May 28 – 29, 2019 at Vancouver Playhouse

Over its 20 year history, the DesignThinkers Conference has spanned massive changes in the communication design industry. From print to digital, visual identity to brand, websites to user experiences, design has evolved as new trend, technologies and philosophies transform the wider world. Join us at DesignThinkers Vancouver this May, put on by RGD in partnership with GDC, to explore the innovations and disruptions that inform, inspire and influence design, consider its impact and re-imagine its role as we confront fundamental global challenges.

Conference registration includes presentations by industry leaders, a design marketplace, book signings, giveaways, food and drink at our Delegate Party and a multitude of opportunities to network with top design professionals from around the world.

Type Directors Club members receive 15% off the registration fee with the promo code. (Members, email for the code!)

Confirmed Speakers:

Jessica Bellamy, Motion Infographic Designer and Founder of GRIDS

Hillel Cooperman, Senior VP of UX Design at Oracle

Jenny Lam, Senior VP of UX Design at Oracle

Karin Fong, Founder of Imaginary Forces

Cheryl Heller, Designer, Author and Educator

Kit Hinrichs, Principal and Creative Director at Studio Hinrichs

Sarah Hyndman, Founder of Type Tasting

Austin Kleon, Writer, Artist, Speaker and NYT bestselling Author

Leland Maschmeyer, Chief Creative Officer of Chobani

Mike Monteiro, Co-Founder and Design Director at Mule Design

Ashley Shaffer, Consumer Research and Brand Strategy Director at Preacher

Zolty, Co-Founder & Head of Design at BREAKFAST

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