To Do Talks Symposium: Design And The Pursuit Of Well Being

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TO DO’s second annual symposium brings 12 multi-disciplinary experts into one room to discuss design and the pursuit of well-being. The four-hour event features keynote speaker Jamer Hunt, three thematic sessions, and an opportunity for fulsome discussion among those in attendance.

Imagine a world where homes, neighbourhoods, and things make you feel good about yourself, where your lifestyle and workplace help you reach your full potential, where everything around you is designed to keep you healthy and safe, and enable you to be compassionate and reach a state of flow.
Multidisciplinary experts discuss how well-being is understood and created through design, innovation, and change at the second annual TO DO Talks Symposium on design and the pursuit of well-being.
Registration begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, January 21, 2017.


Keynote Speaker: Jamer Hunt
Session 1: Well-being in the workplace
The future of work and the powerful influence of designMaggie Dempster, Workplace ConsultantJohn Roberts, Design Strategy LeadHerman Miller
Play to Perform: Why Play is the Future of WorkFarzad Sedghipour, FuturistFarzad Innovation
Designing a Culture: Experiments in rapid behavioural prototypingErika Bailey, Innovation DesignerThe Moment

Session 2: Well-being and health
Designing beyond the health serviceRobbie Bates, Design DirectorUscreates
Role of Design in Synthesizing Different Kinds of Truth about Health and WellbeingDr. Kate Sellan, Director, Graduate Program in Design for HealthOCAD University
Designing for Health in a Connected WorldDr. Kamran Khan, CEO and Founder|James Yoon, Director of DesignBlueDot

Session 3: Well-being and society
In Light of Dark MatterDaniel Rossi, Visual MakerPantopicon
The Art of Building Community: How JAYU builds safe spaces to share human rights stories through the arts.Gilad Cohen, Founder & Executive DirectorJAYU
Designing for MeaningLen Senator, Founder/Owner, The Depanneur & Co-founder, Newcomer KitchenThe Depanneur

* For full session descriptions please visit our website*

Funding generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council. Special thanks to our institutional partner OCAD University, and sponsor Gladstone Hotel.
TO DO Talks Symposium is a signature event organized by the Toronto Design Offsite Festival.
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By: Eventbrite