SemiPermanent is Coming


Get ready to have your mind blown! Semi-Permanent, the international festival for creatives, and annual fixture on the NZ design calendar, is returning to Auckland on 31 May for its two day showcase of the world’s leading creative and design practitioners.

BizDojo Auckland resident and festival director, Simon Velvin, is pumped about this year’s event, saying in an interview with Idealog this week that the addition of new shows in North America has continued to raise the bar for the iconic conference:

“We love creating collisions and bringing together dynamic people doing things a little differently. The Auckland show reflects a more diverse and rich talent pool than ever before – topping off a big two months in the US. We’re truly a global gathering of creative minds.“

With the date confirmation also comes the first speakers announcement, including Mike Bashore, head of creative at Digital Kitchen; US production designer Annie Sperling; Curious Films Founder Darryl Ward; Berlin animator and engineer, Niklas Roy; and Michael Lugmayr, founder of TOKO.

Tickets on sale now, and we’ll see you all there!