Dudoc event space – host your event here

The Dudoc Vancouver location offers excellent event space and meeting rooms. We have experience hosting a variety of events, including presentations, panel discussions, workshops, receptions and exhibitions. We have space for up to 100 guests and have a variety of equipment available. Our team can help you organize, promote and facilitate your event. It has proven to be a great fit to welcome your guests at Dudoc Vancouver on topics around sustainability, technical innovations, urban issues and/or design.

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Temporary Exhibitions

Did you know? Dudoc Vancouver is always on the lookout to bring fresh ideas with pop-up temporary exhibitions into our permanent showroom. Examples include:
•    upcycling fashion exposition,
•    sustainable product showcases,
•    product design graduation shows,
•    art display with a sustainability theme/aspect,
•    exhibitions of Dutch Design,
•    media art projects,
•    and more!

We have 1500 sq. ft. of unique event space, and exhibitions can also be integrated into our 3500 sq. ft. of inspiring permanent showroom space. If you have an idea, come by for a visit or contact us to discuss how we can make it happen.

Past Event Highlights

A great number and variety of events have taken place at Dudoc, including talks, receptions, panel discussions, roundtables, exhibits and more. Scroll through some of the highlights below.

>>> Dutch Design Supermodels Exhibition
December 2015 – February 2016

Dudoc Vancouver hosted the Dutch Design Supermodels traveling exhibit, which showcased the ingenuity of design and architecture from the Netherlands. 3D-printed models spanning a century of Dutch-designed chairs and architecture as seen at Salone del Mobile 2014 in Milan and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, as well as a range of interior designs presented in a modern take on the traditional dollhouse delighted our many visitors.


>>> Circular and Sharing Economies Panel
Nov. 5, 2015

VANDUD 151106 Smart Logistics Panel

The Vancouver Economic Commission brought the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Disruptive Innovation Festival to Vancouver by hosting a “Smart Logistics, Resilient Economy” discussion at Dudoc. The event was recorded and viewable online on the festival website. It featured a panel of disruptive innovators from Vancouver’s budding smart logistics cluster who push their clients to take vehicles off the road, reduce their distribution emissions to zero and eliminate excess packaging. The presenters were: Simon Pickup (Hydra Energy), Ben Wells (Shift Urban Delivery), Fez Rismani (Daily Delivery), Mike Maquisten (FreshTap + Direct TAP), Daniel Dubois (ShareShed), Victor Martinez (KPU Wilson School of Design) and Michael Ip (Switchboard).


>>> WELL Building Standard Workshop
Oct. 21, 2015

This was a one day intensive program at Dudoc Vancouver, organized by the Canadian Green Building Council. It was designed to help individuals understand the WELL Building Standard and how to successfully apply it to project work. This workshop, taught by Whitney Austin-Gray, PhD, LEED AP, introduced the intent, key elements and requirements of the WELL Building Standard and guided attendees through the standard’s design, implementation and certification requirements. The workshop was followed by a networking reception later in the evening.


>>> Downtown Vancouver Re-imagine Design Jam
Sept. 3, 2015

Together with the Downtown Business Improvement Association (DVBIA), Dudoc Vancouver set out to get answers from residents, visitors and business owners on what they would like the future of their downtown Vancouver to be. The evening evening was kicked off by the organizers of CulturArt Exchange, a social and cultural initiative for youth in Bogota. A lively and fruitful session of brainstorming followed and the ideas gleaned from this design jam contributed to the Downtown Vancouver Re-Imagined report, available here.


>>> Arts, Culture and Urban Design Roundtable
July 7, 2015

Arts, Culture, Urban Design Roundtable

The ‘We Are Cities’ campaign aims shape a collective national vision, agenda and action plan to make all cities better places to live, work and play. Dudoc Vancouver hosted one of a total of 75 roundtables across Canada. Our roundtable was facilitated by Cheeying Ho of the Whistler Centre for Sustainability and focused on arts, culture and urban design. This was a great opportunity for people involved in these fields to brainstorm, have their ideas heard and connect with others. The input gathered flowed into the national Action Agenda, to be shared with the federal government and partners to drive action on the vision that was developed.


>>> Economic Trade Mission
June 1, 2015

Dutch Economic Trade Mission

Dudoc Vancouver hosted showcasing and matchmaking sessions, as well as a formal reception for a trade mission organized by the Dutch government. The Mission’s mandate was to promote trade, investment opportunities and joint ventures between Dutch and Canadian companies, which came from a variety of sectors and industries, such as urban planning (incl., resilient cities, waste management), water & soil (incl. sustainable watershed management, soil remediation), agribusiness (incl. horticulture, propagation), architecture, etc.


>>> Discover Urban Resources Week
April 28-May 1, 2015

Discover Urban Resources

Dudoc Vancouver organized a conference of events themed around sustainable innovations, circular economy and greening the city. The workshops all had an urban context and focused on recovering resources (such as food, waste, people, money, economics, etc.). Students played an active role in upcycling ‘urban waste’ into new products. These products were showcased and auctioned off, with proceeds donated to Greater Vancouver Habitat for Humanity.

Speakers included: Jan Douwe Kroeske (SummerLabb), Dr. Martin Kerner (algae expert), HG van Straaten (World of Walas), Irina Molohovsky (Frameworq), Theunis Snyman & Jesi Carson (Basic Design), Paul Oostelbos & Rob Constanzo (Bio Fuel approach Surrey), Paul Beckers (urban farming), Pietra Basilij (circular economy), Jeri Sparrow (Musqueam elder) and Pamela Rogalski (Earth Charter Cities).

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