Speakers and Team


Robin Beers
Customer Insights and Experience Design Lead, Wells Fargo
Joel Branch
Chief Product Officer, Lucd, Inc.
Rebecca Buck
CEO and Co-founder, Forge Studio
Megan Campos
Experience Research Director, Mad*Pow
Mandy Drew
UX Research Lead, CreditWise, Capital One
Etienne Fang
Principal Researcher, Amazon
Nora Fiore
UX Writer, Marketade
Chris Geison
Senior Research Strategist, Workday
Victor M. Gonzalez
CEO and Founder, Sperientia: [studio+lab]®
Bilan Hashi
Design Researcher, WSIB
Dave Hora
Founder, Dave's Research Company
Megan Kierstead
Researcher and Coach
Nalini P. Kotamraju
Vice President, Research & Insights, Salesforce
Marieke McCloskey
UX Research Lead, Humu
Katy Mogal
UX Research Lead, Google Assistant
Jorge Montiel
Global Head of Research at Multiplica
Edgar Anzaldua Moreno
Head of Product Design, Sniip
Lin Nie
Senior User Researcher, Peloton
Yolanda Rankin
Asst. Professor, School of Information, Florida State University
Mac Smith
Head of Cross Portfolio Research, Google Search and Assistant
Molly Stevens
Director of UX Research, Booking.com
Verónica Urzúa
UX Research Manager, Nubank
Raven Veal
Design Researcher, IBM Watson Health
Emily Williams
Sr. UX Researcher, Marketade
George Zhang
Director of UX Research, Course Hero

Workshop Leaders

Amy Bucher
VP of Behavior Change Design, Mad*Pow
Matt LeMay
Co-founder and Partner, Sudden Compass
Tracey Lovejoy
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Catalyst Constellations
Ovetta Sampson
Principal Creative Director, Microsoft
Tomer Sharon
Author of Validating Product Ideas

Conference Curators

Jamika Burge
AI Design Insights Lead, Capital One
Natalie Hanson
Principal, ZS Associates
Steve Portigal
Principal, Portigal Consulting
Lou Rosenfeld
Principal, Rosenfeld Media


Bria Alexander
Design Program Manager, Adobe
MJ Broadbent
CX Design Leader, Graphic Facilitator, Virtual Scribe
Michelle M. Chu
Design Operations Leader, Auth0
Karen Corbett
Operations Manager, Rosenfeld Media
Adeline Crites-Moore
Associate Marketing Director, Rosenfeld Media
Michelle Kaplan
Director Business Development, UX Training & Event Sponsorships at Rosenfeld Media
David Nicholson
Business Analyst
Andrea Nuñez
Database and UX Manager, Rosenfeld Media
Ed Rosenfeld
Principal and COO, Rosenfeld Media
Nelly Wollenberg
Associate Director of Communities and Conferences

Cohort Facilitators

Fabian Boehm
Senior User Experience Researcher, Canada Life; Lead Facilitator
Andrew Heber
User Experience Lead, ZS
Brian Hochhalter
Product Design and DesignOps Leader
Jennifer Kong
Associate Designer, Salesforce
Carolyn Morgan
Applied Experience and Design Researcher
Nitya Nambisan
Senior UX Researcher, Indeed
Kristen Ramirez
Experience Designer
Jasmine Toy
Associate Producer, DesignOps at Salesforce
Jess Vice
UX Strategist, Struck
Tasha Valdez
Senior Design Researcher, ExxonMobil
Changying (‘Z’) Zheng
Design Leader, Cloudflare