Rosenfeld Media produces some of the design industry’s most beloved books and conferences. Now we’re bringing our industrial-strength curation skills and obsessive focus on attendee and sponsor experience to the research world. We’re painstakingly designing a program that is grounded in both thought leadership and community research. The conference’s themes mirror our community’s most pressing conversations.
Here’s what makes the Advancing Research conference unique:
- A research-driven conference: Practicing what we preach, we’ve designed the conference and its program based on two robust phases of user research, involving nearly 1,000 responses and analysis from over a dozen highly-experienced researchers. You can learn more about our research here.
- A diverse, compelling speaker line-up: We carefully select speakers for their ideas and for the diverse perspectives and experiences they represent. 40% of our conference proposals come from members of under-represented groups; 17% come from new speakers.
- Presentations that set the standard for quality: Once we select our speakers, we work with them iteratively over months to prepare and rehearse their presentations.
- Our attendees shape and lead the industry: You’ll meet more research leaders, high-level research managers, and experienced research practitioners than you’ll find at perhaps any other conference.
Our Call for Presentations is now closed; we anticipate announcing the complete program in November, 2019.