HCID Open Day 2015 – Call for Speakers and Sponsors!!

The HCID Open Day is returning on Thursday 30th April 2015 and we are looking for speakers to share their knowledge with our community and sponsors to pay for refreshments throughout the day.

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 in the evening. Previous keynotes have been from Google, IDEO, Virgin, Microsoft and Facebook. The event provides a great opportunity to distribute knowledge, network and meet potential hires. And we had around 350 people through the doors last year! To see how successful our last event was check our our HCID 2014 highlights video.

This years event will start at 1pm with concurrent talks running until 6pm when everyone comes together for the keynotes, followed by an after party at our new SU bar!

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

The loose theme for this years event is ‘Design at Work’ so we are looking for talks around this theme. They could be about designing products aimed at business environments, best practice within design professions or advice on how researchers / designers can play along nicely. However we will consider other interesting topics as well.

If you are interested in speaking 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 mid March.

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 we will announce speakers as they are confirmed and release ticket information.

Look forward to seeing you there!