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IDC Design Symposium

September 12 & 13, 2019, Vancouver

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DESIGN THINKING: EXPLORING HUMAN CONNECTIONS

MISSION STATEMENT

Join us in Vancouver, B.C, this September 12 and 13, 2019, as we host one of North America’s most uplifting, inspiring and expansive educational conferences showcasing the true value of design.

IDC brings together thought leaders, subject experts and game changers from the wider design, business and media community to explore design thinking through human connections, and  the crucial role of design in shaping a productive, healthy and inclusive society.

The solution-based method of design thinking is at the heart of value generation and sustainable competitive advantage. It encourages a culture that values curiosity and disruptive innovation as well as being comfortable with ambiguity and experimentation.

In design thinking, problem solving is driven by three core beliefs – empathy, invention and iteration. Empathy establishes a deeper understanding of human needs, invention allows for the discovery of new possibilities or solutions, and iteration uses the first solution only as a stepping stone to better one.

The two-day symposium aims to expand horizons, networks and skills through a program of in-depth education, expert panel discussions, guided design tours, award presentations, emerging leaders programs and provocative conference keynotes.

This year, join us as we dive deeper into design thinking and explore the human connections to rapidly-changing technology, environment and nature, and sustainability and wellness.

Online registration is now closed. Call 416.649.4436 to register.

KEYNOTES

Chris Downey, AIA, Architect, Architecture for the Blind
JANET ECHELMAN, VISUAL ARTIST
Paul Krismer, Founder and Chief Happiness Officer, Happiness Experts Company

SPEAKERS

Ada Bonini
Amy Santee
Charley Scull
Deborah Rutherford
Dr. Tiiu Poldma
Dr. Victor Martinez
Jane Sleeth
Marcelino Alvarez
Mitchell Reardon
Paty Rios
Prof. Patrick Condon

Program Schedule

Subject To Change
September 11

September 11

September 12

September 12

  • Breakfast

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September 12

September 12

  • Morning Break

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September 13

September 13

  • Breakfast

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September 13

September 11

September 12

September 13

September 13

  • Morning Break

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September 13

Tickets

Show Your Badge for Exclusive Discounts!

IDC Design Symposium attendees are eligible to receive exclusive discounts at these participating member businesses. Please note many offers require you to book in person at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre.

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