November 12 & 13
The Sony Centre, Toronto, Canada
With over 2,000 attendees and 25+ speakers, DesignThinkers is Canada’s largest conference for visual communicators. It is a must-attend for any informed, forward-thinking creative, communications or marketing professional or team.
The inspiring event, now in its 16th year, breeds change agents who become drivers of innovation. DesignThinkers 2015 will delve into industry trends with visionaries from a range of communications-related disciplines including design, user experience, advertising, branding, consumer engagement, film, social media and entrepreneurship.
Sessions teach delegates how to create effective communications by exploring cutting-edge innovation, the latest technology, demographic and ethnographic trends, strategic management techniques, cognitive theory and much more.
Coralie Bickford-Smith, book jacket designer for Little Women & Sherlock Holmes
Cap Watkins, BuzzFeed's first-ever VP of Design
Annie Atkins, lead graphic designer of Oscar-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel
Robin Hunicke, co-founder, Funomena gaming studio
Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Austin Kleon, best-selling author of Steal Like An Artist
Hjalti Karlsson, co-founder, karlssonwilker inc.
Chris Dixon, Design Director, Vanity Fair
Karim Rashid, world-renowned interior and industrial designer
Art Chantry, poster designer & creator of the grunge style
Nathalie Nahai, Web Psychologist
Frank Chimero, author & founder, Another
Early Bird rates end October 9! Discounts are available for groups, individuals working for non-profits and members of many RGD-affiliated organizations, including the Sudbury Design Society. Click here for information on travel discounts. Get full details and register at www.designthinkers.com.