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    RGD: DesignThinkers 2014

    The early bird rate deadline is September 26. 

    Registration for RGD's 15th annual DesignThinkers Conference, taking place on November 6 and 7, is now open! The event will welcome a line-up of 25+ leading international speakers. IDC Members get the discounted "Group/Org Member Rate". All are invited to register now at Super Advanced Early Bird rates - the lowest conference pricing (available until April 4)!

    DesignThinkers 2014 will take place at a new venue: Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, located in the heart of the city at the corner of Yonge and Front.

    We are very excited to announce the first three confirmed conference speakers:
    Charles Adler
    Charles co-founded Kickstarter in 2007 with the goal to enable creatives to bring their works to those that matter - their true fans. Charles resided as the company's Head of Design from 2007 until recently. Kickstarter has been labelled "Paradigm-shifting" by CNN and "Pioneering" by The New York Times. 

    Frank Chimero
    Frank describes himself as a "designer trying to make print and digital play nice". His practice focuses on design systems that bridge digital and analog formats, using the qualities of each to the other’s advantage. Frank has taught at Portland State, Missouri State University and at SVA’s MFA in Interaction Design program. In 2012, he published The Shape of Design - a design theory overview that focuses on storytelling and interdependency instead of typography, grids, or logos.

    Ellen Lupton
    Ellen is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art, an author of numerous books on design and an AIGA Gold Medalist. She will speak at DesignThinkers and also at RGD's Design Educators Conference.

    The event program and schedule will be made public by early May.



    LocationSony Centre, 1 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2 (Map)
    Date & Time

    November 6 to 7, 2014
    Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

    IDC Members get the discounted "Group/Org Member Rate". All are invited to register now at Super Advanced Early Bird rates - the lowest conference pricing (available until April 4)!

    Rate Deadlines:
    Super Early Bird rates: May 23
    Early Bird rates: September 26

    RegisterPlease click here to register.
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