The Design Conference 2020

Sponsorship Opportunities

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

 
 


 

Highlight Reel
The Design Conference 2019
Brisbane Powerhouse


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


 

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.


0.1 — Primary Demographics Include:

The Design Conference →
Professionals (95%)
From Brisbane (54%)
Who are Women (63%)

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


0.2 — Total 2019 Attendee Breakdown

63% Professional
22% University
15% High School

61% Women
38% Men
1% Other

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

49% Local
45% Interstate
6% International

 
 
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Sponsorship Opportunities

1.0 — Sponsorship Vision

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

 
 

The Design Conference 2019
Sell out audience
Main Auditorium


 

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.


Events and Audiences:

The Design Awards
Launching 2019

Leadership Boot Camp
Launching 2020

TDC Common
Coming Soon


1.1 — Example of 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

 

1.2 — Example of 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

 

1.3 — Example Product Integrations

Youfoodz Luncheon  Major Sponsorship Component

Youfoodz Luncheon
Major Sponsorship Component

 
Wacom Illustration Breakouts  Major Sponsorship Component

Wacom Illustration Breakouts
Major Sponsorship Component

 

1.4 — Example of Prominent Logo Placement

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

 

1.5 — All Sponsorships Also Include:

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


“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 & New Zealand

 
 
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Sponsorship Opportunities

2.0 — The Design Conference


Features:
15 speakers
Six workshops
Six panels

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

Attendee Breakdown:
95% professionals
63% women
91% three-day

Attendee by Location:
54% local
41% interstate
5% international


 

People’s Choice for best talk 2017
Dean Poole is the Executive Creative Director of Alt Group, one of the most celebrated creative agencies in Australasia. Dean’s talk on the creative mind-set won the ‘People’s Choice Award’ with an appreciation score of 4.98 out of 5.00 based on 700+ votes.


!!! Join Our Family of Major Sponsors !!!

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.


 

The Design Conference is an annual pilgrimage underpinned by the celebration of modern design philosophy. With no theme, static or bias — The Design Conference breaks boundaries, creating positive change for all stakeholders.

A decade of event evolution has seen TDC become one of the world’s best creative conferences. 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 earned a Facebook rating of 4.9 out of 5.0. With excellence as a baseline, our drive to raise the bar is second to none.


“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.”

 

Chris Doyle: Creative Director
Christopher Doyle & Co.

 
 
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Sponsorship Opportunities

3.0 — TDC Futures


Features:
Nine keynotes
Three breakouts
One side event

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

Attendee Breakdown:
90% design
57% 19-24 years
56% women

Attendee by Experience:
54% university
40% highschool
6% graduates


 

2019 Conference Titles
Opening titles for The Design Conference 2019


!!! Student Sponsorship Program !!!

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 Futures.

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.


 

Curated for students, TDC Futures navigates the decision-making process behind building successful careers, while sharing the industry insights required for landing a dream creative role.

From critically acclaimed strategists to the world’s most outrageous commercial artists, TDC Futures is curated to entertain and surprise.

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


“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

 
 
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Sponsorship Opportunities

4.0 — TDC Connect


Features:
One keynote
One breakout
One side event

Cost rrp:
TDC Attendee: A$0
Other: A$49+
Concession: 30%

Attendee Breakdown:
43% TDC Attendees
21% TDC Futures
36% Other

Capacity:
Brisbane: 150+
Sydney: TBA
Melbourne: TBA


 

TDC Connect
Featuring Tia Queen and Brenton Craig from Gangplank, Tia and Brenton discussed a branding project they delivered for Jack Stone from Bee One Third, an urban neighbourhood honey.


!!! Expressions Of Interest !!!

TDC Connect presents the perfect opportunity to introduce in-house design philosophies to our audience. This agile and flexible platform can mould itself into a unique experience which is not to be missed. Companies and Agencies interested in participating are encouraged to reach out.


 

Hosted as a national tour of satellite events, TDC Connect is a hybrid experience featuring a combination of talks, panels and workshops by established and next-gen creative leaders.

Originally designed as a series of pre-conference talks featuring emerging creatives leaders from Brisbane alone, TDC Connect is expanding to other host cities where it will feature a broader range of industry professionals.

From speakers representing a world-class catalogue of design resources to the most progressive and up-and-coming creative directors, TDC connect is a culturally appropriate platform to discuss design and design as a business.

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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

Matthew Haynes: Founder
The Design Conference

 

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