Main Stage Speakers at DesignThinkers to be Webcast Live

On November 3 - 4, live streaming of main stage presentations can be accessed by Certified RGDs, Provisional RGDs, Student RGDs & Affiliate Members.


FREE SESSIONS: Certified RGDs can register for up to two sessions & Provisional RGDs can register for one session for FREE. Affiliate Members and Provisional RGDs more than 150 km from the venue, may watch two sessions. When registering, chose the 'FREE' option, and you will then be prompted to make your selections in the Checkout section. Additional sessions may be purchased by Members in any category at a cost of $30 per session.


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WEBCAST SCHEDULE in Eastern Standard Time

On Thursday, November 3:
9:00 AM to 9:40 AM - Are We There, Yet? A Road Trip Through Utopia with Paola Antontelli
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM - Punch-Cutting for Pixels with Tobias Frere-Jones
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM - Visualize & Awaken with Kenya Hara
1:30 PM to 2:15 PM - Make Enemies & Gain Fans with Fredrik Öst and Erik Kockum
2:30 PM to 3:15 PM - Sarofsky’s Top 10 Design Philosophies with Erin Sarofsky
3:30 PM to 4:15 PM - Your Mistakes Could Change the World with Erik Kessels
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM - Into the Dark with Leland Maschmeyer

On Friday, November 4:
9:00 AM to 9:40 AM - The Future of Virtual is Physical with Jake Barton
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM - Design in Retrograde? with Eddie Opara
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM - Dark Patterns and Bad Business Models: "I Can't Let You Do That, Dave.” with Cory Doctorow

1:30 PM to 2:15 PM - Creating a Personal Brand Mission with Meg Lewis
2:30 PM to 3:15 PM - Street Art Isn't Really Art And It Really Isn't Street with Steve Powers
3:30 PM to 4:15 PM - Making Eye Candy into Design History - A Story of Addiction with Steven Heller
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM - No Webcast scheduled


Webcast Information
Registrants to the webcast will receive log-in info via e-mail a few days prior to the event with testing platform & all specifications needed. For Webcast registrations, in case of technical difficulties on our end that prohibit or limit a proper and satisfactory broadcast, RGD will refund your full registration. Problems arising on the registrant’s end, like firewalls that prohibit access to streaming, or browsers without the proper plug-ins are the responsibility of the registrant and must be worked out in advance — RGD will provide details by e-mail close to the event date so that registrants may check their system.

If you need to cancel your webcast, you must notify  by e-mail no later than Monday, October 31, 2016. Once you cancel you will receive a refund of your registration fee minus a $10 cancellation fee. Cancellations made on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 or after, as well as attendees who fail to watch, will not be refunded.

Speakers and Schedule
While all speakers have confirmed their participation, we can not guarantee that the speaker list or schedule is fully final. Speakers and schedule is subject to change without notice.