About

We believe creativity is undervalued

Why We Do This

We’re on a mission to champion creative communities around the world. 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 and showing their work and reels off in an East London pub. Nine years later and we're an international movement with events in many 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, Adobe, WeTransfer, PickMeUp and charities such as Shelter. We like to have fun. 

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 our events!

2007
Founded by Ian & Nick in London
20+
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

  • 18 Feet & Rising
  • 30 Dates
  • 3D Hubs
  • 44flavours
  • 9 Squares
  • Ableton
  • Adaptable
  • ADT Projects
  • Adult Art Club
  • Afriek
  • Agency Rush
  • Agency TK
  • Airbnb
  • Airside
  • AKQA
  • Albion
  • Alex Fowkes
  • Alice Bowsher
  • Alison Battisby
  • Allez! Studio
  • Alphabetical
  • Amplify
  • Analog
  • AnalogFolk
  • Andrew Spitz
  • Andy Leek
  • Animade
  • Anna Eijsbouts
  • Anna Ginsburg​
  • Anna Mullin
  • Anrike Piel
  • Anthony Burrill
  • Arice
  • Art & Graft
  • Artangel
  • Atyp
  • Austin Advisory Group
  • Availo
  • Awesome Merchandise
  • Awkward Arcade
  • Aymi Duignan
  • e3creative
  • giffgaff

B

  • B-REEL
  • Barclays
  • BBC
  • BBC Creative
  • BBC UX&D
  • BBCWW
  • Ben Holliday
  • Berliner Benson
  • Billie Whitehouse
  • Bleep Bleeps
  • Blippar
  • BLOW
  • Bompas & Parr
  • Box of Toys
  • Boy & Bird
  • Brand Nu
  • BrandNu
  • Brass Agency
  • Bread Collective
  • Brendan Dawes
  • Brendan Forster
  • Brewgooder
  • Brighton Illustration Fair
  • Brother Film Co
  • Brothers of the Stripe
  • BUILD
  • Bundobust
  • Bureau for Visual Affairs
  • BWM Dentsu

C

  • Calm
  • Campaign
  • Cannes Lions
  • Cause2Create
  • Cavalry Studio
  • Chi + Josh
  • Chicks in Advertising
  • Chirp
  • Christoph Cauvy
  • Cíara Hillyer
  • Cirque du Soleil Media
  • Claire Dowling
  • Clemenger BBDO
  • CP+B
  • CPI
  • Crack + Cider
  • Craig Black
  • Crave Comms
  • Creative Dundee
  • Creative Equals
  • Creative Life
  • Creative Spark
  • Critical Mass
  • Crush Creative
  • Cub Studio

D

  • Dalton Maag
  • Dan Hett
  • Dan Log
  • Dan Logan
  • Dave Wharton
  • David Pearson
  • David Shrigley
  • David Wall
  • DBD Design
  • DBLG
  • Deliveroo
  • Dentsu Aegis Network
  • DesignStudio
  • Diageo
  • Diesdas Digital
  • Digital Futures
  • DixonBaxi
  • Dominic Shadbolt
  • Don't Panic
  • Dot One
  • Dotforge
  • Doug Faulkner
  • Dowse Design
  • Drew Forsyth
  • Drew Millward
  • Duck Soup Films

E

  • East London Comics & Arts Festival
  • Edelman
  • Edenspiekermann
  • Elise
  • Ellen Ling
  • 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
  • Fish&
  • Fjord
  • Flamingo
  • Flatpack Film Festival
  • Flavourly
  • Flock Global
  • Florence Blankard
  • Foolproof
  • Forever Digital
  • Found Studio
  • Framer
  • Franklin Till
  • Fred Aldous
  • Fresh Cut Creative
  • Frolic Studio
  • Frukt
  • FutureDeluxe
  • Fuzzy Duck

G

  • Gavin Strange
  • GeekGirl Meetup UK
  • Get a Grip Studio
  • Getty Images
  • GF Smith
  • Gillian Ferrabee
  • Golden Wolf
  • Golin Health
  • Good Girls Eat Dinner
  • Google Creative Lab
  • Gorbet Design
  • Gossip Girl Talks
  • Grace Ramirez
  • Gray318
  • Greenkern
  • Grey London
  • Grimm & Co

H

  • Hacksaw Studio
  • Hactar
  • Handsome Frank
  • Hato Press
  • HavASole
  • HealthTech Women UK
  • Hellicar & Lewis
  • HelloFresh
  • Henry Collingham
  • Hero Of Switzerland
  • Hicks Design
  • Hirschandmann
  • Holition
  • Home Agency
  • Hong Yiling​
  • Hou Junhao​
  • HRDWRKER
  • Huge
  • Human After All
  • Hygge Styling

I

  • Iain Valentine
  • Ian Barnard​
  • Ian Stevenson
  • IBM
  • IDEO
  • Imagination
  • Interference Pattern
  • Intern Magazine
  • Isaac Ravishankara
  • Isabel + Helen
  • Isobar
  • It's Nice That
  • It’s Okay

J

  • Jack Morton
  • Jamesp0p
  • Jelly and Gin
  • Jelly London
  • Jigtalk
  • Jill & Gill
  • Jimmy Turrell
  • Jo Wallace
  • Joe Boyd
  • Johanna Drewe
  • JonesMillbank
  • Jordan Yates
  • JOTO
  • Judd Wrighton
  • Junior Press

