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Reasons for Students to Attend DesignThinkers Vancouver 2018

April 02 2018
Need help convincing your teacher to let you miss a couple days of class to attend DesignThinkers? Click here to download a letter template you can use to request approval from your teacher or faculty department to attend DesignThinkers Vancouver 2018.

Registration information and details are available at

Below is a comprehensive list of the reasons you should attend:

Inspiring | DesignThinkers offers a unique opportunity for over 600 creative professionals and emerging designers to come together and connect with their community.

"Being around all those other creatives is very inspiring. I came away refreshed, both creatively and mentally." - Junior Designer, Henderson Printing


Practical | Our speakers offer in-depth discussions and practical advice.

"It’s a great conference because people talk more about their thinking, strategy and process than just about the work." - Knowledge Manager, Martin Prosperity Institute


Customizable | With four concurrent streams of sessions, participants can choose presentations to match their personal learning objectives.

"I like that there are a variety of speakers in concurrent sessions and you have choices for planning your day.” - Graphic Designer, Science North


Comprehensive | For our program, we seek out visionaries and identify 30+ presenters from around the world with unique perspectives and innovating ideas.

"The diversity of speakers is incredible. The international content made it really compelling. Couldn't be more comprehensive. Bravo!” - Designer, CAMH


Relevant | Our content includes in-house leaders presenting best practices that can be implemented by any creative team.

“I particularly loved the design managers speaking and the amount of content focused on in-house design.” - Designer, Vidyard


Universal | We cover many subjects - marketing, strategy, technology, creativity – relevant to all aspiring communications designers.

"I'm not a graphic designer but I could apply so much of the information and ideas to my work as a writer.” - Communications Officer, Association of Ontario Midwives


Motivational | Participants leave with a renewed commitment and pride.

“There is always an energy about this event that sparks pride in us about the work we do." - Creative Services Manager, Acco Brands


Supplier Central | Exhibitors include printers, paper companies, type foundries, stock suppliers and others eager to work with communications professionals.

"It was nice to have the chance to speak with different suppliers." - Designer, CIBC Mellon


Reachable | With free WIFI access throughout, participants can respond to urgent emails in session or work in any of the lounge areas on site.

"I was excited to get back to work and design.” - Designer, Ducks Unlimited Canada

Organizations sending 3 or more employees are recognized for their commitment to professional development on the DesignThinkers website here and in the printed program.

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