About the UX Awards
The Vancouver User Experience Awards is an opportunity for growing startups, freelance practitioners, agencies, and user-centric enterprises to showcase their work and get recognized for the incredible experiences they create every day.
We can't wait for you to meet Bradley Shende, our Keynote Speaker at the 2021 UX Awards Gala! Check out the blog to learn more about Bradley and the talk he'll give on November 18th: What does Indigenous Reconciliation mean from a design practice perspective?
The 2021 UX Awards are happening in-person Earls Loft in Yaletown on November 18th. Tickets to join in-person or participate through the livestream available and going quickly! Get yours now!
We're thrilled to announce that Selma Zafar has joined the Van UX Awards team as the 2021 Jury Chair. Read more about Selma and her work leading Best Buy's Experience Design team over here!
We’re happy to announce the Keynote Speaker of this year’s Van UX Awards is Bradley Shende!
A Creative Technologist and Storyteller, Bradley is the co-founder an Indigenous business accelerator called INDIGENEXT and created a think tank devoted to sustainable economic development. Now dedicated entirely to technologically supported social impact projects he continues his focus for the simple beauty behind complexity.
Meet the Keynote:
The Vancouver UX Awards present an opportunity to showcase your organization’s commitment to user experience and to connect with a broad range of professionals at one of Vancouver’s largest technology events. This opportunity is ideal for those looking to recruit UX professionals, connect with technology leaders, and demonstrate commitment to great user experience. The Awards are unique in that they bring out a wide range of attendees—from seasoned practitioners to students just embarking on their careers.
Sponsorship opportunities for the 2021 Awards are now open! We're excited to continue working with the incredible organizations who have been supporting the Vancouver UX Awards for years, and look forward to welcoming new organizations as partners in '21.
Productboard is the customer-centric product management platform that helps teams get the right products to market faster. Over 4,000 companies, including Microsoft, 1-800-Contacts, Zendesk, and UiPath, use Productboard to understand what users need, prioritize what to build next, and rally everyone around their roadmap.
Best Buy CanadaUX for Students
Best Buy Canada is an award-winning, multi-channel retailer with over 250 million visits in-store and online each year. Our Experience Design team drives the vision for the entire customer journey. They are a large and growing team of diverse specialists in UX, UI, Digital Design, Content Strategy and Copywriting.
EYUX for Good
In Consulting, we’re transforming businesses through the power of people, technology and innovation. The diversity and skills of 70,000+ people can help organizations realize transformation by putting humans at the centre, delivering technology at speed and using innovation at scale. For more information, visit ey.com/consulting.
BrainStationUX for Product & Scholarship Sponsor
BrainStation is a global leader in digital skills training, empowering businesses and brands to succeed in the digital age. Established in 2012, BrainStation has worked with over 350 instructors from the most innovative companies, developing a range of certificate courses in digital marketing, social media marketing, and search engine marketing that has accelerated the career of more than a thousand marketers around the world.
Bananatag's multi-channel internal communication platform integrates with your email and chat channels as well as your employee directory, enabling you to schedule targeted messages from one location. Our drag-and-drop interface lets your team collaboratively build stunning emails, while detailed analytics measure employee engagement and help you continually improve your communications.
OXD is an end-to-end design and technology consulting firm. We help complex organizations deliver new and better service experiences by putting people first.
At MetaLab, we make interfaces. From Fortune 500 companies to fresh and new startups, we help our clients design, build, and ship products and services that people love.
Earls RestaurantsCommunity Sponsor
Earls Restaurants Ltd. is a family-owned operation started by Leroy Earl (Bus) Fuller and his son Stan Fuller in 1982. Earls has since grown to become one of the most successful, family-owned independent restaurant groups in North America with 66 locations across Canada (56) and the US (10).
Spatial research+designCommunity Sponsor
Spatial is a Research and Design Consultancy Specializing in Digital Innovation. We use best practices in human-centred design to help our clients explore product ideas, solve problems, and create exceptional digital experiences.
Capilano UniversityCommunity Sponsor
Capilano University’s Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication is known for the quality and industry-readiness of its graduates, and offers concentrations in branding, illustration, and interactive design. We are proud of our students’ success in winning provincial, national, and international awards, and of our program’s excellent record of graduate employment.
POWERSHiFTER is a Vancouver based product studio that strategizes, designs and develops digital products your customers will love. Our products focus on user experience that are the key to winning your customer’s hearts, minds, and brand loyalty.
Habanero helps organizations realize their potential by bringing their purpose and values to life, creating exceptional employee experiences, and implementing the technology required to transform. Habanero pairs a human-centered design perspective with a deep understanding of enterprise technology to create exceptional experiences for everyone.
IxDA VancouverCommunity Sponsor
IxDA Vancouver is the local chapter of IxDA.org - a global network of 200 local groups devoted exclusively to the needs of UX practitioners in the growing discipline of user experience/interaction design. The purpose of the non-profit run by local volunteers is to advance the UX industry, educate clients and build a strong professional network.
Invoke is a digital product studio that tackles real problems, exposes ideas to the market, and turns them into validated and shipped products.