Why Attend DesignOps Summit 2023?

There are so many reasons why you should be a part of this year’s DesignOps Summit that we can hardly fit them on one page!



1. Be a part of the DesignOps profession's annual event

We are your people

The DesignOps Summit is where you’ll find your true peers, stay up-to-date on the state of the art, and make new connections—regardless of where you are in your career or on planet Earth. Regardless of how long you’ve been in DesignOps, you’ll walk away with new ideas, tools, and colleagues.

The Summit is THE event for Design Operations professionals

The term “DesignOps” first surfaced in March of 2017—and by that November, the Rosenfeld team hosted this emerging profession’s first conference. Since then, attending the Summit has been an annual “must do” for people who make DesignOps their business.

The DesignOps Summit 2023 is being designed with YOU in mind

We’ve assembled a seasoned program curation team: Bria Alexander, Saara Kamppari-Miller, and Jon Fukuda. They are researching—right now!—the challenges that DesignOps pros like you are facing as you try to up your DesignOps game in these uncertain times. Join our DesignOps community or monitor this site to see how their research is shaping up and to contribute your thoughts.

World-class speakers, diverse perspectives

We’re bringing together a potent mix of experts and new voices to demonstrate the incredible impact that DesignOps is having, and to reveal the amazing places we can take it. We hope you’ll be a part of it too! Stay tuned for opportunities to present, facilitate, and network.


2. Enjoy a fantastic conference attendee experience

We’ve cracked the code with virtual

Rosenfeld has been producing conferences for over a decade—exclusively virtual since the beginning of 2020. From being prepared for any technical glitch you can imagine to offering industrial strength customer support, we’ve got you covered so you can focus on learning and engaging.

Flexible and accessible

Virtual conferencing means you can choose to attend the live sessions and watch the recordings later the same day—or weeks later if you like—from anywhere on Earth. That’s all on top of a dramatically lower ticket cost than in-person conferences, not to mention no expenses for hotel and travel.

Uniquely-enhanced learning and networking

You can opt to participate in our innovative, industry-first facilitated attendee cohorts, at no additional charge (first-come, first-served). You’ll enjoy a deeper level of engagement and make fantastic industry connections that will last long after the conference wraps up.

You’ll have fun too!

From incredibly engaging Slack discussions and Q&A sessions to entertaining networking activities, you’ll end each day with a smile on your face.


3. Benefit from industrial-strength content

A program researched and designed to be an exemplary user experience

We don’t stumble upon our program choices, or hope we make good guesses. Our program is created through an intense research-driven process, led by a curation team of senior practitioners, that identifies the issues, challenges, and ideas most important to you.

We’ll prepare you to share out to your team

You’ll leave the conference with access to professionally-produced session recordings, sketchnotes, written notes, decks, and a resource list for each session. So put your notebook down—we’ve got you covered!

The sponsor sessions are amazing too

Instead of slapping brand names on collateral, our sponsors deliver relevant information and career-enhancing connections. We put you face-to-face with the companies at the leading edge of UX with innovative sponsor sessions that are packed with content riches (not sales pitches).


4. Be with your peers

Engaging, diverse, and highly-prepared speakers

No “programming by Rolodex” or “pay-to-play”! We go out of our way to identify and attract new voices that represent diverse perspectives and experiences. Our speakers then spend months preparing collaboratively and iteratively with guidance from our curators and a professional presentation coach.

You made this!

We’re UX people (just like you)—and we’ve been researching what people in the community (just like you) want from the program over the course of the past year. So chances are you’ve already participated in developing the program in some way!

Unparalleled connections

Our conference includes social events where you’ll make friends and connect with companies across the industry. You’ll also make lasting connections by participating in our passionately engaged Slack channels.

If the person who needs convincing is your boss, and not you, we’ve got you covered.


…perfectly inclusive, collaborative… As a producer and horizontal thinker, I had no less than twenty takeaways to bring back to my team.

—Design Producer at Twitter

The quality of presentations definitely placed DesignOps in the top 5 of all the conferences I’ve ever attended.

—CEO of UXPin

I was overwhelmed by all the amazing presentations and thought pieces to chew on and work into my own practice and team.

—Elizabeth Cook

This was an amazing experience and I feel totally recharged and inspired to get back to work and put the things I learned into practice.

—Senior Design Program Manager, Instacart

If the person who needs convincing is your boss, and not you, we’ve got you covered.