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2017 Radical Research Summit Radical Research Summit 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Radical Research Summit will be held on Friday, September 29th, 2017 at the UBC Robson Square campus, Vancouver, BC.

The Radical Research Summit is a one-day event that brings together 200 researchers, ethnographers, designers, product thinkers and businesses. Our goal is to share research approaches, techniques and ideas around customer-centric product and service design and to facilitate the growth of the research community across the Pacific Northwest.

Join us and bring back to your organizations new research insights, strategies and ways of thinking to foster growth and innovation.

Early Bird Tickets on sale until August 15th, 2017

2017 Radical Research Summit Keynote Speaker

Steve Portigal, Portigal Consulting

Steve Portigal helps companies to think and act strategically when innovating with user insights. Born in Winnipeg, raised in Burlington, and now based outside of San Francisco, he is principal of Portigal Consulting, and the author of two books: The classic Interviewing Users: How To Uncover Compelling Insights and new, Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries: User Research War Stories. He's also the host of the Dollars to Donuts podcast, where he interviews people who lead user research in their organizations.

Keynote Presentation:

Learning from User Research War Stories

2017 Radical Research Summit Industry Speakers

2017 Radical Research Summit Academic lightning talks

2017 Radical Research Summit Summit Venue

Robson Square is a landmark civic centre and public plaza, located in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the site of the Provincial Law Courts, UBC Robson Square, government office buildings, and public space connecting the newer development to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Please note: Pay parking is in effect 24 hrs.

Radical Research Summit - UBC Robson Square

2017 Radical Research Summit Summit Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors whose contributions have made this event possible.

Premium Sponsors
Radical Research Summit - Premium Sponsor Niiu Digital
Radical Research Summit - Premium Sponsor Microsoft
Radical Research Summit - Premium Sponsor Samsung
Radical Research Summit - Premium Sponsor Shopify
Standard Sponsors
Radical Research Summit - Standard Sponsor Gazepoint
Radical Research Summit - Standard sponsor Hootsuite
Community Sponsors
Radical Research Summit - Community Sponsor BlueprintUX
Radical Research Summit - Community Sponsor Rosenfeld
Radical Research Summit - Community sponsor Vancity

2017 Radical Research Summit Become a sponsor

Join us by becoming an event sponsor and reach over 200 researchers, ethnographers, designers, and product thinkers from the Pacific Northwest.

It is an excellent opportunity for companies to connect with leaders in user experience research, engage with potential new talent and share your work in the fast changing space of user experience research, design and strategy.

Please email info@radicalresearchsummit.com, with the subject line “Sponsor” to discuss our range of sponsorship opportunities.

2017 Radical Research Summit Last year's event

Thank you to everyone who spoke, sponsored and attended the inaugural Radical Research Summit. We feel very proud to be part of such a vibrant and supportive community of researchers and look forward to watching it grow.


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Check out last year's event

Click here to see last year's speaker lineup and photos.

Radical Research Summit - Last year's summit tweets