Today, 1 April is the last day for early bird tickets for the European Design Festival to be held in Rotterdam between 27-30 May 2010. Tickets today cost €294, a 30 per cent saving on the full €420 price.

The festival is billed as a celebration of European communication design and consists of an awards scheme, a conference and a series of events created for and centred around the European communication design industry.

The conference gathers speakers from all over Europe and participants from all over the world, focusing on communication design case studies. Famous designers and design agencies from around the continent promise to 'dissect' a project of theirs in order to offer the audience an exclusive glimpse of what goes on inside their creative minds.

The ED-Festival 2010 is organised by European Design, in collaboration with 14 leading European communication design magazines, sponsored by Veer, endorsed by Icograda and with the support of Rotterdam Marketing.

The previous editions of the ED-Festival took place in Athens (2007), Stockholm (2008) and Zurich (2009).

More details of the festival, held at Rotterdam's De Doelen, the Netherlands, can be found at