Are you a DesignThinker?

Ilise BenunFrom our friends at the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario:

DesignThinkers 2010
November 11-12, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Design thinking has never been more important. Technology has democratized design, putting the power to create in the hands of everyone. But design is about more than creation. ‘Design Thinking’ can never be replaced by technology – it is what will keep this profession relevant and valued.

Say yes to DesignThinkers 2010! We invite designers everywhere to assemble in Toronto this fall for the Association of Registered Graphic Designers’ 11th annual DesignThinkers Conference. Join us as we discuss the unique insight and problem-solving processes of the designer and how design thinking impacts business, society and the environment.

Some of this year’s speakers include
Scott Dadich, Creative Director at WIRED
Scott Thomas, Design Director, Obama Presidential campaign
Dmitri Siegel, Director of Marketing, Urban Outfitters
Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management
Darrel Rhea, CEO of Cheskin Added Value
Paul Lavoie, Co-founder of TAXI
Don Lindsay, Vice President of UX, Research in Motion
Helen Walters, Editor of Innovation and Design at Businessweek

Selected presentations include
The Un-Guide to Creativity, Innovation and Brainstorming
Against All Odds, How to Build an Unconventional Design Career
Building Strategy into the Core of the Designer Mind
On Having Your Own Reality and No Clients
Converting Clients into Design Thinkers in Four Not-so-easy steps
In Process we Trust
Iconic Design

And don’t miss out on special DesignThinkers workshops, webinars, studio tours, and more – including an exclusive screening of Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight on Nov 10!

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