Do you have something different to share at SDinGov 2023?

Update – September 2023

This call for suggestions is now CLOSED.

Thanks very much to everyone who shared this call for suggestions, and even more thanks to everyone who got in touch to discuss their ideas.

The call for suggestions closed in August 2023, and we had some great talks at the conference in September. I’ve kept this here for reference.
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Lightning talks are a chance for the conference to hear new and different views

Are you from a group that is under-represented in user experience and service design, and at conferences in general?

Are you already thinking about coming to this year’s Service Design in Government (SDinGOV) conference? It’s in Edinburgh, 20-22 September 2023.

Then how about joining me in the ‘lightning talks’ session?

Lightning talks are a chance for the conference to hear new and different views

Our first Lightning talks at SDinGov took place last year with four guest speakers challenging and engaging the audience. Read about it: Lightning talks at Service Design in Government 2022.

The session got great feedback and I’m delighted to say that we’ve been offered a slot again – and by ‘we’, I mean you!

You might be someone who:

  • has a new perspective on service design topics,
  • has something to say that you wish other people knew,
  • rarely or never gets an opportunities to speak to this audience.

Your talk might be about:

  • How you got into your current role
  • Ways in which your background has given you a different perspective on your work
  • Something you know about that other people doing service design ought to know
  • A challenge that you want to throw at the other conference attendees
  • Or something else.

If you feel you want some help getting your ideas into talk-shape then I’m happy to work with you. Or, if you’d prefer to work with someone who isn’t a white woman, then I’ll find someone else to support you.

The call for suggestions is now closed.

This call for suggestions closed on 31 July 2023. Thanks to everyone who shared this post and extra thanks to everyone who contacted me with a suggestion.

Sponsor an opportunity ticket

If you like the idea of increasing diversity by helping people to attend the conference who cannot afford a ticket, then please consider sponsoring one at the 2023 conference. For sponsor opportunities, please email Allison at Software Acumen.