Event

Welcome to our first virtual industry and opening night for the Grad Show of the University of Alberta’s Bachelor of Design 2021 Graduating Class!  We would be ecstatic if you could join us and partake in the evening of festivities. Please go through the following information as it includes a schedule, description of our virtual platform and what you can expect if you decide to attend. This year has been more challenging than most, which is all the more reason to make sure we celebrate the happy things.

Industry Night
Opening Night

Industry Night

Event Details

Date : March 30 2021

Time : 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

Overview

Industry night offers a unique opportunity to showcase the student work of our BDes graduating class to design professionals. In previous years this would be a one-night exhibition showing off our physical gallery. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in-person restrictions, this year we have had to RE-design and adapt to a new environment. This inclusive event aspires to celebrate individual student work, engage with our surrounding design community and create an educational space for industry professionals to learn about our program.

Our Platform

We will be using the HopIn event platform to host our event. You can RSVP to the event here:

Industry Night HOPIN Ticket

Schedule

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Opening Ceremonies

Our virtual industry night will kick off with the opening ceremonies. This event will feature speeches from our faculty, and grad committee. We will explain the night’s festivities alongside how our class managed to finish their final year in the midst of a pandemic.

6:30 pm - 8:00pm

Student Expo and Networking

The Student Expo section will host engaging discussions between students on our identities as designers, our program, our success and our plans as we transition into the workforce.

We have Industrial Design and Visual Communications Design into booths and, as our Industry guests please feel free to ‘pop’ into different booths, introduce yourself, ask us questions or sit back, scroll through our virtual gallery space and website, and listen to our students partake in a Q&A about our program.

Networking Tab : During this time there will also be a speed dating style networking tab. If you are wanting to engage in quick 1 on 1 chats with our students you are more than welcome to try out that option during this section of our event.

    Opening Night

    Event Details

    Date : March 31 2021

    Time : 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT

    Overview

    Opening night is an amazing opportunity for our graduating class to show off all of our hard work to friends, family, and staff. In previous years this would be a one-night exhibition showing of our physical gallery. However, due to the COVID-19pandemic and in-person restrictions, this year we have needed to RE-design and adapt to a new environment.

    Opening night stands as a celebration of our achievements, our potential and how we finished our final year in one of the hardest global situations Alberta has seen in decades.

    Our Platform

    We will be using the HopIn event platform to host our event. You can RSVP to the event here:

    Opening Night HOPIN Ticket

    Schedule

    5:50 pm

    All participants log on to HopIn and navigate to the central call that will launch the Industry event.

    6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

    Central Call

    This is the main event of our opening night and will cater to speeches from faculty and students, a celebration of our year. It will include:

    • Speeches from ID and VCD faculty
    • Speeches from Grad Executive
    • An introduction to our online experiences for friends and family

    6:45 pm - 7:30 pm

    Central call focus on specific student celebration

    This second half will be catered to students and celebration throughout ourselves. Friends, family and staff are more than welcome to stay on if they would like. It will include:

    • Program specific games (these are a surprise!)
    • Paper plate awards
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