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The Vancouver User Experience Awards are back for 2023!

As Freddy Mercury once said, "The show must go on!". We're proud to announce that the Vancouver User Experience Awards are back for 2023! 

The largest UX design focused event is returning, with our first full scale event since 2019 and the COVID-19 pandemic. For 9 years, the Vancouver UX Awards has brought together the brightest minds in the UX, Design and Technology community, and planning is well underway on our biggest event yet.

A new organizing committee

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Meet the 2020 Awards Gala MCs

The Vancouver UX Awards are excited to announce that the 2020 Virtual Gala will be hosted by Robert MacKie, Engagement Manager (People and Culture) of TELUS Digital, and Alejandra Porta, a freelance product designer and the co-creator of Shine Bootcamp. 

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Meet the Team: Julie Tremblay

Meet Julie Tremblay, Co-Founder at Hyperminds!

What’s one thing that’s common between culture, brand, and digital products? One word - experience. 

We are surrounded by them. As consumers of products, we experience them in digital and physical forms; as employees, we experience companies from the internal perspective. As humans, we are in a whirlpool of brands that dictate our life and our choices in ways we are not even aware of. 

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Sponsor Spotlight: AGI

The Vancouver User Experience Awards are glad to present this year's Keynote Sponsor, AGI, a global leader in agriculture product development. We sat down with the AGI team to hear what user experience and innovation mean to their organization and industry.

Can you explain how UX and CX is important to being a leader in agricultural products?

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Vancouver UX Awards announce 2019 Gala Keynote

The Vancouver UX Awards and our Keynote Sponsor AGI are excited to announce our opening 2019 Keynote address "From Resistance to Acceptance: Making Change Stick" will be given by Sarah Dickinson and Erin Cooper of NOBL. 

Keynote Summary

Like any grand adventure, leading change requires skill, daring, and yes, good fortune. Frequently those blazing new trails are you - the intrepid UX leader. 

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Katherine Benjamin announced as MC of 2019 Vancouver UX Awards Gala

The Vancouver UX Awards are excited to announce that the 2019 Gala will be hosted by Katherine Benjamin, the Vice President of Service Design at Ayogo, a digital healthcare startup based in Vancouver.

Benjamin describes the Vancouver design scene as tending to "quietly do awesome things."

"This is the one night a year we proudly shine a spotlight on the boundary-breaking projects coming out of Vancouver,” she says.

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BrainStation and Vancouver UX Awards announce scholarships

In partnership with the Vancouver UX Awards, BrainStation is committed to eliminating barriers and empowering individuals to achieve success in the digital world. To promote and celebrate diversity and inclusion in technology, BrainStation and the Vancouver UX Awards are excited to offer three $2,000 scholarships for certificate courses to underrepresented groups (Indigenous peoples, racialized groups, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+). 

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Sponsor Spotlight: Finger Food Advanced Technology Group

“Inspiration” is the reason why Finger Food Advanced Technology Group has returned as a sponsor of the Vancouver UX Awards for a fourth consecutive year.

“Every year we're inspired by the work of those nominated,” explains the Finger Food Advanced Technology Group’s Senior Creative Director Tyler Payne. “Very few events really showcase the best of UX and design each year, especially when it comes to up-and-coming companies and individuals.”

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Meet the Team: Wells Stringham

Wells Stringham is always looking to the future. As the Head of Experience at Vancouver’s Apply Digital, he’s constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible when innovating UX to create more exciting digital products. As an Industry Mentor for students at Vancouver Film School, Wells shares this passion with up-and-coming UX designers as they grow their own skills and find their feet.