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Hey there 2015, we're back!

Design+Banter is kicking off a second year of events with a bang — we're bringing you to Facebook's London HQ for an evening of talks, debate, beers and great conversation.

As you've come to expect, we will have a range of fantastic talks on Tuesday, January 13th, this time around from Utku, Charlotte and a special guest from our friends at Facebook.

In 2013 — 2014 we brought you 14 events, with over 2,500 attendees and 45 great speakers. We're looking forward to another year of the same. If you want to get involved (speak, sponsor, host, or helping on the night), just drop us a line.

  • 7pm — 10pm
    (doors open 18:45)
  • Tuesday, January 13th
  • Facebook, London NW1 3FG


We're incredibly happy to have Facebook support the first Design+Banter of 2015. They have a great team here in London, so be sure to grab a beer and chat to one of them at the event.


Utku Can

Creative Director

Utku has spent the last seven years helping make products, and create startups in London and New York. In 2014, he quit his creative director role at Mint Digital without a real plan. He spent most of the year playing PS4, watching Netflix, pretending to be a food blogger, and cocktail bartending. Fully refreshed - and broke - Utku is getting back in the game in 2015.

Charlotte Clancy

User Researcher,

Charlotte began her research career in London start ups. She is now a Researcher on GOV.UK, as part of a team working to transform government online by putting user needs before government needs.


“Agency is dead”

Panel line-up to be confirmed.

Starting with this, our first event in 2015, we are introducing a new format to Design+Banter — Debate. Each debate will examine a topical subject, in this case the future of the agency model in design, with the help of a panel of experts before throwing the topic open to the floor. The hope is for a robust discussion that leaves everyone better informed.



This event will take place at Facebook's London offices at 10 Brock Street, NW1 3FG. This is walking distance from Euston train and underground stations and a brisk walk from Kings Cross.

  • Please bring your ticket one your phone or on paper
  • Doors open at 18:45pm
  • Latecomers may not be admitted