August 25 – August 27  / Three Day Virtual Conference


Ideate 🧠

🎰 Ideation Frameworks
🎯 Opportunity Identification
πŸ” Research & Validation
🀝 Finding Collaborators

Build 🧱

βš’οΈ Building MVP Without Code
✏️ Design Your Experience
πŸ€– Workflows & Automation
πŸ“‡ DIY Vs Hiring

Scale πŸš€

πŸ’° Money Matters
πŸ“ˆ Getting Traction
πŸ“£ Getting Out There
πŸ† Project Showcase


Keynotes by Industry Experts


Case Studies & Breakdowns


Interactive Workshops


Showcase Fair
& Marketplace


Community Projects

Angel Kao Designs

A series of fun cute greeting cards and stickers to make you and your loved ones smile.
πŸ™ŒπŸ½  Looking for Customers

the neighbourgood

We're a community of volunteer creatives (photographers, graphic designers, strategists, etc.) helping small businesses in Toronto
πŸ™ŒπŸ½  Looking for Mentorship


buy and selling layers without leaving Figma
πŸ™ŒπŸ½  Looking for Customers


Postup is a better way to get together and rediscover your community.
πŸ™ŒπŸ½  Looking for Customers

Allied Voices

We help users navigate their racial landscape through geographic data, individual stories, and supportive resources.
πŸ™ŒπŸ½  Looking for Collaborators

Fonts in the Wild

✨ Quickly find free and paid fonts for your next project ✨ Filter by free, google and adobe fonts easily ✨ Pinterest feed of type inspo
πŸ™ŒπŸ½  Looking for Collaborators

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    What to Expect

    As the job market fluctuates and many in our community find themselves struggling financially, and feeling unstable in their jobs, DesignX has created 5 to 9 to empower the community to leverage the power of side projects. There’s no better time than now to diversify your income sources. Whether your side project is focused on helping others, problem-solving, or making extra cash, hone in on what you’re passionate about and get started.
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    Where is the conference?

    5 to 9 will take place entirely online. The best part is there’s no travel required and you can totally attend in your pajamas (if that’s your style πŸ˜‰ )! Stay tuned for more details about how to access the event.

    When will the schedule be posted?

    We’re working hard to finalize the schedule and will be sharing it in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! Rest assured, we’ve staggered sessions throughout the day to accommodate people from across the globe.

    What does the full conference price include?

    Your ticket includes digital access to the conference, including access to our virtual social events, a digital swag bag, and all the fun activities we have planned throughout the event.

    Will the talks be recorded?

    Many of the talks will be recorded, with permission from speakers/panelists. As speakers/panelists share permissions with us, we’ll update the session descriptions.

    What timezone is the event in?

    We’ll have live sessions throughout the day to accommodate a variety of timezones. Many sessions will be recorded and available to view on-demand by registered attendees.

    What’s the cancellation/refund policy?

    We don’t offer refunds but you can transfer the ticket to a colleague or friend. Any ticket transfers must be made at least 24 hours before the event starts.

    I'd love to get more information about the conference. 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 5 to 9 previews.

    I have a question that wasn’t answered here.

    You can shoot us an email at support@designx.community or send us a message in the chat window below.

    About The Conference

    5to9 Conference is a virtual 3-day conference, focused on exploring how folks can leverage the power of side projects to diversify their income streams, launch their passion projects and more.

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