Leading Design Thinking in the Classroom and the Workplace
March 5 – 6, 2022 (online event)
Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Royal Roads Design Thinking Educators’ Conference
NOTE: The following is from the 2022 event. Check here to see details on our 2023 event.
The Royal Roads Design Thinking Educators’ Conference is a place for those who teach Design Thinking—whether in the classroom or the workplace—to come together in a learning community. Presenters will challenge your thinking while sharing strategies and tools. You will be invited to join a conversation of educators and practitioners.
Conference Theme: Design, Equity, and Power
Design Thinking holds enormous potential to serve the interests of a more just world within classrooms, organizations and society. Design Thinking can serve to replicate and even exacerbate existing inequities if practiced without attunement to power and privilege.
The theme will be highlighted in our keynote speeches and in the expert panel: “How might Design Thinking act as a force of good?”
Graphic recording and facilitation will be used as a means to draw out emergent themes, document your burning questions, and engage all conference participants in co-creating meaning. Meet our graphic facilitator, Sam Bradd.
Director, Service Design & Strategy at TELUS Digital
Judy’s current focus centers on engaging in purposeful design and delivery of end-to-end service experiences that reinforces TELUS’ brand proposition and sustains…
Co-founder, Sonder Collective
Born in Egypt, raised in Australia, and having lived in Kenya and the UK, I am humbled by my privilege and constantly outwitted by my choices. I’m a designer, strategist, and anthropologist who loves to integrate rigour with heart to reimagine more equitable social futures…
Co-founder-Greater Good Studio & Full Professor(adj) at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chief of Gamètì, Northwest Territories
20 Workshops & Presentations
Conference presenters are actively engaged in practicing, teaching, and researching Design Thinking.
Meet three of the experts who will be presenting:
Professor of Business Design and Innovation, and academic director of the Business Design Initiative at Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto
Director of User Experience at OXD
Senior User Experience Designer at OXD