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Prototypes, Process & Play

August 9–10, 2018

Columbia College Film Row – Chicago

Conference Overview

Learn design leadership from the experts at
Prototypes, Process, & Play.

It’s a two-day, single-track conference featuring inspiring keynote speakers, accomplished design leaders, and experienced professionals from major brands and organizations.

Curious about the name? It comes from our formula for effective design leadership:

Experimentation
Prototypes
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Proven Methodologies
Process
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Creative Exploration
Play

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These great sponsors help us make Prototypes, Process & Play affordable and accessible. These organizations see the value in design and design leadership—please show your support for the support they’ve shown us!

Program & Schedule

Hone your design leadership skills over two days with us at Columbia College Chicago. A carefully curated single-track approach ensures that you can attend every session and have a truly shared experience with other attendees and speakers.

Day One
Thursday, August 9th

Registration
Welcome to Prototypes, Process & Play
Andy Budd
The Accidental Design Leader Keynote
Tanya Snook
Designing the Team Experience: Building Culture Through Onboarding
Morning Break
Amy Jiménez Marquez
Responsive Design Leadership — One Style Does Not Fit All
Lunch Break
Adam McCrimmon
A Tale of Two Kickstarters
Colleen Pellissier
Audio Autopsy: How’d My Favorite Podcast Do That?
Kara DeFrias
The Leaders Guide to the Care & Feeding of Humans
Afternoon Break
Peter Merholz
Coach, Diplomat, Advocate, Architect: The Complete Design Leader
Antionette Carroll
The Future of Design Leadership: The Roles of Identity, Power, & Equity Keynote
Happy Hour

Day Two
Friday, August 10th

Registration
Welcome to Prototypes, Process & Play
Kim Goodwin
Context/Leader Fit
Meg Lewis
Full Time You
Morning Break
Debra Gelman
DESIGN BOSS: Leading UX in the Enterprise
Lunch Break
Romke de Haan
Moving You — The Work That Goes Into DJing
Beth Zwolski Tobias
Rock Chalk! From Dust to Design
Bennett King
Where Is My Mind? – Risking Security & Finding Sanity by Leaving Big Business for Small Design
Afternoon Break
Elizabeth Goodman
Inheriting a Mess: The Life Changing Magic of Disorder
Lou Rosenfeld
The Future of Design Leadership Fireside Chat
Closing Ceremonies

About Our Speakers

Great thinking on design leadership is found in many forms in many industries. We’ve curated an incredible lineup of design experts, mentors, and coaches from diverse fields to help you down your own leadership path. Our single-track format ensures you’ll get to learn from every one of them.

Keynotes

Andy Budd

Andy Budd
CEO, Clearleft

As a renown Design Leader and agency CEO, Andy helps companies like Virgin Holidays, John Lewis and Penguin Random House with issues of customer experience, product strategy, and digital transformation.

Andy’s role at Clearleft is to set strategy and vision, promote the value of design, and help our clients realise their digital potential. Andy is very active in the day-to-day running of the company, managing our leadership team, setting company culture, and looking after the happiness and wellbeing of our 30+ staff.

Andy is a designer at heart, having spent over 20 years in the field. He loves using his knowledge of design, technology, and human behaviour to influence product strategy. As such, Andy is in his element when working alongside board members and their management teams.

In his early career Andy helped pioneer the field of Web Standards through his work, his blog (one of the highest trafficked in the UK at the time), and the publication of his best selling book – CSS Mastery. Later, Andy helped popularise the field of UX design, setting up the UKs first dedicated UX agency, along with it’s first and arguably best UX conference.

When he’s not running the company or managing our creative output, Andy can be found sharing his wealth of knowledge at conferences around the world like SXSW, An Event Apart and The Next Web. He also curates the UX London and Leading Design conferences. In 2011, Andy co-founded the Brighton Digital Festival, a citywide celebration of digital culture attracting 40,000 visitors and over 190 events. These are just some of the reasons his company has won Netmag Agency of the Year on several occasions, and he’s appeared on both the Wired 100 and BIMA 100 lists.

Never happier than when he’s diving some remote tropical atoll, Andy is a qualified PADI dive instructor and retired shark wrangler.

For more, keep up with Andy at andybudd.com or on Twitter as @andybudd.

