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For two days on Friday, September 24th and Saturday, September 25th, we will hold Japan’s largest creative conference with a lineup of top creators from around the world at the Kudan Kaikan in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward. The venue has a capacity of over 1,100 with seating rotating 5 times over the course of the day. There will be creators on hand from Norway, Sweden, Holland, America, Australia, Germany, and many other nations across the globe.

Venue: Kudan Kaikan
*The timetable will be announced at a later date

9/24(Fri)

A. Creative Business Session  13:00-16:00(OPEN 12:00)

“Future Strategies for a Creative Society”
A look at the creative differences of Japan and America as well as what qualities will become essential for future generations of creators.

SPEAKERS
Japan: Naoki Ito(W+K Tokyo)
Japan: HASHI
US: Rei Inamoto(AKQA)

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B. Art & Graphic Session  17:00-20:00(OPEN 16:30)

“New Territories of Art and Graphics”
With so much overlapping between art and graphics today, we shed light on their relationship and explore their future potential.

SPEAKERS
Belgium: Paul Boudens
France: Jean Philippe Delhomme
UK: Kate Gibb
Japan: OHGUSHI

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9/25(Sat)

C. Scandinavian Design Style  10:30-13:30(OPEN 10:00)

“Global Strategies in Scandinavian Graphic Art”
Scandinavian style is admired even in Japan. Here we delve into the current state of graphic art in Northern Europe as well as the aspirations of the next generation of Scandinavian design.

SPEAKERS
Norway: NODE Berlin Oslo
Norway: Dag Stian Solhaug (Bleed)
Sweden: Björn Kusoffsky (Stockholm Design Lab)

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D. Typography Design Session  14:00-17:00(OPEN 13:30)

“Possibilities in Typography”
3 masters from the West speak about the significance and future of typography.

SPEAKERS
Australia: John Warwicker (tomato)
US: Robert Bergman
Holland: Thomas Widdershoven (Thonik)

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E. Motion Graphic Session  17:30-20:30(OPEN 17:00)

“The Front Line of Motion Graphics”
We take a look at the forefront of motion graphic and the future of video expression.

SPEAKERS
UK: Shane Walter (onedotzero)
Germany: David OReilly
Japan: Koichiro Tsujikawa

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