Four days of exciting & educational content.
Building the Design Business: Learn how to build your brand and achieve results for your design business. Experts will cover negotiation with clients, profitability, team building and more. Marketing leaders will share insights for success in digital marketing, social media, and next level growth. On the docket are such exciting presentations as Canadian Product Design: Risks, Rewards & Making it Across the Border in which three trailblazing, made-in-Canada brands share how they disrupted the usual business playbooks to make it big.
Climate Change & Social Responsibility: Climate change and social Responsibility permeates every design conversation we have. This track takes a deep dive into topics ranging from ending the use of plastic, biophilic design for children’s’ well-being and the benefits of using mass timber in the construction industry. This track explores how to create healthy interiors with innovative products, the social housing crisis and reconciliation. Key presentations include The Circular Economy 2.0, Many Hands: Indigenous Co-Design for Higher Education and Reviving Social Housing Through Conservation.
Technology & Innovation: Is technology the solution for climate action and societal issues? Consider this with top professionals from the field of virtual spaces and affordable construction solutions, and practices facing the housing crisis head on. Explore modular design with Lamay, Prefab Multiplex Housing with Studio JCI, the Metaverse with Rollout and Form + Sense and Prototyping Futuristic Solutions with WZMH.
Big Ideas: Presented by Teknion, these sessions deal with topics and solutions that are propelling the design industry forward. Join the conversation surrounding inclusivity and resources for marginalized groups, the future of how we work and how we do retail, and the innate responsibility that comes from radical form as well as vernacular design. Studio Leckie and DesignAgency explore The Future of Travel and Wellness.