RGD In-House Design Conferences coming to Vancouver and Ottawa
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RGD will host one-day In-House Design Conferences in Vancouver in December 2019 and in Ottawa for a second time in April 2020.


Whether you're an in-house design department of one or part of a creative team that spans multiple offices around the world, RGD's In-House Design Conference has much to offer. Through workshops, presentations and networking opportunities, the conference is designed to enhance your skills, build your value to your team and provide you with tactics to advance the strategic role of design within your organization.


RGD's next In-House Design Conference takes place in Vancouver on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Simon Fraser University (SFU) - Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, followed by one on Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Ottawa Art Gallery.


What attendees said about our first In-House Design Conference

"I loved networking with peers. I left the conference with a renewed excitement for what I do for a living, and better sense of what I want for the future."

"Thank you for acknowledging and supporting in-house design. I feel seen and heard, and for the first time, appreciated and supported."

"The focus on in-house design was really valuable - it was great to be in a room full of people who just “get” the issues. It was easy to demonstrate the relevance of this conference to my employer and get their support on attending."

"I liked the opportunity to meet others in similar design teams. It was great to talk about the similar challenges we face. I loved the fact that I felt supported by this community and that all of the speakers were able to communicate our value."


RGD Members can access the presentations from RGD's first In-House Design Conference here.


Call for Speakers

Interested in speaking or leading a workshop at either Conference?

Submit a proposal to speak at the Conference.

The deadline to submit a proposal to speak in Vancouver: September 13, 2019

The deadline to submit a proposal to speak in Ottawa: January 17, 2020


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