DEEP 2017: Designing Enabling Economies and Policies

Oct. 11-12, 2017.
OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario, CANADA


Here’s What Happened At DEEP 2016:

Thinking about international collaboration in ICT? We have the meeting for you! Discovery Lab is at DEEP 2016. Join the conversation and start a collaboration.

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Want to Play around? The Inclusive Play Design Hacakthon ran at DEEP from Oct. 12-Oct. 13 and we  showcased the inclusively designed projects at the DEEP Reception on Oct. 13. All results were als0 displayed at Canada’s Design & Architecture Show:  IIDEX 2016


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About DEEP 2016

This year’s theme is:  “Our Data: Who owns it, who controls it, what can we do with it?”

This year our focus will be on four critical questions:

  • Can we design an inclusive and sustainable innovation agenda for Canada and globally?
  • How do we leverage emerging systems and practices to re-connect and foster more inclusive communities?
  • Can we create blueprints and roadmaps for more inclusive cities, spaces, and travel?
  • How can we design inclusive policies suited to the quickly changing complex adaptive systems we live in?

At DEEP 2016 we welcomed the participation of four initiatives that each bring essential perspectives to the DEEP agenda, namely: international collaboration, platforms for inclusive prosperity, privacy, and life-long learning.

In the tradition begun in 2012, this event to plan meaningful change will bring together a diversity of fresh perspectives, new ideas, together with seasoned experience, and insight gained from failures and successes. DEEP participants know that digital inclusion is necessary and urgent. We don’t need to persuade each other of the “why”. This allows us to focus our time together during the think tank on the “how”? We will spend our collective time and talents to design strategies, plans, collaborative projects, cross-sector initiatives and new disruptive ways to foster more inclusive prosperity, privacy, and life-long learning.


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