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UI/UX Conf 2018 program reflects design in the real world: fast-paced, hustle and bustle, complex, inherently messy. It’s cross-channel, multi-device, trans-disciplinary. While this conference is first and foremost about design, it’s not just design for design’s sake; it’s an exploration of the intersection of design, technology, and business.

Speaker applications close at May 31

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Confirmed speakers

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Lidan Liu


designaffairs China

Founder & CEO


Lidan LIU is the Partner of designaffairs China, founder and CEO of iMonkey, a Xiaomi Ecological chain enterprise.

In 2010, designaffairs China was established under the leadership of LIU.
LIU has led the team to the winning of more than 60 global design awards including Red dot, iF award and Good Design.

LIU also serves as the Associate Professor at Tongji University, College of Design and Innovation. LIU has also been a member of the iF Award jury in 2012 and 2014 for the categories of Product Design and Concept Design, and a jury member of BraunPrize 2018 Official.

Zack Onisko



Zack Onisko is CEO at Dribbble, the world’s largest community for designers and creative professionals to showcase, promote, discover, and explore design. Dribbble was founded in 2009 and has grown to become the global community it is today for millions of people around the world, offering design inspiration and work opportunities.

Before Dribbble, Zack began his career nearly 20 years ago as a web designer before shifting into business and executive roles at Autodesk, Creative Market,, BranchOut,, and He is responsible for scaling multiple companies to successful exits over the past decade including the Creative Market acquisition by Autodesk in 2014.

Zack is a startup investor and advisor working with Indicator Ventures, Dwell magazine, Reforge, and others. He holds a degree in industrial arts and communication design from San Francisco State University.

Antonio Carriero

Chief Digital and Technology Officer


Antonio has more than 20 years of Digital and Technology practice across industries: from advertising to financial services and luxury retail. Spinoff by PubliGroupe in 1999, he co-founded namics, one of the European leading Digital Services firms with currently 400+ professionals in 7 offices.

Genda Lin

Associate Creative Director


Genda Lin is the associate creative director at frog’s Shanghai studio. Over last 10 years, Genda has been creating compelling interface to communicate complex systems and services. As an avid experience designer with solid background of interaction design and branding, Genda is passionate about exploring the optimal user experience through understanding and decoding customer data and behavioral patterns in the social context.

Genda holds a Master of Fine Arts in the program of Design and Technology in Parsons the New School for Design in New York. Prior to frog, he worked at IDEO, Tencent and EOL Shanghai (acquired by PChome), and his projects include eCommerce, transportation, food and education. He has taught design thinking and innovation practice at Xiamen University, Shantou University and Tongji University in China. He enjoys inspiring and connecting with students, local communities and enterprises.

Marco Coppeto

Senior Designer


Marco Coppeto is a Senior Designer with 10+ years of experience in the digital industry. He's currently based in the Reykjavik, and working at Ueno, a full-service digital agency focus on designing and building digital products, brands and experiences. Some of the clients he worked on include Facebook, ESPN, Reuters, Nike, Volkswagen and many more.

Mauricio Estrella (Momo)

Senior Design Lead


Momo Estrella started his career 18 years ago in Film & Animation, and moved diagonally through Digital Design, and later into Interaction Design and Experience Strategy. During his whole life, he has been curious about people and their relationship with things. This has given him a versed angle for identifying what humans expect to get from them, and then to create a simple shorthand to enable that transfer of value. He currently works at IDEO Shanghai, where he uses design to create positive impact in the world.In the past he has held Director/VP roles at companies like Stackray, SapientRazorfish, Imagination, EF Education.

Motohiro Konoe



Hiro Konoe, who joined in D2C Inc. in 2006, has more than 14 years in digital marketing and cross media marketing area. During he was in charge of planning for Dentsu digital department in mobile marketing for 8 years in Japan, he successfully served big companies including Toyota, 7-11, American Express. At the meantime, Hiro was active at cross media marketing, cooperating with several media companies opening up products for mobile media area.

