Share a Proposal to Speak at DesignThinkers 2022 Conference in Toronto

Interested in sharing your insights and expertise with the design community? We invite you to apply to speak at RGD's in-person DesignThinkers 2022 Conference taking place in Toronto or be considered for our virtual events throughout the year and into 2023.


"Through our events, the RGD brings together creatives at all levels from across Canada every year. The RGD truly delivers what it stands for — ‘Designers Supporting Designers’. Speaking at one of the RGD Conferences is a great way to share your knowledge, gain recognition and give back to the community. I encourage all those who have something to say to apply!" says Kathleen Scott RGD, RGD Director & Co-Chair of Events Committee.


Submit your proposal here.


DesignThinkers 2022 Conference (In-person - Toronto)

As Canada's largest conference for the communication design industry, DesignThinkers brings together visionaries from a range of disciplines to explore creativity, the design process and the future of design and design thinking. In 2022, DesignThinkers takes place in-person in Vancouver (May 31-June 1) and in Toronto (October 27+28). The theme for DesignThinkers in 2022 is "Defy". We are particularly interested in presentations that are inspiring, visionary, forward-thinking and thought-provoking.


Creative Directions 2023 Conference (Virtual)

Dates: TBC

Creative Directions is a virtual career development conference designed to give graduates, emerging designers and design professionals tools and tips to build a successful career in the communication design industry. We look for presentations related to getting hired, building a meaningful career, starting and operating a successful business and transitioning from one career path to another. 


In-House Design Conference 2023 (Virtual)

Dates: TBC (April/May, 2023)

The virtual In-House Design Conference is designed as an opportunity for intermediate and senior level design professionals to learn, connect and discuss important in-house issues. We look for presentations related to process and project management, promoting the value of design, relationships and client/talent management, trends, accessible design and ux design.



Dates: All year round

We're also seeking applications for Webinar presentations as part of our weekly professional development programming.

Submit proposal here.


If you have any questions, please email RGD's Programs Manager, Abdul Omar, at .