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OUR MISSION

Encourage and inspire the next generation of designers

What is National Design League

National Design League (NDL) is the official Designathon league of Canada. We partner with universities and student leaders to host weekend-long design competitions that inspire innovation, cultivate communities and teach design-thinking skills to more than 12,000 students around the world. Our goal is to grow this community across North America and inspire the next generation of designers and innovators.

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COMMUNITY MEMBERS

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AFFILIATED SCHOOLS

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CORPORATE PARTNERS

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What is a Designathon?

Designathon is a weekend long design competition where participants are given a selection of real-world challenges from Engineering and UI/UX Design. Students are given 36 hours to create a solution,  build prototypes, and present to a panel of industry professionals. 

Engineering Designathon

Designathon where all challenges 

centre around solving challenges 

using CAD, 3D modelling

UI/UX Designathon

Designathon where all challenges 

centre around UI/UX Design (Ex. apps, websites, dashboards etc.)

What power Designathons and a lot more

From providing organizer resources to sharing a hardware lab of 3D printers and workstations, our goal is to make it easy to host a Designathon. We want our events accessible to as many students as possible and work tirelessly with student groups to make this a reality.

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Workshops

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Mentorship

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Corporate Partners

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Event Management

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Schools

Upcoming Designathons 2021-2021

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Want to host a Designathon at your school? 

What is a Designathon?

Designathon is a weekend long design competition where participants are given a selection of real-world challenges from Engineering and UI/UX Design. Students are given 36 hours to create a solution,  build prototypes, and present to a panel of industry professionals. 

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Engineering Designathon

Designathon where all challenges 

centre around solving challenges 

using CAD, 3D modelling

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UI/UX Designathon

Designathon where all challenges 

centre around UI/UX Design (Ex. apps, websites, dashboards etc.)