Friday 14 September

4.00 - 5.00 pmRegistration
5.00 - 6.30 pmWelcome cocktail party
6.30 - 7.00 pmKeynote Presentation Dr Gene Sherman
7.15 - 7:30 pmMichelle Boyde and Fei Fei Feng Exhibition Introduction.
8.30 pmClose

Saturday 15 September

9.00 am - 12.00 pmTopic A
Materiality: How does your understanding of design culture inform your sense of Materiality and practice?
Lola Greeno, Prof Lisa Grocott, Anita Dineen, Poppy Taylor, Panel Discussion and Q&A Karina Clarke (facilitator)
Venue: Design Tasmania Launceston
12.00 - 1.00 pmNetworking Lunch
1.00 - 3.00 pmTopic B
Ethics: How does one navigate the complexities of Ethics within practice?
Penny Craswell, Rachael Coghlan, Margaret Hancock-Davis Topic B Panel Discussion and Q&A Assoc Dean Katherine Moline
Venue: Architecture & Design School of Technology, Environments & Design UTAS
6.00 - 10.00 pmHarvest Dinner
Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony
Presentation by Film Producers and Creatives, Lara van Raay, Rebecca Thomson, Ninna Milikin - Women of the island
Venue: Design Tasmania Launceston

Sunday 16 September

9.00 am - 12.00 pmTopic C
Identity: One’s Identity is informed by many influences. How do we identify and sustain an inclusive design culture?
Tara Howell, Kate McEntee, Susan Long
Topic C Panel Discussion and Q&A Dr Pippa Dickson (facilitator)
Venue: Design Tasmania Launceston
12.00 - 2.00 pmNetworking Lunch
2.00 pmMoFo Sunday Session


Design Tasmania is a well-known and effective not-for-profit organisation dedicated to nurturing an innovative design ecosystem locally and nationally. Its vision is a successful Tasmania and Australia where ‘Design Makes the Difference’ to enterprises, the community, and individuals. Located in the award winning Gary Cleveland Galleries in Launceston, over 40 years it has informed, inspired, educated, and exposed the public, designers, makers, and opinion leaders around excellence in design and design thinking. It has five beautiful, interconnected exhibition spaces plus a retail shop housed in the adjoining Price Hall.

The organisation has evolved to be a respected enabler of innovative Australian design through its commitment to collaboration, innovation, and meaningful action. We encourage creative risk-taking, facilitate the creation and exhibition of new works, broaden the national and international audience for excellent Tasmanian craft and design, and champion a culture of creativity and innovation.

Our legacy is international best practice craft and design awareness, expertise, and innovation based on sound research and strong and effective advocacy.

The future of design/making in Australia is dependent upon the support of organisations such as Design Tasmania to ensure that our initiatives continue foster expansiveness and dynamism in the sector. Our program is partially covered by Government funding and by our own commercial activity, however we rely on financial support from donors and sponsors to realise and expand on our vision.

We are incredibly proud of our artistic program and all who have contributed to its success over the past four years and we invite you to be part of this exciting time of our evolution.