Initiatives
  • Future By Design is a series of webcast discussions featuring experts sharing their thoughts on a variety of topics. As a virtual event, members in cities across Canada are invited to host local screenings where the community can gather to watch the presentations, have group discussions and participate in the Q&A. 

     

    How to get involved:

    • Host a local screening in your community (click here for details)  
    • Email  to suggest a topic or panelist you would like to see
    • Attend a screening (click here for a list of participating locations for our next event) 
  • Creative Directions (formerly HeadStart) is RGD's largest annual event for emerging creative professionals and those looking for fresh perspectives on the industry. It takes place in early March in Toronto. The event includes opportunities to visit creative studios, connect with employers, receive constructive feedback on portfolios and hear insights from professionals representing a variety of disciplines and experiences.

     

    How to get involved:

    Email for more information on the following ways to contribute:

    • Become a reviewer
    • Open your studio up for a tour
    • Suggest a presentation or panel topic
    • Present or participate on a panel 

     

  • Every year, the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) invites submissions of graphic design projects from around the world done under the theme of communication design for social good; work with the power to incite action and make meaningful change in the way we live our lives.

     

    How to get involved:

    • Enter a project (details here: rgd.ca/sogood
    • Judge the Awards: email to put your name forward for consideration as a possible SoGood Judge
  • Every other year, beginning in 2016, the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) invites submissions of the best creative work produced by in-house design departments in companies, associations, government and other organizations/institutions across Canada and around the world.

     

    How to get involved:

    • Enter a project (details to come)
    • Judge the Awards: email to put your name forward for consideration as a possible In-House Judge