K

  • Kara Pangilinan
  • Katy West
  • Keith Wildman
  • Kerry Harrison
  • Kickpush
  • Kidz Express
  • Kin Design
  • Kindred
  • KMAH Radio
  • Konichiwa
  • Kristyna Baczynski
  • Kyle Bean

L

  • LA LATINA
  • Layer Design
  • LCC
  • Leo Burnett
  • Life Agency
  • Light Sail VR
  • Lightscape
  • Littlstar
  • Livity
  • LJB Studio
  • Lotte Alexis Smith

M

  • Magazine Brighton
  • Mainframe
  • Make Works
  • Malin Persson
  • Man Made Music
  • Manifest
  • ManifestWorks
  • ManVSMachine
  • ManvsMachine
  • Marshmallow Laser Feast
  • Martina Flor
  • Marylou Faure
  • Mashay
  • Matt Geeling
  • Matt Saunders
  • Matt Sewell
  • McKinsey
  • Media Disrupters
  • MediaMonks
  • Mercedes Benson
  • Merijn Hos
  • Merlin Nation
  • MetaDesign
  • Middle Boop
  • Mills
  • Mindleaps
  • Monorex
  • Monsterism
  • Monzo
  • Morag Myerscough​
  • Moritz Waldemeyer
  • Move On
  • Moving Brands
  • MPC Creative
  • Mr B & Friends
  • Mr Bingo
  • Mr President
  • MTV
  • MullenLowe​
  • Multiply
  • Music

N

  • Native
  • Nativve
  • Nature Nurture
  • NB Studio
  • Neighbourly
  • Nerve
  • New Media Scotland
  • New Substance
  • Nicole Levings
  • Nils Leonard
  • Noir Agency
  • Nomad
  • Nomads Agency
  • Northern Monk
  • Nova Dando

O

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

P

  • Paper Moose
  • Papermoose
  • Parallax
  • Parrot Bespoke Printing
  • Pass The Crayon
  • Passion Pictures
  • Paul Felton
  • Paul Wickers
  • Paulette Long OBE
  • Pentagram
  • People Of Print
  • Petra Benach
  • Photobot
  • PITCH
  • Pivotal Labs
  • Pixel Pyros
  • Polina Joffe
  • Ponderosa
  • Projection Artworks
  • Provide
  • Publicis London
  • Purple Pill VR

R

  • R/GA
  • Rabbit Portal
  • Ragged Edge
  • Rally & Broad
  • Rapha
  • Reading FC
  • Red & Grey
  • Red Bee Media
  • Red Paper Heart
  • Republic of Everyone
  • Riposte
  • Rob Alderson
  • Rob Flowers​
  • Robot Food
  • Robyn + Henry
  • Ronzo
  • Rope Press
  • Rory McCormick
  • Rose McAleese

S

  • Sam Ailey
  • Sanctus
  • Sanctus
  • Sarah Hyndman​
  • Science: Disrupt
  • Scrimshire
  • Seb Lester
  • Sennep
  • Seven9 Signs​
  • Shahnaz Ahmed
  • Shine Communications
  • Shotopop
  • Si Scott
  • Siberia
  • Sid Lee
  • Side by Side
  • Signal Noise
  • Sky Lab
  • Skylab
  • Smith & Harrop
  • Snakes And Ladders
  • Sneaky Raccoon
  • Social Chain
  • Someone
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Space66
  • Space66
  • Spin
  • State of Play Games
  • Stink Studios
  • Stories About Talent
  • Storm Branding
  • Streaker
  • Stuart Watson
  • Studio DBD
  • Studio Gang
  • Studio Koto
  • Studio Output
  • Studio Sophisti
  • Studio Sutherl&
  • Studio Treble
  • Studio Yukiko
  • Su Zhongwei​
  • Suburb
  • Sue Doeksen
  • Sunshine
  • Super Global
  • Superhi
  • SuperHuman
  • Supermundane

T

  • Tara Moore
  • Tara Moore
  • Taxi Studio
  • TBWA
  • Team Cooper
  • Team Flawsome
  • Tech Dept
  • Technology Will Save Us
  • Territory
  • The App Business
  • The Boom!
  • The Brick Box
  • The Clearing
  • The Conscience Organisation
  • The Counter Press​
  • The Decorators
  • The Designers Republic
  • The Doodle Man
  • The Dots
  • The Foundry
  • The Future Positive
  • The Graphic Foodie
  • The Hebridean Food Co.
  • The Mill
  • The Partners
  • The Radavist
  • The Rusted Pixel
  • The Skinny
  • The Stone Twins
  • The Swine that Dines
  • The Union
  • The Woodpecker
  • Thin Silence
  • Third Channel
  • Third Sight Pictures
  • This Because
  • Toby & Pete
  • Toby Amies
  • TOMS Shoes
  • Tonton Club
  • Tusko
  • Twitter
  • Two Bit Circus

U

  • Uber
  • Ugly
  • UKTV
  • Uncommon
  • UNILAD
  • Unit9
  • United Visual Artists
  • Unruly
  • Upfest
  • Ustwo

V

  • Vanilla Ink Studios
  • VCCP
  • VCCP
  • Viacom

W

  • Waldemeyer
  • Waste Studio
  • We Are Seventeen
  • We are Social
  • We Are Us
  • We Launch
  • Wearable Experiments
  • Well Made Studio
  • Wendy Adamson
  • WeTransfer
  • WeWork
  • What3Words
  • Whitespace
  • Wilfrid Wood
  • Wolff Olins
  • Work.Life
  • Worldwide FM

Y

  • Yoni
  • Your Majesty
  • Youtube

Z

  • Zealous
  • Zelig