Join Fellow Design Leaders in Seattle

The design leadership movement has caught fire and there is no stopping it. So let’s celebrate the strides we’ve made and continue to educate ourselves and build community. Design Leadership Days Seattle is three days of connecting, sharing and learning like no other. Hot topics are sure to include: team structure models, growing a distributed team, recruiting, retention and onboarding, leadership skills and methodologies, design success metrics and selling the value of design. If you are a design leader, this is your event.


September 18–20, 2019
Location TBD, Seattle, WA

From an opening day of connecting and getting to know each other, to a day of guided conversations on topics that matter to you, we’ll round Design Leadership Days out with workshops to help us improve our skills, teams and careers.

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Snag your super early bird tickets and save as we finalize all the details. $899

Why You Need to Be There


Meaningful Connections

Design Leadership Days gives you the opportunity to connect with peers in an open, supportive environment. Trade stories as you explore the city, enjoy local cuisine and take in all the sights. Spend some QT with fellow creatives to build a network that lasts long after you head home.


A Creative Environment

Great ideas don’t show up at your desk or in a conference room. If you're looking for the next big thing, head to a place that's ripe for conversation, innovation and discovery. Get the space and fresh air you need to devise new creative solutions and implement change right away.

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Time Away from It All

With everything going on in life, it can be hard to slow down to regain your focus, creativity and inspiration. Commit to some time away for yourself, to clear your mind and make room for new ideas and solutions. It’s amazing how much better things are when you take time to recharge.


New Insights & Inspiration

Design Leadership Days lets you unwind with fellow design leaders to discuss what you’re up against, brainstorm solutions and vet ideas. Escape to Seattle with us to discover new trends, approaches and solutions.

Love from the Community

We’re excited to host the inaugural class for this event. Here’s what alumni had to say about previous design leadership events:


“I think I'll look back a few years from now and see how DLC was a pivot in my focus, career and energy. So many new friends and ideas have their genesis at that camp.”

— Scott Welliver, Design Manager, Experience Design, Comcast


“What a great event! Connecting with peers across so many industries to discuss the mutual challenges that Design faces every day was inspiring and validating. The intimate nature of a small event like this left me feeling like I have a new support network I can bounce ideas of and ask for advice.”

— Shelley Armstrong, Senior Director, Customer Experience & User Interface Design, NCR


“There is no other venue that brings top UX leadership together to discuss and debate the challenges they face on a daily basis. It's therapy and peer-mentorship rolled all into one!”

— Russ Wilson, Director, Cloud UX, Google


“Very inspiring and motivating to discuss with design leaders from various industries about similar questions or challenges that we face.”

— Caroline Law, Design Manager, Data Science | Head of Studio, IBM Analytics Design, SF, IBM

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