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EPIC2024 (Online / Los Angeles, California, United States)

August 18 - August 21

USD850
EPIC 2024 - Ethnography Conference

EPIC2024, the 20th edition of the premier international ethnography conference, will be held from August 18 – 21, 2024 at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center in Greater LA. The four-day conference comprises of a series of engaging activities, including keynote speeches, paper presentations, case study discussions, PechaKucha (storytelling sessions), co-creation workshops, artistic interventions, salons (small group discussions), graduate colloquium, and social networking activities.

For those unable to attend in person, virtual participation is also an option, allowing you to engage with the conference from anywhere around the world.

 

 

Program & Schedule

  • August 18, 2024 (Sunday)
    • (8:30am – 1:30pm) Graduate Colloquium, Interactive Experiences
    • (1:30pm – 5:30pm) Panels, Salons, Film
    • (5:00pm – 7:00pm) Opening Reception, Artistic Interventions Opening
  • August 19, 2024 (Monday)
    • (8:30am – 9:00am) Coffee
    • (9:00am – 9:30am) EPIC2024 Kickoff
    • (9:30am – 10:30am) Keynote
    • (10:30am – 11:00am) Refreshment Break
    • (11:00am – 12:30am) Thematic Sessions
    • (12:30am – 2:00pm) Lunch
    • (2:00pm – 5:30pm) Thematic Sessions

 

 

  • August 20, 2024 (Tuesday)
    • (8:30am – 9:00am) Coffee
    • (9:00am – 9:30am) Board Presentation
    • (9:30am – 10:30am) Keynote
    • (10:30am – 11:00am) Refreshment Break
    • (11:00am – 12:30am) Thematic Sessions
    • (12:30am – 2:00pm) Lunch
    • (2:00pm – 5:30pm) Thematic Sessions, Salons
    • (6:00pm – 9:00pm) Conference Dinner (Separately ticketed, USD 90)
  • August 21, 2024 (Wednesday)
    • (8:30am – 9:00am) Coffee
    • (9:00am – 9:30am) Fireside Chat
    • (9:30am – 10:30am) Keynote
    • (11:00am – 12:00pm) Panel
    • (12:00pm – 12:30pm) EPIC 2025 Announcement

 

 

Keynote Speakers

  • Charmaine Chua, PhD – Assistant Professor of Global Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • David Burns & Austin Young – Co-founders, Fallen Fruit
  • Maria Bezaitis, PhD – Intel Fellow, Systems & Networks

 

Thematic Sessions Speakers

  • Alyssa Kropp – Digital Services Expert – Design/Research, United States Digital Service
  • Amy Wicks – Director, Research and Design Strategy, IA Collaborative
  • Ariel Abonizio – Senior Consultant, ReD Associates
  • Blanca Miedes-Ugarte – Research Professor, Universidad de Huelva UHU, Spain
  • Brian Graziano – Director, Service Design for Patient & Market Experience, Revenue Cycle,
  • Providence
  • Chelsea Mauldin – Executive Director, Public Policy Lab
  • Chris Rogers – Researcher, Crypto Council for Innovation
  • Christopher Golias – Senior UX Researcher, Google
  • Colin MacArthur – Engagement Manager, Bloom Works
  • Cyril Maury – Partner, Stripe Partners
  • Danny Spitzberg – Visiting Researcher, Georgia Tech
  • David Rheams – Senior Business Architect, Atlassian
  • Dustin Kiskaddon – VP, User Experience Research Lead, JPMorgan Chase
  • Emily Mann – Digital Services Expert – Design/Research, United States Digital Service
  • Eryn Whitworth – UX Research, Meta Reality Labs Research
  • Evan Hanover – Director, Conifer Research
  • Gabriel Coren – Senior Consultant, ReD Associates
  • Heather Myers – Staff Product Designer, United States Digital Service

 

 

