RGD announces 2022 Design Educators Conference in Vancouver & Call for Speakers

The RGD invites design educators and researchers from across the country to apply to speak at our first Design Educators Conference to take place in Vancouver on June 2. 


Organized in collaboration with Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the 2022 conference theme is learning, re-learning, unlearning. 


"As design practice evolves, design education responds by unlearning and relearning facets of design to expand our knowledge and communicate highest value and skills to future designers. Our goal for this symposium is to bring together design educators who are willing to share their insights, innovative practices and experiences with our rich and diverse community of educators and researchers," offers Bonne Zabolotney RGD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University.


The conference will address new innovations in teaching and research practices, reflect on and question what we know about our own limitations as educators and researchers and offer critique about what it means to rethink our discipline as we navigate uncharted and vulnerable spaces. 


To submit an abstract to speak at the conference, please fill out this form by Monday, Feb 18, 11:59 pm PT. 
The conference is scheduled for June 2 at Emily Carr University, immediately after the RGD's DesignThinkers Conference scheduled to take place at the Vancouver Playhouse on May 31 and June 1. (If required due to health protocols, the conference may take place virtually.)
If you have any questions, email RGD's Programs Manager, Abdul Omar, at .