A Call for Enterprise UX Storytellers

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If you have a compelling story about your adventures designing solutions for people within complex organizations, we want everybody at the Enterprise UX 2016 Conference to hear it.

The storytellers who rose to a similar challenge last year enchanted us with tales of bravery, fear, ingenuity, and failure. (Watch the video of the 2015 storytellers.) For this year’s conference, we are looking for three kinds of stories:

  1. Great Ideas: 
Instead of just bitching about a recurring problem, you came up with a solution that will make it go away forever. Or maybe you’ve got part of a great idea and want some of the other big brains visiting San Antonio to help you figure it out.
  2. Tales of Horror: 
You took on the unique challenges of enterprise UX… and failed! Tales of Horror should be about a specific project or effort, and there must be a clear moral to the story.
  3. Rants: We want to hear your frothing, emotional tirade. To get a slot on the program you’ll have to clearly describe what caused your outburst, and skillfully connect your experiences to experiences common to your audience.

The details

  • Each story must be told in five minutes or less.
  • Slides are optional. (Most of last year’s storytellers didn’t need them.)
  • If you get on the program, your conference registration fees are on us.

Submissions: Convince us that you are the storyteller we’re looking for by submitting:

  1. A detailed outline of the five-minute story
  2. Video of yourself telling at least a rough draft of your story. (Recommended. The quality of the video doesn’t matter; something shot with your phone will be fine. And don’t worry too much about being polished for the submission. Polish will come later.)
  3. Submit the (brief!) form below to enter.

Deadline: End of day April 1. We’ll announce the winners on April 15.

Questions? Contact The Enterprise UX Storytelling Session’s organizer Dan Willis (dan [at] dswillis dot com).

The submission period is now closed. Thanks to those of you who applied!

1 Comment

  1. Hi there, I created a video for you but am having trouble uploading -it’s the security protocols on my company laptop! if you cannot download from my personal cloud the link I’ve supplied then please email me and I’ll find another work around. Thank you in advance for working with me on this. I very much hope to participate in the story telling session.
    thank you,

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