Five reasons to attend Bristol's biggest design conference
- Steven Shukor
Collaborate, the South West’s biggest UX and Design conference.
A line-up of world-class speakers will share their skills, experience and ideas, with 200 attendees.
Now in its seventh year, Collaborate has become an unmissable date on the regional tech scene calendar.
Year after year we champion the spirit of team collaboration and explore how it can bring out the best of our capabilities.
Here are five reasons why you do not want to miss Collaborate Bristol.
1. Learn from the best
We’ve prepared an exciting line-up of guest speakers from the world of UX and design, including Google, TomTom and the Met Office. Confirmed so far are:
- Sonja Radenkovic, Head of UX Design at TomTom
- Chris Richards, Creative Director at Nomensa
- Dr Helen Davies and Dr Bronwin Patrickson from University of South Wales
- Chris Beighton, Solutions Architect - Customer Data Services at Met Office
- Lara Mendonça, Design Lead at Bumble
We’ll be teasing our full roster over the coming months, so follow us on Twitter for our latest news.
2. Expand your network
Collaborate is the annual get-together of South West’s digital community. You’ll be in a room full of designers, UXers, company directors and industry trailblazers. This is your chance to make new connections, strengthen existing ones, increase your visibility, seek out new opportunities and build your professional support network.
3. Sharpen your skills
As talented as we are, we can all do with sharpening our tools every now and then. Collaborate will challenge your assumptions, make you rethink ways of doing things and awaken your inner Steve Jobs. Who knows, you may just walk away from Collaborate with your next big idea.
4. Get exposure
Collaborate is a great opportunity to get noticed by your peers and your clients and build a reputation as an expert in your field. Use the conference hashtag (#CollaborateBRS) and follow other conference attendees on social media. You’ll be encouraged to live tweet during the sessions you attend. Your shareable content will continue to give you exposure beyond the conference.
5. Discover Bristol’s historic harbourside
Located on the vibrant waterfront with fantastic harbourside views, Watershed media centre is the natural home for Collaborate. Built in 1894, the former warehouse has become the public-face of Bristol’s cultural and creative economy. Once the setting for merchants sailing off on their voyages, Watershed is the perfect setting for your own discovery.
Have I convinced you? If so, have a look at what we are doing this year.