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Hey, whats up gang? It' a pleasure to e-meet you. My name is Matthew Haynes and I am the curator, host and founder of 'The Design Conference' in Brisbane. Firstly, I want to start by thanking you for taking the time to read, share and back our Pozible campaign. Being an already established event, we decided to launch this campaign in order to inform you about the future of 'The Design Conference', while providing everyone with an opportunity to help us evolve into a world class event, featuring more internationally acclaimed speakers.

The idea to launch 'The Design Conference' was conceived in late 2009 after I won an all expenses trip to meet my network of design, business and pop-culture heroes. Starting in Australia, I ventured to the USA and spent 6 weeks on a full time adventure, where I learnt not only about the creative industry but how creative business works and how creative people live. It was hands down, the most eye opening and mentally engaging experience of my life.

With a renewed sense of ownership over my life and career, I returned from the six weeks abroad with the belief that the world would be a better place if everyone was fortunate enough to experience their version of my overseas adventure. With the ability to send my friends and colleagues abroad impossible to fund independently, I've instead made it my goal to launch an event that brings the worlds best thought leaders to the creative community of Brisbane.

Since 2009, our team has curated 10 events, featured over 90 speakers and hosted thousands of event attendees. We want to thank the design community for their support to date, we truly appreciate it.

With many of your domestic heroes already featuring in 'The Design Conference', we must look to international speakers to maintain our ability to deliver an authentic, original and influential experience. To realise this goal, we are offering a range of affordable Pozible rewards, designed to raise the capital required to deliver a world class event, featuring up to six international speakers in 2016.

The Design Conference 2015






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Tweets from 2015

Zann St Pierre @zannstpierre May 16 — Massive thanks to @AD_Conferences and @firstcoat for bringing me down for their events. Met some awesome people and had a blast.

ebb&flow studio @ebbnflowstudio May 16 — @AD_Conferences time went so quickly. Still so many questions to ask! Thanks again for a rad event. #sunshinecoast #adbne15

Luchia Bloomfield @luchiamae May 15 — Feeling super confident in my process after having it re-confirmed by @mattfaulk at his UX workshop at @AD_Conferences.

Greg @BEERTRONICS May 15 — #adbne did that just happen? Bigups matt n crew @AD_Conferences for an amazing event. Thanks for having me and @VNAmagazine

Jess Neate @gzammm May 15 — I love @AD_Conferences, some people go to music concerts, I go to AD! So truly inspired I don't know where to start! Bring on next year!! :)

Matt Faulk @mattfaulk May 15 — Had such an amazing time at @AD_Conferences hanging with @adwrighty @jaslittle @MADSTEEZ and Mattie Haynes. New friends for sure!!!!

spooky max trash @malanachachki May 15 Brisbane, Queensland — Thank you @AD_Conferences for a solid end of the week full of Wacoms, Sailor Jerry and inspiration abundant. #adbne15

Ironlak @Ironlak May 15 — If you're a creative living in Brisbane and you didn't go to @AD_Conferences, you missed out hard. Congrats Matt and the team. Killer.

Liana @lianabyliana_ May 15 — @AD_Conferences FANTASTIC work Matt!!! Had a blast these last couple of days. So much goodness. THANK YOU #adbne15 #grateful #funtimes

Carla Marangelli @CarlaMarangelli May 15 — Thanks Matt and @AD_Conferences for bringing the designspiration to brisvegas, it's been a rad couple of days #adbne15

nicole a phillips @typographHer May 15 — Matt - you absolutely killed it @AD_Conferences was outstanding. First class creative inspiration and thinking #adbne

Andy Wright @adwrighty May 15 — Have had to shoot to the airport, but thanks @AD_Conferences for by far the best conference I've ever been to! #adbne15 Matt = legend


Special Thanks

Our very special fans followers and of course — Wacom, MailChimp, TAXI.tv, Adobe, Ironlak, AGDA, First Coat Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Greaser Bar, Alpha Mosaic Hotel, Stone and Wood, Platypus Graphics, K.W.Doggett Fine Paper, Australian Infront, Very Nearly Almost, No Cure Magazine and BADC.


Pozible Launch Party!

To celebrate a successful Pozible campaign. All Pozible supporters will receive 'premium tickets' to our event launch party at Greaser Bar in fortitude valley. Premium tickets come with priority entry and complimentary Stone and Wood. Your generosity should be celebrated and we have every intention on doing so.


Three BONUS International Presenters.

To celebrate hitting our new 25k target, we are thrilled to announce that artist and designer Jonathan Calugi (ITA) will be joining D*FACE (UK), Jonathan LeVine (NYC), Timba Smits (UK), Jessica Hische (USA) and Todd Francis (LA) at up the forth coming Design Conference in Brisbane this May.

We want to again thank everyone for getting us to this HUGE milestone and helping us to fund 6 (SIX!) amazing international speakers. This years event is truly going to be one to remember.

