EPIC is excited to come to the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence! We'll have a lot more info for you at the end of January. Key dates:

  • January 29: Call for Participation Opens
  • April 8: Submission Deadline
  • April 30: Registration Opens
  • November 9–12: EPIC2019!

Questions: conference@epicpeople.org

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What is EPIC conference?

EPIC is the premier international gathering on ethnography in business. Our diverse attendees come from every industry, including Fortune-500 companies, the world’s top technology firms, management consultancies and design studios, universities and NGOs, public policy organizations and think tanks. Read more about the value of EPIC and check out our library of conference proceedings.

Who can attend EPIC2019?

Anyone can register and attend—you do not have to be a speaker. But the conference sells out quickly so plan ahead! Registration opens April 30.

How can I get a speaking role?

The majority of our program consists of speakers selected through a competitive peer review process. Join our email list to be sure you get the Call for Participation as soon as it's launched at the end of January; it includes detailed information about submitting a proposal. We also invite a limited number of keynote and plenary speakers.

What does registration cost and what does it include?

We are currently finalizing fees, including a special student rate. You can check out last year's fees here.

Can I register on site?

EPIC2018 sold out in 24 hours and we anticipate selling out again this year. We strongly recommend planning ahead and purchasing a ticket as soon as registration opens. Registration is refundable through October 9.

Are there any volunteer positions available?

Every year our amazing conference is organized and run almost exclusively by volunteers. If you're interested in getting involved, please contact the EPIC2019 co-chairs Julia Haines and Lisa Di Carlo. Because such a large percentage of our attendees are organizers, committee members, speakers, and content co-authors, most of these positions do not include complimentary conference registration. For the limited number of volunteer positions that do include complimentary registration, we prioritize currently enrolled students.

What are the benefits of sponsoring EPIC?

EPIC sponsorship is a powerful statement about your organization’s leadership in research and innovation. We work with sponsors to showcase your capabilities and brand, and connect you to our global community with valuable networking, recruiting, and professional development opportunities. Contact us to learn more about sponsorship!