RGD DesignThinkers 2015 Conference

Event Info

Thu 12 - Fri 13 Nov, 2015 from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
1 Front Street East
Toronto, M5E 1B2, CA
Cost: Free


Canada’s largest conference for visual communicators, DesignThinkers breeds change agents who become drivers of innovation. Now in its 16th year, 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 innovation, technology, demographic and ethnographic trends, strategic management techniques, cognitive theory and more. Speakers:

  • Coralie Bickford-Smith, book jacket designer for The OdysseyLittle Women, theSherlock Holmes series & more
  • Cap Watkins, BuzzFeed's first-ever VP of Design
  • Annie Atkins, lead graphic designer for Oscar-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Chris Dixon, Design Director, Vanity Fair
  • Robin Hunicke, co-founder, Funomena gaming studio
  • Manuel Lima, Design Lead, Codecademy & Founder, VisualComplexity.com
  • Austin Kleon, best-selling author of Steal Like An Artist
  • Hjalti Karlsson, co-founder, karlssonwilker inc.
  • 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
  • Lucy Holmes, wayfinding and information graphics designer, Holmes Wood


  • Early Bird rates end October 9
  • Organizations who send 5 or more employees to DesignThinkers 2015 will be recognized for their commitment to professional development and creativity. Learn more
  • Discounts are available for groups of 3 or more from the same organization, individuals working for non-profits, and members of many professional associations. Early Bird rates end October 9. Learn more
  • Full details and register at www.designthinkers.com