Prepare to Design the Future
March 19–20, 2017: Training
March 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA
Prepare to Design the Future
March 19–20, 2017: Training
March 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA

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“…aimed straight at the heart of the problems and opportunities the modern design professional faces.

Stewart Murrie, Dolby Laboratories Inc., 2016 Attendee

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Design finally has a place at the table. Are you ready?

It’s no longer enough to solve creative problems well; designers must also be business-literate and tech-savvy. Join us to learn new skills—and build your career—at the sweet spot where design, business, and technology intersect.

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Conference Video Compilation

The O'Reilly Design Conference Video Compilation, with recordings of all tutorials, keynotes and sessions (subject to speaker consent), will be available in Safari approximately 3 weeks after the conference ends.

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The impact of design has never been greater.

As the combination of design and technology continues to revolutionize products, services, and the very nature of competition, the role of the designer is ever more critical. Whatever your title, if you contribute to design decisions, you need to be prepared. At the O’Reilly Design Conference, interaction and UX designers, user researchers, product designers and managers, and entrepreneurs will share important lessons on how to make a lasting impact on your organization—and the world beyond—through design.

For experienced designers, those new to the field, and anyone involved in creating a product or service:

Go beyond the status quo.

Discover how to build and lead teams, create a culture of design, and support inclusion and diverse perspectives.

Sharpen your business acumen.

Tackle topics like product strategy, experience mapping, Agile, design thinking, and discussing design decisions with people at all levels.

Explore the frontiers of design.

Learn about working with AI and machine learning, and designing for IoT, wearables, connected experiences, robots, chatbots, voice user interfaces, and virtual reality.

Brush up on the basics.

Find out what’s new (and most effective) in prototyping, user research, service design, data visualizations, and other fundamentals.

You’ll hear from legendary design pioneers and rising stars—including terrific designers you’ve never heard of—working everywhere, from the world’s leading corporations to startups and one-person studios.

Claim your seat at the table. Join us March 19-22, 2017 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Take a look at the schedule and mark your calendar.

Design Training Courses

Immerse yourself in two days of in-depth education on critical topics. Each training course takes place March 19-20 and is limited in size to maintain a high level of learning and instructor interaction.

To help support diversity in the tech community, while Design registration is open, we're raising funds for Inneract Project. Learn more »


Join us March 19-22, 2017 at the historic Westin St. Francis Hotel in the heart of Union Square, a vibrant, iconic destination in San Francisco.

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