Explore Design: North Americas First Design Education Fair for Youth

Design touches every aspect of our lives. Whether it is the clothing we wear, the structures in which we live, the books we read, the cars we drive, the movies we watch, or the furniture we purchase, design is omnipresent and more than ever, big business.

In North America, close to one million people are employed in the design sector, with Toronto having the third-largest design work force, following New York and Boston. A career in design has never been more relevant than it is today.

Explore Design takes place from October 10-11, 2007 at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto. It is a structured two-day event at which students will be provided with the information required to pursue an education, and ultimately a career in the world of design, including fashion design, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, toy design and the dozens of other of design disciplines.

Within an urban and contemporary environment, a consortium of educational institutions, associations and professional groups will be assembled to provide a complete interactive experience through seminars, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Internationally recognized design professionals and design celebrities will provide inspirational presentations and talks.

Held in Toronto over two days, Explore Design estimates 5,000 qualified students will attend. For more information, please visit www.exploredesign.ca.