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    IDC Sponsored: Profit by Design Conference and Workshops

    Profit x Design Conference & Workshops

    Date: February 24-25th 2012
    Location: Emily Carr University of Art + Design @ Granville Island


    IDC has sponsored PROFIT BY DESIGN, an exclusive two-day product development and innovation conference and workshop that focuses on major brands and orga­nizations of international significance demonstrating their best experiences with Design First innovation. The presenting organizations are selected from a range of product and service sectors. Their demonstrated cre­ative leadership, representing market-leading models as regional, national or international exemplars. Pre­senters take you behind the curtain for discussions revealing Design First strategies that realize corporate goals, benchmark innovation, and the bottom-line re­turn on investment. The conference and workshop promises to inspire with presentations and interactive workshops with Canadian designers, business minds and investment gurus.

    Join IDC as we participate in the workshop roundtable on National Design Policy, taking place on Saturday, February 25. The outcome of the policy workshop is intended to form the basis of a submission package to Industry Canada in 2012/13.

    Innovation is the key to business success. Profit x Design is bringing together the best business minds, designers and investment gurus in the country, to give you the tools, skills and strategies you need to drive a more innovative and lucrative enterprise.

    You’ll learn about process and strategy from top innovators like RIM, Bombardier and Lululemon. You’ll come face to face with leading creative business minds such as Risky Business TV host, former Dragon’s Den panelist, and popular entrepreneur W. Brett Wilson; President of Day4 Energy, George Rubin; Wavefront’s Wireless Accelerator Architect, Brad Lowe; and Angel Investor Extraordinaire Mike Volker.

    Profit x Design will send you back to your business, knowing:

    - How top companies drive product innovation

    - How to implement best practices in developing an integrated product/service system

    - How to build an effective product or service innovation team

    - How to apply design thinking to a wide range of business and strategy challenges

    - The leadership methods that catalyze creative thinking

    LocationEmily Carr University of Art and Design,1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC (Map)
    Date & TimeFebruary 24 and 25
    Emily Carr Uni­versity of Art and Design

    IDC members are eligible to receive $100 off Early Bird pricing with the code: IDC_sponsor12.
    FeesIDC Members (use discount code IDC_sponsor12 for $100 off): $200.00
    General Public Ticket Sales: $300.00
    Students: $100.00
    RegisterClick here for more information or to register
    National Industry Partners
    keilhauer Knoll Midgley Benjamin Moore Architex Samsung
    Lutron Upper Canada Forest Products Milliken Cosentino Hunter Doulgas Caesarstone Canada
    Mohawk Group Shaw Contract Levey Industries