State of Design Festival increases the awareness of the value of design and showcases how design generates innovation, promotes sustainability and adds value to business and society. Festival programs demonstrate and broadly communicate how the Victorian and Australian design profession can improve living conditions, create sustainable development opportunities, and generate new and innovative products and services; in turn, providing economic benefit for the state of Victoria.
By communicating to Victorian, Australian and international audiences, the Festival promotes a deeper understanding of design capability and value. The Festival is accessed through a highly focused program of workshops, forums, exhibitions and events. A chief concern of the festival is to assist designers in making their “offer” more appealing to businesses and to encourage those businesses engaged with design to communicate the benefits to their peers who are not engaged.
State of Design Festival is a Victorian Government initiative delivered in 2011 by Australian Exhibitions & Conferences Pty Ltd.
Location: Level 4, 267 Collins Street Melbourne, Victoria, Australia