Share a Proposal to Speak at one of the RGD's 2022 Conferences

Interested in sharing your insights and expertise with the design community? We invite you to apply to speak at RGD's virtual or in-person Conferences in 2022.


"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.


Creative Directions Conference (Virtual)

Dates: February 14 to 18, 2022

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. The theme for 2022 is "a creative career is anything but predictable and linear”. In particular, we are looking for presentations related to getting hired, building a meaningful career, starting and operating a successful business and transitioning from one career path to another. 

Deadline to submit: December 3, 2021


In-House Design Conference (Virtual)

Dates: April 25 to 29, 2022

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. The theme is TBD but we are always looking for presentations related to process and project management, promoting the value of design, relationships and client/talent management, trends, accessible design and ux design.

Deadline to submit: January 7, 2022


DesignThinker Conference (In-person)

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 is scheduled to take place in-person in Vancouver and Toronto. The theme for DesignThinkers in 2022 is "Defy". We are particularly interested in presentations that are inspiring, visionary, forward-thinking and thought-provoking.


Dates: May 31 to June 1, 2022

Deadline to submit: December 3, 2021


Dates: October 26 to 28, 2022 (TBC)

Deadline to submit: April 8, 2022


Apply now!


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