TODO Talks Symposium: Design and the pursuit of well-being

TO DO Talks Symposium: Design and the pursuit of well-being
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

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.

 

Theme:

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.

Ticket holders need to arrive by 2pm to guarantee their seat.

Program:

 

Keynote Speaker: Jamer Hunt

Session 1: Well-being in the workplace

The future of work and the powerful influence of design
Maggie Dempster, Workplace Consultant
John Roberts, Design Strategy Lead
Herman Miller

Play to Perform: Why Play is the Future of Work
Farzad Sedghipour, Futurist
Farzad Innovation

Designing a Culture: Experiments in rapid behavioural prototyping
Erika Bailey, Innovation Designer
The Moment

 

 

Session 2: Well-being and health

Designing beyond the health service
Robbie Bates, Design Director
Uscreates

Role of Design in Synthesizing Different Kinds of Truth about Health and Wellbeing
Dr. Kate Sellan, Director, Graduate Program in Design for Health
OCAD University

Designing for Health in a Connected World
Dr. Kamran Khan, CEO and Founder|
James Yoon, Director of Design
BlueDot

 

 

Session 3: Well-being and society

In Light of Dark Matter
Daniel Rossi, Visual Maker
Pantopicon

The Art of Building Community: How JAYU builds safe spaces to share human rights stories through the arts.
Gilad Cohen, Founder & Executive Director
JAYU

Designing for Meaning
Len Senator, Founder/Owner, The Depanneur & Co-founder, Newcomer Kitchen
The Depanneur

 

* For full session descriptions please visit the Toronto Design Offsite Festival 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.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul Street Main Auditorium (Room 190) Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
Website: 
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/to-do-talks-symposium-design-and-the-pursuit-of-well-being-tickets-28942426577
Cost: 
$30