January: Call opens for papers 

June: Registration open 

31st July: Deadline for full papers 

October: Peer review outcome 

November: Call opens for other contributions (workshops, exhibitions, pop-up shops, and other public engagement activities) 

1st December: Deadline for camera-ready papers

31st December: Deadline for other contribution proposals


February: List of exhibitions confirmed (review by LCB Depot panel)

March: Festival programme ready

11th April: Festival day 1 at De Montfort University for academic conference

12th April: Festival day 2 at LCB Depot for business and general public engagement