"The Design Gurus Summit is a great place to learn from the people leading the charge and shaking up our industry. Expect to discover new ideas and gain different perspectives on design, both as a speaker and attendee."

- Frank Yoo, Director of Product Design at Lyft

Meet Top Silicon Valley Thought Leaders

Come learn from top Silicon Valley designers, thinkers and thought leaders who will share their insights on topics including: product design, user experience design, design for emerging platforms, branding, marketing, creativity, entrepreneurship, design-driven startups,  creative inspiration, and more.

The Second Annual Design Gurus Summit will be a full-day event of both keynotes and panels from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. This year we have upgraded to the beautiful Kanbar Hall at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center. This is a world-class facility with a true stage and a professional audio visual team.


Location: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Kanbar Hall

Date and Time: September 19th, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


If you want to propose a speaker email: gregory@weareuncharted.com


Last Year's Speakers Included:

Janice Fraser - Director of People at Pivotal and Former CEO of Adaptive Path

Shaun Modi - Partner at TM and Former NASA, Google, and Airbnb

Tim Brown - Co-founder of Allbirds Shoes

Joyce Lau - Designer at Pandora

Trevor Hubbard - Executive Creative Director and Partner at Butchershop

Jason Mamaril - UI Designer at Airbnb

Seth Minard - Interaction Designer at Cooper

Missy Titus - Design at Bindle Chat Inc.

Stephanie Whitney - Senior Visual Designer at Hotwire

Saad Alayyoubi - Lead 3D Designer at Jaunt VR

Tony Scherba - Founder and President of Yeti

Jayson Tang - Creative Director at The-Otherside

Joshua Taylor - Freelance Design Director

Anna Shaw - VP of Design Knit Health

Emma Sherwood-Forbes - Product Designer and Educator

Tickets on Sale February 1st

No discounts at the door. All sales are final. No refunds.

DGS Sponsorships Rock

Sponsoring the Design Gurus Summit gives you access to an elusive and engaged audience of hard to reach influencers. Our entry-level startup sponsorship package starts at $1,000 and includes: a table for meeting people and to put your swag, signage at the event, and 3 admission tickets. This option is great for recruiting, product demos, business development and general awareness. Contact us for details.

Creative Sponsorship Ideas

Don't just set up a table and put up a sign. You're a creative industry professional, so get creative. Here are some of our ideas that are sure to help you stand out and get your message across in an engaging way. Yes, they include 3 admission tickets. Bargain.

Eat With the Elite ($650): Attend the VIP speaker's dinner the night before the summit. Limit to one paid slot.

Seat Drop it Like it's Hot ($1,200): Get your printed card or sheet DROPPED on every chair in the house.

Love and Electronics (1,250): Raffle a device and collect business cards from the entire audience. Great for lead generation.

Creativity in the Goodie Bag ($1,400): Have your special item and contact information included in the attendee goodie bag

Be the Cure for the Munchies ($2,000):  Sponsor lunch and get 3 minutes to make a quick announcement before lunch is served.

More sponsorship ideas? We have them. Get in touch.