Chicago Camps

2019 Chicago Camps Events Schedule

Howdy Chicago Camps friends!

2019 is upon us and we’re super excited to share our schedule for this year with you. As you may know, we have “Camps” which typically are 1-day mini-conferences on a Saturday. In 2019, we’re going to have one of these—Saturday, October 12th.

In addition, we also host an annual design leadership conference. We used to call it Prototypes, Process & Play. This conference typically has happened in early August on a Thursday and Friday and that’s worked really well for us (and a lot of you! However, the name, well, it didn’t quite land where we had hoped.

It was definitely different, and although we let everyone know it was “design leadership” in nature, the name tended to communicate something much more at the practitioner level. Those who know us, and the event, generally understood and were kind enough to nod politely at us about it. Those who know us really well let us know we were missing the mark pretty solidly!

We’re excited to announce that this year, on Thursday and Friday, August 8th and 9th, we’ll be launching Leadership by Design! You may be familiar with Prototypes, Process & Play, so think of it as a renaming of that event, with some added cool stuff. The programming for PPP was truly all about Leadership by Design, by designers, for designers, and by and for anyone. It was time for us to have a conference that was named appropriately and helped identify itself clearly and concisely.

Leadership by Design will have the same great food, snacks, and content you’ve come to expect—with additional content on Wednesday, August 7th, because we’re adding workshops! We’re still working out the schedule and the content, however, you can rest assured that this year will be a great year, with great, inexpensive options for you to keep your skills current and to help you level-up!

We’re really excited, and we can’t wait to see you, so without any delay, here’s that schedule, along with links to the event pages so you can submit proposals to the Camps and purchase tickets (and get in on those Leadership by Design tickets while they’re only $200 each!).

Our 2019 schedule is as follows:

As always, thanks for helping us make these events great! We look forward to seeing you all throughout 2019!

Chicago Sponsors Camps

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

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

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Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.