FAQs: Travel, accommodations, volunteering & more

July 29, 2022
  • Toronto

Are there any discounts for plane or train fare?

We’ve lined up discounts for Air Canada, WestJet and Via Rail so you can save on getting to the conference. Find the discount codes and details here under Transportation.


Are there any discounts on accommodations?

We’ve lined up discounts at One King West Hotel and Holiday Inn Express so you can save on lodging while you’re staying in the city. Find the discount codes and details here under Accommodation.


Do you take volunteers?

We do take volunteers for DesignThinkers Toronto. We give priority to the Student RGD Members and Provisional RGD Members who volunteer with us on a regular basis on Committees. If you meet these requirements and are interested in volunteering, please email Zaria at [email protected].


How can I promote my business at the conference?

Our conference sponsors receive a variety of marketing opportunities, brand placements and a booth in our Designer Marketplace where they can connect directly with hundreds of attendees. There are also opportunities for sponsor involvement in conference sessions and additional programming such as roundtables, parties, networking events and more. To inquire about becoming a sponsor, please email Michelle at [email protected].


I can’t attend this year. Do you have dates for next year’s event?

DesignThinkers is coming back to Vancouver in 2023 on May 30 and 31 (mark your calendar!). To be notified when registration opens, sign up for our DesignThinkers newsletter. Don’t forget that RGD Members also receive access to all DesignThinkers recordings three months after the live event, so even if you can’t attend, you can still watch the sessions.


Will I be able to watch recordings of the presentations?

Yes, all presentations are recorded, and all tickets receive access to the recordings for three months after the event. Become an RGD member to receive indefinite access to the recordings and our extensive video library.


How do the combo tickets work with the Membership?

Combo tickets include RGD Affiliate Membership with a ticket to DesignThinkers. Once you purchase your Combo ticket, you will receive the regular conference confirmation email plus additional information on activating your Affiliate Membership.


I’ve registered. When will I receive information about attending the conference?

Registrants will receive a detailed email about attending DesignThinkers approximately one week before the event. The email includes how to log in to the event platform, how to view the session recordings and what to expect when you arrive at the venue if you are attending in-person. Please check your spam and junk folders to make sure you aren’t missing any important information from us.


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