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Who is design leaders for?

Design leaders is a special training made for people in a leading role who work in User Experience or Customer Experience. It's designed to help them with their daily challenges and to show them new ways to grow as leaders.

How can I get to the venue of design leaders?

Address: Kaiserlodge, Dorf 11a, 6351 Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

The easiest way to get to hotel Kaiserlodge by public transport is by taking a train to Wörgl Main Station. From there, we provide a shuttle bus that takes you directly to our hotel in about 15 minutes (same for the return trip).

So, for example, if you're coming from Vienna, you can take a direct train from "Wien Hauptbahnhof" to "Wörgl Hauptbahnhof", which takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Also, there are direct trains from Innsbruck and Salzburg to Wörgl.

Is design leaders wheelchair-friendly?

You can easily participate in most of the program in a wheelchair.
However, there's an outdoor session (if the weather is good) and the last 10 minutes of our hike at the end of day 3 can't be easily reached by car.

If you'd still like to join, just let us know and we're happy to brainstorm solutions with you.

What room options are available?

You can choose between a double room (single occupancy) or a luxury suite of 100 m2 (double occupancy with a living room, kitchen and two separate bed- and bathrooms).

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How sustainable is getting to uxcon?

Our venue is easily accessible by public transportation. We promote using public transit and clearly mark bicycle parking spaces. In a city like Vienna with such excellent transportation infrastructure, everyone can easily take public transit!

What does uxcon do in terms of sustainability?

Certainly: An event on the scale of uxcon vienna is not sustainable.

We don't want to sugarcoat it, but rather, we want to demonstrate the measures we are implementing now and in the future to make it more sustainable. It's not about claiming to have everything perfect already, but rather an approach to learn and gradually improve step by step.

Find out more about sustainability in the FAQs below.

How to apply as a speaker?

Call for speakers usually starts in December of the year before the event and is open until February or March.
If the call for speakers is open, you will find the link to the application form in the speaker section of the website.

Make sure to subscribe our newsletter if you don't want to miss any updates on that!

How can I join as a volunteer?

If you're keen on volunteering at the conference, just shoot us an email at hello@uxcon.at.

We give preference to students, but if we have any spots left, we're happy to offer them to job seekers or those who couldn't afford a ticket otherwise.

Can't wait to hear from you!

Who is behind uxcon vienna and what are its main objectives?

uxcon vienna is organized by Nicole and Andreas, the founders of matchwise OG. The goal of uxcon vienna is to create a major platform for UX enthusiasts in the city. It connects the European UX scene with top practitioners from the United States, giving professionals a chance to learn from international experts, expand their networks, and advance their careers. The event is put together in close collaboration with the Austrian UX community.

What's included in a design leaders ticket?

The short answer is: Almost everything, except your individual journey to Wörgl.

The ticket covers:

  • shuttle service from Wörgl main station to the hotel and back
  • 2 nights in a double room (for single occupancy) or a 100m2 luxury suite (for double occupancy; with a kitchen, a living room, two separate bed- and bathrooms)
  • access to all hotel facilities, including the wellness area
  • meals
    • 2x breakfast
    • 2x dinner
    • 3x lunch
    • snacks and drinks during coffee breaks
  • all working sessions with our coaches
  • side activities



     
When and where is the design leaders getaway taking place?

The getaway is scheduled for Monday, September 23rd to Wednesday, September 25th, 2024 which is right in the week after uxcon '24. (Sep 19-20, Vienna).

It kicks off on Monday early afternoon and wraps up on Wednesday evening.

The venue is Hotel Kaiserlodge in Tyrol, Austria.

Address: Kaiserlodge, Dorf 11a, 6351 Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

Where is the conference venue and how to I get there?

Getting to the conference is easy as it's conveniently accessible by public transport, particularly tram lines. It's just a short walk from Station X, taking about X minutes. Additionally, there are bike parking spots nearby. Unfortunately, there are no parking spaces for cars. If you must drive, please arrange your own public parking and ticket.

Any recommended nearby hotels?

Several hotels near Vienna Hauptbahnhof offer accommodation options for different budgets such as Motel One Hauptbahnhof, MOOONS Vienna, and Hotel Daniel.

Hotels close to the venue:

Simple and affordable:

  • Motel One Wien Hauptbahnhof
  • B&B Hotel WIen Hauptbahnhof
  • Ibis Hotel Hauptbahnhof
  • Hotel Zeitgeist

A bit more stylish, but still budget-friendly:

  • Hotel Daniel
  • MOOONS Vienna
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Vienne Belvedere
  • Hotel Schani Wien

Wanna go a bit fancier?

