Accredited Seminars. Leading Industry Voices.
2023 Guest Curator Tory Healy.
IDS has engaged a Guest Curator to assemble its accredited trade conference program for IDS Toronto 2023. Industry veteran Tory Healy will create a diverse schedule of programming drawing from her vast experience.
Dedicated to storytelling and a champion of Canadian design, Healy is thrilled to curate the conference series at IDS Toronto with the goal of sparking frank conversations, sharing vital information, and igniting change in the design industry.
2023 Conference Tracks.
IDS Conference and Keynotes offered four days of exciting & educational content under three conference tracks.
Building the Design Business
Topics to range from how to build a brand; how to get work published; succession planning; best social media practices; introducing design as a profession to the next generation; the value of good design; managing client expectations; supply chain solutions.
Climate Change & Social Responsibility:
Sessions to touch upon the circular economy; life-centric design practices; proactive climate-resiliency; deconstruction; designing for mental health and wellness; addressing urban bias; inclusivity and sharing resources with emerging designers; making space for grassroots.
Technology & Innovation
Technology as a sustainable solution; AI/Automation (robotics); AR and VR (the future of visualization); the creation of healthy, tech-driven architecture and interiors; affordable housing; trends in innovation.
Carbon-neutral buildings; co-living; post-pandemic office culture; design-driven and context-appropriate condo developments; co-creation (next level collaboration); democratization of collectible design; re-defining ‘good design’; and the 15-minute city (a broader model).