Brainstorming at the Bunker
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at the Bunker

A Master Class for Corporate Communicators
November 27-28, 2019

The Diefenbunker
Ottawa, Ontario


Success through creativity.

Creativity is the new economy. Businesses, government and associations must cut through the clutter. Technology skills are no longer enough. We must engage, intrigue and interest our audience. But how?

Brainstorming at the Bunker will give you the tools to ignite your creativity and deliver effective results. Learn:

  • brainstorming techniques

  • presentation strategies

  • evidence-based concepting

Get inspired, build confidence, and network. 80 feet underground!


Who should attend?

• Marketing managers
• In-house designers
• Marketing directors
• Communications coordinators
• Content creators and writers
• Social media and PR staff

No artistic ability is required.


Previous attendees: 

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Creativity Hacks

Brainstorming Techniques

Communications Strategies


Interactive Workshops

Group Discussions



Dynamic Presentations

One-of-a-Kind Venue

Practical Applications


Presenter and Facilitator


Robert B. Smith, RGD

Robert Smith is a respected author, creativity professor and a founding member of the RGD (Registered Graphic Designers). He has presented and facilitated events including: national and in-house design conferences such as Design Thinkers and the RGD In-House Design Conference. He has also presented for Creative Mornings, Algonquin College, St. Lawrence College, Costco and The Royal Canadian Mint. During his more than 25 years in the industry and as owner of Greenmelon, his clients have included the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Warner Brothers, DC Comics and Farm Boy. He is the author of The Frankenstein Condition and Stop Looking for Zebras, his soon to be published exploration of the creative process in the communications industry. 

Technology free.

No smartphones, laptops or tablets. In order to develop stronger problem-solving skills you will be using the “pens and pencils before pixels” technique. Notebooks and pens will be provided, as well as brief “technology breaks” between sessions and during lunch.


What’s included?


A free shuttle bus from and to the Brookstreet Hotel is available for those who require transportation.

Lunch is provided with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Beverages and snacks will be available all day.

Because this is a technology-free retreat, a special notebook and pencils will be provided.

An exclusive opportunity.

An experience like no other. This event is hosted at The Diefenbunker, a 4-storey underground bunker. It was completed in 1962 and designed to protect the Canadian Government in the event of a nuclear attack. Now a National Historic Site, this atomic-age museum offers visitors a glimpse into the Cold War and Canada’s past. Highlights include the Prime Minister’s Suite, the War Cabinet and the Bank of Canada Vault. Pictured here is the Blast Tunnel entrance. Learn more: The Diefenbunker

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The Brookstreet Hotel
525 Legget Dr,
Kanata, ON K2K 2W2

$179/night plus tax
Mention Brainstorming at the Bunker when registering to receive discounted rate



The Event

Dates: November 27-28, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: 3929 Carp Road
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1L0


Early bird: $750 until November 1st
General Admission: $850
Group Rate: save $50 per ticket for groups of 3 or more
R.G.D. Members: save $50 using promo code RGD2019

Includes: Lunch, Snacks, Hot and cold beverages

Cancellation Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2019