HCID Open Day 2018 – Call for Speakers, Demos and Sponsors!!

The HCID Open Day is returning on Friday 4th May 2018!

For those who don’t already know, the HCID Open Day is a free event where we invite in guest speakers from Industry and Academia to talk about UX / HCI / Interaction Design and related fields. The day is made up of concurrent talks / workshops with keynotes at the start and end of the event. Previous keynotes have been from Google, eBay, Ideo and Fluxx. The event provides a great opportunity to share knowledge, network, and meet potential hires. Last year we had around 250 people through the doors! To see how successful our last event was, check out our HCID 2014 highlights video.

This year’s event will start at 10:30am, and run until 5:15pm, followed by an after party at a nearby pub!

We are currently looking for speakers to share their knowledge with the London’s digital / UX community and sponsors that are able to pay for refreshments throughout the day.

For those interested in Speaking, Demoing or Sponsoring
Talks typically last 20-25 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions.

The loose theme for this year will be ‘Beyond the Screen’ and will focus on designing non screen based interactions, exploring technology that has made the jump from science fiction into reality and how UX thinking can be used for more than just interfaces. We’d appreciate talks or technology demos in this area. However, we are happy to consider interesting topics as well.

If you are interested in speaking / demoing at or sponsoring this event then please send an e-mail introducing yourself with a suggested topic to stuart.scott.2@city.ac.uk.

We are looking to get all speakers confirmed by early-April.

For those interested in attending
We are still in the planning phases at the moment please keep an eye out on our Twitter account @cinteractionlab, where using #HCID2018 we will announce speakers as they are confirmed and release ticket information.

Look forward to seeing you there!