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Big Design Conference 2013

While you must purchase a ticket for Big Design 2013, let's keep score of who will be going to the conference here. If you have never been to the conference, it is the BEST kept secret in Dallas. For three days, hear experts from game, mobile, web, kiosk, multimedia, and film design converge on Dallas. A large trade shows allows you to see the latest technology and best practices, play with the current tools, and network with your peers.

For folks that like to build, there is hackathon and game-a-thon at the conference, where you can win some cool prizes.

See all the details at Big Design Conference 2013.

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  • Jonathan I.

    Here’s mine: http://tinyurl.com/n245uw4

    I'm trying to boost my Public Speaking endorsement level on LinkedIn, so if you saw my presentation, liked it, link to me at www.linkedin.com/in/isernhagen and endorse me for that, I will buy you a wine or beer at next year's Big (D)esign.

    October 25, 2013

  • Jonathan I.

    The best conference for its duration and price that I have yet attended.

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • Cam B.

    Highly worthwhile, and one of the most affordable professional conferences anywhere. Best bang for your buck.

    3 · October 24, 2013

  • Debbie S.

    This was definitely one of the best conferences I've attended. Low cost/HIGH VALUE! Glad to see lots of presentations with content that has practical applications.

    1 · October 24, 2013

  • David S.

    It was amazing. Saw lots of old friends and made new ones. So much new information to take in. Spent all day Sunday replaying all the presentations in my head, but way too much to recall at one time. I hope the slides of the presentations will be available and easy to find. Thanks to Brian, Jay, Lara and everyone else that made this years conference bigger and better then ever.

    5 · October 21, 2013

    • Bryan D.

      Great question David. I'm wondering if all the presentation decks will all be placed somewhere on Slideshare, etc.

      2 · October 21, 2013

    • J. S.

      Just posted mine. Here is the link: http://www.slideshare...­

      October 23, 2013

  • J. S.

    What a great conference this year!!!! A few folks asked me to post my slide deck for my Adding Personality to Your Personas talk. So here is the link: http://www.slideshare.net/texasanimator/adding-personality-to-personas

    2 · October 22, 2013

    • Debi N.

      Thank you!

      1 · October 22, 2013

    • Darren E.

      Definitely an awesome presentation! Was glad to be able to hear it given...

      1 · October 22, 2013

  • Jim C.

    Amazing conference - again! Day 1 was full of great content, and Day 2 dug in and found new spaces to fill in my brain that I didn't know I had. Already looking forward to Big (D) 2015!

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Ben J.

    This Meetup.com page says 880 people attended the conference. Is that an accurate number? If it's anywhere close to that, this truly is a *Big* design conference!!!

    1 · October 21, 2013

    • Lara B.

      Eventbrite had over 800

      2 · October 21, 2013

    • Brian S.

      880 or more. Sunday Master Classes were full

      October 22, 2013

  • Cameron G.

    Loved it. Sully has now expanded horizons to include more lectures on digital art & he says next year we should expect speakers who cover the business aspects. Hopefully, soon enough, there will be more on web writing.

    2 · October 22, 2013

  • John G.

    There is so much to do and so little time. Going to be a great quarter and 2014

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Debbie S.

    Without a doubt, this is one of the best conferences I've attended. Low cost/HIGH VALUE. Thank you Brian Sullivan and team!

    Any word on whether there will be a central location or tag on Slideshare for the presentations?

    3 · October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A very special thank you to Brian Sullivan and his wonderful team, another special thanks to Tony Cecala! You guys are the best!

    Our young entrepreneurs truly enjoyed meeting and visiting with the speakers and attendees. Their minds are buzzing with ways to make their ideas better. They can't wait until next year!

    We greatly appreciate the support from everyone who visited the Jr. Startup booth!

    7 · October 21, 2013

  • Carri C.

    Great conference! So many highlights. Thanks to all who made it so informative and enjoyable.

    4 · October 21, 2013

  • John G.

    When is comes down to our own future being creative is all we really have to succeed!

    3 · October 21, 2013

  • John G.

    Again I meet the people who create or have created

    2 · October 21, 2013

  • John G.

    This is very true, I look forward to working with all of you in quarter 4 of 13 and 2014

    2 · October 21, 2013

  • Lara B.

    Brian, Keith and the gang put on another great conference for Dallas! It was great to see everyone: Candy, Fred, Jason, Cason, Josh, Adam, Justin, AJ, Cam, J Schuh, Laura-Jane, Matt, Jim, Elisa, Crystal, Ben, Joshua and all the others!

    6 · October 20, 2013

  • Fred J.

    awesome

    3 · October 20, 2013

  • Ben J.

    Awesome, as always.

    5 · October 20, 2013

  • Elisa M.

    I really enjoyed this year's speakers and the the overlap with the animation community opened up new learning opportunities for the UX community.

    5 · October 20, 2013

  • Susan S

    I felt thoroughly served by everyone who participated and I so appreciate the organizers and presenters at the conference. To "Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks." Thanks for lighting my fire!

    6 · October 20, 2013

  • Elisa M.

    Thanks to all of the members of the BigD planning team. Once again, I really enjoyed the sessions, the play time and all of the networking.

    8 · October 20, 2013

  • Peter W.

    The conference was a successful experiment in the sense of what Richard Florida talks about in "The Rise of the Creative Class".

    5 · October 20, 2013

  • Darren E.

    With all of the thoughts and ideas rolling around in my head, I definitely found sleep hard to come by last night...(the sign of a great conference!)

