoodz Luncheon
Major Sponsorship Component

Wacom Illustration Breakouts  Major Sponsorship Component

Wacom Illustration Breakouts
Major Sponsorship Component

Logo Placements

Logo Feature in Main Auditorium  Major Sponsorship Component

Logo Feature in Main Auditorium
Major Sponsorship Component

Streamtime / The Print Bar Lanyard  Major Sponsorship Component

Streamtime / The Print Bar Lanyard
Major Sponsorship Component

Streamtime Schedule Naming Rights  Major Sponsorship Component

Streamtime Schedule Naming Rights
Major Sponsorship Component

Extra Inclusions

Pre-Event: 90 days

Logo on event poster(s)
Website biography
Social media priming
Activation priming

In-event: 1-4 days

Motion advertising
Logo feature on screen
Logo credit in event titles
Product placement

In-session: 1/12

Session naming rights
Recognition from hosts
Promotional distribution†

Post-event: 180 days

Usage of event media
Social media follow-up


Praise

“It’s amazing how the team at TDC continually raise the bar. What they’re doing for the creative community is second to none and we look forward to being a part of TDC long into the future”


Alex Carr

Head of Marketing
Wacom Australia

2.0 — Professional Conference


 

The Design Conference is an annual pilgrimage that breaks boundaries, while creating positive change for everyone involved.

We command sell-out audiences, attract the world’s best speakers and deliver authentic, energetic and wonderfully confronting experiences.

We receive outstanding reviews and have been listed in the world top 30 conferences year on year. With excellence as a baseline, our drive to raise the bar is second to none.

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Join our community


Features:

15 speakers
Six workshops
Six panels

Cost rrp:

General: A$275+
Premium: A$550+
Concession: 30%

Attendees:

95% professionals
63% women
91% three-day

Location:

54% local
41% interstate
5% international


Only Nine Major sponsorships

Our team invites progressive organisations to apply for Major Sponsorship in 2020. Should you represent a multi-national design resource, technology or communication company, automotive group, financial institution or a philanthropic supporter, we welcome you to reach out. Together we can make a significant impact within the creative community.



Praise

“The Design Conference is a blur of inspiration, connection and awe. It's rare to be surrounded by so many talented, energetic and generous people in one place and at one time. I came away exhausted and amazed.”

 

Christopher Doyle

2018 Keynote Speaker
Creative Director
ChristopherDoyle.co

3.0 — Student Conference


 

Our Student Conference navigates the decision-making process behind building a successful career, while sharing the industry insights required for landing a dream creative role.

Hosted and moderated by some of Australia’s favourite creatives, attendees experience a first-class introduction to visual communication, professionalism, and vulnerability.

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Investing in tomorrow


Features:

Nine keynotes
Three breakouts
One side event

Discounted rrp:

Student: A$49+
Teacher: A$99
Lecturer: A$99

Attendee:

90% design
57% 19-24 years
56% women

By Experience:

54% university
40% highschool
6% graduates


A TDC initiative

Our Student Sponsorship Program was introduced to provide non-industry specific Companies and Individuals the opportunity to proactively gift under-privileged students with the ability to attend TDC.

The Design Conference will match any contribution on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to a total sum of A$50,000. Significant contributions may be celebrated with an Honorary Industry or Major Sponsorship.



Praise

“At TDC Futures, our students connect with their heroes, mentors and peers. They come away seeing the world differently and it is evident in their work”


Irene Visser:

Program Lead (Design)
University of the Sunshine Coast

Say G’day


 

On behalf of our community, I would like to invite you to join us as a Major Sponsor in 2020. Our 10th conference is going to be nothing short of spectacular. I can’t wait to tell you more


Matthew Haynes

Founder
The Design Conference


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