DesignThinkers Travel Discounts & Deadlines

DesignThinkers 2016 will be held on November 3-4 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, in downtown Toronto. Purchase your Conference ticket and accommodations soon to take advantage of the available discounts.


Register for the Conference before Oct 2 to SAVE with our Early Bird rates!

  • Designated Member (RGD or Prov. RGD): $395 (1 day: $295)
  • Affiliate Member of RGD: $495 (1 day: $365)
  • Members of Partner Organizations*: $575 (1 day: $425)
  • Non-member: $650 (1 day: $475)
  • Individual Price for Group of 3 or more from same company: $575 (1 day: $425)
  • Student Member of RGD: $195 (1 day: $120)

*ADCC, AMPA, CAPIC, Editors Canada, GDC, Graphic Artists Guild, IABC/London/Ottawa/Toronto Chapters, ICA, Magazines Canada, PWAC/Toronto, SaskInteractive, SDGQ, SEGD, TDC, Women Who Code Toronto


Hotel Discounts


Fairmont Royal York

100 Front Street West, Toronto

Deadline: Oct. 3, 2016

Fairmount Luxury Room: $209 CAD + 13% HST and 3% fee

Call Reservations at 1.800.663.7229 (outside Canada: 1.800.441.1414)

Mention group: RGD DesignThinkers Conference.


Strathcona Hotel

60 York Street, Toronto

Deadline: Oct. 2, 2016

Executive Room: $139 CAD + 13% HST and 3% fee.

Click here to book online or call 1.800.268.8304

Mention Group: RGD's Annual DesignThinkers Conference


Hotel Victoria

56 Yonge Street, Toronto

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2016

Standard Room: $130 CAD + 13% HST and 3% fee

Call 416.363.1666 

Mention Group: ‘RGD’




Porter Airlines

10% off available base fares (with the exception of lowest class fare during public seat sales) for travel to and from DesignThinkers available for travel from anywhere in Canada or US to Toronto from Oct. 28 to Nov. 7, 2016 and from Toronto to anywhere in Canada or US from Oct. 31 to Nov. 11, 2016.
Book online here or through your travel agent using promo code DT0016.


Air Canada

Air Canada is offering instant online registration and 10% off eligible fares to and from DesignThinkers from Oct. 26 to Nov. 12, 2016.

To book, go to and enter promo code AXVUJBQ1 in the search panel.


VIA Rail

Save 5% traveling to the conference by VIA Rail Canada between Oct. 26 and Nov. 12, 2016 to all destinations, and all fare categories, with the exception of the Escape fare and the Prestige Fare on the Canadian (Toronto to Vancouver train). Up to 3 people travelling with you can receive the discount.

Book by phone at 1.888.VIA.RAIL use the corporate code 811144 or click here to get full details and have the discount automatically applied to your purchase.