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In-person vs. streaming: What’s the difference?

People speaking with one another at the roundtable discussions at DesignThinkers 2022 Toronto.

DesignThinkers Toronto is a hybrid event: you can attend in-person or online through streaming. But what’s included in each ticket type? We’ll cover the two options so you can choose the conference experience that’s right for you.

Attending in person

In-person passes allow you to participate in all sessions live at the conference in downtown Toronto. This includes presentations, hands-on workshops and roundtable discussions with other attendees about design-related topics.

In-person attendees can also connect with industry suppliers in our Supplier Showcase; this is a great opportunity to make contacts with vendors who offer products and services to design and creative professionals.

You also have the chance to network and meet new people. Whether you’re striking up a conversation with someone at the Delegate Party or saying hello to other attendees in your row in the theatre, being at DesignThinkers in person allows you to easily connect with others.

And in case you have to step out for a call or want to rewatch your favourites, in-person passes grant you access to the presentation recordings for three months after the conference.

Attending online

Streaming passes grant you access to an online event platform where you can watch presentations live as they’re happening in Toronto. However, streaming attendees are only able to watch presentations; they are unable to participate in workshops or roundtable discussions due to their interactive nature.

The online event platform allows you to chat with other attendees tuning in virtually, but there is no access to the Supplier Showcase or Delegate Party.

Just like the in-person passes, streaming tickets grant you access to the presentation recordings for three months after the conference.

What should you choose?

Attending DesignThinkers Toronto in-person offers more opportunities for hands-on learning and connection with other designers and industry suppliers. If you’re looking for an immersive experience with plenty of options to network and level up your skills, this is a great option for you.

Attending DesignThinkers Toronto online is a great option if you’re just looking to learn from the presentations, are unable to attend in person but still want to invest in your professional development or if it’s the ticket that fits most comfortably in your budget.

Whichever option you choose, attending DesignThinkers Toronto this November 2 and 3 is your chance to explore creativity, the design process, the future of design and design thinking.

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