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Remote Product Management conferences in 2020


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In regular years, conferences were a great excuse for tech workers to leave the desk, visit a new city, socialise with peers and learn from industry experts. But 2020 is a special year. Now that everyone is #suddenlyremote, we still have new ways to learn and inspire with remote conferences. Yes, many conference organisers (thankfully!) decided to still hold their events instead of postponing them.

If you're not feeling very confident in this new remote world, many of these conferences are addressing the new situation. They will help you to keep focused and be productive while arming your with tips to stay on top of your job.


Date: May 5 - 6, 2020
Price: Free (registration required)
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"TSIA’s (Technology Services Industry Association) conference, Technology & Services World, formerly scheduled for May 4-6 in San Diego has been transformed into a FREE virtual conference: TSW Live! on May 5-6. Join us at TSW Live! to hear from TSIA and how brands like Google Cloud, Cisco Systems, and Philips Healthcare are navigating the ever-changing business landscape in the current global environment."

The two day online event focuses on the changes required to protect revenue, and how to perform and transform during crisis. The full schedule is already posted but we have a quick selection of the talks for you:

What Tech Companies Should Be Doing NOW!
by J.B. Wood, President & CEO @ TSIA

XaaS Product Management | Portfolio Strategies for the Digital Age
by Laura Fay, VP & Managing Director, Offers Research @ TSIA

Subscription Sales | The Lasting Impact of COVID-19 on Sales
by Martin Dove, VP, Subscription Sales Research @ TSIA

Other Speakers include:

Agile Day Atlanta 2020 - Virtual

Date: May 8, 2020
Focus: Agile
Price: $20
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"Agile Day Atlanta's sole purpose is to bring a diverse range of Agilists together in the spirit of community in an effort to share our knowledge and success with each other for the betterment of all."


Escape Velocity: Better Metrics for Agile Teams
by Doc Norton, Co-Founder @ OnBelay

The future of work – How thrive in a post COVID-19 work world
by Danny Presten, Chief Methodologist @ CollabNet VersionOne

Lessons from the Rapidly Remote
by Mark Kilby, Agile Coach, Founder @ K5 Labs

Agile Transformation Explained, Creating a System for Change
by Mike Cottmeyer, CEO & Founder @ LeadingAgile, LLC

Pulse Everywhere

Date: May 13 - 14, 2020
Focus: Customer Success
Price: Free (registration required)
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"Pulse is the largest event in the Customer Success movement. Over the last six years, it’s grown to more than 5,500 attendees from six continents gathering in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many are professional Customer Success Managers—the fourth-fastest growing emerging career according to LinkedIn."


The Next Level Customer Success Team
Best practices to build your team, manage your customers and stakeholders proactively, prioritize more effectively, and accelerate your career in one of the fastest growing professions.

The Transformational Customer Success Leader
Hear how some of the most innovative leaders in customer success have fostered executive alignment, led transformational change, and inspired customer-centricity across their organizations.

The Data-Driven Product Leader
How innovative product leaders are making more usable, impactful products through deep analytics and dynamic in-app engagement.

The Customer Success Operations Summit
Connect with groundbreaking operations professionals as they share how they've scaled customer success, built an ops engine, and tackled common challenges with data, technology, and more.

Speakers include:

The Remote PM

Date: May 14, 2020
Focus: Remote transition
Price: £150
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"As a product manager or leader, you've had to adapt quickly. Suddenly, your team isn't in the same building, your habits need to change and so does your strategy. Our first virtual event is your chance to discover the tools of the trade of experienced remote PMs. We've designed this event to help you navigate your remote transition – right here, right now. And, to prepare for the future."

Workshops and talks include:

A genuine guide for newly remote product teams
by Matt LeMay, Founder @ Sudden Compass

Communicating powerfully during times of crisis
by Lauren Weinstein, Owner @ Resonate Coaching

Product leaders: turn chaos into growth
by Kosta Kolev, Director @ Sabia Studios

Leaders Lead (especially in a Pandemic)
by Gibson Biddle, Former VP Product @ Netflix

Other speakers include:

DesignOps Global Conference

Date: May 28 - 30, 2020
Focus: UX and DesignOps
Price: £780
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"The DesignOps Global Conference is for design leaders, researchers, developers, practitioners, product managers, service innovators and business leaders that are defining the way we design and develop new products and services."

Talks include:

Designing Products and Visual Design Systems Collaboratively at Scale on the Cloud
by Dylan Field, CEO & Founder @ Figma

Developing CX and Research Operations for a International E-Learning Platform
by Eden Lazaness, Head of Design & Innovation @ Kings College London

Operationalising Design – From Zero to Hero!
by Bassel Deeb, DesignOps Manager @ ClearScore

Scaling in Hyper-Growth: Lessons at Slack
by Erin Figueroa, Senior Director of Program Management @ Slack

Applying ResearchOps and DesignOps in globally distributed teams
by Patrizia Bertini, International DesignOps Lead @ Intuit

Other speakers include:

Product-Led Festival

Date: June 2 - 4, 2020
Focus: Product-led Growth
Price: $99 (Free trial available)
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"Our mission is to forge the future of product-led growth together. #PLGFEST mission is to elevate your career. Packed with action-led talks from product-led leaders from some of the world’s largest organizations, it’s the only place you need to be to transform your path, product and company."

Talks include:

From zero - product: How a disrupted industry has embraced product discipline as the way forward
by Mike Orren, Chief Product Officer @ Dallas Morning News

The Five Ingredients for New Product Success
by Adrik Mcllroy, Chief Product Officer @ Zen

Metrics & Frameworks for Growth Optimization
by Michael Berliner, Sr. Growth Product Manager @ MasterClass

Product Led Growth: The Rise of the User
by Kyle Poyar, VP, Market Strategy @ OpenView

The Unspoken Value of Internal Products
by Corey Zettler, Director, Product Management @ Chief

Other speakers include:

UXRConf Anywhere

Date: June 25 – 26, 2020
Focus: UX research
Price: $599 - $799
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"Join thousands of researchers online to celebrate world-class content and a growing community of research practitioners."

The UXR Conference 2020 transitioned into a new remote-only event with all of the same speakers and sponsors and additional remote-friendly networking programs.

The full content overview is already available, the five tracks running on Thursday (June 25) are:

  • Research Foundations
  • UXR Team Of One
  • UXR Frontiers
  • The Science Behind UXR
  • Leadership In Research
Speakers include:

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Customer service is incredible, a five-star service/support - they are superstars! I was able to find participants all over the world that will definitely make an impact on our product.

Irene Cazaux

UX Designer