22 July 2009
Toronto (Canada) - Icograda is pleased to endorse RGD Ontario's annual DesignThinkers conference, taking place in Toronto from 3-5 November 2009.
Toronto (Canada) - Icograda is pleased to endorse RGD Ontario's  DesignThinkers conference 2009, an event that makes a contribution to the overall achievement of Icograda's strategic goals and objectives.

As RGD welcomes its 10th year, Icograda offered its congratulations. "To create and sustain a conference over a 10 year span is an accomplishment of which the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario can be proud," says Brenda Sanderson, Managing Director of Icograda.

The 2009 programming was recognised for demonstrating a commitment to providing professional development for DesignThinkers delegates and the international scope of speakers was also noted for being consistent with Icograda's mission and vision.

This year's speakers include Dana Arnett of VSA Partners; Michael Bierut of Pentagram; Robert Brunner of Ammunition Group; master typographer Matthew Carter; author, educator and design critic Steve Heller; best-Brand Gap author Marty Neumeier; Sanky of AllofUs; V Sunil of Wieden + Kennedy Delhi, and Gael Towey of Martha Stewart Living.

DesignThinkers 09 will be taking place from 3-5 November 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto. 1200 creative professionals will gather to be inspired, to be informed of trends impacting the industry, to hone their communications skills and business strategies and to connect with the design community.

For more information on programming and registration, see the DesignThinkers event listing or visit: www.designthinkers.com

For more information, please contact:

RGD Ontario
96 Spadina Ave, Suite 503
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 2J6 Canada
T: 1 888 274 3668 (toll-free in North America)
T: +1 416 367 8819
F: +1 416 367 9150
W: www.rgdontario.com

About RGD Ontario
A Professional Member of Icograda, RGD Ontario was created by an Act (Bill Pr56) of the Ontario Legislature in 1996 to grant graphic designers who qualify the right to use the designation Registered Graphic Designer (R.G.D.). RGD Ontario is the only graphic design association in North America to have this kind of legislation. The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD Ontario) represents more than 3,000 graphic designers, managers, educators and students across Ontario.