What’s happening at EPIC2021?
OCTOBER 11–15: Learning & Networking Week
OCTOBER 18–22: Main Program
EPIC2021 is a virtual community and conference, with programming that connects us to the latest expertise, skills, inspiration, debates, and—most important—to each other.
Programming is designed in three regional schedules for attendees around the globe. FIND YOUR SCHEDULE HERE, and learn about different types of sessions below.
“Every EPIC conference I’ve been to has been different and every single one has been fantastic in its own way. Consistently one of the best things in my professional life for over a decade.”—Elena O’Curry, Senior UX Researcher, Google
Learning & Networking: October 11–15
Our global gathering space is a 24/7 jamboree of incredible people and programing to inform, inspire, and challenge us. Terra is designed to connect us around the world, in your time zone. It hosts our community, programming, conversations, exhibits, and friendly help whenever you need it.
→ Learn about Regions & Schedules
Ethnographers never stop learning, whether we’re new to the field, growing into leadership roles, sharpening expertise, or shifting domains. Tutorials are mini-courses taught in small groups by experts in the EPIC community. Pre-registration required.
→ Go to Tutorials Program
Participate in fun events that combine structure and serendipity to develop meaningful contacts. And use robust attendee profiles, filtering, tags, chat boards, and messaging to explore or do targeted networking. We’re a famously warm, generous community, and we work hard to connect you.
→ Go to Networking Events & Info
Main Program: October 18–21
Distinguished experts offer new sources of inspiration, understanding, and critique. They illuminate important aspects of our cultural ecosystems and provoke us to see our worlds from different points of view.
→ Meet Our Keynote Speakers
Panels bring diverse expert perspectives into conversation to help us grapple with pressing topics. This year, researchers, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, journalists, technologists and others take on immersive ethics, futures of business, social safety net, and artists engaging futures.
→ Go to the Panels Program
Peer-reviewed case studies showcase ethnographic impact: what we did, how we did it, why it mattered, and how organizations and clients calibrate the value of the work. They take us “under the hood” of challenging work across private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
→ Browse Thematic Sessions