Each year the State of Design Festival celebrates the valuable contributions made by various design disciplines to our city. Under the theme of Change by Design, this year's festival aims to provoke public discourse around that fashionable buzzword 'sustainability'.

The State of Design returns again this year with a program that really appeals to the public - rather than just those in the design industry - so it includes things like pop-up bars, fashion events and speed dating sessions.

With 100 events scheduled across 10 days, it's a pretty overwhelming public program and pretty fantastic too. It's hard to know where to begin with so much on offer, so we have selected our 'Top Picks' for the Festival to help you get started.

We also have two double passes to give away to the Festival Opening Night party next Wednesday 14th July. To win a double pass, send your name in an email with the subject 'State of Design Festival' to win@broadsheet.com.au

We hope to see you there!