In a nutshell, can you explain the event to me?
#mtpcon SF+Americas will be a two-day hybrid event for product people who want to come together to hone their craft, meet their community, and learn how to build better products.
Day 1 will be fully digital only – whether you have a digital-only, or a hybrid ticket, we want to build on the things we’ve learned this year, running impactful online sessions, raising more voices in our community with breakout speakers, Q&A sessions, roundtables, networking, chat, and of course some stellar keynote speakers who might not be able to fly to San Francisco. We want to lean into the elements that really make digital events great. This will give everyone the chance to start on the same foot and make sure you are all connected to each other and the event. It’ll be a truly global experience, from the comfort of your home.
Day 2 is when things go fully hybrid – we will design two experiences (one physical and one digital) that center around the same main stage keynote content happening IRL at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, but also factors in the differences in format (read on for more info).
Should I wait to book my in-person ticket until things are clearer?
If you feel in any way that you would be uncomfortable at a physical event, we don’t recommend booking now. However, if you are on the fence, our advice would be to book your ticket as soon as possible. We have restrictions on the number of attendees we can welcome to the SFJAZZ Center so do not delay in booking your ticket. If the in-person event does not go ahead then we will offer you the opportunity to either switch to the digital conference with a partial refund, or request a full refund if the online events just aren’t your thing. And of course, we have always maintained a no-questions-asked refund policy up to a month before our in-person conferences. We will know so much more by the end of April and will continue to be transparent as things develop and we understand what we can do responsibly.
Is there a schedule for the event days?
We are in the middle of planning the structure and content for our two-day hybrid event. Once the schedule is live, you will be able to see it on our website (we’ll add more info as we confirm more details).
Who is speaking at the conference?
We are currently working on an impressive line-up of speakers with a wide range of experiences. Some of the speakers you will be familiar with and know very well, others will be less known and you might not have heard of until now. We try to balance a range of voices in the industry from world-renowned voices to deeply practical stories from those actively in roles like you. We’ll release more details as soon as we have them available.
Will you release the topics that will be presented before the conference?
We aim to share the topics being covered by our keynote speakers a couple of weeks before the conference. However, this is a fast-moving industry and we allow speakers to alter their talks up to the last minute to ensure we have the most relevant content. We will also be publishing talk titles and talk descriptions for our breakout speakers before the conference. To get an indication of what to expect, you can see talks from our past conferences here.
I am interested in speaking / I represent a speaker who is interested in speaking – what are my next steps?
We review speakers on a rolling basis and often have speakers confirmed for events a year in advance. You can learn more about speaking for Mind the Product and apply to speak on our website. Someone who doesn’t fit our current line-up might be a good fit for another event, so we will keep the application in case it’s relevant for one of our other events.