Here’s a rough timeline of events – the schedule is carefully curated to offer endless opportunities to network with fellow attendees and get exposed to new ideas, while giving you a chance to pick up career skills and maybe dive into new disciplines.

Pre-Conf Workshops – Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Time Business & Marketing Design Project Management
9:00 amGet Control of Your Pricing and Sales Pipeline in One Day Brad WeaverDesigning (N)credible Research Studies Zarla Ludin, Meena KothandaramanDigital Project Management Brett Harned

Day 1 – Thurs. 27 October, 2016

Time Business & Marketing Design & Creativity
7:45 amRegistration / Check-in
8:30 amMillennials: The Exotic Birds That We Keep Feeding, But Shouldn’t Nancy Lyons
9:15 amHow Transparency and Clear Communication Empowers Your Team to be More Productive Chris QuinnThe Power of Why: Moving Beyond Conversions Ben Cash
10:00 amMingle and transition
10:15 amI’m Ok, You’re Ok: Navigating Challenging Content Strategy Conversations Ahava LeibtagFrom Insights to Executions Douglas Davis
11:00 amMingle and transition
11:15 amSelling For Those Who Hate Selling Robert PrioleauDesign Workflows with Sketch Clark Wimberly
12:00 pmLunch (Provided)
1:15 pmHow Culture Affects Typography Nikki Villagomez
2:00 pmMingle and transition
2:15 pmWhy Do We Need All This Tech? – Building Your Marketing Technology Blueprint Rivers PearceBuilding an Atomic Design System Tim Wright
3:00 pmMingle and transition
3:15 pmCrafting Your Content for Multiple Channels Katie Dodd SykMr. Hospitality: Designing the Hilton Worldwide HHonors Android App…From Scratch! Anthony Phills
4:00 pmMingle and transition
4:15 pmThe Realities of Failure Erik Reagan
5:30 pmMid-Event Social/Happy Hour

Day 2 – Fri. 28 October, 2016

Time Business & Marketing Design & Creativity
7:45 amRegistration / Check-in
8:30 amClients Everywhere: Connect, Convert, Command More Money Terri Trespicio
9:15 amDone Is Better Than Perfect Brad WeaverObject-Oriented UX Sophia Voychehovski
10:00 amMingle and transition
10:15 amThe Art, Science & Psychology of Communication: Style and Substance Keisha A. RiversThe Art of Managing Digital Transformations Nathaniel Axios
11:00 amMingle and transition
11:15 amEvolving Old School Brands for (Frickin’) Millennials Lauren Stitely CookHold Fast: Managing Design Teams When Projects Go Sideways Aaron Irizarry
12:00 pmLunch (Provided)
1:00 pmThe Economy of Content: Why Supply and Demand Should Guide Your Organization’s Content Strategy Ryan StoutDesigning and Prototyping Your Next App with Adobe XD Brian Wood
1:45 pmMingle and transition
2:00 pmYouTube Marketing: Building Your Brand with Video Stephanie CarlsTake the Fork Already: It’s Not Just Good for Your Design, It’s Good for Your Soul Scott Boylston
2:45 pmMingle and transition
3:00 pmGrow Revenue and Provide Customer Solutions with SEO Adam MelsonRemember Why You Started Tara Victoria
3:50 pmStory Building: Using Story to Connect Brands with Humans Stefan Mumaw

View the 2016 lineup of speakers