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Wellington to host Semi-Permanent for first time

Wellington to host Semi-Permanent for first time
Friday 16 November 2012, Embassy Theatre, Wellington


Rising and established stars from all facets of the creative world will converge in Wellington this November for the capital city’s debut of Semi-Permanent.

Semi-Permanent is a world leading multi-disciplinary design conference that was born from a desire to unite the world's design communities with a premium creative experience by creatives, for creatives.

From a line-up of award winning international creatives who have worked on projects as varied as; the direction of music videos for Lady Gaga, the production of the first pilot episode of Mad Men, special effects on New Zealand film Two Little Boys, typography for the London Olympics 2012 brand, a webcast video for indie sensations Arcade Fire to a sculpture exhibition by the sea in Denmark, Wellington audiences have the chance to hear from the hottest talent coming out of Spain, America and Australia.

In its 10 year history, Semi-Permanent has hosted 33 events in eight cities, covering five countries, with over 200 speakers and 200,000 attendees.

New Zealand founder and director, Simon Velvin, says, “We established Semi-Permanent in New Zealand in Auckland back in 2004 after its overwhelming success in Sydney, where we worked with people like Banksy and Shepard Fairey.”

Wellington born and bred, Velvin says, “Wellington is my home town so it’s always been close to my heart. While it’s lost some of the major creative head offices, it still punches above its weight as a cultural and innovation hub for some of the world’s most exciting creative talents.”

“After lots of interest and support, we are delighted to grow Semi-Permanent into Wellington and help to nurture an already bustling community”, Velvin said.

Semi-Permanent Wellington will be a one day event in 2012, held at the Embassy Theatre on Friday November 16. Tickets are $120 and discounted student tickets at $70 ensure that the next generation of creative designers are also part of the conversation. Tickets are available now through http://www.semipermanent.com/event/wellington/

Confirmed speakers include: (additional speakers to be announced soon)
• Jessica Walsh, Graphic Design, New York
• Astrid Stavro, Graphic Design, Spain
• Perceptual Engineering, Film/Directing, Auckland
• @Radical.Media, TransMedia Agency, Sydney
• The Glue Society, Advertising, Sydney/New York

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