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RGD DesignThinkers Conference 2018

October 24 — October 25
1 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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DesignThinkers is a must-attend for forward-thinking communications and design professionals. RGD’s conference offers in-depth analyses of trends and best practices in branding, design thinking, design management, communications technologies and user experience. Attendees leave with a reconsidered and refined design or creative process, feeling inspired, refreshed and connected to the creative communications community.

Conference registration includes two days of speakers, a creative marketplace, roundtable discussions, portfolio reviews, food and drink at our Delegate Party, studio tours and a multitude of opportunities to network with top design professionals.

This year’s theme, Speak the Truth, is designed to spark honest presentations and meaningful conversations.

Speakers include:

Kemp Attwood, Founding Partner, COO at AREA 17;
Jessica Bellamy, Motion Infographic Designer & Founder of GRIDS;
Michael Bierut, Partner at Pentagram;
Robert Brunner, Founder & Partner at Ammunition;
Ayse Birsel, Co-founder & Creative Director at Birsel + Seck
Clare Brown, Chief of Design at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution;
Anthony Burrill, Graphic Artist, Print-Maker & Designer;
Alex Center, Founder of CENTER;
Emily Cohen, Creative Business Consultant;
Martha Cotton, Group Design Director (Research) at Fjord;
Michelle Dougherty, Creative Director at Imaginary Forces;
Heidi Hackemer, VP of Engagement at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Founder/Chairman of Wolf & Wilhelmine;
Tosh Hall, Global Executive Creative Director at Jones Knowles Ritchie;
Dawn Hancock, Founder of Firebelly;
Josh Higgins, Executive Creative Director, AR/VR at Facebook;
Jessica Hische, Lettering Artist;
Diti Katona RGD, Chief Creative Officer at Concrete Design;
Michael Lejeune, CD at Metro Los Angeles;
Bruno Maag, Chairman of Dalton Maag;
Kat Downs Mulder, Director of Product at The Washington Post;
Fidel Peña RGD, Creative Director & Partner at Underline Studio;
Anton Repponen & Irene Pereyra, Designers / Co-Founders of Anton & Irene;
Jason Severs, Chief Design Officer at Droga5;
Bonnie Siegler, Founder & Creative Director at Eight and a Half;
Laura Stein RGD, Creative Director at Sid Lee;
Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree, Graphic Designers & Art Directors;
Forest Young, Global Principal / Head of Design at Wolff Olins
…and more!

More information at designthinkers.com/Toronto.