Agile UX Virtual Summit 2017: The largest design event is online and free

Agile UX Virtual Summit 2017: The largest design event is online and free

There’s lots of great design conferences, but not everyone has the time or budget to attend them.

So, back in late 2016, the team at UXPin decided host their own online UX conference, sponsor it, and make it free for the world. It was a crazy idea and a lot of work – especially for a startup.

“We wanted to make our event different from in-person events we’d attended in the past,” says CEO and Co-founder Marcin Treder. “We were really hands-on: we selected the speakers, we worked with them on ideas, and we edited the talks for practicality. We wanted to make the event feel like something you’d pay for but just happened to get for free.”

The idea took off . Almost by accident, their first global virtual conference (Enterprise UX Virtual Summit 2017) set a world record as the largest design event ever. By the end of February 2017, over 32,000 people had registered and 11,000 people had attended.

It was so popular, in fact, that the team figured it was worth doing again. Except this time, they’re tackling the challenge of Agile UX.

“Every company follows an Agile development process, or wants to be Agile nowadays,” says Marcin. “But that chunked out process presents a challenge for design teams who don’t operate like developers. We want to show how today’s design teams can adapt and even thrive in that status quo.”

Spanning June 13–16 2017, Agile UX Virtual Summit features speakers from IBM, Fjord, Bloomberg, Hubspot, and Google Ventures. Topics include: design sprints, Agile user research, Lean UX for enterprises, story mapping, product strategy, UX documentation, and more.

Across four days, attendees will get advice from 17 speakers like:

  • John Zeratsky — Design Partner at Google Ventures and co-author of “Sprint: How to Solve Problems and Test Ideas in 5 Days”
  • Indi Young — Cofounder of Adaptive Path and author of “Practical Empathy” and “Mental Models”
  • Peter Merholz — VP Design at Snagajob and author of “Org Design for Modern Orgs”
  • Josh Seiden — Designer at Fifty2.co and co-author of “Lean UX”
  • Essi Salonen — UX Designer at Fjord
  • Erin Sanders Muntzert — Senior User Researcher at Google
  • Vera Rhoads — Senior UX Manager at IBM
  • Carol Smith — Senior UX Manager at IBM

Like before, the event is totally free to register.

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