Pre-conference workshops will take place on the 1st, hosted on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University with support from both the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and the School of Design. There are 4 half-day workshops and 4 full-day workshops priced at $100 and $200 respectively. A featured full-day workshop, led by Marc Rettig and Hannah du Plessis, focuses on methods and tools for change makers, bringing together designers, policy makers, business owners, and organizations. This workshop is free to attend—a gift to the host city. Workshop tickets may be purchased without conference registration.
On the 2nd and 3rd, attendees will participate in a three-track program divided between historic venues on Pittsburgh’s North Side. The program is comprised of 40-minute talks, 10-minute lightning talks, and 40-minute hands-on sessions. We’re quite pleased with the balance struck between inspirational talks exploring the frontiers of our industry and Monday-morning applicability to our jobs.
Saturday afternoon excursions will find attendees traveling to various destinations around Pittsburgh or engaged in a career track. More information on these activities will be posted soon. Each day of the conference will begin and end with one of our four keynote speakers: Dan Saffer, Karen Holtzblatt, Jesse Schell, and Jonathon Colman.
We are appreciative of all of our sponsors, but would like to take this opportunity to thank out Platinum sponsors: Brightly, Nationwide, PNC, and User Testing. We are still accepting sponsors at all levels.
This is going to be a fantastic conference in a city that has been exploding recently in both high-tech business and culture. Please check out the conference website and buy your tickets soon. We expect to sell out.