Elevate & Amplify is bringing together those in design and social change who think differently and are hungry to be critical.
Elevate & Amplify is the first conference of its kind in Canada. At this moment in history, we are challenging norms and asking ourselves what we need to heal and move forward. We want vital conversations about designing alternatives, learning from failures, and grappling with tensions in the work. We crave a level of critical reflection that we feel is missing from conversations, so we are attempting to make that community for ourselves.
Why Elevate & Amplify now?
- To counter the narrative that it is difficult to find BIPOC professionals in design and social change work
- Every single speaker is BIPOC, so we will hear valuable perspectives and experiences that aren’t always given the spotlight in our society
- Challenge our understanding of who does design and social change work
- Appreciate and learn from diverse ways of doing to push against the dominant culture