Monday

Nov 4

Tuesday

Nov 5

Wednesday

Nov 6

Monday, Nov. 4

Day 1 @ Isabel Bader Theatre

8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Breakfast served at the venue

9:15 AM

Conference Opening Remarks

Preet Singh, Founder, DesignX Community

9:40 AM

Beyond the UX
Tipping Point

Jared Spool,
Keynote Speaker
Updated Schedule 1

10:50 AM

Scaling
User Research

Jen Cardello, VP, UX Research & Insights, Fidelity Investments
Updated Schedule 2

11:30 AM

Using Stories to Inspire Teams

Davis Neable, UX Director
Manulife
Updated Schedule 3

11:45 AM

Designing for
Trust

Michael Chanover, VP Design
Khan Academy
Updated Schedule 4

12:15 PM

Design &
Distributed Teams

Shipra Kayan, Prev. UX Director
Upwork
Updated Schedule 5

12:45 PM

Conference Break
& Lunch

Served at the venue

3:00 – 5:00 PM

 Studio Talks 

Fostering Cross Functional Collaboration

Location

TWG, 425 Adelaide Street West, 3rd floor, Toronto

3:15 – 3:45 PM

Shaping Vision –
Connecting the Digital + the Physical @ Uber

Dana Bright, Design Manager, Uber & Danielle Lindsay-Chung, Designer, Uber
Updated Schedule 6

3:55 – 4:30 PM

Journey from
Design-Afterthought to Design-First

Dan Winterberg, Design Director 
Salesforce
Updated Schedule 7

4:35 – 5:15 PM

Fireside chat on Cross Functional Collab

3:00 – 5:00 PM

 Studio Talks 

Scaling Design & Design Orgs.

Location

Shopify, 620 King Street West, Toronto

3:15 – 3:45 PM

Operationalizing Design

Anne Purves, Director of Design Ops,
Pinterest
Updated Schedule 8

3:55 – 4:30 PM

Archetypes of Design Leadership 

Peter Merholz, Consultant and Author, Co-Founder, Adaptive Path
Updated Schedule 9

4:35 – 5:15 PM

Fireside Chat on Scaling Design

Peter Merholz, Consultant & Author, Amy Thibodeou, Shopify & Anne Purves, Pinterest

3:00 – 5:00 PM

 Studio Talks 

Innovating from Within

Location

Miami Ad School, 639 Queen Street West, Toronto

3:15 – 3:45 PM

Evolving an in-house design practice

Pradeep Nayar, VP of Global Design
Hyatt Hotels
Updated Schedule 10

3:55 – 4:30 PM

Fostering Cross Functional “Brain trust”

Tareq Ismail, Principal Designer, Amplitude Analytics
Updated Schedule 11

4:35 – 5:15 PM

Innovating at Scale at RBC

Hector Crespo, Head, Strategic Design, RBC Ventures
Updated Schedule 12

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Day 2 @ Isabel Bader Theatre

8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Breakfast served at the venue

9:45 AM

Conference Opening Remarks

Preet Singh, Founder, DesignX Community

10:00 AM

Transforming Organizations

Daniela Jorge, Paypal
Kaaren Hanson, Wells Fargo
Updated Schedule 13

10:50 PM

Building Diverse, Inclusive Teams

Jenna Bilotta, Design Director
Dropbox
Updated Schedule 14

11:30 AM

Platform Design & Content Strategy

Elizabeth McGuane, Sr. UX Manager, Shopify
Updated Schedule 15

11:45 AM

Design at Scale is People

Peter Merholz
Consultant & Author
Updated Schedule 9

12:30 PM

Lunch
Break

Served at the venue

2:00 PM

Leading Growth Driven Design

Chetana Deorah, Ex Design Director,
Netflix
Updated Schedule 17

2:35 PM

Leading Through Uncertainity

Tanner Christensen, Product Design,
Lyft
Updated Schedule 18

3:00 PM

Amplifying Design
Value

Dave Malouf
Design Ops Leader
Updated Schedule 19

3:30 PM

Coffee & Donuts Break

Served at the venue

4:00 PM

State of Design Leadership

Panel Discussion w/ Jasmine Friedl, Pradeep Nayar, Lisa Platt & Iain McConchie
Updated Schedule 20

5:00 PM

Closing Keynote Speaker

Margaret Stewart, VP of Product Design
Facebook
Updated Schedule 21

5:45 PM

Closing
Remarks

Preet Singh, Founder, DesignX Community

6:00 PM

After Party

Concert Hall, 888 Yonge. St.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Day 3 @ OCAD U CO

Design Your
Design Organization 

Peter Merholz
Consultant & Author
Updated Schedule 9

Intentional Design Ops for Delivering Maximum Value

Dave Malouf
Design Ops Leader
Updated Schedule 19