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GDCBC 2019 Launch Conference


Friday, 18 October 2019 at 12:30 PM - Saturday, 19 October 2019 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

GDCBC 2019 Launch Conference

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Studio Tours and Social (members) Ended $25.00 $2.01
Studio Tours and Social (non-members) Ended $45.00 $3.12
Projects Review (members) Ended $15.00 $1.45
Projects Review (non-member) Ended $35.00 $2.57
Creative Workshops (members) Ended $15.00 $1.45
Creative Workshops (non-member) Ended $25.00 $2.01
Design Education Fair Ended Free $0.00

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Event Details


Launch! is a two-day GDC/BC initiative aiming to help new and budding designers launch toward a successful design career. This event provides an unparalleled opportunity for attendees to learn new skills, connect with peers, receive guidance navigating their career path and inspire creative thinking.

The two-day event includes a tour of three design studios plus a tour of a local print shop, followed by an evening networking social, education fair, projects review and workshops.


Friday, Oct 18, 2019 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm (We all meet at 12:30pm - Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging) After the first visit, transportation will be provided to continue with the tour. Participants will meet at Glenmore - 13731 Mayfield Pl, unit 150, Richmond, BC V6V 2G9. Last stop is at Dublhin Gate (bus will not be going back to Richmond). 

*Please note that it takes about 45 minutes to get there from Downtown Vanouver via public trnasit. Allow enough time to get there on time. Afer the tour, a bus will pick us up and bring us back to Vancouver to contiuce the tour. 


Studio tours schedule: 





$25 GDC (student) Members

$45 Non-Members


Friday, Oct 18, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Dubh Linn Gate. 1601 Main Street. Vancouver, BC.

FREE (All designers are welcome) 

*Free and open to all designers and anyone in the creative industry. We are looking forward meeting you! (food and beverages to be paid by each attendee)


Interested in pursuing a creative career? Want to learn about design programs in BC? Twelve design schools in Greater Vancouver will be at hand to provide information required to pursue an education -and ultimately a creative career.

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 - 10am to 1pm 

Location: Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Schools include:

  • BCIT

  • Brainstation

  • Capilano University

  • Emily Carr University

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University

  • Langara College

  • La Salle College

  • Red Academy

  • VanArts

  • Vancouver Community College

  • Vancouver Film School

  • Visual College of Art and Design
  • Vancouver Island University

  • University of Fraser Valley

Open to Public: FREE

*Register for a chance to win a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud!


Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm  (Please arrive by at 9am. Wilson School of Design) 

The GDC/BC Launch! project (and/or portfolio) review is open to students currently enrolled in a design program, recent graduates aspiring to enter into a career in communication design and to designers in the early years of their careers. You will get the opportunity to show your work (portfolio or work in progress) to several industry professionals to obtain insightful and constructive advice about your work. This is a great opportunity to practice 'real-world' interview skills and receive honest feedback in a non-competitive environment. This is also a great opportunity to network with the who's who in the Vancouver design community.

$15 GDC (student) Members

$35 Non-Members


Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm (Registration opens at 1:00pm - Wilson School of Design)

$15 GDC (student) Members

$25 Non-Members

Creative Talk

Pursuing a Creative Education? A world of possibilities.

A world of possibilities. A panel of designers in several disciplines will share their career path and will be available to answer questions and talk about how their creative education put them in the path of success in different disciplines. 

Susan Major (Public), Zia Somjee (ZAK), Mike Priebe (PNI Digital Media) and Alicia Carvalho (Alicia Carvalho Design Studio)

Moderator: Troy McNamara (Creative Others)



How to write a killer case study

Mike Cober 


Friday, Oct 18, 2019

Studio Tours:

12:30 - 1:00 Registration 
1:00 - 5:15 Studio Tours
6:00 - 9:00 Network Social

Saturday Oct 19, 2019

Design Education Fair
10:00 - 1:00 Open to Public - Open to the Public

Projects Review:
9:00 - 9:20 Registration 
9:30 - 12:30 Projects Review

Creative Workshops:
1:00 - 1:20 Registration 
1:30 - 2:30 Panel Discussion
2:30 - 2:40 Short break
2:40 - 3:30 Workshop 2. Case Studies
Thank you for coming! 

Have questions about GDCBC 2019 Launch Conference ? Contact GDCBC

When & Where

Wilson School of Design
8771 Lansdowne Road
Richmond, BC V6X 3X7

Friday, 18 October 2019 at 12:30 PM - Saturday, 19 October 2019 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

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GDCBC is the largest chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, the advocate, voice & resource for Canada's graphic & communication design profession. Vancouver, BC, Canada

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