  • Indigo Weller – Research Consultant, Stripe Partners
  • Isabelle Cotton – Senior Consultant, Stripe Partners
  • Iveta Hajdakova – Associate Director, Stripe Partners
  • Izzie Zahorian – Design Lead, United States Digital Service
  • Jacqueline Counts – Director, University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships & Research
  • Jamie Taylor – Visual Designer, Sutherland Labs
  • Janneke Van Hofwegen – Senior UX Researcher, Google
  • Jen Shadowens – Strategist + Partner, Zeus Jones
  • Jenny Flinders – Research Project Manager, University of Kansas
  • Josh Terry – Consultant, Stripe Partners
  • Juliana Saldarriaga – Project Manager, A Piece of Pie
  • Katherine Metzo – Lead UX Researcher, Lowe’s
  • Kellie Hodge – Senior Research Director, Sutherland Labs
  • Kristin Sarmiento – Senior Consultant, Stripe Partners
  • Larry S. McGrath – Senior Researcher, Independent Scholar
  • Lea Ventura – Senior UX Researcher, Meta
  • Leah McDougald – Founder/Researcher, McDougald Research
  • Lindsey DeWitt Prat – Senior UX Researcher, Bold Insight
  • Mackenzie Shaw – VP – Client Services, Business Ops, and Experience Strategy, McDougald Research
  • Marc Antoine Morier – Service and Research Designer, frog
  • Maria Cury – Partner, ReD Associates
  • Marise Phillips – Senior Director, Service Design, Sutherland Labs
  • Maya Potter – Consultant, ReD Associates
  • Meg Kinney – Partner, Bad Babysitter Productions
  • Mel Banyard – Senior UX Researcher, Mozilla
  • Mia Lewis – Research Analyst, Accenture

 

 

  • Mikkel Krenchel – Partner, ReD Associates
  • Morgan Hay-Chapman – Strategist, Zeus Jones
  • Morgan Ramsey-Elliot – Partner, ReD Associates
  • Morgan Williams – Senior Consultant, Stripe Partners
  • Mrinalini Tankha – Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Portland State University
  • Nadine Levin – Design & Research Manager, San Francisco Digital Services
  • Nicole Laborde – Senior Design Researcher and Ethnographer, Sutherland Labs
  • Nicole Tietz-Sokolskaya – Principal Engineer, Remesh, Inc
  • Nora Morales-Zaragoza – Research Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator, UAM Cuajimalpa
  • Olivia Nercy Lucas – UX Researcher, Mantaray Africa
  • Oluchi Audu – Design Researcher, YUX Agency
  • Parker Miles – UX Researcher & Learning Experience Designer, University of Michigan
  • Petey Routzahn – Senior Design Lead, Public Policy Lab
  • Pierre Bonnier – UX Researcher
  • Rajesh Kottamasu – Senior Principal for Design and Strategy, Public Policy Lab
  • Robert Benedict – Director, Service Design Strategy, Providence
  • Sasha Ofori – User Experience Researcher, YUX Design
  • Soojin Jeong – Head of Insights, AI User Research, Google
  • Stefanie Hutka – Head of Design Research, Sendfill
  • Suzanne Walsh – Research Consultant, Remesh, Inc.
  • Tamara Moellenberg – Senior Manager, ReD Associates
  • Tom Hoy – Partner, Stripe Partners
  • Zachary Schlossberg – Principal Researcher and Design Strategist, IA Collaborative

 

 

Ticket Categories

Ticket Type / Per Person (USD) Regular Discounted Student
In-Person Conference Ticket – Register on or Before May 1 (Aug 18 – 21)

  • Main Program in Los Angeles
  • Reception, daytime catering
1,100 750 300
In-Person Conference Ticket – Register after May 1 (Aug 18 – 21)

  • Main Program in Los Angeles
  • Reception, daytime catering
1,300 850 300
Virtual Conference Ticket (Aug 18 – 21)

  • Main Program livestream (Papers, Case Studies, PechaKucha, Keynotes)
Free Free Free
Add On: In-Person Salons (Aug 18 & Aug 20) Free Free Free
Add On: In-Person Conference Dinner (Aug 20) 90 90 90

 

 

Notes:

  • Only EPIC members are eligible to attend both the in-person and virtual segments of EPIC2024. The membership fee is USD 150 per annum. Click here to register.
  • Regular fee is applicable if the ticket will be paid or reimbursed, in whole or in part, by a participant’s organization.
  • Discounted fee is applicable if the ticket will not be paid or reimbursed, in whole or in part, by a participant’s organization.
  • Student rates are offered to individuals who are enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program at an accredited institution with an annual income below USD 50,000. Proof of student status is required.

 

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Details

Start:
August 18
End:
August 21
Cost:
USD850
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Website:
https://2024.epicpeople.org/

Venue

Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St, Santa Monica
Los Angeles, CA 90401 United States
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Organizer

EPIC People
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