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Learning from the most talented heads of the industry.

Join for three days of a brilliant festival for Editorial Designers, Art Directors, Juniors and Students, for Journalists, Publishers and Storyteller, for Photographers, Infographers, Illustrators and for all other fans of outstanding creativity.

More than 60 international stars of the creative world will give deep insights into their work, matching the motto look behind and beyond portfolios magazine or newspaper, blog or post, magalog, e-magazine or newsletter, independent or classical, public or special, corporate or niche.

At the EDCH Conference 500 participants will gain knowledge and inspiration for their every day work and to pick up new projects. In an unique air of networking and exchanging, for lectures, workshops and exhibitions, performances, discussions and parties.



The Editorial Design Conference EDCH is a non-profit initiative. Hosted by the EDCH Foundation e.V. in cooperation with the Typographische Gesellschaft München (tgm), and with the support of Kochan & Partner and independent Medien-Design. The conference is part of the Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW). It is supported from bayern design and the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology.

Look beyond & behind portfolios

Inspiration pure – for designers of all kinds.

In the exciting triangle between editorial design, visual storytelling and digital content, the most innovative and successful ideas for brands, communication and sales are created. EDCH tracks down the inventors, the visionaries and the makers, looks behind the scenes and out of the box.

In addition to time-tested sessions for infographic, illustration and photography, the initiators this time have plunged into fashion magazines – big and small, imaginary, gay and lesbian, erotic, theoretical and many more. Big names will be there as well as a lot of undiscovered!

As in previous years, when the conference was still called QVED, the entire program in the main hall will be translated simultaneously in both German-English and English-German.


The team behind the EDCH

The EDCH Conference is being initiated by Boris Kochan and Horst Moser and curated and moderated together with the "Stack Magazine" founder Steven Watson. They receive valuable support from co-curators such as former Spiegel cover boss Stefan Kiefer, editorial specialist Kati Krause and session curators such as Sven Ehmann for photography, Raban Ruddigkeit for illustration, Rüdiger Quass von Deyen for student magazines and the London MAG CULTURE founder Jeremy Leslie.

By the way: the small sister conference for infographic INCH is fledging. It takes place as a symposium for the first time independently at the end of 2018 / beginning of 2019.

EDCH Conference Location

Alte Kongresshalle

The Alte Kongresshalle (Old Congress Hall) has been a centreer for public and private events since it was built in 1952/53. Set in grounds near the Theresienwiese at the heart of Munich, the imposing building underwent extensive restoration and technical modernization by the Edith- Haberland-Wagner- Stiftung in 2007 and is now an ideal setting where various kinds of individual events can be staged.

The outstanding feature of this heritage-protected and highly versatile event venue is its retro- futuristic architecture. Its severely simple and clean lines are continued throughout the interior and define the unique character of this landmark of Munich culture.

Alte Kongresshalle
Theresienhöhe 15
80339 München
EDCH Conference Partner