1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9

The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada – BC Chapter presents POGO 2009 ::: Perspectives, Opportunities, Guidance and Open-Learning Conference.

Check locations and prices on our website.

All the events included in this two day event provide an unparalleled opportunity for design students, graduates and design newcomers to learn, connect, guide and inspire each others creative thinking. Developed with this experience in mind, the conference includes studio tours, creative workshops and portfolio critique. It’s also a great opportunity to learn and network!

MAY 8 ::: STUDIO TOURS ::: 1 PM–5:30 PM
$25 GDC Members / $35 Non-GDC Members

The GDC/BC Pogo Studio Tours provides the opportunity to check out three of Vancouver’s hottest creative environments and one of North America's most awarded printers, Metropolitan Fine Printers.

Sign up, get a guided tour and check out how each of these firms think about not only their work, but about their space. The studios selected for this tour are Subplot, Rethink Communications and Burnkit.

The tour takes place on Friday May 8, 2009 starting at Emily Carr University where registration will take place. Attendees will board a 20 seat charter bus to travel around town to visit each location . Each tour will last one half-hour and will be guided by a representative of the host studio.

After the studio tours, you can stay at Emily Carr to attend the 2009 Salazar Awards

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS ::: MAY 9 ::: 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
$30 GDC Members / $45 Non-GDC Members

POGO Creative Workshops were created to help complement design students and graduates creativity and use it in life, work, and creative expression. We do this through a unique series of lectures from GDC certified Members of our community in typography, business, branding and creativity. These experiences don't stop when the workshop does: they are meant to become tools for a lifetime.

$10 GDC Members / $25 Non-GDC Members

The POGO Portfolio Critique is open to recent graduates aspiring to enter into in a career in communication design or students currently enrolled in a design program. Several industry professionals will be in attendance to provide insightful and constructive advise to attendees about their current portfolio. This is a great opportunity to practice 'real-world' interview skills and receive honest feedback from industry professionals in a non-competitive environment. This is also a great opportunity to network with the who's who in the Vancouver design community.

Official Website: http://bc.gdc.net/pogo/

Added by shantomo on April 29, 2009