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Preview: EDCH Conference

Posted by Steve Watson on Wednesday, February 8 2017

Tickets are on sale now for Europe's biggest editorial design conference, in Munich from 9 to 11 March

For the last couple of years I’ve been involved with the QVED conference in Munich – first as a speaker, then as one of the curators. And I’m very pleased to say I’m doing it all again this year, but with a slight difference, because this year, QVED has become EDCH, taking over the city’s Alte Kongresshalle from 9 to 11 March.

The new name is a reference to ‘editorial changes’, and the ambition remains the same, pulling in big names from around the world to put on Europe’s biggest editorial design conference. In previous years I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the likes of Gail Bichler, Debbie Millman, Steve Heller, Mark Porter and many more besides, and this year’s line up features another stellar selection of keynotes, lectures and workshops.

Book your ticket now, and come along to see:

Jonathan Barnbrook – The designer and typographer is renowned for his work with David Bowie, but has also created a huge range of groundbreaking work for publications, exhibitions, covers and posters. This is going to be good.

Penny Martin and Veronica Ditting – I’ll be interviewing the editor and art director of The Gentlewoman live on stage, exploring their creative process and the pressures that come with making one of the world’s most iconic magazines.

Rob Orchard – The editor of Delayed Gratification will be in town to give a workshop on creating infographics, and will also be speaking about his work at the forefront of slow journalism, an initiative that’s arguably more important now than ever.

Astrid Stavro – The creative director of Atlas will be speaking about her editorial design work, including the beautifully characterful identity she has helped to create for Elephant magazine.

Liv Siddall – Hear the editor of the Rough Trade magazine talk about the challenges of creating a magazine that genuinely represents the staff, customers and fans of a much-loved brand.

Peter Lundgren – I love Peter’s concept for T-Post, a magazine printed on (and inside) a t-shirt, and I can’t wait to see him take the stage to show what he has created.

Marta Puigdemasa and Marc Sancho – Another of my long-time favourites, I’m really looking forward to watching Marta and Marc speaking about Perdiz, a magazine dedicated happiness in its many strange and lovely forms.

This is just a brief glimpse of the line up – if it looks like your sort of event, check the full listings to see all the speakers, including the special strands on infographics and Korean design.

Come join us! Book your ticket to EDCH Conference in Munich, from 9 to 11 March

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