Leading Design

A conference for people leading design teams

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London 2019

November 6-8 | Tickets now on sale

We are seriously excited to be holding our 4th Leading Design conference in London at the Barbican - come and join us.

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San Francisco 2020

February 24-26 | Tickets now on sale

We’re delighted to be bringing the Leading Design joy to San Francisco.

The schedule and website are still in the making, but grab your Super Early Bird ticket now and check back soon for further details.

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New York


This conference is now over. Thanks for joining us—we had a blast! We’ll see you next year.

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What to expect

Leading Design brings together experts who lead design teams, oversee design direction and instil a culture of design within their organisations.

Come and join our growing community of design leaders for inspiring talks, hands-on workshops, superb parties and excellent socials. Being a design leader can be as challenging as it is rewarding, Leading Design will give you opportunity to connect with your peers, swap war stories, and build relationships to last the rest of your careers. This year we’re holding not one, but two conferences!

Past speakers spotlight

Stuart Frisby

Director of Design, Booking.com

Janice Fraser

Senior Vice President, Bionic

Margaret Lee

Director of User Experience Design, Google

Kate Aronowitz

Design Partner, Google Ventures

“If you’re in a world whereby you are responsible in any degree for an experience with customers that is delivered by digital means, you should be here. You should be here and paying attention and writing notes and you should be back here every year.”

Martyn Reding, Head of UX at Virgin Atlantic, 2018