November 4 & 5, 2019 | Toronto, Canada

Design Leadership Summit 2019

Presented by

A 2-day conference for folks leading and managing design teams.

EARLY SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Keynote 

Jared Spool

No title needed. Seriously.

Paypal

Daniela Jorge

VP, Global Design & User Research

Author

Peter Merholz

Co-Founder, Adaptive path & author

Salesforce

Dan Winterberg

Director of Design, SALESFORCE

Wells Fargo

Kaaren Hanson

EVP, Experience Design, Wells Fargo

Intercom

Jasmine Friedl

Director of Design, Intercom

Invision

Pablo Stanley

Design Lead, invision

Netflix

Chetana Deorah

Prev. Director of Design, Netflix

Upwork

Shipra Kayan

PREV. UX Director, Upwork

Lyft

Tanner Christensen

Product Design, Lyft

Are you a leader, interested in speaking/participating?

Submit a Proposal

2

DAYS

500+

DESIGN LEADERS

10+

SPEAKERS

3+

WORKSHOPS

Tickets

Workshop tickets will be announced in a few weeks



All ticket prices are in USD

TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Program

November 4 & 5, we have two full days of talks featuring best-in-class design leaders who’ve led design at some of the fastest-growing tech companies and helped transform design and product at large traditional organizations.
On November 6th, we have tailored workshops for leaders at all stages & roles — for those newly stepping into a leadership role, learning to manage expectations and sell the value of design, and/or amplifying and scaling a design org.

INDUSTRY PARTNERS

THE VENUE

Isabel Bader Theatre

Our summit venue is located on University of Toronto’s downtown campus and is an annual home to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Isabel Bader Theatre is a modern building built for learning and entertaining and we’re stoked to be hosting Design Leadership Summit here.

SOME OF OUR 2018 SPEAKERS

THE ORGANIZERS

About Us

DesignX is one of the fastest growing design communities across North America. We intend to bring together all design disciplines at the intersection of business, design and technology. Beyond our local initiatives of organizing bi-monthly events, workshops and webinars, we also run a Global Design Leadership Community.
GOT QUESTIONS?

FAQs

I do not manage or lead a team. Can I attend the Design Leadership Summit?

The content and programming of the summit is focused exclusively on folks currently managing and leading design and/or product teams. We will be releasing a small block of tickets for future leaders (currently ICs). Stay tuned.

What does the summit price include?

Your ticket includes not only access to the conference, but breakfast, lunch, and two snacks on both days. You’ll also get access to the DLS official party, some way cool swag, and all the fun activities we have planned at the event.

What is the cancellation policy, in case something comes up and I cannot attend anymore?

While the time is going to fly by fast, we do understand it’s tough to estimate your workload, schedule, and life in advance.
You can get a 100% refund if you cancel up to a month before the summit. You can also request a 50% refund up to two weeks before the summit.

Do you have any hotel recommendations?

Downtown Toronto has a lot of hotel options, for different neighborhoods, budgets, and preferences. We’ve also partnered with Marriott’s Westin Harbour Castle (a 4-star hotel right on the Ontario Lake) and located close to CN tower and other tourist attractions, to get you exclusive discounted prices. Email us and we can pass on the details to you.

How long should I stay in Toronto

The conference is on Nov. 4 & Nov. 5, i.e. Monday & Tuesday. We recommend coming to Toronto, latest by Nov. 3rd, so you can be part of the opening keynote at the summit on Nov 4th. We’ll also have an after-party on Nov. 5th and all workshops will be planned for Nov 6th.

I need a visa in order to come to Toronto for the Design Leadership Summit. Can you help with this?

Yes, we can write you a letter of recommendation for you to apply for a visa. Email events@designx.community your name, business address, and ticket order number. Please check with your local government office for any visas waiting periods. If for some reason you cannot obtain a visa, we will refund your ticket.

I'd love to get more information about the summit. How can I do that?

You can sign up for our email list and be the first to know about tickets sales, agendas, and other Design Leadership Summit previews.

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