The Accidental Design Leader

Andy first came to prominence in our industry as a designer and web standards enthusiast. He was driven by a desire to improve and professionalise the industry, which is how he came to start the UKs first user experience consultancy, Clearleft. He never set out to be a design leader, but now find himself leading a team of thirty people, almost by accident.

In a quest to understand what makes a great leader, and help his friends in newly minted leadership positions, Andy started the Leading Design conference and Slack community. Over the past 18 months, Andy has interviewed dozens of prominent leaders and listened in on hundreds of Slack conversations about the art and craft of leadership.

In this session, Andy recounts his journey into leadership, shares his successes and failures, and the important lessons he’s learned on the way. The result is a talk packed full of design leadership heuristics suitable for leaders of all shapes, sizes, levels and seniorities.

Antionette Carroll

Antionette Carroll
Founder & CEO, Creative Reaction Lab

Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit social enterprise designing healthy and racially equitable communities for Black and Latinx populations. Creative Reaction Lab is creating a collaborative youth-led, community-centered movement challenging racial inequities in the education, media, health and healthcare, and government and public service sectors. Throughout her career, Antionette has worked for non-profits working for social justice, human rights, and diversity and inclusion. Antionette’s personal mission in life is to CHALLENGE standards, make CHANGE, and CHAMPION approaches resulting in foundational and community impact. As a former Ferguson resident, the death of Michael Brown, Jr. changed her from a typical 9-to-5 graphic designer to a social entrepreneur, design thinking facilitator, community organizer, and social impact design advocate.

Also, Antionette is an active community volunteer. Antionette was named the Founding Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of AIGA: The Professional Association of Design in 2014. Currently, she’s the Chair Emerita of the Task Force working on long-term strategic initiatives such as the Design Census Program with Google and national Inclusivity in Design Summit. With her encouragement, AIGA created the first Racial Justice by Design program, with Antionette co-organizing and assuming the role of online producer for the national Town Hall in 2016. At the local level, she is currently serving as the President Emerita of AIGA St. Louis and co-founder of the Design + Diversity Conference. Antionette also sits on several awards and programming committees for local and national non-profits. Antionette is a TED Fellow.

Antionette credits growing up in economic poverty, but having supportive community wealth as catalysts that guide her journey as a lifelong social changemaker.

For more, keep up with Antionette at creativereactionlab.com or on Twitter as @acarrolldesign.

Kim Goodwin

Kim Goodwin
Author, Designing for the Digital Age

You may know Kim Goodwin from her bestselling book, Designing for the Digital Age. Kim is a consultant who helps organizations build their UX capabilities. She has served as VP of Product & UX at PatientsLikeMe and as VP Design & General Manager at Cooper, leading an integrated practice of interaction, visual, and industrial designers and the development of the acclaimed Cooper U design curriculum. Kim has led projects involving a tremendous range of design problems, including Web sites, complex analytical and enterprise applications, phones, medical devices, services, and even organizations. Her clients and employers have included everything from one-man startups to the world’s largest companies, as well as universities and government agencies.

For more, keep up with Kim on Twitter as @kimgoodwin.

Context/Leader Fit

Any seasoned designer or PM knows the importance of context: users, goals, environments, and business needs all shape the “best” solution to a given problem. And yet, designers and leaders frequently assume that a process, skill set, or attitude that worked in one place is the one right answer. Kim will discuss:

  • What characteristics of organizations demand different things from leaders
  • How to assess your leadership effectiveness within a given context
  • How to find your own context/leader fit
Lou Rosenfeld

Lou Rosenfeld
Publisher, Rosenfeld Media

Lou Rosenfeld is Rosenfeld Media’s founder and publisher. Like many user experience folk, Lou started somewhere (library science), made his way somewhere else (information architecture), and has ended up in an entirely different place (publishing). Lou spent most of his career in information architecture consulting, first as founder of Argus Associates and later as an independent consultant. He co-founded the Information Architecture Institute and the IA Summit. And he does know something about publishing, having edited or co-authored five books, including the IA “bible,” Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, and Search Analytics for Your Site.

For more, keep up with Lou at https://rosenfeldmedia.com/ or on Twitter as @louisrosenfeld.

