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Design your future at Canva Create

Two days, three streams, and an incredible line-up of leading speakers packed with sessions designed to unlock your creativity and achieve your goals.
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About the event

As our world becomes more visual than ever before, graphic design and visual communication have become fundamental skills for just about everyone. Over two jam-packed days, Canva Create will equip you with the skills to bring your ideas to life in minutes through visual communication. The free digital event will feature leading speakers and actionable, interactive workshops as we inspire you to think about the future of design, work, and education.

APAC Time:

  • Day 1: 16 November 2:00PM – 5:00PM AEDT
  • Day 2: 17 November 2:00PM – 5:00PM AEDT

AMER/EMEA Time:

  • Day 1: 16 November: 10:00AM – 1:00PM EST
  • Day 2: 17 November 10:00AM – 1:00PM EST

Join CEO Melanie Perkins as she inspires us to think about the future of design, work, and education

You’ll have the opportunity to hear directly from Melanie Perkins, co-founder and CEO, Canva, discuss what it takes to scale a company from a living room concept to a global $40 billion company, sharing practical advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. Melanie will impart on you the most important and impactful lessons she has learned along the way to building the world’s most valuable private software company, plus take your questions in a live Q&A.

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Graphic Design Essentials - Day 1

As our world becomes more visual than ever before, graphic design and visual communication have become fundamental skills for just about everyone. In this session, we’ll walk you through the essentials for compelling visual communication – whether you’re a small business owner looking to build your brand, a student planning to ace your presentation, or a content creator wanting to upskill, this actionable session is a great introductory workshop for anyone looking to get started.
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Using Canva for Pro Designers - Day 1

From Salesforce to Zoom and Intel, thousands of large organizations and design agencies embrace Canva to unlock their creativity and achieve their goals. In this session, Canva’s Lead Brand Designer and Executive Creative Director, Cat van der Werff, will share actionable tips for large teams and professional designers looking to simplify their design workflow, automating basic design jobs so you can spend more time on the creative process at scale.
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The Art of the Pitch - Day 1

We’ve raised our share of capital, so know a thing or two about how to make an impression that counts. You don’t have to be a seasoned designer to create a pitch deck worthy of earning investment. In this session, we'll equip you with the skills to create the perfect presentation to help you secure your next funding round or to get the team to rally behind your groundbreaking idea.
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Lessons Learnt Building Canva - Day 1

What does it take to scale a company from a living room concept to a global $40 billion company, and what can aspiring entrepreneurs learn from Canva’s journey? In this session, Canva’s co-founders, Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht will take you on Canva’s journey from a team of 3 to a team of more than 2,000 – sharing some of the most important and impactful lessons learned along the way.
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Building a Strong Brand to Achieve Your Big Goals - Day 1

Behind every successful company lies a successful brand. No matter what industry you’re in or what product you’re building, your brand is your single most important asset. It’s how you interact with the world - from your customers to your employees - it all stems from your brand. In this session, we’ll dissect what makes a strong brand and show you how you can embrace the power of visual communication to stand out and build affinity and loyalty with your key audiences.
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Building a Creative Classroom - Day 2

In this session you’ll learn how to use visual design beyond classroom decorations, to design a creative ‘home base’ that supports learning outcomes; whether you teach online, in the physical classroom or both! Inspired by Reggio Emilia’s philosophy and lessons from educators all over the world, we’ll share top tips for creating a vibrant classroom culture and an inclusive classroom community. Walk away with practical ready made templates, activities and designs you can implement the very next day.
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Appsmashing your Canva Designs for Teachers - Day 2

We’ve partnered with some of your favorite EdTech tools to make interactive learning easier than ever before. In this session, we’ll explore Canva’s inbuilt app store and demonstrate how Canva integrates seamlessly with the classroom tools you know and love. We’ll leave you with actionable tips for making lessons interactive on platforms like Seesaw and Flipgrid to bring an extra element of fun to the classroom. You’ll leave this session with new inspiration for how Canva can be used as an educational tool to empower your students.
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Visual Thinking for the 21st Century - Day 2

​​Creativity, design, and visual thinking are central to preparing students for the world outside of school, and for fostering engagement in the learning that happens in the classroom. In this session, we’ll break down the role of visual thinking in the classroom and show you how to use Canva to unlock creativity. We promise that you’ll walk away inspired to use visual thinking in the classroom to improve learning outcomes
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Creating Powerful Change Campaigns to Inspire Action - Day 2

A powerful change campaign can inspire action and impact. We’ll share amazing examples of campaigns that have moved the needle, breaking down the key ingredients to success before teaching you how to create your own campaigns for change. Covering off branding, print collateral and content-elevating video, by the end of this session you’ll be inspired and confident in your ability to make change happen.
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Setting a Big Vision for Change by Defining Clear Goals - Day 2

Clearly communicating your goals and impact can inspire individuals, communities and governments to support you. So why do most do it so badly? We’ll show you Canva product-thinking techniques so you can put your goals front and centre, in simple, visually compelling and digestible ways - so everyone understands the lasting impact that you want to make on the world.
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