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Reasons To Be Creative web design festival set to hit Brighton

The countdown is on: in just over a month, Critters award-winning web design festival Reasons To Be Creative will kick off in Brighton.

Running from the 2-4 September and taking in three major venues across the vibrant south coast city - including the ritzy Brighton Dome - Reasons To Be Creative (RTBC) features a top-drawer lineup of speakers including Stefan Sagmeister, Jon Burgerman, Remy Sharp, and Geri Coady.

Another highlight of RTBC 2013 is sure to be the Elevator Pitch session sponsored by MailChimp, which sees 20 folks throwing down their ideas for three minutes a pop. The audience then selects a trio of winners who, in addition to undying fame and adulation, are invited back to present at next year's festival.

Reasons to Be Creative founder John Davey explains: "[One] thing that we do to encourage new talent is the Elevator Pitch. It's funny, because I've always put it on first thing in the morning on the Wednesday. Traditionally with morning sessions, people dawdle in and take their time to arrive. That one, literally the second that we start the room is jam packed – it's so exciting. I love it because it gives me an opportunity to get new guys [and] new talent."

What's more, ITProPortal readers can enjoy an exclusive 20 per cent discount on tickets for Reasons To Be Creative - if you book by 15 August. Just follow the link and input the discount code below when making your purchase. Be sure to get in now, because it looks like tickets are going fast.

One of the focal points of the larger Brighton Digital 2013 festival, Reasons to be Creative evolved out of Flash on the Beach. That event ran from 2006 to 2011 before broadening its appeal to take in the wider creative tech community and adopting the current moniker.

For a fuller picture of the event and its history, check out our interview with Reasons To Be Creative founder John Davey.