Sessions

Amy Jiménez Marquez

Amy Jiménez Marquez
Alexa Personality Experience Manager, Amazon

Amy Jiménez Marquez is the manager of the Alexa Personality Experience team at Amazon in Seattle, WA. She’s also one of the publishers of Boxes and Arrows, an online publication devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design.

She’s been a UX professional since the late 1990s, working in both corporate and freelance settings. With a Master’s degree in Directing, Amy has also been performing improvisational comedy for over 20 years, and enjoys applying improv collaboration techniques to her daily work.

For more, keep up with Amy at amymarquez.com or on Twitter as @amymarquez.

Responsive Design Leadership — One Style Does Not Fit All

Not everyone wants or needs a warm, supportive manager, and not everyone wants or needs the tough, task-focused boss. I’ve come to realize that my usual style of mentoring and motivating people on my teams does not work for everyone, much to my dismay. There are many shades of leadership in between, and knowing what each team member needs means discovering the answers to deeper questions about what makes them who they are.

You’ll need to uncover what inspires and motivates each individual team member, while also understanding how they’ll respond to ambiguity or sudden change. You’ll also need to do this while handling your day job and while also keeping them–and yourself–from burning out. We’ll discuss some approaches to tackling most of this (that burn out one…) and share tips on empathy and emotional resonance that can help you build stronger and more genuine ties to your team in order to set them all up for their best success.

Bennett King

Bennett King
Managing Partner, Konrad+King

Ben is the Managing Partner of Konrad+King, a San Diego based human-centered design studio that focuses on enterprise, healthcare, mobility and smart cities. Equal parts studio leader, design researcher and design technologist, Ben has over 20 years of expertise coupling digital systems and keen insight on human behavior. Ben joined Konrad+King in 2015 after nearly a decade embedded in Qualcomm Research where he researched and designed experiences in Augmented Reality, Human-Robot Interaction, Wearable Devices, and Connected Systems. He previously served his time at Kyocera Wireless, HP, and a number of startups. On a more personal note, he is a ninth-generation Californian, husband to a patient wife, father to two ungrateful children, and 73% sure he once saw Bigfoot.

For more, keep up with Bennett on Twitter as @skunkwurx.

Where Is My Mind? – Risking Security & Finding Sanity by Leaving Big Business for Small Design

Have you ever wondered if you could be the boss? Not just the manager, or the design leader, but someone who is ultimately responsible for decisions that shape the success or failure of your company? I’m going to tell you about my journey to become the boss, and share the lessons I’ve learned about accepting risk, finding value, creating worth, and seeing benefit in the design field.

Something tells me that this is the type of thing that gets easier the second time, but, to me, there were no do-overs in this adventure. It involved going all-in and gambling without a safety net. Along the way, I’ve found myself pondering a second mortgage to keep the lights on, losing employees and clients at the worst times, riding project highs followed by periods of drought, and somehow constantly running out of bourbon.

And this was exactly what I had been looking for. Maybe it’s what you’re looking for too, so I’ve got some stories for you.

Debra Gelman

Debra Gelman
AVP, Digital Design & User Experience, AT&T Business

Debra Gelman is a leader, strategist, author, and practitioner in the digital design and user experience space. Throughout her 20-year career, Deb has used customer behavior to drive the design of experiences for the telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, education, and publishing industries. Currently, as AVP of Digital Design & User Experience at AT&T Business, she leads a team responsible for designing innovative digital products for AT&T’s Enterprise and Small Business customers. Deb is the author of Design for Kids; Digital Products for Playing and Learning.

A Philadelphia native newly relocated to Dallas, Deb spends her free time exploring her new home state with husband Josh and daughter Samantha.

For more, keep up with Debra on Twitter as @dgelman.

DESIGN BOSS: Leading UX in the Enterprise

Leading design in a large organization is more than just “doing design with more people.” Anyone who tells you otherwise has yet to spend their time untangling a myriad of non-design-related issues so that design work can get done. Huge teams, competing priorities, personal agendas, and outdated methodologies can make innovation seem impossible, and can discourage even the most optimistic practitioners.

Some planning, some data, and a whole lot of patience will help you develop strong relationships with your product, marketing, and technology partners, create advocates across the organization, and communicate the value your team brings to the organization. If only that were all there is to the job!

