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 in San Francisco 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?
You can see the full schedule here.
Who is speaking at the conference?
Learn more about each speaker 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.
Will I be able to have a copy of the talk slides after the conference?
We do not distribute slides from the conference talks as the content belongs to the speakers, however, we are happy to share the ones that have been made publicly available (just email us at email@example.com, and we also include them in a follow-up blogpost after the conference.
Is there a new mother’s area at the conference?
If you’re a new mother, we’ve got a private room set aside just for you at the conference venue with power, but no refrigeration. Just get in touch with the team and let us know if you need it!
Do you provide live captioning at the conference?
Real-time captioning will be available for all key-note talks on conference day, provided by White Coat Captioning. This will be clearly visible from a number of places in the hall – if you need close proximity access, do please get in touch and we will help arrange a solution.
Is there a coat or bag check at each of the events?
There is a manned coat and bag check which you can use as soon as you’re through registration.
What food and refreshments will be provided at the conference?
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Coffee, water, and snacks will be available all day.
Will special food be provided for special dietary requirements?
We will always provide at least one vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free option as well as diary alternatives for coffee and tea. Given the scale of the event and the limitations of the venue, we are unable to cater to specific dietary requirements or allergies, although food is marked with allergens. If you have any specific questions about dietary needs please get in touch beforehand.