A unique gathering of designers, technologists and businesses who care about creating experiences people love

2014 Confirmed Speakers

  • Dave Gray

    Founder of XPLANE and author of Gamestorming

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    Dave Gray
    Boardthing

    Dave Gray

    Dave Gray is the founder of the design consultancy XPLANE, which was acquired by the Dachis Group in 2010. His current project is Boardthing, a collaboration platform for distributed teams.

    Dave has worked with companies large and small (including his own) on innovation, culture and change initiatives. He has authored two books on design, change and innovation.

    His first book, Gamestorming, is a practical handbook for innovators and change agents.

    His second book, The Connected Company, is a strategic blueprint for businesses who want to innovate and lead in the next century.

    He is currently working on a third book, Principles of Agility, which is due out from Rosenfeld Media in early 2015.

  • Jonathan Colman

    Shaping the Facebook experience with delightful content

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    Jonathan Colman
    Facebook

    Jonathan Colman

    For over 15 years, Jonathan Colman has helped people and organizations build, find, and use the best stuff on the Web.

    Jonathan has worked with organizations like Facebook, REI, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, and IBM to connect with their customers and constituents, launch platforms and tools, and build engaged communities.

    Jonathan helped lead a team that won two Webby Awards for The Nature Conservancy in 2009. He recently completed a master’s degree in Information Management from the University of Washington. Previously, Jonathan served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso, West Africa where he worked on rural public health issues and infrastructure development.

    You can find Jonathan on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @jcolman.

  • Shalin Amin

    Creating beautiful interactions for Uber passengers and drivers

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    Shalin Amin
    Uber

    Shalin Amin

    Shalin Amin heads up design at UBER, and his design background spans over a decade in designing beautiful experiences for companies like Gilt Groupe, Atlantic Records, Ubisoft, Telsa Motors, Hearst Corporation, Time Inc., Wall Street Journal, Dwell, National Geographic, and Tripit. He’s passionately curious about ways to connect people seamlessly with tech, and adapting agency practices to in house design teams.

  • Perry Hewitt

    Leading global experiences at Harvard University

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    Perry Hewitt
    Harvard

    Perry Hewitt

    Perry Hewitt has deep experience in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Her background includes both traditional business and marketing, as well digital and social innovation and management. As Chief Digital Officer, Perry is charged with Harvard’s efforts to develop a digital strategy for communications and engagement tailored to audiences including the general public, media, and 375,000 alumni worldwide – as well as exploring ways that organizations transform through and for their digital constituencies. Perry also works to establish best practices for new capabilities to meet demand created by rapid digital, mobile, and social changes.

    Perry holds an A.B. from Harvard University in Russian and Soviet Studies. She has lived and worked in Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Australia, and now lives with her family in the greater Boston area. Find her online at http://perryhewitt.com/ or @perryhewitt.

  • Aubrie Pagano

    Revolutionizing fashion with technology at Bow & Drape

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    Aubrie Pagano
    Bow & Drape

    Aubrie Pagano

    Aubrie Pagano is founder and CEO of Bow & Drape, the e-clothier that lets you build custom statement pieces online and ships to your door. For her work with Bow & Drape, Aubrie has been featured in WSJ, WWD, Forbes, TechCrunch, Fast Company, Teen Vogue, and InStyle. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Aubrie was a Management Consultant at Fidelity Investments, and Director of Strategy and Planning at Emily Muller Apparel. She holds a BA in American History & Literature from Harvard (’08) and began her first business when she was six.

  • James McQuivey, Ph.D.

    Defining the impact of digital disruption for businesses

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    James McQuivey, Ph.D.
    Forrester Research, Inc.

    James McQuivey, Ph.D.

    James serves CMOs. He is the foremost analyst tracking and defining the power and impact of digital disruption on traditional businesses. His consumer models identify the ways consumers have embraced digital experiences and platforms, and his strategy models help companies prepare to serve those consumers. Though he applies this knowledge to a wide variety of industries, he spends the majority of his consulting time with consumer media and consumer electronics companies that are at the forefront of dealing with digital disruption. In February of 2013, James published his book “Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation.”

    Previously at Forrester, James served as a vice president and research director, running Consumer Technographics® North America, Forrester’s unparalleled consumer research effort. Before that, he was a senior analyst and founding member of the online retail strategies practice at Forrester. In addition to keynoting at industry events and Forrester Forums, James is routinely sought after for comment by such publications as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He also appears frequently on NPR and CNBC.

  • Refe Tuma

    Creative community builder behind Dinovember

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    Refe Tuma
    Dinovember

    Refe Tuma

    Every year, Refe Tuma and his wife Susan devote the month of November to convincing their children that, while they sleep, their plastic dinosaur figures come to life.

    Dinovember has since gone on to become an international celebration of imagination and creativity that has inspired participants in London, Sydney, Beirut, Oslo, and many other cities across the world. What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night, Refe and Susan’s new book of photos based on Dinovember, will be published this fall by Little, Brown and Co.

    Refe Tuma works as an experience designer with DST Systems, creating mobile applications for the health and financial industries. He is also a Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominated writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, and various literary magazines.

    Refe lives in Kansas City, MO with his family and a growing herd of plastic dinosaurs. You can find him on Twitter @RefeUp, and at Facebook.com/Dinovember.