    8 · October 20, 2013

  • Bryan D.

    Networking was great! While interesting, most seminars seemed rudimentary, or speakers tried to cover too much info in too little time. It felt like I was trying to take a drink from an open fire hydrant.

    4 · October 18, 2013

    • Jonathan I.

      Uh-oh. I think I know whom you're referring to.

      1 · October 20, 2013

  • Lissa D.

    This was my first time at Big Design and I have to say BIG is the perfect description - Brilliantly In-depth and Great! :-) Excellent job Big D team.

    5 · October 19, 2013

  • Saladin A

    I don't know what to say as I am still buzzing from today! I can say with all honesty I feel like this about Big D... http://youtu.be/-WYfzQUXSU0

    For all those involved in delivering the happiness that is Big(D)esign, THANK YOU!

    6 · October 19, 2013

  • Daniel D.

    Conference was awesome. Great speakers!

    5 · October 18, 2013

  • Roger B.

    BigD Always awesome

    5 · October 18, 2013

  • David S.

    Nathan Shedroff's talk regarding what designers can learn from sci-fi is a great presentation

    8 · October 18, 2013

  • Bryan D.

    Where do I enter the discount code on the registeration site? I just found out I can attend the conference.

    1 · October 17, 2013

    • Amy

      On the registration page, right above the register button there is a link called 'enter promotion code', in orange.

      October 18, 2013

  • Ben J.

    SO excited to see everyone at Big (D)! Want James Bond gadgets talk teasers? Sure you do. Just follow Twitter hashtag #007BigD. I'm randomly posting tantalizing snippets from now up until the talk. :)

    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23007BigD

    3 · October 16, 2013

  • Justin L.

    Does anyone know how I can print the "printable version" of the schedule (the table version)?

    October 15, 2013

    • Steven H.

      How about this PDF I printed

      October 15, 2013

    • Steven H.

      1 · October 15, 2013

  • Lara B.

    Has everyone gotten their rooms yet?

    1 · October 1, 2013

    • J H.

      Working on it after next week haha

      1 · October 1, 2013

    • Lara B.

      6 more days !!!!

      October 11, 2013

  • John G.

    Brian what time is the meeting on Monday evening?[masked]

    1 · October 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do all the workshops start at 9am and run all day?

    1 · October 11, 2013

  • Tracey N.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone, hearing the great talks and meeting some amazing people. Thanks Brian for being a UX SUPER HERO.

    3 · October 3, 2013

  • Elisa M.

    Looks like another awesome event. Thanks to the entire team for setting this up!

    3 · July 23, 2013

    • Debi N.

      I am looking forward to hearing you speak.

      1 · October 1, 2013

  • Jason W. L.

    My first time?

    2 · September 25, 2013

  • Charlie T.

    I'm really looking forward to it!

    4 · September 5, 2013

  • Jonathan I.

    We prefer the terms "touched," "unbalanced" or "erratic."

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited about the Big Design Conference! Total User Experience speakers, trade show and networking.

    2 · July 22, 2013

  • Brian S.

    You can check out the speakers on the schedule page:

    http://bigdesignevents.com/conference/schedule/

    It is an insane set of speakers, who work on large brands like PayPal, Amazon, NBA, TNT, Netflix, BET, Disney, Pixar, Travelocity, American Airlines, and more.

    We already have over 400 people coming!

    2 · July 22, 2013

  • Nitin B.

    looking forward to it !

    2 · June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to the Big Design 2013 event.

    2 · June 24, 2013

  • Brian S.

    First set of speakers announced for Big Design 2013. See more information here:

    http://bigdesignevents.com/2013/06/big-design-2013-speakers-announced/

    4 · June 19, 2013

    • Justin V.

      The lineup this year is ridiculously awesome. Recommended for everyone in any media related industry

      3 · June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good Morning everyone! I am looking for a UI/Visualization expert who wants to be part of a early stage startup in the big data analytics area. Please message me if you would like to learn more.

    2 · June 8, 2013

  • Jason L.

    Hi, everyone. Nice to meet you here! I am looking for a talent and passionate UI/UX designer to join the startup team. http://www.camintelgroup.com. We are a globally diverse team with people in Spain and China and we are focused on the Mobile App as well as the new NFC technology. If you are looking for opportunity and strong in design. Please send your resume to me. [masked] with your portfolio link. Thank you for your time!

    Jason

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Ben J.

    When will speaker submissions open for Big (D) 2013? I've got a great talk in the chamber, ready to fire... :)

    2 · March 4, 2013

    • Brian S.

      007 style. I hope

      March 4, 2013

    • Ben J.

      Brian: Shaken, not stirred. ;) I'm pretty pumped about how it's coming together.

      1 · March 4, 2013

  • Adam P.

    6 SEATS LEFT!

    This is a good time to begin your pitch for Big (D)esign If you're speaking at SxSW this month, (gold badge or up) you're eligible to join us for "Tweak Your SxSW Talk - A CrankyTalk Workshop". Put some finish on your story during crunch-time by getting the unique feedback that comes with a morning of no-BS, full-on CrankyTalk designed for presenters who are speaking in a few days or a few hours. Crush-it when you step-up to the microphone after you get the chance to work with experienced storytellers in the group or 1:1 if needed.

    IMPORTANT: You need to be an invited speaker at SxSW 2013 and you must have your story ready to tee-up. The seats are disappearing. RSVP here to join us: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_IAP2718

    Cheers All!

    1 · March 4, 2013

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