agIdeas 2013 international design week. 29 april to 5 may
agIdeas 2013 International Design Week has come to
a close for another year.
The highlights were many and each person who attended has their own favourite moments.
The week began with a cocktail party where the Hon. Louise Asher MLA, The Minister for Innovation Services and Small Business launched Design Matters: Melbourne International Design Week, of which agIdeas is the flagship event.
The rest, if you ask any of us on the committee, feels like a wonderful, awe-inspiring blurr. The more time that passes in between the conference and now, the more highlights come flooding back: the genius design solutions emanating from the innocent minds of school kids at Next help at the NGV, the looks on the faces of hundreds of secondary school students as their eyes were opened up to careers in design at Futures, the breadth and depth of speakers that continue to amaze and inspire us at the creative industry at the Design Forum, Business Breakfast, the Research Conference and so much, much more.
To get a unique insight into the speakers from the Design Forum, read Shabblogadu: the International Design Forum from the eyes of a writer.
Highlights and snippets will be uploaded to agideas.net in the following weeks.
We shall let you know when this occurs. In the meantime, check out some photos of the event here.
We would like to take this moment to make special thanks to all those who get involved with agIdeas and continue to support the design community. Particularly the speakers who bared their soul and inspired us all.
To the sponsors who generously support us to present a world-class design resource in Melbourne. The studios in the Studio Access program that opened their doors and gave emerging designers a leg up. To our extraordinary and energetic volunteer committee reps, who are some of the most amazing young stars coming into design.
And finally to you; to those who came to agIdeas 2013; who enjoyed the events and supported agIdeas in bringing people from all over the globe together to celebrate design. - Thank you!