Check out the new DesignReThinkers 2021 website!

DesignThinkers 2021 website designed and developed in collaboration with Bruce Mau Design and Enginess is now live.


DesignReThinkers 2021 takes place virtually from November 8 to 19. Registration is open! Early bird rates end October 15.


The theme for the 22nd year of DesignThinkers, conceptualized and designed by Bruce Mau Design, is DesignReThinkers


It's been a year of flux that has challenged us all — designers included — to re-examine and re-work every aspect of our personal and professional lives. This year's DIY, type-driven branding signals the urgency of our moment and everyone’s ability to participate in it.


We invite you to join some of the world's leading voices in design during a two-week digital program to discuss and explore the ways design practice is being re-considered, re-defined and re-formed. Confirmed speakers include Maurice Cherry, Kate Dawkins, Timothy Goodman, Jessica Helfand, Teri Henman, Debbie Millman, Joe Stewart and Angie Yuanmalai.


This is what Julian Brown RGD, Vice President of Communications at the RGD, had to say about the website launch and our DesignThinkers 2021 partners. "Laura and the team at BMD have set the (virtual) stage for 2021 with a thought-provoking design system. We're grateful for their contribution to the design community, for the conversation that it will spark and for the action that will come out of this year's conference. Rethinking is just the start."


DesignThinkers, Canada's largest annual conference for visual communicators, brings together visionaries from a range of disciplines to explore creativity, the design process and the future of design.