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10 can’t miss experience design events for 2017

New year, new batch of experience design events to attend! We know there are hundreds of events to pick from so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best options out there. Whether you want to explore a new field, network with peers, or improve your current skill set, experience design events are excellent excuses to get away from your desk and take advantage of professional development opportunities. Plus, if you start planning now you can register while early bird tickets are still on sale and save some money.

What are your can’t miss experience design events for 2017? Leave your picks in the comments below.

Can’t miss experience design events

O’Reilly Design Conference, San Francisco, CA | March 19–22

“The O’Reilly Design Conference is where interaction designers, UX designers, user researchers, product designers, product managers and entrepreneurs will explore new ways design will shape the future. This event is a deep-immersion experience focused on providing designers and anyone who is responsible for a product’s design with the full stack of skills they need to remain competitive and create the next generation of products and services.”

Boston Design Week, Boston, MA | March 29–April 9

“Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations. Our vision is to encourage the public to explore all aspects of design.”

Medallia Experience-17, Las Vegas, NV | April 18–21

“Winning companies are in a race to make customer experience their key differentiator. Learn from the world’s leading brands in an inspiring week of problem-solving and exchange designed to redefine your CX journey. Network and strategize with those who speak your language and are committed to making a difference for their customers. Bring your team. Spark conversations. Experience it all.”

Adaptive Path LX, San Francisco, CA | April 24–25

“The LX: Leading Experience Conference prepares today’s leaders for the next hurdles in design leadership: designing organizations, driving change at scale, and continuously delivering better outcomes for businesses and people. If you’re leading the design and delivery of great experiences, this is your community. Together, we’ll speak frankly about design, organizations, and leadership in a world of increasing complexity.”

Design Week Portland, Portland, OR | April 21–29

“Design Week Portland is a week-long, citywide series of programs exploring the process, craft and practice of design across all disciplines. The mission is to increase appreciation and awareness about design and its far-reaching effects on matters of cultural and social relevance, including community development, education systems and the economy.”

Forrester CXNYC 2017, New York City, NY | June 20–21

“Today’s CX leaders are expected to not just create great experiences, but to deliver CX programs that drive revenue and growth. Doing so requires more than simply meeting or exceeding your customers’ expectations. You must elevate your CX strategies and tools to the next level. To create breakaway CX, disciplined analysis and execution are required. You must target customers who respond best to great experiences, who represent tangible future value, and whose loyalty will grow your business. “

2017 AIGA Design Conference, Minneapolis, MN | October 12–14

“Come dance in the purple rain, soak up the inspiration, and invigorate your creative consciousness as your favorite design icons and creative visionaries take the stage in Minneapolis. Let’s make Prince proud.”

Forrester CXSF 2017, San Francisco, CA | October 19–20

“Today’s CX leaders must create experiences that meet or exceed customer expectations to drive profits. To succeed, CX leaders must not just design outstanding experiences, but assemble the right ecosystems to deliver them while simultaneously demonstrating the business value of customer experience as a discipline and leading its adoption across the organization.”

Delight 2017, Portland, OR | Date TBA

“Delight 2017 is still being planned but we know that it is going to have new format that is focused on encouraging attendees to build valuable connections. The event will still follow the central idea of creating experiences that people love. An announcement with the date and additional details is coming soon!”

An Event Apart, various cities & dates

Seattle, WA  | April 3–5
Boston, MA | May 15–17
Washington D.C. | July 10–12
Chicago, IL | August 28–30
San Francisco, CA | October 30–November 1
Denver, CO | December 11–13

“An Event Apart is three days of intense focus on digital design, UX and more. If you care about creating the best possible experiences for the people who use your work, and crave concentrated time to level up your skills in the company of your peers, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for.”

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