First Middle East News Design Conference this fall!

The Society for News Design is honored to announce our 1st Middle East News Design Conference, which boasts an impressive roster of speakers and topics, all set in the gorgeous and vibrant cosmopolitan seaport of Beirut, the Pearl of the Middle East.

This two-day event starts Nov. 8. It is co-sponsored by the Lebanon’s leading daily newspaper, An-Nahar.

The speakers:

  • Ziad Kassis, Art Director, An Nahar Newspaper
  • Alastair Dant, Lead Interactive Technologist — Guardian News & Media
  • Rana Abou Rjeily, Independent Designer
  • Tarek Atrissi, Tarek Atrissi Design — The Netherlands
  • Osama Aljawish, Al Shabiba and Times of Oman
  • Luis Chumpitaz, Dubai Media Incorporate — UAE
  • Adonis Durado, Al Shabiba and Times of Oman
  • Douglas Okasaki, Society for News Design’s regional director for Middle East and Africa and Gulf News senior designer
  • Jonathon Berlin, President, Society for News Design, graphics editor, Chicago Tribune
  • SND members can join the conference free; others can attend $135, and become SND members automatically.

    The website for the conference is in both English and Arabic.

    Special hotel rates are available for guests. We’ll post more information as it comes available.

    About Lee Steele

    is design editor of the Hearst Connecticut Newspapers and 2015 president of the Society for News Design.

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