Why attend DesignOps?

There are at least 18 reasons you should attend this year’s DesignOps Summit

The event

1. The DesignOps Summit is the first and foremost design operations conference, defining and leading the industry’s practice of design operations since 2017

2. Our program is backed by a crack team of curatorsKristin Skinner, Alana Washington, and Bud Caddell—DesignOps leaders who have shaped and defined the field for years

3. You’ll benefit from sponsor-led sessions which emphasize learning over selling

4. You’ll be inspired by the program’s main program sessions

5. A variety of fun social and networking events to keep you connected to your community

The content

6. A carefully researched program that’s based on the themes and challenges that are important to you

7. An expertly designed program, following a clear narrative arc, that engages you the whole time even though you’re attending remotely (not an easy task!)

8. Our speakers are incredibly well-prepared, spending months with our curators and a speaker coach

9. You’ll learn from new voices, representing diverse perspectives and experiences, rather than the celebrities who happen to inhabit an organizer’s rolodex

10. Content take-aways: one year’s access to edited recordings, sketchnotes, session notes, decks, and other content to help you remember and share what you’ve learned

The experience

11. Optional facilitated attendee cohorts so you can socialize with other attendees and learn together—just as you would at an in-person event

12. Even introverts enjoy the incredibly vibrant and welcoming discussions taking place in our conference Slack workspace

13. Carefully-designed communications so you know which sessions and activities are happening, when, and how

14. A robust virtual conference platform, backed up by a host of contingencies, so you won’t have to worry about staring at a blank screen

15. Professional customer service that helps you when there are technical or other customer-facing problems

16. A thriving community of thousands of peers to continue learning with all year-long

The cost

17. A flexibly-designed conference that you can attend for one, two, or three days—it’s up to you

18. The ticket cost is dramatically lower than an in-person conference—and you won’t have to pay for hotel and travel