Speakers and Team


Kathleen Asjes
Chief Product Officer (acting), Head of Research & Insights, Dreams
Paula Bach
Principal Research Manager, Microsoft
Matt Bernius
Principal Qualitative Researcher, Code for America
Catherine Blizzard
Director of Marketing and Audiences, BBC World Service
Rachael Dietkus, LCSW
Social Worker, Design Researcher & Strategist and Founder of Social Workers Who Design
Mackenzie Guinon
Senior UX Researcher, Handshake
Aditi Joshi
Senior Design Researcher, Code for America
Amanda Kaleta-Kott
UX Engagement Manager, ZS Medullan
Sam Ladner
Senior Principal Researcher, Workday
Marc Majers
Lead User Experience Researcher, Progressive
Lea Martin, PhD
UX Researcher, ZS | Medullan
Andrew Michael
CEO & Co-Founder, Avrio
Michaela Mora
Founder, Relevant Insights
Brian Moss
User Research Lead, Sopra Steria
Devon Powers
Associate Professor, Temple University
Zen Ren
Staff User Researcher of Developer Experience, Twilio
Ovetta Sampson
Vice President, Machine Learning Experience Design, Capital One
Yoel Sumitro
SVP, Product Design, tiket.com
Tony Turner
UX Researcher, Meta
Victor Udoewa
Chief Experience Officer & Service Design Lead, NASA
Alba Villamil
Independent User Researcher, Partner at HmntyCntrd

Workshop Instructors

Beant Dhillon
Senior Usability and User Research Consultant, Founder of altUXR
Benson Low
Senior Manager, Research and Design Ops, REA Group
Brigette Metzler
ResearchOps Lead, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water, and Environment
Meghan Wenzel
Lead User Researcher, Unqork

Conference Curators

Jemma Ahmed
Head of Insights, Bumble
Dr. Jamika D. Burge
Head, AI Design Learning & Research Insights, Capital One
Chris Geison
Senior Research Strategist, Workday

Cohort Facilitators

Angelos Arnis
DesignOps Lead, Posti Group
Matt Bernius
Principal Qualitative Researcher, Code for America
Rebecca Blakiston
User Experience Strategist, University of Arizona Libraries
Lauryn Claassen
Senior Content Designer, Collective Health
Annie Côté
Facilitator and Project Manager, Living Lab for Open Innovation
Sarah Delaney
Behavioral Designer + Researcher, Lirio
Kristin Kazamaki
User Experience Design and Research for Enterprise Apps at University of California at Davi
Mike Oren
Senior Manager, Design Research, Klaviyo
Ilona Posner
UX Consultant and Educator
Kristen Ramirez
Experience Designer, Procore Technologies
Amelia Shuler
UX Research and Design Consultant
Jennifer Strickland
Senior Human Centered Design, Accessibility Engineer
Lisa Seaman
Sr. Experience Researcher, Autodesk
Rachel Weitzner
UX Researcher
Changying (Z) Zheng
DesignOps Lead, Cloudflare

Research Analysts

Nepunnee Birondo
Independent Professional
Stephanie Haley
Senior UX Researcher, Bosch USA
Rebecca Klee
UX Researcher, Optimal Workshop
Mike Oren
Senior Manager, Design Research, Klaviyo
Nitya Paniker Nambisan
UX Research Manager, Indeed.com
Matt Readman
Freelance User Research Consultant
Eileen Zar
User Experience Researcher, Content Strategy, Wayfoundry


Bria Alexander
Design Program Manager, Adobe
Robin Beers
Customer Insights and Experience Design Lead, Wells Fargo
Community Librarian
Melissa Burnett
Senior Design Cross-Product Lead, Dell Technologies
Lead Facilitator
MJ Broadbent
CX Design Leader, Graphic Facilitator, Virtual Scribe
Karen Corbett
Director of Operations, Rosenfeld Media
Adeline Crites-Moore
Director of Marketing, Rosenfeld Media
Nathan Gold
Speaker Coach
Michelle Kaplan
Director Business Development, UX Training & Event Sponsorships at Rosenfeld Media
Elle Kyle
Operations Coordinator, Rosenfeld Media
Kat Meyer
Director, Conferences and Communities, Rosenfeld Media
David Nicholson
Product Designer, The Mosaic Company
Session Noter
Ed Rosenfeld
Principal and COO, Rosenfeld Media
Lou Rosenfeld
Principal, Rosenfeld Media