Sunday, April 6

Meet fellow conference attendees at the welcome reception and avoid the lines Monday morning. Pick up your conference materials early. No worries if you can’t make it. Registration opens at 7:30 am on Monday.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Early Check-In & Reception

Monday, April 7

Registration and continental breakfast start at 7:30 am. The workshops start at 8:30 am. You’ll get beverage breaks and snacks throughout the day. Lunch is on your own, but we’ll provide a list of great spots to try out.

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Colorado Ballroom, E
Breakfast 8:30 am – 5:30 pm All Workshops

Choose one workshop. All workshops run from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.

Tuesday, April 8

Registration and breakfast start at 7:30 am. Onsite you’ll pick which 90-minute sessions you want to attend. Join in on a roundtable discussion on today’s pressing topics as you dine on the amazing lunch we’ve prepared for you. Top off the day with some networking, drinks, and nibbles.

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Denver Ballroom
8:30 am – 10:00 am

Dissecting Design with Ben Callahan

Imagine showing clients your work in Week 1, before any details are refined or big decisions made. How would they respond? Ben Callahan knows, and he’ll tell you how his team transitioned away from a linear design process with a big reveal—ta-da!

Colorado Ballroom E


Doing “Pocket Research” to Learn About Your Users’ Lives with Cyd Harrell

Given the ubiquity of mobile—even among hard-to-reach populations—UX designers are poised to make data-driven design a standard practice. And gathering that data is easier than ever if you listen to Cyd Harrell, whose quick tips for doing mobile research are practical for any team.

Colorado Ballroom F

10:15 am – 11:45 am

Building Design Systems from Atomic Elements with Brad Frost

Are words like “speed” and “flexibility” part of your work? If so, don’t miss Brad Frost’s introduction to Atomic Design, a methodology he uses to break down page-based layouts into smaller components. He’ll talk about establishing your own system to create smart, scalable designs.

Colorado Ballroom F


Choosing Which Mobile Experience to Build with Nate Schutta

Should your organization design a native app, a mobile web app, or something in between? With Nate Schutta’s guidance, you’ll help your team answer this question by asking the “right” business questions, considering today’s UX trends, and keeping up with mobile’s constant evolution.

Colorado Ballroom E

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Lunch and Roundtable Discussions

As you eat the amazing lunch we’ve prepared, join in on a roundtable discussion of a pressing topic, such as mobile design, content strategy, user research and scenarios. (Don’t worry, if you’re not in a talkative mood, we’ll have topic-free tables too.)

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Adapting to Different Forms of Input with Jason Grigsby

For years, we treated the web as a fixed canvas that reacted only to keyboard and mouse inputs. Now we have touch screens, cameras, voice control, and sensors—but how do we design for the explosion of these dynamic inputs? Jason Grigsby has some ideas you’ll want to hear.

Colorado Ballroom F


Defining Your Mobile Content Strategy with Karen McGrane

Today, 33 percent of people in America only use a mobile device to browse online. So why are companies still approaching mobile content from a desktop perspective? Find out from Karen McGrane, who’ll discuss how to define a mobile content strategy that’ll work for your organization and your users, too.

Colorado Ballroom E

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Dessert Break

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Mobile Behavior and Design Trends with Luke Wroblewski

Learn the language and facts you need to bring mobile to the forefront in your organization. Luke will share examples and insightful information sure to enlighten you during his keynote presentation.

Colorado Ballroom E

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm


4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

How Do We Design Designers? with Jared Spool

If we could design, from scratch, what a newly minted UX designer would learn in school, what would that look like? Jared will talk about the major shifts in design education and how it will forever change the way we hire, staff, and value our team members.

Colorado Ballroom F

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Networking Reception

Grab a drink and indulge in some munchies as you unwind at the conference networking reception.

Colorado Ballroom G-J

Wednesday, April 9

Today is very similar to Monday but with different workshops and speakers. Registration and continental breakfast start at 7:30 am. The workshops start at 8:30 am. You’ll get beverage breaks and snacks throughout the day. Lunch is on your own, but we’ll provide a list of great spots to try out.

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Colorado Ballroom, E
Breakfast 8:30 am – 5:30 pm All Workshops

All workshops run from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.