Updates

Prototypes, Process & Play: The Must-Attend Design Leadership Conference
July 7, 2018

Design Leadership, to quote Amy Jiménez Marquez, can either be something you plan for, or it can sneak up on you. Whether you’ve planned for it or it was something that caught you by surprise, it’s always great to learn from, and lean on, the experience...

Convince the Person You Need to Convince So You Can Attend Prototypes, Process & Play 2018
June 3, 2018

Improving Your Design Leadership Skills

Here at Chicago Camps, we’ve scoured the internet to review a whole bunch of the best (and frankly, the worst) “Convince Your <Boss>” posts so that we could not start our first one from scratch. Then we refined that to be more specific toward Design, and we found some results that considered a lot of things we would be remiss if we overlooked, so we’ve mashed together a bunch of the key themes from all of those other posts to make this one better.

BLUF / TLDR (Bottom Line Up Front / Too Long Didn’t Read):

  • If you don’t live in Chicago, it can cost you $917 - $1,504ish to attend our design leadership conference Prototypes, Process & Play.
  • You’re going to learn and enhance your design leadership skills from deeply experienced professionals leading the design field, learn practical approaches to solving the problems you face today, network with others who can help you after the event, and save a lot of money over other events.
  • Our schedule is amazing and says a lot on its own!
  • There’s a letter that you can copy/paste and update to send to whomever you need to convince at the bottom, if you need it.
  • There’s a discount code at the bottom, too!

2018 Events Update
January 27, 2018

Feel free to submit a talk to UX Camp or purchase tickets to UX Camp and/or Prototypes, Process & Play. (Really great early rates right now!)

Howdy friends of Chicago Camps!

We’ve got our confirmed 2018 events dates, and here is our updated, final schedule:

2018 Events Schedule
December 29, 2017

Howdy friends of Chicago Camps and wayward internet travelers! With 2017 achieving its final days and 2018 upon us, we want to share our schedule with you.

In 2018, we’re planning on holding 3 events and we’d love to see you at all of them! Here’s the schedule:

Jared Spool at Prototypes, Process & Play 2017 (Podcast)
September 22, 2017

This podcast features Jared Spool, Founder of User Interface Engineering & Co-founder of Centre Center, and his Keynote, “Design is a Team Sport” from the design leadership conference Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th, 2017.

Prototypes, Process & Play presentation podcasts are sponsored by Balsamiq – with Balsamiq Mockups, anyone can design great software.

Eli Silva at Prototypes, Process & Play 2017 (Podcast)
September 22, 2017

This podcast features Eli Silva, Senior Product Designer at Pivotal Labs, and his Presentation, “Designing for Diversity in Organization Design” from the design leadership conference Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th, 2017.

Prototypes, Process & Play presentation podcasts are sponsored by Balsamiq – with Balsamiq Mockups, anyone can design great software.

Sofia Millares & Tami Evnin at Prototypes, Process & Play 2017 (Podcast)
September 22, 2017

This podcast features Sofia Millares, Creative Director of Product Design, and Tami Evnin, Lead Product Designer, both of Nasdaq, and their Presentation, “World’s Best Boss: Lessons Learned from a New Design Leader” from the design leadership conference Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th, 2017.

Prototypes, Process & Play presentation podcasts are sponsored by Balsamiq – with Balsamiq Mockups, anyone can design great software.

Suzanna Bierwirth at Prototypes, Process & Play 2017 (Podcast)
September 22, 2017

This podcast features Suzanna Bierwirth, Chief Creative Officer of The Mars Agency, and her Lightning Talk, “Managing Up, Down & Sideways” from the design leadership conference Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th, 2017.

Prototypes, Process & Play presentation podcasts are sponsored by Balsamiq – with Balsamiq Mockups, anyone can design great software.

Kathi Kaiser at Prototypes, Process & Play 2017 (Podcast)
September 22, 2017

This podcast features Kathi Kaiser, Co-founder and Partner at Centralis, and her Lightning Talk, “How to Design a Company” from the design leadership conference Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th, 2017.

Prototypes, Process & Play presentation podcasts are sponsored by Balsamiq – with Balsamiq Mockups, anyone can design great software.

Dan Brown at Prototypes, Process & Play 2017 (Podcast)
September 21, 2017

This podcast features Dan Brown, Co-founder of Eightshapes and author of several key design books, and his Presentation, “Curiosity, Skepticism, Humility: Achieving the Right Mindset for Design Discovery in Teams” from the design leadership conference Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th, 2017.

Prototypes, Process & Play presentation podcasts are sponsored by Balsamiq – with Balsamiq Mockups, anyone can design great software.

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.

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.