Initiatives
  • Attracting over 1,500 participants annually and a  line-up of 25-30 visionary speakers, DesignThinkers is Canada’s largest, most important graphic design event. It’s an occasion to listen, learn and interact with peers from across the country.

     

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  • 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) 
  • Every week, RGD invites industry experts from across North America and beyond to share their insight and experience with our members. We host speakers from diverse backgrounds covering a wide range of topics with content compiled to benefit designers from all disciplines and all levels of the industry.

     

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  • 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 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