We don’t simply call for speakers – we call for communities, and they get to pick their own speaker. Because only you, a local UX community will know who to invite to represent your specific local flavour of UX.
In 2023, the 24 Hours of UX event needs your help to answer a ‘simple’ question: what does the future have in store for UX? We are not looking for exact predictions, nor wild guesses – rather informed arguments. The future is shaped by drivers that emerged yesterday, actions we can take today, and concepts that we specify tomorrow. Shine a light on the darkness of the future to spark conversations!
UX communities, UX event organizers, meetup groups, universities, educational organizations, training programs, and representatives of the media. Of course you can bring guests and experts along!
Are you an individual who would like to present? Contact your local UX community and apply together!
Registrations open on January 18th and registrations close on March 20th 2023.
Contemplating our profession’s future will surely do you no harm. But in addition, you get to dig deep into and lead the discussion around one aspect of the future. Not to mention we will bring your name to the 1000s of UXers in our audience.
Apply with anything that you believe is shaping or will shape the world of user experience design, research, architecture, management, etc. in the coming 1-24 years. You may already work on projects that foreshadow the future, and which we can learn from today. Or you may bring theories, discussion starters, or a workshop about what the future holds.
Consider these categories:
Is thinking about the future tough? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! We’ve collected resources to help you look back at the past, inspire you with a topic and get the most out of your work.
Do you want to ensure that your talk gets picked by the selection committee? It’s as easy as following these 3 simple hints:
Artificial Intelligence is a good topic, but not the only determinant of the future. Pick a topic that may play a vital role in shaping UX’s future, but which other speakers might not think of.
Make your topic specific. “How will AI influence UX” may be too broad – narrow it down to a specific use case or example. Explore details and go deep instead of only scratching the surface.
A perfectly structured talk about the future would involve the following:
Presentations about the future are never predictions – they are starting points for discussion. Whether you just add a simple survey, or use your entire talk as a workshop, involving the audience can be a nice extra to get selected – and be remembered.
So who’s behind this initiative? People like you – practitioners – who in their spare time have been running their own communities, organizing live events in their respective cities, while live events were still possible. We cover 6 continents, and most of us have only ever met online.