Why Attend the 2020 DesignOps Summit?

We live—and work—in difficult, punishing times, and designers need more support than ever before. That’s why resilience is our theme for DesignOps 2020. We’ll explore how individual DesignOps practitioners, teams, and organizations harness resilience to adapt, survive, and thrive.

A program that’s grounded in research

We’ve been helping define Design Operations since we launched this conference in 2017. And we spend months researching what matters to DesignOps people right now, connecting this moment to the field’s longer-term evolution. This year’s program focuses on resilience—for individual DesignOps people, for DesignOps teams, and for DesignOps organizations. Learn more about this year’s program themes.

Speakers who are incredibly prepared

We don’t default to inviting “big name” speakers; rather, we choose them from among the many dozens of your peers who submit proposals to present at the DesignOps Summit. We then spend months helping our speakers prepare their talks collaboratively and iteratively. The result: a well-prepared speaker line-up featuring new voices and perspectives.

Uniquely enhanced networking and learning

We believe that attending together means learning together—so we’ve pioneered the concept of attendee cohorts, where you can optionally attend and discuss the conference’s content with a small group of peers, aided by facilitators. You’ll get more out of the conference’s content, and you’ll walk away with industry contacts to boot. Maybe even some new friends.

The conversation continues

Once the conference is over, we’ll continue meeting, talking, and learning year-round via Rosenfeld Media’s 4,000+ strong DesignOps Community.

Created by your peers

The curation team are researchers and designers who live to create game-changing conferences. We have years of collective experience developing successful programs for Advancing Research and Enterprise Experience Conferences, the Information Architecture and Leading Experience Conferences, the IxDA’s Education Summit, and other industry events.

What you’ll take away

We want to make sure that you’ll hit the ground running with ideas and tactics as soon as the conference wraps up. So, as with all Rosenfeld Media conferences, we’ll provide you with plenty of high-quality content to bring back to the office. For each presentation, you’ll receive:

Session Notes

Who Attends and What They Say

The DesignOps Summit gave me the opportunity to meet, learn from, and share experiences with others who have similar challenges in building and scaling design practices in our organizations. I came away with deep insights and a community that will fuel me for years to come.

— Dan Zollman, UX Strategist and Information Architect

Growing design organizations need design operations teams and design operations teams need the DesignOps Summit. Amazing event!

— Marcin Treder, CEO at UXpin