Register now for DesignThinkers 2015 to take advantage of the lowest available Conference rates

From now until April 24, members of RGD can take advantage of Advanced Super Early Bird rates. Register now.  


Not a member of RGD? Consider joining as an Affiliate to save on the cost of registration, or complete the certification process to become a Registered Graphic Designer before July 1, 2015 and receive free registration


As Canada's largest conference for the communication design industry, DesignThinkers brings together visionaries from a range of disciplines to explore cutting-edge innovation, the latest technology, demographic and ethnographic trends, strategic management techniques, cognitive theory and much more. For the 2015 Conference we are excited to welcome the following speakers:


Senior Designer at Cooper and author of Critiqued: Inside the Minds of 23 Leaders in DesignChristina Beard 

Creator of 'grunge' style and author of Instant Litter: Concert Posters from Seattle Punk CultureArt Chantry 

Design Director of Vanity FairChris Dixon

Author of Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information and The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of KnowledgeManuel Lima

Co-founder of Friends of the WebAndy Mangold 

Co-founder and Creative Director of AnagramaSebastian Padilla

Award-winning Product Designer, Karim Rashid

Principal and Creative Director of MINE, Christopher Simmons 

First VP Design for BuzzFeed, Cap Watkins

More to come! 


DesignThinkers will return to the Sony Centre in downtown Toronto on November 12 and 13. Additional programming will take place on November 11 and 14, including the 3rd annual Design Educators Conference, co-organized with George Brown College this year.


RGD is excited to welcome new Partners Mohawk (Paper) and Peter Giffen (Content), and returning Partners Creative Niche (Career Development), Designedge Canada (Media), Porter (Airline), Resource Integrated (Signage), Somerset (Print) and The Pixel Shop (Digital). 


"In addition to helping keep conference pricing down, RGD's industry partners play an essential role in bringing DesignThinkers to life year after year," says RGD President Stussy Tschudin. "Their generous contributions make the event possible, and we greatly appreciate their support." 


See a full list of RGD's Sponsors and Partners here


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