Yes, design leader, it’s entirely possible to inspire teams, drive change, and create meaningful digital experiences in an enterprise environment. It’s not always easy, and there’s no single path to success–let’s start with what I’ve learned to point you in the right direction.

Elizabeth Goodman

Elizabeth Goodman
Experience Design Director, Government

Elizabeth’s writing, design and research focus on product, service, and interaction design for organizationally complex products and services. Currently, she is the acting Director of Design at 18F, a technology consultancy within the US Government’s General Services Administration. Previously, she worked with exploratory research and design teams at Intel, Fuji-Xerox, and Yahoo! Elizabeth has a masters degree in interaction design from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University, and a PhD from the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a co-author of the widely used design research handbook, Observing the User Experience, published by Morgan Kaufmann, and Designing Connected Products, from O’Reilly Media.

For more, keep up with Elizabeth at confectious.net.

Inheriting a Mess: The Life Changing Magic of Disorder

Despite widespread praise for experimentation and play, “mess” still remains an insult in business books and home design blogs alike. Inheriting an organizational mess means taking on someone else’s disorder, clutter, and ongoing difficulties. Who would thank a predecessor for bequeathing them that?

You, that’s who. In this talk, I’ll argue for embracing mess as a powerful tool in organizational (re)design. As well, I’ll walk through some some principles and practices for putting mess to work without letting it take over.

Kara DeFrias

Kara DeFrias
UX Director, Obama White House

Kara’s passion for designing engaging experiences has brought her to many exciting places, including the Super Bowl, Oscars, and most recently, the White House as UX Director for Vice President Biden. Previously, Kara was in the first class of Presidential Innovation Fellows, where she served as entrepreneur in residence reimagining the relationship between the government and the people from a technology perspective. She currently champions businesses of one at Intuit QuickBooks Self-Employed.

For more, keep up with Kara at karadefrias.com or on Twitter as @karadefrias.

The Leaders Guide to the Care & Feeding of Humans

Health and wellness of an organization’s or project’s performance can be relatively simple. In a snapshot we can know a lot–dashboards and metrics tell us lots about how well our work is progressing, what mile stones we’re reaching, and what color-coded alert state of panic we should be in. And we can optimize our way into just about any green-colored diagram we choose.

Teams, and the humans that comprise them, are fascinatingly complex and complicated. In a snapshot, we can fool ourselves into believing all kinds of things about them. And yet, we can’t really know for sure unless we dive in deeper and learn about their health, their needs, and try to help them optimize for their individual successes. In this presentation, Kara shares her approach to the care and feeding of humans, sharing lessons gleaned from working at the highest echelons of sports, entertainment, government, and technology.

Meg Lewis

Meg Lewis
Designer, Educator

Meg Lewis is a designer creating experiences for happy companies and a one-on-one educator creating happier lives for humans of all kinds. Meg is the founder of Ghostly Ferns, a collective of designers & commercial artists and is the co-founder of Fool Proof, a shared workspace for creativity & collaboration in Minneapolis. She specializes in creating emotional connections between businesses and their audiences by adding personality to their brand. Meg is also a sought-after speaker and educator, traveling the world to present at conferences and private events on personal brand, defining a purpose, and living an authentic life.

For more, keep up with Meg at darngood.co or on Twitter as @darngooood.

Full Time You

There’s no one like you on this planet, so why have a career like anyone else? Traditional career paths, like fitting into a one-size-fits-all job description and letting higher-ups determine our success, don’t work for everyone. What if there was a new path that was paved just for you? Let’s ditch the separation of work/life and embrace a new life where you get paid to be yourself! Champion your unique personality, strengths, and values to grow your life and career!

During this fun and interactive talk, we’ll cut deep into your squishy core and find what makes you, you! Grab your metaphorical lantern and head into the depths of your true self as we create an actionable plan for your future life and career as a leader.

This talk will help you identify the qualities that make you unique and translate them to a career only you can have. Meg will coach you through defining a life’s purpose that will drive your career and life decisions. At the end, she’ll guide you through creating team and relationship guidelines that help fulfill your purpose and advance your career. You’ll leave feeling confident and excited knowing your team needs your unique abilities.

