About

We believe creativity is undervalued

Why We Do This

We’re on a mission to champion creative communities around the world. By 2017 we aim to be running glug events in 100 cities. Whether you want to attend an event or host one, we’d love your support.

Our Story

Based around a series of talks and informal networking, Glug has become one of the most exciting, credible and well-attended creative events around.

We started in 2007 as a handful of mates talking shop in an East London pub. Nine years later and we're an international movement with events in 13 cities around the world.

We’ve had names such as Anthony Burrill, Brendan Dawes, Design Studio, Dixon Baxi, Facebook, Future Deluxe, IDEO, Google Creative Labs, I Love Dust, Jason Bruges Studio, ustwo, Social Chain, Animade, Noma Bar, Uber, Wolff Olins and many more.

Alongside our regular Glugs, we’ve also run events in conjunction with BIMA, D&AD, DAHRA, PickMeUp and charities such as Shelter.

So there it is, get yourselves down! New Gluggers are always welcome to come along and see what we're all about, so bring a friend and get Notworking with us.

See you at the bar!

2007
Founded by Ian & Nick in London
13
Global Glug Chapters bringing creativity to thousands of Gluggers
10m*
Pints of beer drunk since we started... and that’s just Nick

Speakers

We've been lucky enough to have some amazing people speak at Glug
Here's some of our recent speakers

All the Speakers

A

  • 30Dates
  • 3D Hubs
  • 44flavours
  • 9 Squares
  • Ableton
  • Adaptable
  • ADT Projects
  • Adult Art Club
  • Afriek
  • Agency Rush
  • Airbnb
  • Airside
  • AKQA
  • Albion
  • Alex Fowkes
  • Alice Bowsher
  • Allez! Studio
  • Analog
  • AnalogFolk
  • Andrew Spitz
  • Animade
  • Anna Eijsbouts
  • Anna Ginsburg​
  • Anna Mullin
  • Anthony Burill
  • Anthony Burrill
  • Art & Graft
  • Artangel
  • Atyp
  • Austin Advisory Group
  • Availo
  • Awesome Merchandise
  • Awkward Arcade
  • Aymsdesigns
  • weareseventeen

B

  • B-REEL
  • Barclays
  • BBC UX&D
  • BBCWW
  • Ben Holliday
  • Berliner Benson
  • Billie Whitehouse
  • Bleep Bleeps
  • Blippar
  • Box of Toys
  • Boy & Bird
  • Bread Collective
  • Brendan Dawes
  • Brendan Forster
  • Brighton Illustration Fair
  • Brothers of the Stripe
  • Bureau for Visual Affairs

C

  • Cause2Create
  • Cavalry Studio
  • Chi + Josh
  • Chirp
  • Christoph Cauvy
  • Cirque du Soleil Media
  • Clemenger BBDO
  • CP+B
  • CPI
  • Crack + Cider
  • Creative Dundee
  • Creative Equals
  • Creative Life
  • Creative Spark
  • Critical Mass
  • Crush Creative
  • Cub Studio

D

  • Dalton Maag
  • Dan Hett
  • David Shrigley
  • DBLG
  • Deliveroo
  • DesignStudio
  • Diageo
  • Digital Futures
  • Dominic Shadbolt
  • Don't Panic
  • Dot One
  • Dotforge
  • DotOne
  • Doug Faulkner
  • Dowse Design

E

  • Edelman
  • Edelman PR
  • Elise
  • Emily Forgot
  • Emma Sexton
  • Emmy Millichip
  • Empire Magazine
  • Engage Works
  • Equator
  • Equinox
  • Etsy

F

  • Facebook
  • Farm
  • Farmdrop
  • Fazeley Studios
  • Fern Canning-Brook​
  • Field
  • Fire Panda
  • Fischer Meyerhans Architects
  • Flatpack Film Festival
  • Flock Global
  • Florence Blankard
  • Foolproof
  • Forever Digital
  • Found Studio
  • Framer
  • Franklin Till
  • Fred Aldous
  • Fresh Cut Creative
  • Frolic Studio
  • Frukt
  • Future Positive
  • FutureDeluxe
  • Fuzzy Duck

G

  • Geek Girl UK
  • GeekGirl Meetup UK
  • Get a Grip Studio
  • GF Smith
  • Gillian Ferrabee
  • Golden Wolf
  • Good Girls Eat Dinner
  • Google Creative Lab
  • Gorbet Design
  • Gossip Girl Talks
  • Grace Ramirez
  • Greenkern
  • Grey London
  • Grimm & Co

