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Institute for New Economic Thinking Conferences

Every year, the Institute for New Economic Thinking holds a conference focused on cutting-edge economics that privileges humanity over corporations, governments, and markets. Each conference has a theme that fits the city it’s located in, always a city undergoing or emblematic of vital economic change or conflict. Since 2013, Familiar has designed the look and feel of each major conference, from identity design to physical and digital collateral design and production. 

Familiar does a best-in-class job of distilling complex concepts into attractive, accessible design.

Christopher Sealey, former COO, Institute for New Economic Thinking

Reawakening, 2017

Plenary conference held in Edinburgh. The primary theme was the need to reconsider and build on the work of historic thinkers such as Adam Smith. A set of remixed images of Edinburgh’s iconic statue of Smith provided the basis for imagery at the conference.

Liberté, Égalité, Fragilité, 2015

Plenary conference held in Paris. The primary theme was acknowledging the fragility of new and existing economic systems. Our design for the conference was stoically continental, with specific elements and the conference name drawing on specifically French political concepts and Parisian landmarks.

Human After All, 2014

Plenary conference held in Toronto. The primary theme of this conference was attempting to ground innovation—in systems, technology, and markets—in the human beings who benefit under, suffer from, and are inherent in innovation itself.

The Good Life, 2013

Conference held in Shenzhen. This conference was intended to confront the idea that overall economic strength inherently led to individual improvements in quality of life. English language identity provided by INET.

Changing of the Guard, 2013

Plenary conference held in Hong Kong. The primary theme was marking a shift from established economic thought and challenging new thinkers. Our identity was in the form of a rising or setting sun, drawn based on an I Ching hexagram signifying revolution or molting.
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