2023 Design Educators Conference — Vancouver

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The RGD invites design educators and researchers from across the country to attend our annual Design Educators Conference to take place in Vancouver June 1.

Organized in collaboration with Capilano University, the 2023 conference theme is Question Tomorrow.


Speakers include Debbie Millman and Marian Bantjes.


To submit an abstract to speak at the event, click here


Whether it's the democratization of tools, constantly-evolving technologies, A.I.-generated content or the uncompromising vision of a new world by younger generations – the world of design is in rapid flux. This leaves design educators challenged to prepare students for a future full of uncertainty.

This year's Design Educator Conference will that address the future of design education. How can we create authentic, vibrant learning experiences for design students? How do we develop the skills they may need in the future? What can we embed into the curriculum to best prepare students?


The conference takes place June 1 at Capilano University, immediately after the RGD's DesignThinkers Conference at the Vancouver Playhouse on May 30 and 31st.
Registration for the Design Educator Conference will open in March. Sign up to be informed when registration open, fill out this form.
If you have any questions, email RGD's Programs Manager, Abdul Omar, at .
Branding: Elyssa Schmid RGD