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A Day at Here: what to expect at our conference on 9 June 2017

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Royal Geographical Society in London for our annual conference. Eight of the ten speakers have been announced, and we are excited to reveal the final two creatives who will be joining us on the day very soon. For those who already have a ticket, or need an extra gentle nudge to be enticed into buying one, here is our guide to what to expect on the day.

Expect amazing, inspiring speakers from across the world

Our speaker line-up this year draws a great number of names from across the world that work in a vast number of different ways. We have been spending time with each of them to make sure their presentations are unique, insightful and will be valuable to everyone present.

Join us to hear from fashion designer Christopher Raeburn, photographer Juno Calypso, graphic designer Astrid Stavro, artist Ryan Gander, graphic designer and illustrator George Hardie, graphic design agency Triboro, art director and photographer Carlota Guerrero and graphic artist James Jarvis and artist (and one of It’s Nice That’s Ones to Watch 2017), Marguerite Humeau. You can learn more about them here.

In the past we have welcomed the likes of fashion designers Paul Smith and Wayne Hemingway, comedian Adam Buxton, set designer Annie Atkins, photographer Nadav Kander, art director of the The New York Times Magazine Gail Bichler and more. See their talks in our archive.

Learn a new skill

Throughout the RGS out partners and sponsors will be setting up stands and stalls that will offer a host of activities for you to try your hand at during the breaks in the talks. We’re not revealing the activities this year just yet, but in the past we have supplied the opportunity to try your hand at Risograph printing, screen printing, calligraphy. Delegates have also left with customised t-shirts, home baked cookies, magazines, stationary, professional portraits and more…

Pick up a goody bag and delegate pack

Rock up to the grand environment of the RGS on the edge of London’s Hyde Park, usually bathed in glorious spring sunshine for Here (although we can’t absolutely guarantee this is always the case,) and receive a warm welcome from the It’s Nice That team. We will check you in, hand you your delegate pack and a tote bag full of goodies from our sponsors and partners that will set you up for the day ahead.

Breakfast and Lunch is included

We will provide you with all the fuel you need to get through the day. Bacon butties and coffee in the morning, a delicious lunch with a variety of options and we will also get some sweet treats to keep your energy levels up. We will provide options for carnivores, vegetarians, vegans and those with allergies.

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It’s a chance to meet like-minded creatives

The festival atmosphere of the day allows for ample opportunity to meet new people throughout the day. Who knows if you will meet a potential collaborator, a future boss, or even a life partner over a game of ping pong in the garden. With over 700 people in the building for the day, it’s a chance to make new friends and colleagues in a relaxed environment.

Don’t forget to say hello to the It’s Nice That team

We’ll be on hand all day to make sure you have the best time possible. Also, we are keen to say hello and learn more about what you do – don’t be shy and come and grab our attention! We might even end up working together.

Join us to celebrate the day at our drinks reception

We won’t let you run away at the end of the day either. Once the talks are over, we invite you to come and join us in the garden of the RGS for beer, music and games to sign the day off in style. We have the venue until 9pm and urge you to stick around.

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