17th Annual DesignThinkers, Organized by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), brings together more than 2,000 delegates to celebrate the design process and the role of design thinking in business and society.
New this year, DesignThinkers main stage speakers will be webcasted and only RGD Members: Certified RGDs, Provisional RGDs, Student RGDs & Affiliate Members will have access at a cost $50 per session.
FREE SESSIONS: Certified RGDs can register for up to 2 sessions & Provisional RGDs can register for 1 session for FREE.
WEBCAST SCHEDULE in Eastern Standard Time
On Thursday, November 3:
9:00 AM to 9:40 AM - Are We There, Yet? A Road Trip Through Utopia with Paola Antontelli
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM - Punch-Cutting for Pixels with Tobias Frere-Jones
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM - Visualize & Awaken with Kenya Hara
1:30 PM to 2:15 PM - Make Enemies & Gain Fans with Fredrik Öst and Erik Kockum
2:30 PM to 3:15 PM - Sarofsky’s Top 10 Design Philosophies with Erin Sarofsky
3:30 PM to 4:15 PM - Your Mistakes Could Change the World with Erik Kessels
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM - Into the Dark with Leland Maschmeyer
On Friday, November 4:
9:00 AM to 9:40 AM - The Future of Virtual is Physical with Jake Barton
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM - Design in Retrograde? with Eddie Opara
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM - Dark Patterns and Bad Business Models: "I Can't Let You Do That, Dave.” with Cory Doctorow
1:30 PM to 2:15 PM - Creating a Personal Brand Mission with Meg Lewis
2:30 PM to 3:15 PM - Street Art Isn't Really Art And It Really Isn't Street with Steve Powers
3:30 PM to 4:15 PM - Making Eye Candy into Design History - A Story of Addiction with Steven Heller
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM - No Webcast scheduled
Schedule in Eastern Standard Time Zone on Nov 3 & 4, 2016
Registrants to the webcast will receive log-in info via e-mail a few days prior to the event with testing platform & all specifications needed.
For Webcast registrations, in case of technical difficulties on our end that prohibit or limit a proper and satisfactory broadcast, RGD will refund your full registration. Problems arising on the registrant’s end, like firewalls that prohibit access to streaming, or browsers without the proper plug-ins are the responsibility of the registrant and must be worked out in advance — RGD will provide details by email close to the event date so that registrants may check their system.
If you need to cancel your webcast, you must notify us by email no later than Monday, October 31, 2016. Once you cancel, you will receive a refund of your registration fee minus a $10 cancellation fee. Cancellations made on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 or after, as well as attendees who fail to watch, will not be refunded.
Speakers and Schedule
While all speakers have confirmed their participation, we cannot guarantee that the speaker list or schedule is fully final. Speakers and schedule is subject to change without notice.
Date and Time
Login information will be sent the week of the event