We've only got less than 12 hours left on our Pozible campaign, so make sure to let your friends know where they can pick up the hottest tickets in town!


New Website launched. Tickets on sale.

If you missed out on tickets during the Pozible campaign, fret not! Tickets are on sale now at the brand spanking new The Design Conference website. Have a look around the site and take the chance to grab yourself a ticket.
If you have any questions or feedback, shoot us an email at hello@analoguedigital.com.au

Thanks again and see you in May!


How The Funds Will Be Used

At past events we have offered a month-long early bird campaign through February and March. These funds are used to secure flights and accommodation, as well as the ability to pay deposits on equipment and venue hire. While this approach has been largely effective over the last five years, it doesn't allow us to book international speakers who require financial commitments upwards of six months in advance.

To raise the funds we're substituting our 2016 early bird ticketing in exchange with our first Pozible campaign. We're offering up to 300 attendees the opportunity to experience 'The Design Conference' in Brisbane on May 26-27 for the cost price of $99 and $129 respectively.

By supporting this campaign, you'll be jumping in early before the announcement of the full line up. As part of the financial trade off, students and concession will save up to A$100, with general saving up to A$200 off the 2016 two-day conference ticket price.

As it stands, we've set our target at A$15,000. To help us hit this first mile-stone, we have three internationally acclaimed creatives, already locked in for next years event line-up. It is without further delay 'The Design Conference' 2016 welcomes street artist 

The Challenges

With international speakers requiring payment conformation at least six-month prior to the event, our major obstacle is raising these funds outside of our three-month ticket selling window (Feb-May for a May 2016 event)

We've chosen to launch a Pozible campaign because we believe it provides us with a great opportunity to secure a win/win situation for all parties involved. Not only will we be able to secure an internationally acclaimed line-up but 300 supporters will also be able to attend the event for a very special price.
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AU$9 +International shout-outWant to support us but cant make the event? Make this small contribution and we will show our thanks by including your name in the event titles. Small acts of kindness make the world go round. You support will help us make a long term difference in our local creative community.
2 Chosen | 998 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2016
AU$39 +Stream the eventFollowing the 2016 event, our creative team will launch each talk from The Design Conference as a password protected set of videos on our Vimeo channel. People choosing this option will receive access months before the general public. We ask for you to respect our privacy and copyright of these videos and trust you will not broadcast this reward to large groups without our express written permission.
6 Chosen | 994 AvailableEst. delivery is June 2016
AU$49 +Event t-shirtAt each event we collaborate with one of our current or past speakers in producing a two colour, limited edition t-shirt. Our 2016 event t-shirt will be available exclusively via Pozible and limited to a run of 100 shirts. Past shirts have featured the works of London based artist Mr Penfold (@mrpenfold) and Australian Illustrator Milan Chagoury (@staybold). Traditionally we have printed both sides on AS Colour blank tees. The approved design will be available in white and black.
2 Chosen | 48 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2016
AU$99 +Two-day passAttend The Design Conference on May 26 & 27 2016 at this hugely discounted rate. Available for all members of the public and creative community including students (save 50%), general / professional (save 65%) and concession card holders (save 50%). This Pozible offer will replace our traditional early bird campaign for 2016.
245 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2016
AU$129 +Two-day pass + t-shirtAttend The Design Conference on May 26 & 27 2016 at this hugely discounted rate while sporting one of our two colour limited edition event t-shirts. Available for all members of the public and creative community including students (save 50%+), general / professional (save 65%+) and concession card holders (save 50%+). This Pozible offer will replace our traditional early bird campaign for 2016.
42 Chosen | 8 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2016
AU$399 +Dine with speakers + passEnjoy a two hour silver service dinner with Jonathan LeVine, D*FACE and Timba Smits at restaurant to be named at a later date. Reward includes a complimentary two-day pass to The Design Conference Brisbane 2016.
1 Chosen | 11 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2016
AU$5000 +Philanthropic supporterCultivating an authentic experience is paramount. Supporting us in this pursuit are world class industry leaders including MailChimp, Wacom, Ironlak, AGDA and Adobe. We are seeking two philanthropic individuals to join us in raising another A$5000 each to assist with promotional costs. To show our appreciation, each supporter will receive a double AAA + accommodation pass. We will also publicly acknowledge your contribution via all event promotion including a personal thanks during the event.
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2016
AU$10000 +Philanthropic supporterCultivating an authentic experience is paramount. Supporting us in this pursuit are world class industry leaders including MailChimp, Wacom, Ironlak, AGDA and Adobe. We are seeking a philanthropic individual to join us in raising a further A$10000 to assist us with intl Qantas flights. To show our appreciation, this supporter will receive an all expenses* trip to the event. We will also publicly acknowledge your contribution via all event promotion including a personal thanks during the event.
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2016