Peter Merholz

Peter Merholz
Design & Product Management Executive

Peter Merholz has been active in digital design and product for 25 years, most notably in building Adaptive Path, and now a design executive and product leader. He is VP of Design at Snagajob and has co-written a book, Org Design for Design Orgs (O’Reilly).

For more, keep up with Peter at peterme.com or on Twitter as @peterme.

Coach, Diplomat, Advocate, Architect: The Complete Design Leader

A challenge many designers face as they embrace leadership is learning how to let go of the work. All through their career, their success has been measured by their ability to deliver. Now they have to figure out how to shift their efforts to support the delivery of their teams. This may lead to an existential crisis – “If I’m not doing the work, how am I contributing value?”

In this talk, Peter will outline the four archetypes of the Complete Design Leader. This leader grows their design team, provides clear expectations, and does everything they can to ensure the team’s effectiveness. These leaders must broaden their purview beyond creative matters, into the managerial and operational activities that will enable their team to succeed.

Tanya Snook

Tanya Snook
Government Design Leader, Canada

Tanya is a user experience designer who focuses on citizen and employee experiences for the Government of Canada. She designs end-to-end services, content and applications with the goal of balancing the needs of citizens with those of the government staff who deliver services.

Tanya is a founder and co-chair of CanUX, Canada’s largest user experience conference. She is also a UX champion within the government, having co-chaired the national User Experience Working Group, and leading workshops and training sessions on UX methods for fellow public servants in her spare time.

Before her career in the public service, Tanya worked in various startups and consulting firms in Ottawa’s high tech sector. She holds a bachelor’s Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa and is certified as a business analyst through the International Institute for Business Analysis.

At home, you will likely find her with a latte in hand, wearing a nerdy t-shirt, listening to a podcast and tweeting. Tanya lives in Ottawa with her hubby and son (aka The Dude).

For more, keep up with Tanya at spydergrrl.com or on Twitter as @spydergrrl.

Designing the Team Experience: Building Culture Through Onboarding

Why do some project teams work well, while others just can’t seem to get it together? Why do some teams have a strong sense of culture while others feel like a group of strangers working on the same task?

When a team comes together, whether it’s for a short-term project or ongoing long-term operations, a culture emerges: you can see it in how the team works toward common goals and how they interact with one another. Although you can’t force team culture, you can design for it. Through an enterprise project case study, we’ll look at onboarding techniques and methods that can be used to deliberately build strong team cultures.

Lightning

Adam McCrimmon

Adam McCrimmon
Co-Founder, XYZ Game Labs

Adam’s passion is the exciting world of Tabletop Gaming! In 2016 he co-founded XYZ Game Labs and created the card game called RobotLab with his team. He currently spends most weekends playing, talking about or designing tabletop and board games.

For more, keep up with Adam at about.me/amccrim or on Twitter as @McAtoms.

A Tale of Two Kickstarters

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take your big idea and run a Kickstarter campaign? Have you ever wondered why the heck those Kickstarters you funded took so long, didn’t deliver as expected, or in general frustrated you?

I’m going to walk you through what it’s like to go through our first Kickstarter–and share with you all the things we learned along the way. By the time this event happens, we’ll have also gone through a second campaign, and if it’s successful or fails dramatically, I’ll have even more of a story to share!

Beth Zwolski Tobias

Beth Zwolski Tobias
The Chalk Girl

Beth has been drawing since her mom placed a crayon in her hand. Over the years, she picked up passions for drawing, painting, animation, special effects makeup, and fabrication. She earned a B.A. in Film/Video with a concentration in Traditional Animation from Columbia College Chicago.

In 2010 “The Chalk Girl” was born from a custom-made position at Six Flags Great America and lasted for five summers. In April of 2016, Beth signed up for Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in Chicago on a complete whim. Without even knowing how they would transport the completed pictures home, Beth and her husband improvised their way through the weekend. Lucky for them, guests thoroughly enjoyed the chalk art. About a month after the convention, Beth and her husband took a leap of faith and began a business called “The Chalk Girl.”

In addition to dusting up convention halls across the U.S., Beth also conceptualizes and applies special effects make up for scare characters during the Six Flags Fright Fest season.

For more, keep up with Beth at adventuresofchalkgirl.com or on Twitter as @thechalkgirl.

