In-House Design Conference - Ottawa

RGD In-House Conference: Take a Seat at the Table
Whether you're an in-house design department of one or part of a creative team that spans multiples offices in multiple countries, RGD invites you to join us at our first-ever conference specifically for designers who work in internal creative departments/agencies.



Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Ottawa Art Gallery, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge


Speakers & Programming

For complete details on the program and speakers, click here.

  • Workshop: Coffee, Cubicles and Creativity: Focusing Creativity in a Corporate Environment conducted by Robert Smith RGD, Owner & Creative Director at Greenmelon
  • Presentation: Walking the Line: Balancing in In-House Design presented by Erin Craig RGD, Creative Director of Trade Publishing at Harlequin
  • Presentation: Government: A New Frontier for Design presented by Chris Govias, Chief of Design with the Canadian Digital Service
  • Presentation: Turning Difficult In-House Clients into Your Cheerleaders presented by Stella Guan, Senior Visual Designer at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Presentation: Art + Strategy: Using Design to Bend Rules, Turn Heads and Not Break Your Brand presented by Josh McInerney RGD, Manager of Design and Creative at Ryerson University
  • Presentation: Service Departments are for Autos and Appliances: Moving from Service to Strategic presented by Deborah Peterson, Creative Director at Rogers Communications
  • Workshop: Designing for Impact: Measuring the Impact of Service Design conducted by Katie Monteith, Director of Customer Experience at PwC & Marie Serrano, Policy Advisor, Policy Innovation Hub at The Ontario Cabinet Office


Pricing (includes taxes and fees)

RGD Member - $163 ($223 after March 4)

Non-Member* - $253 ($313 after March 4)

* Non-Member Special

Save $75 when you buy Affiliate Membership as part of your Registration. You'll also receive access to DesignThinkers presentation recordingsfree webinars, discount to enter the In-House Design Awards, free subscriptions to Applied Arts and Fast Company and more.

* If you're interested in registering your team of in-house creatives, please contact Heidi at for information on our group rate.



Novotel Ottawa (approx. 3 minute walk to Ottawa Art Gallery)

Superior Room - 1 King Bed / *RGD rate: $149.00

Click here to make a reservation at the RGD rate.

*RGD rate ends on March 12, 2019. RGD rate applies to reservations for the night of April 11, 2019 only. 


Click here to register for the Conference.


Questions? Please email Rebecca at .