Design Innovation in Canada
Jan 21 2023
event: talk in-person

IDSA-Toronto chapter, with the support of OCAD University, has invited leading design experts to participate in a 90-minute roundtable to examine the trends they see and and examine the conditions that lead to design innovation in Canada. Each panelist will begin with a slideshow and short talk offering different insights on innovation. In the roundtable discussion that follows, panelists will explore the role of intellectual property rights, strategic foresight and innovation techniques, manufacturing and the changing the nature of product development and design practice.

This hybrid event will allow for 75 in-person attendees, as well as up to 300 virtual attendees via Zoom. A Q&A will follow the discussion.


Juan Antonio Islas Muñoz, IDSA
Colin Singh Dhillon, IDSA
Helen Kerr
Rob Watters, IDSA


Sayeh Dastgheib-Beheshti, IDSA


We would like to thank OCAD University for kindly hosting this event, and also the following participants: Juan Antonio Islas Munoz, Helen Kerr, Rob Watters; IDSA-Toronto chapter officers: Sayeh Dastgheib-Beheshti, Harpreet Singh, Brian Ebbinghaus


Industrial Designers Society of America
OCAD University


Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Harpreet Singh