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MAY 7 – 8, 2020 | AMSTERDAM

Design Leadership Summit 2020

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From folks who’ve led design at some of the fastest growing tech companies to those that have helped transform design and product at large traditional organizations – we are stoked to have some of the best design leaders speaking at our inaugral Design Leadership Summit. Our line-up isn’t yet complete so check back as we’ll be adding more names, and announce our schedule soon.

Christine Welsh

Design Director
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Che Douglas

VP of Design
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Karolina Skalska

Director of Product Design
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Mark Opland

VP of Design
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Prev. Facebook, Xero

Camila Diaz

Head of Design
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Prev. Farfetch, Pivotal

More Speakers Next Week!


Join us in

Leadership roles aren’t about following a checklist. Our speakers share their learnings along with war stories and experiences from having worked deep in the trenches.


Connect with Other Leaders

Beyond the stellar speakers, our social programming and the summit mobile app helps you easily identify and connect with other design leaders attending the summit.


Leadership Workshops

We have a whole day reserved for leadership workshops prior to the summit, focused on scaling design teams and design systems for the leaders in our community to help amp up their learnings.



Grab a Ticket

Workshop tickets will be announced in a few weeks

All ticket prices are in EUR






Design Leadership

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Design Leadership Summit was packed with incredible, relevant and thought-provoking content for those practising leadership at any level. From our newest to most-seasoned leaders, we came away with ideas, strategies and conversations that have since shaped how we lead our teams and projects.

Darrin Henein

Director of UX


Tobacco Theatre

Walking around the small street Nes, the cultural main street of Amsterdam is the apt venue for a design leadership conference – an industrial, fresh, raw space with an obvious love for design and history.
This secret location is nestled in the heart of Amsterdam on a narrow, old, street close to Dam Square.
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Community Builders

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.


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

Though the content and programming of the summit is focused exclusively on folks currently managing and leading design and/or product teams, we will soon release some tickets for emerging leaders.

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?

We’re working on getting some preferred rates for hotels close to the summit venue. We’ll keep you posted.

What does the summit price include?

Your ticket includes the access to the conference, an invite to the summit app and slack group. 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.

How long should I stay in Amsterdam?

Starting with a community meetup on. Wednesday, May 6, followed by workshops on Thursday, May 7 & the summit is on Friday, May 8. We recommend coming to Amsterdam, by May 6th, so you can be part of the workshops, summit and the after party. We recommend staying over the weekend, and explore Amsterdam with other design leaders attending the summit.

I need a visa in order to come to Europe 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 your name, business address, and ticket order number. Please check with your local government office for any visas waiting periods.

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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