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DQ Roundtable tickets on sale!

The DQ RoundTable is a unique roundtable discussion that will dissect and offer a voice for all facets of the industry, running as part of Sydney Indesign 2015, 13–14 August.

DQ Roundtable tickets on sale!


July 17th, 2015

Tickets for the DQ RoundTable event are now on sale! The DQ RoundTable will examine three specific topics including; Cross-Industry Practice, Brands Of Leadership, and Balancing Creativity with Business.

Australia’s Trend Du Jour: Cross-Industry Practice

Nowhere else in the world does cross-industry practice quite like Oz. A quintessentially Australian form of design practice, Australians are leading the world in this trend to look outside of the traditional “industry” box and search for creative alternatives both in practice and in business. The design market is changing. Clients are expecting more and more from their designers, and the need to wear more than one professional hat is no longer an option, but a necessity.

Industrial designers are teaming up with artists, interior specifiers are working with fashion designers and suppliers are even partnering with industries like dance and performance art.

The emotional connections that art inspires, the scientific approach of the technology sector, the iconography of the film industry; Australian design has a real opportunity to forge an industry like no other globally. What may have started because of our lack of alternatives and geographic obscurity has now become a solid codifier of what Australian design is and can be – a rich cross-section of creative industry, fueled by collaboration and experimentation.

Hosted By: DesignByThem

Where: DesignByThem, 109 Shepherd St, Chippendale

When: Friday, 14th August – 5:00pm

Cost: $20, click here to reserve your place


Power Personalities: What Brand Of Leadership Is Dominating The Australian Design Community?

It’s a commonly held view that people who perform best in business are extroverts. But what are these people like behind closed doors, when there’s no new product to launch or no recently completed building to open? This hotly-debated issue has many in the industry questioning whether extroverts are infact the opposite of what the industry needs right now – petitioning that it takes an ambivert to be a successful design leader. Featuring some of our DQ Designpreneur heavy-weight personalities, we will unearth what traits you need to become a true “business of design” leader, and discover if our industry calls for an entirely new breed of power personality in the post-GFC design economy?

Topic 1 – Power Personalities: The Emerging Players SeriesHosted By: Special Lights

Where: Special Lights, 586 Crown St, Surry Hills

When: Friday, 14th August – 10:00am

Cost: $20, click here to reserve your place

Topic 2 – Power Personalities: The Heavy Hitters Series

Hosted By: SeehoSu

Where: Seehosu, 137 – 141 Devonshire St, Surry Hills

When: Friday, 14th August – 2:30pm

Cost: $20, click here to reserve your place


Can You Learn To Balance Creativity & Business?

Is creativity important in business, and can you learn how to be creative? In this industry, designers are often criticised for being too creative and not “business-minded” enough. Using poignant case studies from our experienced panelists, we will look at how creatives can find the balance between creativity and business savvy, offering up some quick tips on enhancing and balancing your professional imagination.

Hosted By: Own World

Where: Own World, 5/50 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst

When: Saturday, 15th August – 12:00pm

Cost: $20, click here to reserve your place


Future of Authentic Design
A balanced and positive discussion on the problem of replicas and the solutions going forward. Come and consider how we as a design community can move forward and work towards authentic design in a commercially viable way.Hosted By: Luxmy

Where: Luxmy at The Whitehouse Insitute of Design Australia, entry via Hill Street, Surry Hills

When: Saturday, 15th August – 10:00am

Cost: $20, click here to reserve your place


Buy tickets to the DQ Roundtable, 14–15 August at www.sydneyindesign.com.au/dq-roundtable/

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