Design Currency: Icograda Design Week in Vancouver 2010

26 April 2010
30 April 2010
Join Icograda and the GDC in putting Vancouver on the 2010 international design calendar.

The state or quality of being current; general acceptance or reception;
a passing from person to person, or from hand to hand.

Design has the power to influence our core values, our identity, our expectations and our worldview. Design brings clarity and enhances meaning. Design Currency 2010 offers designers, business leaders and government the opportunity to experience current design thinking. Reshape your understanding of the value of design.

About the event

International Conference

This 2-day event will maximise the opportunity for interaction between presenters and delegates. An invited list of international experts will lead the presentations, conversations and workshops.

Design Keynote

This evening event will present thought-leadership on how design is shaping, and being shaped by, our global community.    

Graphex 2010

Graphex, Canada's national awards programme, has been celebrating the best of visual communication in Canada since 1977. Based on the credo that good design is good business, it showcases exceptional work that drives client success. The Design Week closing will be a celebration of Graphex 2010 award winners.

Design Trade Fair

Discover the latest products and services from manufacturers, retailers and our event partners. Delegates, presenters and sponsors will have free access to the Design Trade Fair.

Images courtesy of GDC.

About Vancouver

Bordered by the Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is recognised as one of the world's most liveable cities. Vancouver is famous for its innovative programs in areas of sustainability, accessibility and inclusivity.

Canada's West Coast design hub

Vancouver ranks consistently in Canada's Top 3 of cities for designers 
to work, as well as in the Top 3 cities with the largest workforce in 
design-related fields. It is home to some of Canada's leading design 
consultancies and education institutions.

About the GDC

The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) has been Canada's professional association for visual communications since 1956. The GDC has nine regional chapters, and two affiliates - the Société des Designers Graphiques du Québec and the University & College Designers Association.

The GDC develops and supports standards of professional practice regarding confidentiality, contracts, conflict of interest, intellectual property rights, hiring practice, fees, competitions and pro-bono work. Its members adhere to a Code of Ethics, designed for the benefit of designers and clients, and acknowledging the responsibility to the community, the client, other designers and the environment.

The GDC advocates for recognition of the value of Canadian design to government, business and the public. It is a member of the Trade Team Canada-Cultural Goods and Services working group and through Icograda, represents Canadian designers at the international level.

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Project Manager
Michal Steckiw
T: +44 203 239 1399
F: +1 514 448 4949

Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2
T: +1 877 496 4453
T: +1 613 567 5400

Event Secretariat
T: +31 20 50 40 200
F: +31 20 50 40 225

Media partners

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* International Design Scoreboard (University of Cambridge, 2009)
** Creative Economy Report (United Nations, 2008)
† Statistics Canada, Specialized Design Services (2007)

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