Strive: The 2019 UX Research Conference
60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5, Canada
Level up your research practice. Make friends. Get inspired. ⚡
Join us at the #UXRConf on June 6-7, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. This year, our theme is Strive. UX research is on the rise. More and more companies are building UXR practices, and opportunities for innovation and leadership are popping up everywhere. We believe that this is a critical moment for the UXR community to be ambitious and experimental. It’s time to strive.
Join our community of researchers, designers and product people for two days of listening, learning and conversation about UX Research.
Check out lineup on our website. Even more speakers will be announced in the next few weeks on our Twitter and Slack.
Apply here for Student Tickets or Financial Aid.
Early bird pricing ends March 15!
✨New at #UXRConf 2019: Day 1 Tracks ✨
This year, we’ve added an additional day of talks held on June 6. These talks will have limited space to create an intimate environment for conversation and connection at different venues across downtown Toronto. Each track is tailored to different points in your UXR journey, whether you’re just starting out or taking on a research leadership role:
Research FoundationsDive deep into lesser-known methods and emerging perspectives to build and shape your UX research toolkit.
Who's it for? Students and newer UXRs looking to strengthen their execution skills, broaden their technical competencies, and make steps to level up.
Advancing Your PracticeLearn how well-developed methods are being adapted in challenging contexts and innovative ways.
Who's it for? Intermediate and senior UXRs looking for fresh perspectives and ideas.
Leadership in ResearchHear stories from research leaders about how they manage their teams and elevate the role of research in their organizations.
Who's it for? Research Leads and Managers looking for perspectives on leadership in UXR.
Research Through DesignLearn from practitioners who are rooted strongly in the context of design practices and include design methods within their research toolkit.
Who's it for? Designers who have one foot in both the world of UXR and design that are looking to hear stories about how they’re uniquely positioned to be catalysts for change.
✨New at #UXRConf 2019: Full Day Research Ops Workshop with Kate Towsey ✨
Alongside our tracks, we'll also be having our full-day Research Ops workshop, for those who are building a research practice from the ground up.
You’ll learn about all the elements of the ResearchOps ecosystem and how they fit together. You’ll explore and map where to start in building out a practical, achievable and maintainable ResearchOps function that’s appropriate to your organization’s maturity and scale. And you’ll be able to troubleshoot with someone who’s done and is doing it all.
Learn more about Kate's workshop here here: http://uxrconference.com/researchops101.html
Kate Towsey has been a consultant specialist in ResearchOps for more than half a decade. The instigator of the ResearchOps Community and the #WhatisResearchOps initiative, she’s been instrumental in amplifying and shaping the conversation around this emerging practice. As Atlassian’s Research Operations Manager in Sydney, Australia, Kate is building out a team and delivering a seamless ecosystem to support people who do research.
Code of Conduct
At UXR Collective, we are dedicated to providing a space that is safe for everyone to engage in learning and critical discourse, regardless of identity, gender, sexuality, ability, neurotype, physical appearance, origin, faith, or community.
We expect our community members to be respectful of one another. This means practicing mindfulness when engaging with those who have differing perspectives, which is a minimum requirement for all attendees. Anything less will not be tolerated, including harassment of any kind. If you don’t feel comfortable at any point during this event, please remove yourself from the situation and inform a conference organizer in person, on Slack, or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you experience an emergency, please contact the appropriate authorities.
Please review our full Code of Conduct here.
Looking for sponsorship opportunities? Get in touch.
Attending with your team? Groups of four or more are eligible for a discount! Let's chat.
Students, we see you! Student pricing will be released in the coming months. If for any other reason you will not be able to afford a conference ticket, please reach out.
On the fence? More details to come in the next few months! In the meantime, check out our YouTube playlist from #UXRConf 2018 to get a feel for our event.
June 7 Main Stage Ticket Only
June 6 Research Foundations Track and June 7 Main Stage Ticket
June 6 Advancing Your Practice Track and June 7 Main Stage Ticket
June 6 Leadership in Research Track and June 7 Main Stage Ticket
June 6 Research Through Design Track and June 7 Main Stage Ticket
June 6 ResearchOps 101 Workshop and June 7 Main Stage Ticket