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A Conference for Early Stage Designers

Schedule

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8:00am

Registration & Breakfast

Breakfast served at the venue

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9:00am

Opening Remarks

By Preet Singh, Founder, DesignX

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9:30am

Keynote Speaker

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10:50AM

Kris Woyzbun, Sr. Director of Experience Design, SSENSE

Design Leadership & Culture at SSENSE

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11:30am

Kim Fellman, Design Manager, Pinterest

Design Ops: The Unconventional Path

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12:05 PM

Lunch

Restaurant Options nearby

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1:20PM

Chris Govias, Head of Design, Canadian Digital Services

Sketches to Strategy

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2:00PM

Josh Brewer, CEO, Abstract

Scaling Design Collaboration

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2:40PM

Jasmine Friedl, Director of Design, Udacity

The Key to Unlocking Design Skills

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3:10PM

Coffee Break

Served on premise

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3:50PM

Panel Discussion

By Chirryl-lee Ryan (Idean), Amy T. (Shopify), Steve Fisher (Telus), Everton Lewis (Impact Signal), Amanda Linden (Facebook)

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5:10PM

Amy Vickers, VP Experience, McKinsey

Leading for Impact

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5:50PM

Closing Remarks

By DesignX team

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6:00PM

Conference Party begins

At the Venue

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The Conference

Fighting Imposter Syndrome

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Paths of Self Discovery

About
Ladders Conf. brings together early stage designers from multiple disciplines to amp up hard and soft skills and empower you to take your career to the next stage. Connect and collaborate with other industry professionals to level up your craft and build people skills at the conference in an open and inclusive environment of your peers.
Schedule
A one-day event filled with informative talks, candid panel discussions and networking opportunities with over 200+ designers and creative professionals. The conference begins at 8.30 AM in the morning and goes until 4.30 PM in the evening with 2 snack breaks and a lunch break. We will also have a social in the evening, post the conference. A detailed scheduled will be shared soon.
Venue
OCAD U is the largest and most comprehensive art, design and media university in Canada. We’ve partnered with them to help you bring a one day intensive programming on leveling up your knowledge around craft and people skills, so you can better navigate your career.
Cost
In order to keep the one day conference accessible to early-stage folks, we’ve kept our ticket prices quite affordable.
Tickets are only $90 for early stage designers.

The Speakers

Chris Govias

Chief of Design
Canadian Digital Services

Helen Tran

Founder & CEO
Jupiter

Sally Chan

Product Designer
WeWork NYC

Michael Sacca

VP Product
Dribbble

Laura Schaefer

Sr. Manager, UX Strategy & Design
CIBC

David Han

Director of Experience Design
Publicis Canada

As we are finalizing our speaker list for the conference, please feel free to reach out to us if you’re interested in speaking.

Tickets

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