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Reasons to

Design, Code
Create & Come
Together

Reasons to: is the award winning 3 day international conference with a festival vibe, held annually in Brighton UK, every first Mon, Tue, Weds of every September. Each year the very best international creative and developer speakers take to the stage to inform, inspire, entertain, thrill and educate designers and coders that attend from all over the world.

Today’s digital creatives are multi-disciplined, they draw their inspiration to do great work from many different influences. Reasons to: is curated with that in mind, bringing content from many disciplines to give designers, coders, creatives, film makers, animators, installation builders, illustrators, artists and more the opportunity to see and hear new perspectives and the best content in the world.

It has been said - Reasons to: is the best soundtrack of any design & code conference festival in the world!

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Featured Speakers

Not good with faces?

How many times have you seen a list of speakers or seen their photos and still do not have a clue? Then you've seen them speak, or someone has told you about them, and all of a sudden you know exactly who they are! We have an incredible line-up of speakers with spectacular calibre! Let's see if we can help put some names to work that you will be familiar with.

Erik Spiekermann was awarded the Federal Republic of Germany’s Design Award for developing the identity for Deutsche Bahn. Or Noma Bar, who’s work you will have seen in Time Out London, BBC, Random House, The Observer, The Economist and Wallpaper*. Maybe you are into typography, so you would certainly be interested in Elliot Jay Stocks - the former Creative Director of TypeKit. Maybe you are a die-hard CSS lover? Then you must know of Harry Roberts and his ubiquitous CSS grid systems! Maybe you are a fashionista. Then you will love Anouk Wipprecht’s wearable tech.

Who else? Have you ever visited Bored Panda? You must have marvelled at the amazing work of Zemer Peled, or maybe you are a gallery visitor? Ever been to the Tate? Vic Lee may not be a famed artist but he has an entire range of products commissioned by the gallery which you may have seen!

Who attends Reasons?

Designers, developers, coders, managers, game developers, artists, film makers, sound designers, illustrators, animators and newbies all come to Reasons to be Creative! The type of people who come to Reasons, are the ones who agonises over the details, care about their craft, want to know what peers are creating, be aware of what the world's best are up to and choosing to surround themselves with the best in design, code and inspiration. If that sounds like you, then you should attend.

For the 10th year in a row, we have another phenomenal line up of speakers. This is a chance to see over 35+ of the best minds in art, design and code, delivering 3 full days of awe-inspiring sessions from the worlds best speakers! Do not miss out! Obvs!

We say this: if you are only interested in how to build a widget, or a snippet of code, then there is plenty of training online. If you want a massive fix of inspiration, motivation, to connect with your peers, AND those code snippets, then this is the event for you!

Reasons is guaranteed to reach your 'wow-receptors'. You will leave pumped with ideas, a bigger network, and eager to create great work!

Why come to Reasons?

Inspiration:
Come away from Reasons to charged with inspiration to design, develop and create something wonderful. See and hear the creative process from the world's best speakers.

Education:
Learn from industry leaders - how to's, tips & tricks and learn about emerging trends and technologies to creatively inspire you to take and use to build amazing work.

Motivation:
Re-charge those batteries by submersing yourself in 3 days of stellar talks, stunning work, and get motivated to go away and do amazing work.

Connect:
Surround yourself by like-minded people that generate an amazing atmosphere, meet peers, who share your passion for art, design, code & inspiration.

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