We'll start the day with an hour for registration from 8am-9am. Settle in with a coffee and begin with our featured presentations in the Florence Simmons Performance Hall. Emily Cohen, author of Brutally Honest, will give her keynote presentation titled, "Best Practices Any Design Firm Should Know".  It is sure to be informative for creatives at all stages of their careers.


Lunch will be catered on site by Leonhard's and is included in the cost of the ticket. This will give you a chance to catch up with old friends and introduce yourself to some new ones.


A series of presentations, panels, and discussions will take place in the MacKinnon Auditorium. Presentations will feature content on UI/UX, Illustration and design related issues.

After a day packed with information and conversation, we’ll all be ready to relax with a chilled beverage at the Craft Beer Corner.

Keynote Presentation

A brutally honest consultant, Emily Cohen has been honored to consult and work with many leading design firms across the US and Canada. Through these experiences, she has developed, tested, and curated key business insights and strategies that have helped firms become more effective, profitable, and fun to work at. Emily conducts strategic business planning retreats and provides confidential, best-practice insights and advice on staff, client, and process-management strategies. She loves sharing her expertise through speaking engagements, guest posts, her Skillshare class, webinars, industry activism, and, most recently, in her new business book for creatives, Brutally Honest, No-bullshit business strategies to evolve your creative business. Emily Cohen is also fast-talker,a designer by degree, an avid reader, a trend-spotter, a connector, and her client’s advocate.





We are hosting the Prince Edward Island premiere screening of Design Canada. A documentary film celebrating the golden era of Canadian graphic design. A film by Greg Durrell, Produced by Jessica Edwards, Executive Producer Gary Hustwit.

Workshop Leaders


We have a great community that supports graphic designers and wants to help them succeed. Our sponsors are supporting this professional development event because they recognize the value you bring to our communities.


Purchase your ticket online or RSVP by emailing April.


April Condon

Holland College Graphic Design Program Instructor

Holland College

140 Weymouth Street
PE  C1A 4Z1