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Jumpstart 2016 with these 7 experience design events

Whether you’re looking to sharpen your core skills, expand your toolkit, or reconnect with peers, experience design conferences and workshops are great opportunities to accelerate your professional development and grow your network. With hundreds of experience design events to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start or which events will truly raise your craft. So begin planning today, then share this list with your team—go ahead, give the gift of a well-planned year!

What are your don’t-miss experience design events for 2016? Leave your recommendations in the comments below.

Don’t-miss experience design events

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

“An uncommon gathering for those who understand—and want to learn more about—the force design exerts in shaping a better world. Enhance your skills and expand your knowledge with hands-on training and workshops, informative demonstrations, and inspiring and practical presentations from more than 70 design innovators.”

Adaptive Path: MX (Managing Experience) 2016, San Francisco, CA, March 29–30

“If you’re managing and leading the delivery of great experiences, this is your community. We will speak frankly about design, organizations, and leadership. Together we will gain the new insights, inspiration and fortitude necessary to produce tomorrow’s great human experiences.”

Medallia Experience 2016: Generation CX, Orlando, FL, April 26–28

“Become a member of Generation CX—customers are in power. It’s time to find ways to harness that power to supercharge your business. Experience 2016 is an unparalleled chance to join a community of like-minded executives and CX leaders for three days of: provocative speakers, unparalleled networking and strategies from leading brands to keep ahead of growing customer expectations.”

User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) International Conference, Seattle, WA, May 31–June 3

“UXPA International is proud to be combining forces with the UXPA Seattle Chapter to bring the 2016 UXPA International Conference to the Emerald City! This is the place to be for learning about best practices for user-centered product development, usability research, product design and real‐world case studies.”

Enterprise UX 2016, San Antonio, TX, June 8–10

“Because enterprise UX problems are uniquely wicked ones, with overwhelming challenges of scale, complexity, and distributed decision-making, and intertwined with organizational behavior. Rather than covering basic UX skills, Enterprise UX 2016 will provide inspiration and models of success from leading organizations like Microsoft, MasterCard, IBM, and GE. We’ll cover how UX is practiced in these enterprises, and how in turn UX is changing the way those enterprises work.”

Delight 2016, Portland, OR, September 26–28

Connective DX is excited to announce the dates for Delight 2016, our signature event for the experience design community and those who believe that “Companies that are loved, win.”

Delight is a unique gathering of leaders passionate about bringing exceptional experiences to life. The multiple-day event fosters an intimate forum that introduces big ideas, encourages interactive discussions and builds lasting connections. The bold mix of inspiring keynotes, delightful surprises, and practical deep-dives enables meaningful discussions across a range of industries and verticals.

Forrester Research: CXSF, San Francisco, CA, October 20-21, 2016

“Focused exclusively on the design and delivery of exceptional customer experiences in digital channels, CXSF is for those professionals who want to lead their teams and colleagues in the use of emerging technologies to engage customers and grow business”

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