Design Educators Conference

For the past 4 years, in partnership with a different educational institution, RGD invited design educators to consider the future of creative education.


In 2017, it's 5th year, the Conference will take place as part of DesignThinkers Toronto in November. Conference speakers will present on the theme, Learning From the World, For the World. For more information on the call for papers, visit


In 2016, the Conference speakers explored the connections and disconnects of education with the goal to stimulate learning.  As students and technology evolve, how is education changing to meet the needs of the new learner? What technologies or techniques will encourage learning? Where are the pain points for educators and learners? Conference proceedings to become available August 2017.


The 2015 Conference theme was Transformation. The speakers considered how design and design education are transformative processes, and how design education itself is in a state of continual transformation. Take a look at the conference proceedings here.