Why have Ignite UX Michigan? Because diversity is important.
When you look at UX conferences, you see a lot of the same people headlining, over and over. There are more people that are worth hearing from in our community, and weâ€™re not going to hear from them unless we make an environment where itâ€™s possible.
Making an environment with more voices means extending opportunities to speak to more people, obviously. While Ignite UX Michigan doesnâ€™t have that far of a reach, what we can offer is an opportunity to gain experience speaking, to try out oneâ€™s ideas on an actual audience. I would love to see Ignite UX Michigan as an early stop on someone’s speaking career.