agIdeas International Design Forum


Ideas on Design draws on the experiences and connections built over 25 years presenting the agIdeas International Design Conferences in Melbourne, Australia and more recently Foshan, China. Founded by Ken Cato AO, agIdeas is one of the longest running and most well respected design programs in the world.

This world renowned forum presents a hand picked line up of designers who stand out in the world for their ideas and execution of their craft. Through presentations and panel discussions, the forum allows audiences to explore the processes and thinking behind their award winning work. From communication design, product and industrial design, interactive design, design for the built environment, strategic design or design for social innovation, the forum seeks to unfold how these award winning designers find solutions to complex social and commercial needs. The forum assists in the trans-disciplinary application of design in practice.

Over 25 year’s we have presented live events to share the ideas, strategies and projects of over 630 of the world’s most innovative, leading creative practitioners, including Massimo Vignelli, Richard Seymour, Paula Scher, David Carson, Stephan Sagmeister, Alan Fletcher, Ralph Eggleston, Neville Page, Mauro Porcini among others.