Advancing Research is coming back in 2024 - and this time we're in-person!

Conference Team


Chloe Amos-Edkins
Research Director, Studio intO
Aras Bilgen
UX Consultant / Trainer
Sarah Fathallah
VP of Research and Design, Think of Us
Jennifer Fraser
Experience Design Consultant
Jill Fruchter
Principal, Field Notes Consulting
Mansi Gupta
Founder, Unconform
Kristen Guth, Ph.D.
Senior User Experience Researcher, Snowflake, Inc.
Meah Lin
Graduate Student in Interaction Design, University of North Texas
Anne Mamaghani
Founder + CEO, Wisdom Driven UX
Cara Maritz
Senior UX Researcher, Atlassian
Sahibzada Mayed
Liberatory, Emancipatory, and Visionary Experience Designer
Prayag Narula
Co-Founder & CEO, Marvin
Cassini Nazir
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas
Lisanne Norman
Co-Director, DEI, The Hotchkiss School
Rachel Ny
Senior User Researcher, Atlassian
Florence Okoye
Senior UX Designer, Natural History Museum
Mike Oren
Head of Design Research, Klaviyo
Scott Plewes
Chief Strategy Officer, Akendi
Rida Qadri
Research Scientist, Google
Kaitlin Tasker
Senior User Researcher, Teladoc Health
Carl Turner
Sr. Business Architect, Triangle Business Architecture
Victor Udoewa
Chief Experience Officer & Service Design Lead, NASA
Ari Zelmanow
Head of Experience Research, Core Platform, Twilio

Workshop Instructors

Paula Bach
Principal Director of Research, Microsoft
Jake Burghardt
Consultant and Writer, Integrating Research
Melissa Eggleston
Research and Designer, Birdcall
Jill Fruchter
Principal, Field Notes Consulting
Dave Hora
Founder, Dave's Research Company
Carol F. Scott
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan, School of Information
Anna Wu
Research Manager, Google


Jemma Ahmed
Head of Insights, Bumble
Christopher Geison
User Researcher
Victor Udoewa
Chief Experience Officer & Service Design Lead, NASA


Bria Alexander
Sr. Design Program Manager, Adobe
MJ Broadbent
CX Design Leader, Graphic Facilitator, Virtual Scribe
Melissa Burnett
Senior Design Cross-Product Lead, Dell Technologies
Lead Facilitator
Lauren Cantor
Business Strategist, Freelance Consultant, Field & Edge, LLC
Conference Librarian
Karen Corbett
DIrector of Operations, Rosenfeld Media
Nathan Gold
Speaker Coach
Michelle Kaplan
Director Business Development, UX Training & Event Sponsorships at Rosenfeld Media
Elle Kyle
Operations Coordinator, Rosenfeld Media
David Nicholson
Sr. UX Designer, PwC
Session Noter
Kristen Ramirez
Design Manager, Design Systems, Procore Technologies
Lead Facilitator
Edward Rosenfeld
Principal and COO, Rosenfeld Media
Lou Rosenfeld
Principal, Rosenfeld Media