  • Andaz Vienna am Belvedere

If you're extending your stay and prefer accommodations elsewhere in the city:

Of course, you can opt for a luxury hotel, but we tried to  put together a selection of nice, moderately-priced hotels in convenient locations.

  • 25hours hotel Museumsquartier
  • Ruby Marie Design Hotel Wien
  • Hotel Indigo Vienna Naschmarkt
  • Ruby Lissi Hotel & Bar
  • Die Josefine Hotel
  • Artist Boutique Hotel
  • Motel One Wien Staatsoper (very well located/good value for money)
I got more questions. Who can I contact?

Feel free to reach out to us at hello@uxcon.at.  
We're here to help!

How do I join the live stream/online event?

You'll receive an email with all necessary information a few weeks before the conference.  
Reach out if you have specific questions!

Are dogs allowed on-site?

We're dog lovers, but please ensure your dog is well-behaved and considerate of others. Please don’t forget to bring a muzzle and check with those nearby to make sure everyone is comfortable.

I'm coming with my baby. How can I make our stay smoother?

There are changing stations in the main building restrooms. If you need a quiet space for nursing or have any other needs, please let us know before your arrival, and we'll ensure everything is ready for you. We're excited to welcome UX newcomers!

Is there a dress code?

There's no dress code; come as you are and as comfortable as you feel.

What side events are happening, and how do I join?

We'll start with a warm-up event downtown on September 18th, have a UX meet-up on the first day of the conference, and finish with sightseeing tours.

There will be sign-ups for those events before the conference, sent out via a link in an email.

How do I sign up for a workshop?

Every ticket holder will be notified via email a few weeks before the event about workshop registration details. Workshop slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If there are spots left in the end, we'll do another round, giving you a chance to join a second workshop.

It's important to register in advance for the workshop. Otherwise, on the conference days, you'll only be able to use remaining spots if any are left.

Can I just show up and register?

Registration at the event without prior ticket purchase isn't possible. It's best to buy your ticket a few weeks in advance to ensure participation in workshops and smooth logistics.

Will there be an early check-in?

Yes. It’s at the warm-up event on September 18th. You can already pick up your conference badge there.

How and when can I pick up my conference badge?

You can pick up your badge at the registration desk at the start of the conference.

Please have your ticket handy on your phone.

Expect crowds on day one shortly before the conference starts, so arriving earlier in the morning (between 7.30 am and 8.15 am) would be very helpful.

Is there a place to store my belongings?

There'll be a staffed wardrobe where you can drop off your jacket or store a suitcase if you happen to bring one along.

Is the venue wheelchair-friendly?

The entire conference area is wheelchair-friendly.

However, the event space for the evening event on day 1 isn't fully accessible by wheelchair (there's a first floor and a rooftop terrace accessible only by stairs). If you'll be joining us in a wheelchair, please feel free to reach out to us beforehand. We can chat about the details and make sure everything goes smoothly for you.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Main stage sessions will be video-recorded, while side stage sessions will have audio recordings.

Can I share a ticket or transfer it to someone else?

A ticket can be transfered with prior notice for important reasons.

Sharing a ticket in order to participate on different days is not possible.

When and where is the warm-up event?

The warm-up event will be on September 18th at Aux Gazelles, Rahlgasse 5, 1060 Vienna.  
The exact start time can be found in the program.

What can I expect in terms of food and drinks?

You'll enjoy a variety of beverages throughout the day, including coffee, tea, juices, and water.  

Snacks (sweet and salty) will be available during coffee breaks, and warm lunches during lunch breaks. In the evening of day one, there will be additional snacks and drinks, including non-alcoholic options, beer, wine, and spritzers.  

The conference food is veggie and organic, and we'll have vegan options too.

Each dish will come with allergen labels. If you've got any specific dietary needs, just give us a heads-up ahead of time so we can make sure you're taken care of.

What's included in a conference pass?

A conference pass grants access to all stages and side events, including a workshop, goodies, drinks, and food (all vegan and organic).

Stages: 

  • Main stage
  • Side stage
  • Worksop rooms (1 workshop of your choice)


Side events: 

  • Pre-conference warm-up
  • UX get-together, UX book club
  • Cool-down activities
Who is uxcon vienna for?

We warmly welcome anyone interested in UX design and UX research. Our program is tailored for UX enthusiasts from various backgrounds and expertise levels, including UX researchers, designers, product owners, and CX professionals.

When is uxcon '24 happening?

The main conference days are on September 19th and 20th, 2024, located at Absberggasse 27, 1100, Vienna. The warm-up event will be on September 18th at Aux Gazelles, Rahlgasse 6, 1010 Vienna.