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Speaker Camp Boston

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mad*Pow – Boston

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Speaker Camp helps you get ready to present at conferences. Spend your Saturday with us and get prepared to get on stage and show your smarts!

You don’t need to picture people in their underwear to get up on stage and share what you know. You do, however, need to have a compelling idea along with a well-written abstract and a well-structured, well-prepared presentation in order to give the talk you–and your audience–deserve.

You’ve Got A Lot To Say. People Deserve to Hear It.

Show up with 5 minutes of a presentation and learn from seasoned professionals who have seen their fair share of stages. We’ll provide you with a safe, welcoming environment and help you by providing valuable and actionable feedback that will help you level-up your presentation game.

We can help with that. Come learn with us!

Staff & Mentors

Leader

Russ Unger

Russ Unger
User Experience Designer & Researcher, Author, & Speaker

Russ Unger is an Experience Design Director in Chicago where he leads teams and projects in design and research. He is co-author of the book “A Project Guide to UX Design,” “Designing the Conversation,” and the forthcoming Speaker Camp for Peachpit Press (Voices That Matter). Russ is also working on a book on guerrilla design and research methods that is due out well, sometime.

Russ is also co-founder of Chicago Camps, which hosts low-cost, high-value technology events in the Chicago area, and he is also on the Advisory Board for the Department of Web Design and Development at Harrington College of Design. Russ has 2 daughters who both draw better than he does and are currently beginning to surpass his limited abilities in coding.

For more, keep up with Russ at userglue.com or on Twitter as @russu.

Special Guest

Jared Spool

Jared Spool
Founder, User Interface Engineering, & Co-founder, Centre Center

Jared M. Spool is the founder of User Interface Engineering, the largest usability research organization of its kind in the world. If you’ve ever seen Jared speak about user experience design, you know that he’s probably the most effective and knowledgeable communicator on the subject today. He’s been working in the field of usability and experience design since 1978, before the term “usability” was ever associated with computers.

Jared spends his time working with the research teams at the company, helps clients understand how to solve their design problems, explains to reporters and industry analysts what the current state of design is all about, and is a top-rated speaker at more than 20 conferences every year. He is also the conference chair and keynote speaker at the annual UI Conference and UX Immersion Conference, and manages to squeeze in a fair amount of writing time. He is author of the book, Web Usability: A Designer’s Guide and co-author of Web Anatomy: Interaction Design Frameworks that Work.

For more, keep up with Jared at uie.com or on Twitter as @jmspool.

Mentors

Schedule & Curriculum

We’ve pulled together a great schedule for Speaker Camp, which includes brainstorming your ideas, understanding abstract structure and format, crafting your abstract, and much, much more!

Registration & Morning Beverages
  • Brainstorming Your Big Idea
  • How to Write Your Bio
  • How to Write Your Proposal & Abstract
  • Critique Proposals & Abstracts
Lunch
Presentation Tips & Techniques
Trial by Fire
Presentations & Critique
Closing

Location

Mad*Pow Boston

Mad*Pow Boston

About Mad*Pow

Mad*Pow is a design agency that improves the experiences people have with technology, organizations and each other. Since 2000, they have partnered with industry leaders like Cigna, ESPN, John Hancock, Pearson, Microsoft and Google.

Check out Mad*Pow.

Where to Park?

There are several easy-access parking garages available in the surrounding blocks.

Where to Stay?

Coming from out of town? There are a lot of hotels in the surrounding area that may work well for you and we have already done the searching for you!

Chicago Sponsors Camps

  • Rosenfeld Media
  • Simplecast
  • Columbia College Chciago
  • WeWork

Code of Conduct

All delegates, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any Chicago Camps, LLC event are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

The Short Version
Full Version

Be respectful of other people; respectfully ask people to stop if you are bothered; and if you can’t resolve an issue contact the organizers. If you are being a problem, it will be apparent and you’ll be asked to leave.