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Creative Island, Creative Future: OFFSET 2019

04 April 2019
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Ever inspirational, Ireland’s premier design conference OFFSET returns for its tenth year, this time with a vibrant Creative Ireland-led discussion series.

Now firmly established as one of the world’s most enlightening, compelling and educational conferences for creative industries, the tenth edition of OFFSET takes place in Dublin from April 5th-7th 2019.

Attracting more than 2,500 curious minds each year, all manner of creative icon has graced the conference’s stage; from Italian designer Massimo Vignelli to British pop art powerhouse Sir Peter Blake, as well as celebrated American graphic designer Milton Glaser. This year’s programme is as vital as ever with the likes of Steve Simpson, Joe Caslin, Anna Ginsburg, Fuchsia Macaree, Victo Ngai and Rich Gilligan all set to divulge their creative processes and sources of inspiration.

With Ireland now among the first countries in the world to truly prioritise creativity as an essential factor in personal and collective wellbeing, the Creative Ireland Programme is leading a three-day discussion series on OFFSET’s Yellow Stage entitled Creative Island: Creative Future. Our founding vision is of Ireland as a country where creativity is at the heart of public policy; where everyone has the opportunity to realise their full creative potential; an Ireland where participation in cultural and creative activity promotes the wellbeing of the individual, the community and the nation at large. With this vision in mind, our OFFSET discussion panels will cover a range of topics, from Irish creativity on a global scale to Ireland’s unique design ambitions.

On Friday (April 5th, 11am) architect Kirk McCormack leads panellists Linda King, Anike Tyrrell, Andrew Bradley and David Smith in the discussion What We Talk About, When We Talk About Irish Design.

Saturday’s panel (April 6th, 11am) sees Charley Stoney, Stephen Hughes, Ciarán ÓGaora and Doireann De Buitléar ponder how creative services can be exported with No Packaging. No Postage - Exporting Creativity.

On Sunday (April 7th, 12pm) Creative Ireland explores how ambitious we can be for design in Ireland with panellists John Newham, Rossi McAuley, Aliette Dörflinger and Bob Gray during the discussion OFFSET 10+10.

With our creative industries such a significant contributor to Ireland’s growing creative economy, the Creative Ireland Programme’s ambition is to harness opportunities in tandem with Government’s Future Jobs Ireland framework, developing a culture of innovation and sustainability across our economy. To deliver on this ambition, we want to develop a roadmap of support and enhance our creative industries.

That’s why we’re bound for OFFSET 2019. 

Creative Island. Creative Future. What future do you want?

Find out more at OFFSET.