H

  • Hacksaw Studio
  • Hactar
  • Handsome Frank
  • Hato Press
  • HealthTech Women UK
  • Hellicar & Lewis
  • Henry Collingham
  • Hero Of Switzerland
  • Hicks Design
  • Hirschandmann
  • Holition
  • Huge
  • Human After All
  • Hygge Styling

I

  • Iain Valentine
  • Ian Stevenson
  • IBM
  • IDEO
  • Imagination
  • Interference Pattern
  • Intern Magazine
  • Isabel + Helen
  • Isobar
  • It's Nice That

J

  • Jack Morton
  • Jam Factory
  • Jelly and Gin
  • Jelly London
  • Jo Wallace
  • Jordan Yates
  • JOTO

K

  • Katy West
  • Kickpush
  • Kin Design
  • Kristyna Baczynski
  • Kyle Bean
  • Kylebean

L

  • LA LATINA
  • Layer Design
  • LCC
  • Life Agency
  • Light Sail VR
  • Littlstar

M

  • Magazine Brighton
  • Mainframe
  • Make Works
  • Man Made Music
  • Manifest
  • ManVSMachine
  • Marshmallow Laser Feast
  • Martina Flor
  • Marylou Faure
  • Mashay
  • Matt Geeling
  • Matt Saunders
  • Matt Sewell
  • McKinsey
  • Media Disrupters
  • MediaMonks
  • Merijn Hos
  • Merlin Nation
  • MetaDesign
  • Mindleaps
  • Monorex
  • Monsterism
  • Monzo
  • More TBA...
  • Moritz Waldemeyer
  • Moving Brands
  • MPC Creative
  • Mr Bingo
  • Mr President
  • MTV
  • Multiply
  • Music

N

  • Native
  • Nativve
  • NB Studio
  • Neighbourly
  • New Media Scotland
  • New Substance
  • Noir Agency
  • Nomad
  • Nomads Agency
  • Nova Dando

O

  • Ogilvy Labs
  • Okido
  • One Green Bean
  • One Minute Briefs
  • Onformative
  • Outcrowd Collective

P

  • Paper Moose
  • Papermoose
  • Parallax
  • Parrot Bespoke Printing
  • Paul Felton
  • People Of Print
  • Petra Benach
  • Photobot
  • Pixel Pyros
  • Polina Joffe
  • Ponderosa
  • Projection Artworks
  • Provide
  • Purple Pill VR

R

  • Rabbit Portal
  • Rally & Broad
  • Rapha
  • Reading FC
  • Red Bee Media
  • Red Paper Heart
  • Riposte
  • Rob Flowers​
  • Ronzo
  • Rope Press

S

  • Science: Disrupt
  • Scrimshire
  • Seb Lester
  • Sennep
  • Shine Communications
  • Shotopop
  • Si Scott
  • Siberia
  • Sid Lee
  • Side by Side
  • Signal Noise
  • Smith & Harrop
  • Snakes And Ladders
  • Sneaky Raccoon
  • Social Chain
  • Someone
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Space66
  • Space66
  • Spin
  • State of Play Games
  • Stinkdigital
  • Stories About Talent
  • Storm Branding
  • Streaker
  • Stuart Watson
  • Studio Koto
  • Studio Output
  • Studio Sophisti
  • Suburb
  • Sue Doeksen
  • Sunshine
  • Super Global
  • Superhi
  • Supermundane

T

  • TBWA
  • Tech Dept
  • Technology Will Save Us
  • Territory
  • The App Business
  • The Boom!
  • The Conscience Organisation
  • The Decorators
  • The Designers Republic
  • The Doodle Man
  • The Dots
  • The Future Positive
  • The Graphic Foodie
  • The Hebridean Food Co.
  • The Partners
  • The Skinny
  • The Stone Twins
  • The Union
  • The Woodpecker
  • Thin Silence
  • Third Channel
  • This Because
  • Toby & Pete
  • Toby Amies
  • Tonton Club
  • Twitter
  • Two Bit Circus

U

  • Uber
  • UNILAD
  • Unit 9
  • Unit9
  • United Visual Artists
  • Ustwo

V

  • Vanilla Ink Studios
  • VCCP
  • VCCP
  • Viacom

W

  • Waldemeyer
  • Waste Studio
  • We Are Seventeen
  • We Are Us
  • Wearable Experiments
  • WeAreSocial
  • Well Made Studio
  • What3Words
  • What3Words
  • Whitespace
  • Wolff Olins

Y

  • Yoni
  • Your Majesty

Z

  • Zelig