Does Your Design Conference Suck?

Bonnie Abbot asks hard questions and gives honest answers. 

She’s organised conferences, attended them, and found both endeavours wanting, but also puts forth the case for making design events better. 

Here, she showcases a six point dissection of reasons as to why some conferences are crappy, from a lack of consideration for people with children to speaker line-ups that are regurgitated year on year. 

Refreshingly, she highlights the virtuous attempts by certain conferences to thwart these disappointments, namely XOXO, DjangoCon, and Úll, among others. She also goes into what we can all practically do to rectify the state of design conferences; the advice is also applicable to the conference industry at large.

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