  • Chris Stapleton

    Pioneering the future of experiential media

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    Chris Stapleton
    Simiosys

    Chris Stapleton

    Christopher Stapleton is a Creative Venture Catalyst for Simiosys Real World Laboratories, innovators of experiential media. His latest role has been as an innovation broker for Canon USA introducing new markets to the radical innovation of Mixed Reality. He has taken his professional background of designing for New York theater, film and television to converge it into building amusement parks worldwide for Universal Studios, Disney Imagineering, Nickelodeon Recreation, Paramount Parks, The Wanda Group, Forrec LTD and Sanrio.  He has advanced his early pioneering of interactive computer graphics for IBM marketing into leading the research and development of the future of experiential media by combining reality, virtuality and imaginality for transformative simulations in education, training, therapy and medical imaging. He founded the Media Convergence Laboratory for the Institute for Simulation and Training with funding by NASA, National Science Foundation, Department of Education and Defense.   Mr. Stapleton has served on the faculty of the Technical University of Munich and the University of Central Florida School of Arts and Sciences. He is currently on the Advisory board of the City University of New York’s Emerging Media Department. He has served as an organizing chair for ACM-SIGGRAPH, IEEE-ISMAR, SISO and IEEE-VR. Mr. Stapleton received his Bachelors and Master’s of Fine Art from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Past Speakers
  • Zipcar
  • MailChimp
  • Nike
  • ESRI
  • Simple
  • Warby Parker
  • Globe Sherpa

About the Event

Delight is a two-day conference in Portland, Oregon for brands and professionals who care about making experiences people love. The event gathers leaders working at the intersection of business, design and technology in an intimate forum that encourages big ideas, interactive discussions and lasting connections. The 2014 schedule features a single, shared experience main event on day one followed by a second day of deep-dive discussions, peer-led sessions, and breakout workshops. As part of Design Week Portland, Delight attendees can take advantage of dozens of additional talks, events, and after hours gatherings.

Check out coverage from past events.

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Delight 2014? Email Katie Del Angel at katie@delight.us.

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Tickets

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Here's what your pass gets you:

  • Full
    Conference Pass

    Super Early Bird: $599
    Until 5/30/14

    Early Bird (5/30/14 - 7/16/14): $699
    Regular Rate (7/16/14 - 10/6/14): $799

    • All access two-day pass to Main event and workshops
    • Opening night reception
    • All the Wi-Fi you can handle
    • Catered lunches and snacks
    • Your picture with the big green smiley
  • Group
    Conference Pass

    Super Early Bird: $449
    Until 5/30/14

    Early Bird (5/30/14 - 7/16/14): $549
    Regular Rate (7/16/14 - 10/6/14): $649

    • All access two-day pass to Main event and workshops
    • Opening night reception
    • All the Wi-Fi you can handle
    • Catered lunches and snacks
    • Your picture with the big green smiley
  • Non-Profit
    & EDU Pass

    Super Early Bird: $449
    Until 5/30/14

    Early Bird (5/30/14 - 7/16/14): $549
    Regular Rate (7/16/14 - 10/6/14): $599

    • All access two-day pass to Main event and workshops
    • Opening night reception
    • All the Wi-Fi you can handle
    • Catered lunches and snacks
    • Your picture with the big green smiley

Agenda

Come for Delight. Stay for Design Week Portland.

  • Main Event

    The first day of Delight is a one-track shared experience on the main stage at the Portland Art Museum from 9 am to 4:30 pm followed by an opening night reception. The day features 10+ speakers including keynote addresses and case study driven talks across three core themes:

    • Delight in Action
    • Agents of Change
    • Disrupting with Delight
  • Workshops & Huddles

    The second day of Delight brings more hands-on workshops and peer-to-peer networking opportunities as you collaborate with fellow attendees and speakers.

    • Opening and closing keynotes
    • Workshops
    • Industry and job role huddles
  • Additional Design Week Activities

    For the second year, Delight Conference aligns with Design Week Portland to offer attendees even more great content and events throughout the entire week. The week features over 100 events to connect creative professionals and celebrate the process, craft, and process of design across disciplines.

    If you’re a Portland local, or arrive to town early, check out the Design Week Portland Open House Party on Saturday, October 4th. Stay tuned for more must-see events and Delight perks.

The Venue

Delight venue for 2014

Delight 2014 will take place in Portland's renowned Portland Art Museum. Located in the downtown cultural district, the Portland Art Museum is an impressive and inspiring space that embodies the vibrant energy of the event.

From the Kridel Grand Ballroom, to the Museum's many unique breakout rooms, attendees will experience one of the city's most beloved landmarks through a unique lens.

With plenty of parking and the light rail just steps away, the Museum is an ideal center point for Delight 2014.

Map with Delight's venue location

KRIDEL GRAND BALLROOM

Kridel Grand Ballroom at the Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Sponsorship

Sponsorships for Delight 2014 are available on a limited basis and are designed to provide brands unique access to business leaders and practitioners responsible for experience-driven programs. For more information, download the Sponsorship Packet on sponsor levels and pricing.

Interested in sponsoring Delight 2014? Email Katie Del Angel at katie@delight.us.