ED-Festival Design Conference Speakers and Time Schedule

Meet the Speakers of ED-Festival Design Conference ‘‘Beyond Design‘‘ and check out the Time Schedule

The European Design Conference 2022 “Beyond Design” takes place on 18 June at the Creative Hub/Kultuurikatel. The Conference addresses the core questions of the future of design and the future through design, as well as themes related to the position and responsibilities of the designer. The work will take place through practical workshops, discussions and multidisciplinary future visions. 

The speakers at the Design Conference include designer, sociologist and sustainability provocateur Leyla Acaroglu; futurist Angela Oguntala (founding partner at Greyspace, a foresight and design studio); professor, design and technology ethicist Ariel Guersenzvaig; creative strategist and problem solver Marksteen Adamson and many more. Read more about the Speakers here. The Conference will also cover several interesting cases from leading European design agencies.

Download the Conference Time Schedule

The Conference has been devided into 3 major tracks:

1. BEYOND GOVERNANCE. Innovation leads us to the future, and the future makes us innovate. How to govern situations that are in the future and that we have never experienced before? How to consider unforeseen events and uncertainty? How to understand the future of the relationship between people and their governments?

2. DESIGN BEYOND RESISTANCE. Our world is using many comfortable and unsustainable models – social, ecological, economical. How to challenge the status quo – and go beyond mere disruption but design the next solution.

3. DESIGN BEYOND TRANQUILITY. Creating a world for living in meaningful peace of mind - this is the oldest task of design. How to design a future that is better for all of us? Will the problems arising today create new meanings and opportunities for design tomorrow? How to see sustainability not as a constraint but as a great challenge that gives us opportunities for innovation?

Tracks will be moderated by: Dan Mikkin, Pärtel Vurma and Frederico Duarte. Conference general modeartor is Martin Veisman.

The conference will take place on June 18, 09:30-17:00 at Kultuurikatel (Creative Hub) as a physical event, enabling also some hybrid activities. The conference will be recorded and available for later review.      


The European Design Festival 2022 is a collaborative event of the European Design Awards and Estonian Design Centre.

The ED-Festival 2022 Tallinn, main local partners and supporters are:

EDAwards, EDFestival