The best designers in the world will get together in a 24 hours conference to change the future of design in Africa.
WCD Conference is a 24 hour Inter-Continental event, connecting designers around the world, to talk and learn about impactful design stories and practices which inspire and facilitate the growth of designers.
Organise an impactful design conference that will bring value to designers around the world and ultimately make a direct and tangible investment to the community in Africa.
For curious designers who don’t just simply want to boost their careers but to support a good cause and learn from African designers after the conference thanks to the reverse mentorship program.
For experienced designers who are ready to challenge their established POV with the fresh perspective from another corner of the Earth.
For digital creatives that need the last push to join the design field.
Every ticket will grant an opportunity to participate in the reverse mentoring program together with African designers after the conference.
Every ticket an attendee buys equals 1 year of online design education, mentorship and job opportunities for 1 aspiring African designer.
They can participate in demo’s and workshops from designers and design organizations for novel tools and processes they can use.
A world cafe type of networking opportunity where they can connect with designers from Africa and around the world for knowledge sharing sessions regarding anything and everything.
Our vision of empowering and showcasing the talented minds of African Designers is supported by some of the biggest believers in design innovation and education.
Organising an impactful design conference that will bring value to designers around the world and ultimately make a direct and tangible investment to the design community in Africa.
This year's main theme is "Design that challenges the status quo".
This means to challenge the mental models of the existing design hierarchy, the “ideal path/process” to become a designer, breaking cultural moulds of design ideologies.
A few examples of what this could mean:
No. This event is about providing our attendees with knowledge and connections that will allow them to become true "World Class Designers". This includes learning from a mix of both international and African speakers that can contribute with different perspectives about how design works around the world.
Gumroad is an online platform that facilitates the sale of products by creators directly to consumers. Their business model is in line with our values and will allow us to pay for upfront conference costs, such as platform licenses and advertising.
If you want to achieve true excellence at work, meet designers from widely different backgrounds, find inspiration to take a leap or help change the world, this is the conference for you. You could be anyone like,
You can still join us! This is a completely remote and international conference and it is curated to bring together speakers from around the world. This means you'll have relevant content available no matter where you live.If you want to help even more, we would appreciate if you shared our conference with your friend and on social media.
This program will start after the conference and will connect those interested among attendees to African designers.
In reverse mentoring, a junior team member enters into a "professional friendship" with someone more senior, and they exchange skills, knowledge and understanding. Our program encourages African designers to shed light on the environment, work culture and design ideologies with their worldwide counterparts.
Actionable insights about how people can change themselves and the world around them using design.
Yes. This is a truly international online conference and our goals is to offer content from the best designers around the world. The event will run for 24 hours and move across 3 different timezones - American, European and Asian, so everyone is welcome.
We are working with a few different formats:
This is a mission-driven and non-profit initiative. This means all our speakers will be volunteering their time and expertise for this conference.
We'll provide the students with subscriptions and access to top of the line education, including platforms such as Coursera and Interaction Design Foundation and design tools and services, including those provided by the conference sponsors.
Our main goal for this conference is to be able to afford online education for 2000 African students.
We are group of 4 young designers hailing from various parts of the emerging world. We are passionate designers, looking to create an impact and showcase the promise we see in the future of the global design community. We value,
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conference, Sponsorships and the World Class-Designer Initiative.
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