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Canvas 2021. 15 - 18 March. A multi-day digital product and experience conference sharing actionable insights from makers, to makers.

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Oh boy. It’s a good’un this year. You ready for this…?

Canvas goes digital. Four days of talks and digital events for people who design, make and deliver digital products and experiences.

You can expect to see a collaborative schedule that touches on all things digital and product. There’s no high-level overviews or brand evangelists, just real people, in the work, sharing their experiences and learnings.

This is not a four day zoom call.

Canvas is a four day, digital product and experience conference sharing actionable insights from makers, to makers.

Not only will you be able to watch all nine talks - you’ll also have the opportunity to network directly with the speakers, other attendees and sponsors through fireside chats, live Q&As, roundtables, mini-events and dedicated breakout areas.

Full lineup announced!

Our speakers are at the cutting edge of their particular discipline or industry, and are delighted to welcome some of the most influential and leading product people from across the globe to share their insights of building exceptional digital products and experiences at Canvas 2021!

What is Canvas?

Canvas is a community run by and for product people.

We connect makers with makers to share actionable insights and insider stories from the world of digital product to help product designers, developers and managers elevate their craft.

Without being limited to the constraints of physical space and social distancing, we spotted an opportunity to remove some of the barriers associated with a paid-for event and further support our community

So, for Canvas 2021, we’re setting up a ‘buy one, donate one’ policy on all retail tickets.

For each retail ticket purchased, Canvas will donate a ticket into a ‘pot’ that will then be distributed through our charitable partners to someone that may not otherwise have the chance to attend.

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Your all-inclusive ticket gets you access to all four days and all the talks from our amazing lineup of industry-leading speakers.

On top of that, we will be hosting live fireside chats, Q&As with our speakers, roundtable sessions and networking activities to enable you to get the most of our your time with us - however you like to spend it!

After the event is done, you'll be able to re-live all of your favourite moments as your ticket includes access to all the recordings and on-demand sessions.

Tune in from the comfort of your own home!

The beauty of a digital event is that you can tune in from the comfort of your own home or office... or anywhere with internet!

Meet the speakers

Virgil Calejesan - UX Designer, SpaceX

Since 2017, Virgil has been designing experiences and interfaces for SpaceX, contributing software features for the engineering, production, and quality assurance of its Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft, as well as its global internet service, Starlink. Fifteen years prior, he began his career seemingly far afield in travel logistics, luxury hotels, and corporate event planning before taking the leap to industrial design.

During his (re)education, he had the opportunity to work in pharmaceutical automation, heavy manufacturing, kitchenware, and education technology. Masters degree freshly in hand, Virgil made his first foray into aerospace, helping test prototype space suits at Final Frontier Design and train novice users in their operation during analogue environment testing and in experimental flight. UX Research proved the gateway into the world of tech and he hasn’t looked back since.

Matt Davey - Chief Experience Officer, 1Password

Matt Davey is the Chief Experience Officer at 1Password overseeing product, design and marketing for everyone's favourite password manager. In a previous life Matt was a consultant moving brands like HSBC, Burberry and Calvin Klein towards better decisions in design and technology.

Matt is a mentor for both the Royal Society of the Arts and Out of Office Hours, helping professionals and newcomers to the industry. Matt is open to opportunities for mentoring, speaking and brunch. Based in Norwich, Matt enjoys failing at baking the most simple of things.

Genevieve Kangurs - Head of Digital, Wesleyan

Genevieve joined Wesleyan in August 2020 to head up the newly formed Digital Office. She previously worked at TSB, with accountability for delivering change to TSB’s digital and mobile channels, as well as responsibility for the digital service experience. Prior to that, Genevieve worked at Barclaycard and Barclays in a variety of digital and change roles.

Her experience of leading digital change in Financial Services for over a decade has given her a long list of lessons learned and stories to be told, some of which she will be sharing with us. She is a digital specialist and a diversity and inclusion evangelist who excels at accelerating cultural change. Genevieve lives in Leicestershire with her husband, two sons and dog, Margot.

Rebecca Rae-Evans - Founder. Designer. Researcher. Strategist, Reply & Tech For Good Live

Over the last ten + years Bex has run multiple design, research and strategy teams in the tech industry. She’s lectured at some universities and lives with five adorable rescue cats and one husband. She founded the social good service design studio, Reply and the podcast, Tech for Good Live. She is a reformed arguing-with-people-on-the-internet person and likes walks in the countryside… but first and foremost, Bex is an activist.

She wants to make a change in the world through the work that she does and believes in creating a fairer society that helps those who need it most, and believes the design industry needs to be more responsible about what it puts out into the world.

Bex now spends her days working in the social sector to create tools that can help survivors of sexual assault feel empowered to report to the police; designing interventions that will reduce human trafficking via the internet and services that will help rescue dogs get the homes they deserve.

Bhavesh Vaghela - VP of Products, Callsign

Bhavesh is VP of products at Callsign. A digital craftsman at heart who enjoys connecting people and ideas to inspire, innovate and co-create solutions. His passion is the intersection between humanity and technology and doing karmic good. His position at Callsign allows him to create products that solve the problem of identity, authentication and protect the vulnerable from fraudster.

Joel Beukelman - Senior Interaction Designer at Google

Joel is a Southern California native working as a Senior Interaction Designer at Google. Over the past 8 years, he has had the opportunity to contribute to variety of products/apps from early-stage startups to global applications.

Prior to Google (Chrome & Android), Joel helped start Design Inc. as the Head of Design, worked on mobile apps and the launch of Originals while at Netflix, as well as a number of other startups.

Outside of his love for design and tech, Joel spends his free time enjoying being a family man, getting tattoos, listening all things punk/metal, and documenting life/work on YouTube.

Tom Guy - Chief Product Officer, Vodafone Smart Tech

Tom oversees all product development and design including UX, hardware design and overall portfolio. Tom has a strong track record in designing and delivering world-class CIoT products and services. Previously CPO at Hive Tom has also helped to start and run a number of innovative tech start-ups, including Catch Media, where he remains a board member.

Niki Forecast - Senior Product Designer at what3words

Niki Forecast has worked in the digital design industry for nine years, and has led the design on over 40 projects for innovation, digital health and fintech. Previously, Niki worked on campaigns for global brands including PepsiCo and Sky, as well as social enterprises such as Greater Change – a donation app for homeless people in Oxford. It was this project that sparked a love for innovation and technology that has a social benefit, which led Niki to what3words.

Niki’s Canvas talk will take you behind the scenes of the what3words product team, and discuss the enormous challenges and fascinating insights that they’ve come across as they have made the app available to an incredibly diverse and international audience. what3words is a unique technology but many of the insights gained from this process will be applicable to digital product teams around the world.

Lara Mendonça - Head of Product Design, Bumble

Lara's focus is on building a collaborative and diverse design team, and empowering Bumble in their mission to help people build healthy, safe and equal relationships. Before that, she worked in product design and branding for a range of companies, including TransferWise, HSBC, Mitsubishi and Sky. When she’s not working, you can find her reading fiction novels in public spaces, watching Scorsese films at home or travelling with her sister.

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Please note that we offer full ticket price refunds for attendees who can no longer attend Canvas, up to 30 days before the event, after this time tickets can only be transferred. Tickets are transferable up to 5 days before the event upon request.

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