On 26 May 2021, ProductTanks around the world will celebrate World Product Day with 24-hours of product therapy, showcasing their ‘local product heroes’. Here’s what’s happening and how to get involved.
In every local community, there is a goldmine of awesome product insights and we want to tap into that (we imagine you do too). To mine that wisdom, our incredible ProductTank organisers will use World Product Day to champion up-and-coming product speakers – people they know have insightful stories and experience to share.
Starting at 8 am in Auckland and Wellington (9 pm BST on the 25th) they’ll kick off a free, full-day stream of talks from ProductTanks around the world. Tune in to soak up stories, insights, advice (and some product therapy along the way!) with our global network of ProductTank communities. We hope you will tell us about your product heroes too!
Get Involved With World Product Day
Whether you’re a newcomer, an attendee or an organiser, there are plenty of ways to get involved and enjoy World Product Day:
- Newcomers and attendees can watch the talks and join in the conversation/celebrations online
- ProductTank organisers can host events
- Shout about your local product heroes on Twitter, Slack, and LinkedIn.
Are You a ProductTank Newcomer?
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been to a ProductTank, this day is a celebration of everyone in product and you are welcome. Find your local ProductTank today, join it, and get set to join us on the day!
- Use our ProductTank map to find your local ProductTank (your very own product community!)
- Click ‘View events’ to access their Meetup page and hit ‘Request to join’ to get in on the action. As a member, you’ll be notified of events (including their World Product Day events) and can attend for free
- On World Product Day, enjoy the online talks and join the discussion on social media. Use the hashtag #WorldProductDay to share what’s happening and to tell us about your local product hero!
Are You a Regular ProductTank Attendee?
Like any other ProductTank event, you can expect to be notified about your ProductTank’s World Product Day events – we want to see you getting involved!
Using the hashtag #WorldProductDay, shout loud and proud about your favourite ProductTank experiences, speakers, connections you’ve made, and opportunities that have stemmed from your professional development thanks to ProductTank.
Are You a ProductTank Organiser?
As an organiser, it is never too early to start planning your World Product Day event! Think back to a time when a local speaker came out of nowhere, took the stage, and wowed your community with their insights and experiences. Give that product person a call! We want to celebrate the unsung product heroes in your community and give them a bigger platform to share their insights. Help them step up onto this special stage! If you have questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About World Product Day
In short, World Product Day is an annual celebration of all things product.
It began in 2018 when we celebrated the eight-year anniversary of the first ProductTank meetup. ProductTanks in 90 cities across 43 countries, had fun highlighting the craft of product management with their communities. All those talks from all those cities really emphasised the different perspectives that different cultures bring to the craft of product management. It was a no brainer – the anniversary event became an annual event.
Today, World Product Day brings people together to celebrate, connect, and learn.
All work and no play? No thanks. This day is a celebration of all things product – what product people do, how we do it, and who we do it with.
Connect With Your Product Peers
Product management can be a lonely job, but World Product Day serves as a reminder that you are not alone. There’s a backlog of product people around the world facing the same challenges as you and on this day, we will come together to share our insights and hone our craft.
Gain New Product Insights
At Mind the Product, our mission is to help product people to become more successful by pushing forward our craft. As an incredible day of product learning, World Product Day helps us do that.
How have people celebrated in the past?
World Product Day is a social event and we encourage product people to get creative with the celebrations! Need some inspiration? No problem! Check out Making World Product Day a Day to Remember for a recap of events in 2019 and see the social below for even more ideas.
In 2020 the Mind the Product team honoured World Product Day with a delicious cyan food challenge (we take our brand colour very seriously).
This week I tasked the @MindtheProduct team to create a ‘Cyan Surprise‘ – an edible/drinkable, celebratory treat for #worldproductday. Here’s what they came up with…
— Imogen Johnson (@IamImogenJ) May 27, 2020
In 2019, I had a creative moment with a product manager’s best friend – the sticky note!
Love this sticky note globe mockup created by @meowingcarrot for #WorldProductDay 🌎 https://t.co/mPbJxzuDay pic.twitter.com/1kcI3dThZQ
— Janna Bastow (@simplybastow) May 15, 2019
To all the Product Managers… Have a great #WorldProductDay may all your parents finally understand what you do for a living!
This is your day, enjoy! pic.twitter.com/N8mqHFX5H8
— James Barrett (@JBITMP) May 27, 2020
In 2019 the Auth0 team took a team selfie with an amazing backdrop in Mexico! We weren’t jealous. Not at all.
Family pic of the @auth0 Product & Docs team celebrating the #WorldProductDay in our #OOF2019 in México! 🧡 pic.twitter.com/C17sCgAdze
— Gino Cingolani 🌋 (@ginocingolani) May 15, 2019
In 2020, some people took the opportunity to publicly thank those that got them into the product game.
It’s #WorldProductDay and I want to thank all the badass PMs who inspire me and continue to pave the way for the rest of us! @lissijean @cagan @simplybastow @davidjbland @ttorres @jeffpatton @danolsen pic.twitter.com/ONk9BTekq3
— Katie Hocking (@hocking_katie) May 28, 2020
World Product Day will be an exciting 24 hours, where we can all discuss what we love about product with people from around the world! We can’t wait to see how you will be celebrating with us on May 26th.