With more than 620 participants over two days of activities, RGD's inaugural DesignThinkers Conference in Vancouver was the largest gathering of creative professionals the Association has ever hosted outside of Toronto.
On May 30 and 31 at the Vancouver Playhouse, DesignThinkers brought together visionary creatives and strategic thinkers from across North America and beyond to discuss their unique perspectives on how to create effective communications by exploring cutting-edge innovation, the latest technology, demographic and ethnographic trends, strategic management techniques, cognitive theory and much more.
The conference featured presentations from a lineup of 17 speakers as well as 2 'Fireside Chats' with design legends, Ralph Gilles and Tinker Hatfield.
The event also included an Opening Dinner and a Delegate Party, where delegates and speakers mingled and celebrated together.
Between presentations, discussions and parties, delegates also had the opportunity to explore booths from exhibitors in our Designer Marketplace offering unique opportunities and experiences for creative industry professionals.
For photos from the Conference, the Delegate Party, the Designer Marketplace and more, visit RGD's Flickr page.
Speaker insights tweeted by attendees include:
@DesignDrop: Fireside chat with Tinker Hatfield. "If I just keep doing new things, I won't run out of inspiration."
@sabsilveira: "My secret to rebrand NYC: Pinterest", Emily Lessard <3
Comments from the event using the hashtag include:
Watercolour by @r.sek
Doodle by @unicyclecreative
Doodle by @rorzle
Doodle by @workinlimbo
Notes/Doodle by @ckyp
Some of the doodles from our Delegate party!
RGD Members can access presentation recordings from past conferences by visiting the Members Only section. This year's conference videos will be posted in the next 2-3 weeks. Presentations by Emily Oberman and Ellen Wong & Mark Beechy are available to watch now on the RGD Facebook Page.