Rock Chalk! From Dust to Design

Have you ever wondered how an artist makes a living–not just the ones with galleries, the other ones that you see when you go to conventions, or peruse Etsy for unique items to add to your collection of whatever-it-is-you-collect? Have you ever thought about taking a passion project and making it less about passion and more real?

This is what I do! I create art, using chalk (yes, that chalk), and you’ll see me creating it live at any number of fan conventions, and then I turn it into something you’d be proud to frame and hang on your wall! It’s a lot of fun–and a lot of work–to make this type of thing work. For some it’s a hobby, for some it’s a full time job. For me, it’s taking an idea and turning it into art, and finding ways to make art make money.

Colleen Pellissier

Colleen Pellissier
Podcast Producer, Cards Against Humanity

Colleen is a Chicago based UX designer and podcast producer. She’s passionate about storytelling, solving problems, user-centered design, asking questions, and listening. Prior to getting into UX design, Colleen worked in public radio and audio documentary. Her radio stories have aired all over the country by the powers of radio waves and the Internet. Currently, her heart belongs to design. A list of Colleen’s top five favorite things (not in order of importance): wallpaper, museum memberships, Fiona, water, and pizza.

For more, keep up with Colleen at colleenpellissier.design or on Twitter as @cr_pellissier.

Audio Autopsy: How’d My Favorite Podcast Do That?

Making podcasts isn’t for the faint of heart and I’m here to tell you why—we’ll take a shallow-dive into the craft of audio storytelling via podcasting, and the production that goes into it. Podcasts are hot—people aren’t leaving the house before making sure they have their phone, keys, wallet, and earbuds connected with their favorite show queued-up. I’m going to tell you how that all happens!

Romke de Haan

Romke de Haan
Business Development Officer, i.c.stars

Romke de Haan has been in the DJ world since he was 13 years old. First under DJ greats like DJ QuickMixx and Opie Cuttingham of Illinois Mixx Mob. Romke became more of a performing DJing in his late 20s after the passing of his friend DJ Roc Dee. Today Romke has DJ'd for thousands all over the country in bars and venues in Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, and DC. He blends various mixes of genres and styles sure to get a party going. By day Romke works as a consultant in technology and business, helping organizations transform into modern companies.

For more, keep up with Romke at www.romkedehaan.com.

Moving You — The Work That Goes Into DJing

Music is magical–it can make us move, it can move us, it can make us forget everything for a moment, and it can make us remember things we thought we’d forgotten forever. There’s even more magic that happens when a DJ gets in the zone and makes you experience all of that for a long period of time.

How does it happen That thing where you were singing and dancing along to something familiar one moment and the next you’re experiencing something completely different—yet similar—and you’re not sure when it happened.

I do that, and I can promise you, it’s all by design. It takes a deep knowledge of and appreciation for music, a passion for helping others experience something great for them and created by you, and it takes precision timing and skill to keep everything going. We’ll hear and see some live DJ action, and then I’ll slow it all down and we’ll deconstruct it so you can learn all that happens when the music beat goes on and the DJs appear to be switching to glide.

Location Details

Columbia College Film Row

We are big fans of our venue and sponsor: Columbia College in Chicago. Columbia is a great place to learn and upgrade your design skills and we’re excited to host our inaugural Prototypes, Process & Play with them!

Columbia College

About Columbia College

Columbia College Chicago is an institution of higher education specializing in arts and media disciplines, with nearly 12,000 students pursuing degrees within 120 undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Where to Park?

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

The Congress Plaza Hotel

Coming from out of town? We’ve set up a special rate for attendees at The Congress Plaza Hotel on Michigan Avenue in the heart of Chicago.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We want to be the easiest partner you’ve ever worked with–even at the traditional conference level! With that as our guiding mantra, all of our Prototypes, Process & Play sponsorships are $1,500.

Prototypes, Process & Play has many different options available that are comparable to any other large scale event, and we’re happy to work with you to create something custom to meet your needs. We’ve got a great event planned and we’d love to talk to you about how we can partner with you!

If you’re interested in sponsoring Prototypes, Process & Play and getting in front of the people who are driving the future of design, contact us or download our Sponsorship Packet.

Chicago Sponsors Camps

  • Rosenfeld Media
  • Simplecast
  • Lead Honestly
  • Columbia College Chciago

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.

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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.