Make the Case for Big Design 2020

Trying to convince your boss to send you to Big Design? Want to send the whole team? How do you get the time and budget you need? Here are some talking points for you!

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Conferences are a huge investment of time and money. It’s super easy to measure the benefits of attending the Big Design Conference.

Your organization needs to … … and here’s how Big Design helps you make it happen.
Keep up with the latest industry trends The conference lineup offers the best and most knowledgeable experts. Go ahead, check out the program.
Learn how others do work in the field With hands-on workshops, real-life case studies, and practical tips & tricks, you’ll learn how to solve wicked problems.
Improve your current processes If it is not part of the process, people don’t do it!. Big Design is where you hear how others are overcoming challenges.
Recruit new talent for your team Finding talent is hard. Develop your talent pipeline from the smart, qualified candidates that go to Big Design.
Solve a wicked problem How to do accessibility? Develop an AI solution? Big Design has targeted sessions to help you solve specific challenges.
Reduce costs at work Whether you need to sharpen skills or find a consultant, Big Design helps you make smart decisions about those investments.
Train others in design and research Companies tell us Big Design is most valuable when you send a team. They get inspired, energized, and learn so much!
Accelerate your value as an employee Hiring a new person with new skills is costly. Instead, increasing the skills of existing employees is a bargain.
Know who can help when you get stuck Develop your own network by meeting new friends face-to-face. They may help you solve your next wicked problem.

Curated by Industry Experts

Brian Sullivan

Design Strategist

Kayla Wren

Design Strategist

Low-Pressure, High-Value Networking

Big Design attendees want to make a difference They’re strategists, designers, coders, user researchers, writers, and marketers. They get their hands dirty. You will find founders, directors, managers, and principals who make the big strategic decisions for their company.

Whatever your role, you’ll find similar brainiacs at the Big Design Conference. We have several networking opportunities for you to meet the right person or have the right conversation. Our attendees want to meet like-minded people to talk about projects, tools, trends, and recruiting opportunities.

Recruit. Debate. Chew the Fat. Compare. Talk Shop. Brainstorm.

More for Your Money

The Big Design Conference is a low-cost, high-value experience. We offer affordable alternatives to fit your budget:

  • Pre-conference workshops for hands-on learning.

  • One-day or two-day passes to fit your schedule.

  • Different rates for student, professionals, and groups. 

  • Special packages for teams of 10 or more.

Besides access to our awesome breakout sessions, each conference pass includes:

  • Morning coffee, lunch, and an afternoon snack spreads

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the conference

  • Quiet places for you to catch up on work

  • Discounted room rates at the NYLO, our conference hotel

  • Awesome networking opportunities

When you put together your budget, account for these costs:

  • Airfare to Dallas (hub for AA and Southwest airlines)

  • Hotel costs (use the special room block rate)

  • Transportation to and from the airport (or around Dallas)

  • Other entertainment expenses (check out Dallas in your downtime)

Discounts Available

Beyond our discounts for groups and students, we offer Big Design discounts for non-profits, start-ups, and veterans.

Send an email to for a special code to worth 15% off the two-day passes.

Follow BigDesign on Twitter for our off special flash sales.