Book Reviews

Toronto was on fire!

This was our first time to Toronto, and let me tell you–we love this city.  The Design Thinking conference was fantastic. I spoke to a standing-room-only crowd of super smart, good-looking designers, all dressed in black. Folks at this event were exceptionally smart because they’ve all come to terms with the idea that design isn’t about decoration, it’s about meaning and access to information.

 

Our first night in Toronto, we awoke at 2AM, to a fire alarm. The exit signs at this hotel are a major failure in information design. Fortunately there were no flames.

The Toronto Meetup Was a Hit

So, I had my first social networking phenomenon in Toronto. I twittered and blogged that I’d be in Toronto at Second Cup on Wednesday night and the coolest group of folks came out for a fascinating discussion on life values, passions, politics, presentations, communication, and paying it forward.

Nancy Duarte

AUTHOR |

Related Posts

  • Victor

    Wow, that hotel’s not a place to be in a real emergency 🙁

    Did you really find a left-facing carrot (perhaps it fell off a snowman?) or did you mean a “caret”?

  • Victor

    Wow, that hotel’s not a place to be in a real emergency 🙁

    Did you really find a left-facing carrot (perhaps it fell off a snowman?) or did you mean a “caret”?

  • Christophe

    Hi Nancy,
    It was a pleasure to meet you.
    Thank you for sharing your insights on design and presenting..

  • Christophe

    Hi Nancy,
    It was a pleasure to meet you.
    Thank you for sharing your insights on design and presenting..

  • this is really great. you’ve opened my eyes to the world of design! i’m reading your book now.

  • this is really great. you’ve opened my eyes to the world of design! i’m reading your book now.

  • It was a great time indeed. We should host a proper Canadian book launch one of these days. Sell a few thousand copies of the book, have a nice glass of red, and bring together another group of wildly eclectic folks who know how to share a good laugh. I’m in.

  • It was a great time indeed. We should host a proper Canadian book launch one of these days. Sell a few thousand copies of the book, have a nice glass of red, and bring together another group of wildly eclectic folks who know how to share a good laugh. I’m in.

Top