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Join us for beer and pizza as we get inspired by industry makers!

Creatives take the stage to walk us through their recent work in our Meet Your Maker speaker series hosted by ACIDO (Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario) and SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design).

Arrive early to grab a drink and slice before the talks and stay after for the social.



Pascal Paquette
Artist for Site- and Context Specific Works
"Post-contemporary painting; From fully-immersive, site-specific artworks to extra large-scale street works, let's see what today's contemporary painting looks like."

Erica Pecoskie
Partner & CEO - Filo Timo
"We deal in hopes and aspirations and memories. We bring them right into our technical drawings, blending what can be done with what might be done. Our vehicle for translation - between design, concept and fabrication - is wonder. Deep curiosity about context, history, clients, and within finite parameters, is our way to uncommon products. Free reign does not necessarily liberate."

Joel Yatscoff
Head of Product development - Hiku Brands: Tokyo Smoke + Van der Pop
"My career as a product designer from a Google search looks great but as a lived experience it has been a journey of many ups and downs. On a "high" note, let's talk about product design in the rapidly changing industry of Cannabis."



6:15 Doors open, registration
6:30 Opening remarks
7:00 Maker talks
8:00 Closing remarks

Purchase tickets here:


Special thanks to the following sponsors for making our event possible.

 MAIN EVENT SPONSORS:  SENOVVA is a design and management group offering services to the entertainment, special event, architectural/construction and media services industries. Senovva focuses on live production design & management, staging services, specialty media systems design build and project management, media facility management, contract services, and specialty media content design and management. Built on the vast experience, and personal relationships of the most experienced producers, technical directors, designers and technical specialists; Senovva focuses on solution driven services throughout the world. For more information, visit:   EVENTSCAPE is the preferred partner for design and architectural professionals around the world whose creative vision requires the highest standard of fabrication: to “build the extraordinary”®. Eventscape redefines the boundaries of fabrication. They thrive on challenges and are driven by the shared passion for innovative design. Considered a global leader with over 20 years experience in the industry, Eventscape is always evolving, redefining their skills, and reshaping our world. Eventscape build things others can’t. For more information, visit:   Venue provided by UmbraBeer provided by Lost CraftBanners provided by PCL Graphics


On October 26, join us for beer and pizza as we get inspired by industry makers! Creatives take the stage to walk us through their recent work in our Meet Your Maker speakers series hosted by ACIDO (Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario) and SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design). Arrive early to grab a drink and slice before the talks and stay after for the social. 


6:15 Doors Open, Registration & Networking
6:30 Opening Remarks
7:00 Maker Talks
8:00 Closing Remarks & Networking


Gareth Brennan, President & Founder | Eventscape Inc. 
Cam Wykes, President | Jacknife Inc.
Paddy Harrington, Founder | Frontier Magazine/Studio/Ventures


Umbra Concept Store

165 John StreetToronto, Ontario M5T 1X3



See you there! 


Our cultural partner's event this Saturday, May 13, 2017. The ACIDO Rocket Conference is open to SEGD members. If you are a young designer, or if you are looking to hire young designers, this event is for you.

ACIDO Rocket Conference - May 13th, 2017

Focused not only on helping young designers shape the future of their careers, ACIDO's Rocket Conference brings us together as a community of collaborators to better understand the future of the industry. For 15 years ACIDO's annual Rocket Awards has brought together the top industrial design graduates from each of Ontario's accredited degree programs. This year we're growing the event, making sure it's not just about competition, but convergence. The Rocket Conference provides a unique opportunity for new talent and established expertise to co-mingle. It's a day packed full of panel discussions, one-on-one portfolio reviews, and, of course, a party to wrap it all up. 

Full speakers line-up:

Dylan Horvath, President at Cortex Design, ACIDO
Steve Verbeek, VP Design and Innovation at Teknion, ACIDO
Cynthia Damar-Schnobb, Senior Associate at Entro, ACIDO
Barbara Spanton, Design Lead at Shopify
Stephen Field, Owner at SF Industrial Design
Alexis Eizinas, Industrial Design Manager at Array
Amandine Johnson, Sustainability Officer at Keilhauer
Lee Renshaw, Co-Owner of Rise Gear
Jennifer Allison, Founder of Art & Sole Academy
Sam Kennedy, Founder and Design Lead at Feltro

RSVP Speakers Series here.

RSVP Evening Social & Awards here.



After our last successful speakers series, we are back with more! Join us to hear relevant industry speakers discuss this year's topic: CHANGE, in varying contexts. Followed by social networking, snacks and refreshments. Meet other designers, architects, fabrication experts, and students!

  • Event Schedule:
  • 6:00 Registration & Networking
  • 6:30 Opening Remarks
  • 9:30 Closing Remarks & Networking
  • Full speakers line-up:
  • Gary Walker-Kerr, Director. Haley Sharpe Design.
  • Christopher Moorehead, Director, Information Design. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
  • Norm Li, Principal. Norm Li.
  • Melissa Agostino, Creative Director, Partner. Sali Tabacchi Inc.
  • Nigel Smith & Helen Kerr, Partners. KerrSmith Design.
  • Stuart Keeler, Chief Curator, Manager. Museums & Traditions – Arts & Culture, City of Mississauga.


For tickets & information

See you there!


Meet and greet with your Chapter Chairs: Cynthia Damar-Schnobb & Phillip Novak. Feb 28, 2017 at 6PM. Downtown bar (TBD). Non-members welcome! Email us to confirm if you are coming by Feb 24: [email protected] We'd like to meet you! 



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