Flash on the Beach is back again this year but with a new name and a whole bunch of great new speakers. Taking place in Brighton, UK between 3rd and 5th September, today and tomorrow are the last 2 days to get your tickets at special price. If you are a student, you can get the same for even less.
In the past, Flash on the Beach, Geeky by Nature and now Reasons to be Creative have brought you speakers like Stefan Sagmeister, Jessica Hische, Brendan Dawes, James Victore, Hillman Curtis, Robert Hodgin, John Maeda, Paula Scher, Ken Perlin, Jeffrey Zeldman, Zach Lieberman, Josh Nimoy and more.
So what’s in store this year?
The likes of Brosmind, Memo Akten, Chuck Andreson, Sara Blake, Mark Boulton, Inayaili De León, Joa Ebert, Mario Klingemann, Andre Michelle, Ives Peters, Stefanie Posavec, Lernert and Sander, Grant Skinner, Eugene Zatepyakin and many more yet to be announced will be at Reasons.
In addition, this year they have invited three major events to host a cool lounge at Reasons. You will be able to hang with them, check out what they have lined up for their next edition and best of all, grab yourself a fantastic discount for their next event. Each of the conferences are offering an exclusive promo price to anyone that pops along to their lounge at Reasons to be Creative. To encourage you along, there will be plenty of sofa’s and comfy chairs to kick back in, and their lounge is our main charging point for all your devices.
Want to hook up with friends whilst at Reasons? Add yourself to our Lanyrd page.
So, wait no more and get your ticket today!
Photos by Marc Thiele
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