Vancouver International Design Education Round Table

NOVEMBER 29, 2019

In welcoming the International Council of Design (ico-D) 28th General Assembly to Vancouver, the Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) is hosting an inspiring line-up of events at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD).


DESIGN and the HUMAN FACTOR (afternoon)

Design Education Pecha Kucha

World Café Round Table


PRACTIVISM (evening)

Envisioning and mobilizing a better future through radical sustainability


Dori Tunstall, Dean, Faculty of Design, Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U)

Nayeli Jimenez, Art Director, Greystone Books

Michelle Nahanee, Creative Director & Indigenous Changemaker



We invite design educators and grad students to submit topics and perspectives related to the human factor of design — from empathetic practice, social innovation and human-centered research methods, to designing for humanity and a more inclusive and sustainable world.

Presentations will be PechaKucha style, 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each. They can be speculative in nature; they could document a research project, detail a case study of an innovative course project, present proposals for new educational models or discuss the social impact that design has on humanity.

Submission deadline: October 30th

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For more information please contact:

Carolina Becerra, CGD. GDCBC Education Chair and Event Co-chair 

Karin Jager, MEd., CGD. Event Co-chair 


Event Partner: Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD)

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