2010 Conference Calendar

So many conferences. So few airmiles...

Want to travel the world and write it off to your business? Here are conferences to pique your interest in the many facets of the design profession. Conferences offering GDC members  a special rate are noted below.


Transforming Design
Design Management Europe 14
21-22 April 2010
London, UK
Design is now recognized as an enabler of business transformation, because design leads change, which is critically needed to save and solve our future.
http://www.dmi.org/dmi/html/conference/europe10/conference.htm

2010 GDC National Annual General Meeting
23-25 April 2010
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
Vancouver BC
http://www.gdc.net
This is not a conference, but of interest to members, particularly BC and VI chapters. The AGM is in Vancouver this year just before Icograda Design Week. Members and guests are welcome to attend as observers but must pre-register. Contact info@gdc.net for information.

Design Currency: Defining the Value of Design
Icograda Design Week in Vancouver
26-30 April 2010
Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, BC
http://www.designweekvancouver.ca/index.php

This is the major design conference in Canada for 2010. Don’t miss it! 25+ guest speakers from around the globe present you with the opportunity to experience current design thinking. Reshape your understanding of the value of design. Presentations, conversations and workshops. GDC members are members of Icograda, Region A. Choose from professional, academic and student registration rates.

DESIGN 2010: 11th International Design Conference
17-20 May, 2010
Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia
Visit website.

Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) Conference + Expo
2-5 June 2010
Gaylord National Hotel
Washington, DC
http://www.segd.org/news/next-conference.html

How Design Conference
6-9 June 2010
Denver, Colorado USA
Register by the March 12 Early-Bird deadline and save $200!
http://www.howconference.com/register

Create. Connect. Community. Whether you need creative inspiration or hard-hitting instruction, the HOW Conference provides all the tools you need to build a successful career and create outstanding designs. The information you’ll get at HOW will have an immediate impact on your work.

Lending Grace to Language: 4th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication
17-19 June 2010
University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
www.ictvc.org

Straight to Business: Icograda Design Week in Madrid 2010
21-25 June 2010
Madrid, Spain
http://www.icograda.org/events/events/calendar583.htm

Design Research Society (DRS) international conference Design & Complexity
July 7-9, 2010
School of Industrial Design,
Université de Montréal
Montreal, Quebec

DRS 2010 is open to the whole range of design disciplines and contemporary inquiries in design.
http://www.drs2010.umontreal.ca

Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders
25-30 July 2010
New Haven, Connecticut
Presented by AIGA and Yale School of Management
http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/business-perspectives

TypeCon 2010: Babel
17-22 August 2010
Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, California
Presented by the Society of Type Aficionados
http://www.typecon.com

ATypI: The Word in Dublin
ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale)
8-12 September 2010
Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
http://www.atypi.org

 CONNECT: UCDA Design Conference
 2-5 October 2010
Minneapolis, Minnesota
http://ucda.com/conference.lasso

GDC members receive partner rate/discount. (Discount code found on GDC Members only website)

Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference
14–16 October 2010
Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers,
New York City
http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/gain-conference-2010

RGD Ontario: Design Thinkers 2010
11-12 November 2010
255 Front Street, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
11th annual international conference focusing on the role of design in shaping business, society and the future health of the planet.
http://www.designthinkers.com