2016 Maker Series

Spend six full days with six amazing speakers for the same price as many one- or two-day conferences.

We’ve been waiting, barely able to hold in our excitement, to announce the 2016 Maker Series lineup! We have spent a long time considering many talented authors, presenters, and makers to put together this year’s schedule. Our goal last year was to bring intelligent, well-known, relevant voices to the Midwest, and we delivered with some amazing speakers (< If you missed out on content from last year, check out those sweet recaps to get a taste, and then feast on our first set of workshop videos from Brad Frost’s “Working with Atomic Design” session). These events changed us and how we work—we know they’ll impact you as well.

On To 2016

Our hope for this year is that you’ll continue to grow with us as we challenge ourselves and our community. Sara’s workshop will get you (literally) “making,” Jason’s will redefine fitness in a way that will challenge you mentally and physically, Wil is gonna blow your mind talking about the experience of search. Every event this year is intended to help you be more disciplined in work and in life. That discipline will result in you being more productive.

Season passes for the 2016 Maker Series are available right now, so don’t delay in getting yours.

And now, without further ado, the 2016 Build Right: Maker Series:

The Intersection of Software and Hardware
by Sara Chipps
on February 25, 2016

A Unified Theory of Fitness
by Jason Harrison
on April 28, 2016

Observing and Understanding Users for UX Insights
by Darren Kall
on May 19, 2016

SUX—Search User Experience
by Wil Reynolds
on June 23, 2016

Multidevice Design
by Josh Clark
on September 22, 2016

Implementing Progressive Enhancement
by Aaron Gustafson
on November 10, 2016

What You Need to Know

Remember, there are only 45 seats available in each workshop—don’t miss out! We’ve set the price so that you can spend six full days with six amazing speakers for the same price as many one- or two-day conferences. The value is tremendous, and it’s all happening right here in the Midwest.

If you or your company are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact us. 2016 is going to be inspiring and encouraging—these are the people we want to hear, the people we respect, the people who can help us be the best version of ourselves! We hope you’ll join us.