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TO DO Talks Symposium


Sat, Jan 23, 2016 — Sat, Jan 23, 2016




$20 | Click here to RSVP (required)

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TO DO presents the first TO DO Talks Symposium: Do Good, Do Design, Do Things That Matter. Multidisciplinary experts discuss how to get people thinking about how the world is made around them, where design not only“fits in,” but also makes a difference.

Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016
Registration: 1:30 pm
Time: 2:00-6:00 pm
Venue: MaRS Centre, 101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

Admission: $20 | Register here to save your spot!

Session 1

Eliane Tozman | User Experience and Design | IBM Canada
IBM Design Thinking.

Terrie Chan | Associate | MaRS Solutions Lab
Achieving Impact: Balancing Design and Systems Thinking.

Lindy Wilkins | Creative Technologist | Little Dada
Building the cyborg feminist revolution: A guide to accessible communities.

Session 2

Karen Oikonen | Research Associate & Service Designer | Saint Elizabeth & The Moment

Pam Sethi | Consultant, MOHLTC | DiverseCity Fellow
Re-designing the conversation about death and dying

Session 3

Koby Barhad | Speculative Designer | Koby Barhad, Design & Research
The Good, the Bad and the Real(ly)

Selma Durand | Industrial Designer | IDEO
Intuitive Measures

Julielynn Wong | MD, Founder | 3D4MD
Talk Title: How Can Design & 3D Printing Impact Over 1 Billion Lives?

* Click here for full session descriptions *


Dr. Joanna Choukeir | Social designer, lecturer and Chief Operating Officer at Uscreates.

Joanna Choukeir is a social design practitioner, researcher, speaker and lecturer. She is the Chief Operating Officer at Uscreates, a London-based consultancy pioneering innovative work to improve health and wellbeing through design. Joanna has recently completed her PhD research at the University of the Arts London. The research developed communication design methods that promote social integration among youth in Lebanon. Alongside research and practice, Joanna is an associate lecturer at the University of the Arts London, Kingston University and Ravensbourne University. She is a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA), and a peer reviewer of She Ji, The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation.

Special thanks to our venue partner MaRS Centre.

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario.

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Dr. Joanna Choukeir

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Eliane Tozman, Terrie Chan, Lindy Wilkins



Karen Oikonen, Pam Sethi



Koby Barhad, Selma Durand, Julielynn Wong



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