DECEMBER 6 – 7, 2022  |  TORONTO

DLS 2022 Scholarships

We’re community builders, first and foremost. We want to support everyone with equal access to our programming, no matter the challenges.

Connect and Learn together with folks from

Type of Scholarships

We’ve all had our share of challenges in the last couple of years. We have not increased our ticket prices since 2019, but we realize that circumstances can still be a challenge for some. We want to ensure we can support you in attending Design Leadership Summit 2022.
Apply for a sponsored 2-Day Pass at $29 registration fee (to cover taxes), if any of the below applies to you:

Impacted by Layoffs

If you’re a design leader impacted by the recent layoffs, join us to learn how others are navigating the current economic challenges, feel inspired again and maybe even find your next opportunity!

Underrepresented Leaders

Goes without saying, we’re here to support underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in design. This includes, but is not limited to: women, LGBTQ, people of colour, people with disabilities, and those over the age of 65 – who are in leadership and managerial roles and are interested in attending the summit.

On Parental Leave

While we can’t help you with the new (or lack of) sleep cycles, we can help bridge the financial concerns that attending a conference while on parental leave can bring. Let us cover the ticket for you, while you figure out child care!


Scholarship Application Form

  • Tell us about a bit about your leadership experience and what you'd like to get from attending the summit.
  • Your answer to this question won't impact your receiving a scholarship

Invites will be sent out on a rolling basis, till all spots are taken.



I do not manage or lead a team. Can I attend the Design Leadership Summit?

Though the content and programming of the summit is focused exclusively on folks currently managing and leading design and/or product teams, we will soon release some tickets for emerging leaders.

What is the cancellation policy, in case something comes up and I cannot attend anymore?

While the time is going to fly by fast, we do understand it’s tough to estimate your workload, schedule, and life in advance.
You can get a 100% refund if you cancel up to a month before the summit. You can also request a 50% refund up to two weeks before the summit.

Do you have any hotel recommendations?

We’re working on getting some preferred rates for hotels close to the summit venue. We’ll keep you posted.

What does the summit price include?

Your ticket includes the access to the conference, an invite to the summit app and slack group. You’ll also get access to the DLS official party, some way cool swag, and all the fun activities we have planned at the event.

How long should I stay in Toronto?

Our official programming covers two days: Dec. 6 & 7, 2022. We recommend coming to Toronto, by Dec 5th, so you do not miss on any part of our 2 day summit and the after party. If it’s your first time in the city, we recommend staying over the weekend, and explore Toronto with other design leaders attending the summit.

I need a visa in order to come to Canada for the Design Leadership Summit. Can you help with this?

Yes, we can write you a letter of recommendation for you to apply for a visa. Email your name, business address, and ticket order number. Please check with your local government office for any visas waiting periods.

I'd love to get more information about the summit. How can I do that?

You can sign up for our email list and be the first to know about tickets sales, agendas, and other Design Leadership Summit previews.