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Keynote Speaker

Roman Mars

Host + Creator, 99% Invisible

Roman Mars is the host and creator of 99% Invisible, a short radio show about design and architecture.

Speaker Info
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Jess McMullin

Principal, Situ Strategy

Jess has worked in design and user experience since 1996. He realized early on that to make the biggest impact he needed to consider the entire system, from service delivery to organizational change.

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Alastair Somerville

Sensory Design Consultant, Acuity Design

Alastair Somerville is a sensory design consultant. He provides specialist advice on cognition and human centered design to companies and public organisations who provide physical and digital products and services.


Karen McGrane

Managing Partner, Bond Art + Science

For nearly 20 years Karen has helped create more usable digital products through the power of user experience design and content strategy.

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Molly W Steenson

Associate Professor , Carnegie Mellon School of Design

Molly Wright Steenson is an associate professor in the School of Design. She is also the chair of the Doctor of Design (DDes) program and has a courtesy appointment with the School of Architecture.


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Tibetan monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Mystical Arts of Tibet

The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.

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Peter Lewis

Head of Commerce Product Design, Capital One

Peter Lewis is Head of Commerce Product Design at Capital One, where he leads teams to define, design, and deliver product experiences that improve people's lives.


Gene Kogan

Programmer and artist,

Gene Kogan is an artist and a programmer who is interested in generative systems, artificial intelligence, and software for creativity and self-expression.


Camille DePutter

Storyteller, Storytelling with Heart

Camille DePutter is a professional storyteller who specializes in helping people tell their stories.

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Matt Nish-Lapidus

Designer, Artist, and Teacher, Independent/CIID

Matt is an independent designer and creative technologist based in Toronto, Canada, a design instructor at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID), and an active musician and artist.


Alla Zollers

Leadership Coach & Culture Design, We ♥ Work

Alla wants to live in a world where every person feels seen, heard, and valued at work. She believes loving our work is a human right, not a privilege.


Ethan Marcotte

Web designer, author of “Responsive Web Design”,

Ethan Marcotte is an independent web designer based in Boston, Massachusetts. A few years ago, he coined the term “responsive web design" to describe a new way of designing for the ever-changing Web.


Cornelius Rachieru

Managing Director, Ampli2de Inc.

Cornelius is the founder of Canadian UX consultancy Ampli2de Inc., where he explores his fascination with the politics of design while tackling large scale experience and service design problems.


Angela Bassa

Director of Data Science, iRobot

Angela Bassa is the Director of Data Science at iRobot where she leads the newly-formed team through development of machine learning algorithms, sentiment analysis, and anomaly detection processes.

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Scott Sullivan

Service Designer, Adaptive Path

Scott Sullivan is a service designer at Adaptive Path and the author of Designing for Wearables. He has a background in theater, modern dance, creative technology, interactive performance art, and visual design.


Marsha Haverty

Experience Architect, Autodesk

Marsha Haverty is an Experience Architect at Autodesk focused on making sure people who make things always have the right tool at hand for the situation. She also leads information architecture efforts within products.

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Elizabeth Buie

Senior User Experience Consultant, Sigma Consulting Solutions Ltd

Elizabeth Buie has recently returned “home” to UX practice after an immersive excursion into academia, for which she crossed the Pond to Northumbria University’s School of Design, where she is finishing a PhD in techno-spiritual design.


Tim Jenison

Chairman of the Board, NewTek, Inc., NewTek, Inc.

Tim Jenison is considered the visionary force behind the desktop video revolution.


Elizabeth Sampat

Game Design Lead, SYBO Games

Elizabeth Sampat is an award-winning game designer and activist.


Andrew Lovett-Barron

Designer, US Digital Service

Andrew is the first designer with the US Digital Service team at the Department of Defense.

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Erik Dahl

Researcher, Strategist, Designer, Independent Consultant

Erik works as an interaction designer, user experience designer, information architect and design anthropologist, and works on everything from websites, applications, products, wearables, environments, and services.