Design Educators Conference 2016 Call for Proposals

The 2016 RGD Design Educators Conference takes place Saturday, November 5 at Humber College in Toronto.


Humber College and RGD welcome submissions from educators and industry professionals from around the world. Selected presenters will receive complimentary passes to both the RGD Design Educators Conference, November 5, 2016 and the DesignThinkers Conference, November 3 to 4, 2016.


Deadline for submissions: June 17, 2016


This year's theme is Education vs Learning.

As students and technology evolve, how is education changing to meet the needs of the new learner? What technologies or techniques will encourage learning? Where are the pain points for educators and learners? The 2016 Design Educators Conference seeks to explore the connections and disconnects of education with the goal to stimulate learning. Click here for more information on the theme and potential discussion questions.


Submission Formats:

For specific requirements on each, click here

  • Presentation & Discussion
  • Interaction & Engagement
  • Dialogue & Debate
  • Plan & Participate


Click here to submit your proposal using our online form.


Abstracts will be reviewed by our Abstract Review Panel. Selected presenters will be notified in July if their proposals are selected for inclusion in the Conference. 


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