As noted on the SDN website, #SDGC19 will be taking place October 10-11, 2019 in Toronto, with pre-conference activities taking place October 9.

This is significant to service design and design thinking professionals because the vast majority of Service Design Network events take place overseas, where the practice is more popular and common. 

Toronto has developed a strong community in service design with the first national conference ‘InFlux’ held at the Rotman School of Design in 2016, where I had the opportunity to be a presenter. It was an excellent event followed by the ‘Impact’ conference in Montreal last year. This will be the first SDN Global Conference to come to the city.

Details of the Global Conference have not been released yet besides the dates, but early-bird ticket sales are expected to be announced soon. Be sure to mark your calendars.

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