In August 2011, Hiro came to China being CEO of D2C-CHINA (subsidiary of D2C Inc.) start to support marketing campaigns in China. With the continuous experience of adapting Chinese marketing environment, Hiro has paid high focus on deep engagement and experience in events and campaigns for customers to promote better topic spreading on SNS, which is now the business concept of D2C-CHINA.
Based on extensive experience in digital interaction marketing, Hiro led in raising his idea about ‘Store Engagement’. He thinks, with the high development of the Internet, if we combine the real stores with creative interactions with internet platform, we can raise brand value while enriching customers experience in store.


Senior interaction designer


Yixing Wang is a senior interaction designer from the Tmall Genie team at Alibaba, and also the translator of ‘Designing Voice User Interfaces’. He now focuses on the fields of interaction design, smart hardware design, and industrial design, aiming to improve the experience of daily products/services and future products. He is passionate about the cultural thinking behind design and technology and is willing to contribute to design that serves humanity. He previously worked at Netease designing Inclusive Financial products.


Senior Design Director


Xiaohuo has 13 years experience of experience design, and is fully experienced with product design and visual design. He worked at Sina, Yahoo, Lenovo Research Center, BAT etc. He is the Senior Director at the Mobile Product Center at Netease Media Group.



ARK Group

Tenlei is internet famous in the field of design, he has 13 years of experience in user experience, business strategy and product innovation. He worked at Frog Design and Microsoft, where he designed Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 product concept. He led teams to complete innovation design for Merchant Bank, Tencent, Alibaba, NIU etc. He is also the design consultant for many famous brands in China.

Speaking at UI/UX Conf China

We welcome the perspectives of design professionals, product managers, design-aware technologists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and anyone who plays a role in creating products or services. If you know someone who belongs on the stage, or if you belong there yourself, we want to hear from you! Please use our speaker nomination form.

The UI/UX Conf China is a community-driven design fest organized by Wiredcraft. Evolved from UI/UX Designer Shanghai Meetup, this two-day conference will feature 20 speakers, 16 talks, 4 workshops focusing on design, tech and business.

An Ideal Speaker

  • Is experienced and comfortable speaking in front of large groups
  • Has at least 4 years experience in a design or product field
  • Will deliver fresh and original content for this event
  • Will share expertise, real-world strategies and knowledge with other creative professionals
  • Is interested (schedule permitting) in attending the whole event and engaging with attendees
  • Is open to helping spread the word about the conference
  • Keeps proposals free of marketing and sales.

Speaker Types

Keynote talk:
45 mins, 1,000+

Main stage talk:
30 mins, 1,000+

2 - 3 hours, 30 - 60

Important Dates

April 3 Speaker applications open
April 15 First 5 speakers confirmed
May 18 Next 5 speakers confirmed
May 31 Speaker applications close
June 15 All remaining applications notified
June 29 Full list of speakers and workshops released

Suggested Topics

Here are a few areas that we find relevant and worth exploring, proposals are invited on—but not limited to these topics. Please feel free to suggest other ideas, surprise us with your unique perspective.

  • Experience Design
  • Interface/Visual
  • Physical Design
  • Service Design
  • ..
  • Innovation
  • Data Science
  • Branding
  • Research
  • ..
  • AR/VR/MR
  • New Media Art
  • IoT
  • Creative Engineering
  • ..
  • Tools/Platforms
  • Design System
  • Design Critiques
  • Design Management
  • ..

The Perks

If you are selected as a speaker at UI/UX 2018, here’s what you’ll get:

Conference ticket &
After-party entrance

Professional photography &
Video of your talk

Flight & Accommodation
during the conference

Speaker dinner


Fill out the application form and submit, if you have any questions regarding submission requirements or the application process, please contact [email protected].

Speaker Application Form

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About the Talk

Mention 1 or more topics within your industry that you would be interested in speaking on. Rather than a general topic, please give a particular viewpoint. For example, instead of "user research", it's better to be more specific and say "how to level up user research in omni-channel strategy"

Make sure your answer covers these questions

  • What is the topic and why is it important to designers?
  • What information or skills will the attendee gain from attending your session?
  • List 3 key takeaways for attendees
  • Prerequisite knowledge or requirements needed for attendees

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