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The Design Gurus Summit: 500 Startups, Butchershop, Futuredraft, Savioke & More

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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 "The Design Gurus Summit is a great place to learn from the people leading the charge and shaking up our industry. Expect to discover new ideas and gain different perspectives on design, both as a speaker and attendee."

- Frank Yoo, Director of Product Design a Lyft

Come learn from top Silicon Valley designers, thinkers and thought leaders who will share their insights on topics including product design, user experience design, design for emerging platforms, branding, marketing, creativity, entrepreneurship, design-driven startups, creative inspiration, and more.

A full-day event of both keynotes and panels from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. This year we have upgraded to the beautiful Kanbar Hall at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center. This is a world-class facility with a true stage and a professional audio visual team.

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2017 Keynote Speakers Include

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World-Renowned Artist Who Created the Twitter Fail Whale 

 Yiying Lu, Award Winning Creative at Director 500 Startups

Yiying Lu award-winning artist and designer. Born in Shanghai China, Educated in Sydney Australia & London UK, now based in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Yiying Lu currently is the Creative Director at 500 Startups, the world's most active venture capital firm and startup accelerator. Yiying was named a "Top 10 Emerging Leader in Innovation" in the Microsoft Next 100 series. Her projects have been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, Forbes, The Atlantic, NBC News, TIME, Wired Magazine, and so on. Her client list includes Disney, PepsiCo, Microsoft, Twitter, Sony, Expedia, and so on. Her notable projects include Disney Shanghai Recruitment Campaign, the official Dumpling Emoji, the Twitter Fail Whale, Conan O'Brien's Pale Whale, and the SXSW Interactive Big Bag Art.

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Author of O'Reilly's Information Architecture for the Web and Beyond 

Jorge Arango, Information Architect and Partner at Futuredraft

Jorge Arango is an information architect with 20 years of experience designing digital products and services. He's a partner in Futuredraft, the experience design consultancy that solves complex problems using co-creation throughout the design process. He is a co-author of "Information Architecture for the Web and Beyond" the fourth edition of O'Reilly's celebrated "polar bear" book. Jorge has also served the global UX community as president and director of the Information Architecture Institute.

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Award Winning Agency Founder Including 8 Hermes Creative Awards

Trevor Hubbard, Partner + Executive Creative Director at Butchershop Creative

Trevor Hubbard is the founder and executive creative director of the fastest growing San Francisco creative agency Butchershop. A multidisciplinary designer, he has led hundreds of award-winning brand transformations, product launches, and marketing strategies. His work has shaped the trajectories of startups and global brands alike, including The San Francisco Giants, C3 Energy, Google, Microsoft, Lennar, Okta, Vodafone, and Zuora. Hubbard holds degrees in film studies and multidisciplinary design. He lives in Mill Valley, California with his girlfriend and their children. They love to ski and travel.

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Designer of the First Indoor Autonomous Delivery Robot

Adrian Canoso, Head of Product and Design at Savioke

Adrian Canoso is head of product and design at Savioke, maker of the first indoor autonomous delivery robot. Adrian has a foundation in Industrial design with over five years of experience in the design of complex robotic solutions. Adrian began his robotics design career working at Willow Garage, a robotics research lab with the mission to build personal robots that benefitted society. Adrian went on to work at Suitable technologies where he conducted further design research, interaction design, and set product requirements for the Beam line of remote presence devices before starting his current role at Savioke. Adrian earned an MFA in Industrial Design at the Academy of Art University. He also holds a degree in Audio engineering from Emerson College and previously worked as a studio recording engineer.

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Last Year's Speakers Include

Frank Yoo - Head of UX & Product Design at Lyft

Janice Fraser - Director of People at Pivotal

Shaun Modi - Partner at TM

Jason Mamaril - UI Designer at Airbnb

Missy Titus - Design at Bindle Chat Inc.

Stephanie Whitney - Senior Visual Designer at Hotwire

Saad Alayyoubi - Lead 3D Designer at Jaunt VR

Tony Scherba - Founder and President of Yeti

Jayson Tang - Creative Director at The-Otherside

Joseph Duggan - Mechanical Design Engineer at Microsoft

Joshua Taylor - Freelance Design Director

Anna Shaw - VP of Design Knit Health

Emma Sherwood-Forbes - Product Designer and Educator

Trevor Hubbard - Executive Creative Director and Partner at Butchershop

Seth Minard - Interaction Designer at Cooper

Joyce Lau - Designer at Pandora

Tim Brown - Co-founder of Allbirds Shoes

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3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Uncharted Minds

Uncharted Minds is a leading business media group that hosts networking events and conferences including the highly regarded Annual Design Gurus Summit.

Founded in 2015 past speakers include design and technology luminaries from companies such as Airbnb, Lyft, Slack, Medium, Pandora, Paypal, Clif Bar & Company, LendUp, Allbirds Shoes and SoFi.

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