Reasons to

Design, Code,
Create, Share &
Think Differently is the award winning international conference with a festival vibe. Held annually in Brighton UK, the first week 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.


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.

Anna Ginsburg won a Bafta at the New Talent Awards. Or Linda Brownlee is the twice winner of National Portrait Prize. Maybe you are familiar with the famous 'I Amsterdam', but was unaware of its artist - Erik Kessels. Love inventions? Then you should get to know of Dominic Wilcox! Maybe you like people who break the rules. Then you will love Cécile Dormeau and her hilarious illustrations.

Who else? Well, with a line-up that includes illustrators, film-makers, animators, inventors, photographers, coders, designers, developers, sound artists and more, from all around the world, there is bound to be work that you have seen but weren't sure who created it. Guess what? There are bound to be plenty of those - 'oh, I know that work, I didn't know it was by this speaker' moments!

Who attends Reasons?

Designers, developers, coders, managers, game developers, artists, film makers, sound designers, illustrators, animators and newbies all come to! The type of people who make the annual trip to Reasons, are the ones who agonise 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 12th year in a row, we have another phenomenal line up of speakers. This is a chance to see some of the best minds in art, design and code, delivering 2 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, see cutting edge, explore new ideas, and connect with your peers, 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?

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.

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.

Re-charge those batteries by submersing yourself in 2 days of stellar talks, stunning work, and get motivated to go away and do amazing work.

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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