Why Forge Conference?

Home to America’s original makers, Philadelphia has tons of great people, meetups and groups, but Forge Conference is the flagship event for those making an impact in the digital space. The conference brings together extraordinary speakers and practitioners from around the country in user experience, design, development, and digital product management. There’s an intimacy to the event, and to the talks, which are focused on sharing stories and lessons learned from some of the most talented and passionate people in the industry.

Make sure to bring your curiosity, and your appetite for good food and a good time, because Forge ensures that the event is much more than just a conference.

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Our speakers are a diverse collection of innovators who test the limits of the digital space. Developers, designers, and product engineers aren’t just job titles to our speakers, they’re opportunities to inspire others and push the industry forward.

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  • Cap Watkins from BuzzFeed
    Cap Watkins BuzzFeed

    About Cap Watkins

    Cap Watkins is a product designer living in Brooklyn, NY. He’s the VP of Design at BuzzFeed, as well as a blogger, conference speaker, podcast guest and lover of startups and technology. Cap believes in thoughtful, holistic design solutions that get out of the way and empower people to accomplish more. His past work includes Etsy, Zoosk, Formspring and hush-hush stuff at Amazon.

  • King Britt
    King Britt Music Producer

    About King Britt

    King Britt’s curiosity has paved the way for the artist he is now. From creating house tunes for the legendary Strictly Rhythm, djing for Sector 6 comrades Digable Planets, starting Ovum Recordings with techno wunderkind, Josh Wink, being tapped to underscore Michael Mann’s Miami Vice and various commercials, to curating a full day at MoMA PS1 in New York, the list goes on and on. Presently, he is exploring many afro sonic possibilities with his Hyperdub released, Fhloston Paradigm project, The Phoenix, and his aural experiments with friends appear on his imprint, The Buddy System Project. King’s creativity is at a point where process meets end result. It’s the journey and not the destination. No limitations. Come join the ride.

  • Dan Tello
    Dan Tello Viget

    About Dan Tello

    Dan is a Sriracha-powered ex-graphic designer turned front-end dev at Viget.com who believes that every successful day starts with a plate of bacon. When not sitting with bad posture at his desk typing code, he enjoys listening to vinyl, smoking pipe tobacco, reading C.S. Lewis, and being alive in Falls Church, VA with his wife, Bekah, and his dog Maeby.

  • Amritha Prasad
    Amritha Prasad Uber

    About Amritha Prasad

    Amritha is currently a UX Designer at Uber and is extremely passionate about changing the way people perceive transportation and modern convenience. She’s worked on a wide variety of products at Uber over the past 2 years or so, including the Uber and Spotify integration. In her spare time she enjoys reading modern fiction over brunch, watching Bollywood films, and hanging out with the Uber design team.

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Situated on the vibrant UPenn campus, the Penn Museum is the largest university museum in the United States. With a mission to broaden the collective understanding of our human experience, the museum’s goal makes it a perfect fit for our UX conference. It’s brimming with creations from makers of yesteryear and serves not just as a venue, but another source of inspiration as we take a look at the future of the web.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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A huge shout out to our sponsors who support Forge Conference and provide the resources to help us all create.

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2014 Recap

On September 26th, 2014 designers, developers, and product people from around the U.S. came together in Philadelphia, PA to learn the story behind some of the web’s most loved brands, products, and experiences. We listened to some of the industry’s brightest folks talk about the things they feel the most passionate about. We learned how to bring internal stakeholders together, how UX in gaming can provide new perspectives to traditional web processes, and how we as an industry are collectively experiencing first-hand, the digital revolution.

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What’s included with your ticket purchase you ask? Admission to Forge Conference, breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day, and admission to the after party. By purchasing a ticket, attendees registering agree to follow the Code of Conduct set forth by Forge Conference.