A conference dedicated to all things UX and digital in the Australian tech start up space.

Join us on the 27th of October 23 at the Northside Conference Center!

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Learn from the best leaders

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What makes us different?

Curated for you to learn & shape the design space

Our mission at WDX is to make industry leader’s expertise accessible to our community.

We have brought leaders of the Australian tech and start up space to discuss and explore various topics that will shape & lead Australia’s design culture & thinking, and maybe the world’s!

Topic #1
Product Design
Topic #2
Branding & Motion
Topic #3
Growth & Development
Topic #4
Design Leadership


Doors open
Acknowledgement of Country & Opening Titles

Prepare to be enchanted by the delightful French charms of Philippe, who has journeyed all the way from Paris to Australia. He brought with him a vision to lead and disrupt our tech start-up space with his fierce passion & design talent.

Philippe Hong
Founder & Director of Raw Studio & WDX
The Power of Motion in Building Memorable Brands

Animation breathes life into brands, amplifies ads, and enriches digital experiences. How does movement deepen storytelling and connect with your audience at an emotional level? Join Domenico's session to explore The Power of Motion in Building Memorable Brands and unlock new possibilities for your design approach.

Domenico De Rosa
Head of Brand Design, Employment Hero
Shipping Products at Lightspeed

Time-to-market is critical for any startup. But for new ideas, how do you balance speed with quality? Follow along with Hayden Bleasel, CPO at Corellium and founder of Beskar Labs, as he shows you how to build products in weeks instead of months.

Chief Product Officer, Corellium
The Struggles of Navigating my Career, from a Design Student to Design Lead

Drawing from her diverse background in freelancing, corporate, startup, and agency environments, Akina takes us on an intimate journey of the highs and lows of her self-discovery as a designer, one struggle being her constant battle of finding the balance of pursuing her passion versus securing a stable pay check.

Akina Lam
Design Lead, Raw Studio
Break (15 mins)
How to Influence Decision-Makers with Design

Good design won't fly without good communication. Join Sarah Heimeier's talk to elevate your communication skills, express ideas confidently, navigate conflict, and meet stakeholder expectations to without compromising design integrity.

Sarah Heimeier
Service Design Lead, Prospa
A Candid Chat with VP Design of Airtasker, James

In this fireside with James Nau, we will discuss his experience leading the design team at Airtasker and his own experience leading to this role.

James Nau
VP Design, Airtasker
WDX Surprise Activity...
Lunch (60 mins)
From Chaos to Cohesion: Building a Multi-Brand Design System

Running 4 digital healthcare companies means Eucalyptus requires a fairly systematic approach to design. George, Lead Product Designer at Euc, will take you through his approach to a design system overhaul during the earlier startup phase of the company.

George Hatzis
Lead Product Design, Eucalyptus VC
Behind the Camera Lens of Designer & Youtuber, Mizko

In this intimate session with Michael (Mizko) Wong, we will dive deep on his journey as designer to Youtuber. Learning his personal experience to launching his own design course and community.

Michael Wong
Youtuber & Founder of Designership
Arvo Tea (15 mins)
The Entitled Designer

Designers' obsession with their role as the core of user experience creates the 'entitlement trap.' This talk delves into its dangers and how to break free for greater impact.

Jacalin Ding 丁嘉丽
Principal Product Designer, Service NSW
Scale and software product design. What changes and what stays the same?

Charlie Sutton
SVP & Head of Design, Atlassian
The Truth about Design Leadership

With this awesome design leadership panel, we will learn from the best of the best from leaders at Canva, Dovetail, BCG and BuildKite everything to know about design leadership!

Lucy Denton – Head of Design, Dovetail
Dhruv Sharma – Design Lead, BCG
Hugo Welke – Design Ops Lead, Canva
Buzz Usborne – Design Coach & Startup Advisor
Networking (60 mins)
Say your goodbyes & thank yous


Getting here

How to get to the conference?


Full day parking available at Hume Street Car Park


5-minutes walk from St Leonards Station

Ticket Prices

Earlybird In-Person Pass
On-site access
Lunch & arvo tea provided
Networking session available
Access to sponsor booths
Goodie bag provided
Cool Vibes
per person
In-Person Pass
On-site access
Lunch & arvo tea provided
Networking session available
Access to sponsor booths
Goodie bag provided
Cool Vibes
+ processing fee
per person
Virtual Pass
Online access with live-streaming
Recording available after the event
Your own delicious snacks
In & out whenever you want
Learn in the comfort of your PJs
Access to our Partner Perks
per person
Student Ticket (30% off)
On-site access
Lunch & arvo tea provided
Networking session available
Access to sponsor booths
Goodie bag provided
Cool Vibes
+ processing fee

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Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions you can't find answer from, reach out to us directly by email.

Is there parking around the area?

Absolutely! There is parking just across the road on Hume St. This is the information if you want to park your car: 

Monday to Saturday: Two-hours of free parking is available for one period per day. The third hour costs $6.80, then $6.80 per half hour onwards.

Maximum daily fee, from 7am to 6pm, is $49.

Evening parking: Entry after 4pm receives free parking until 6pm.Exit after 6pm will incur a flat rate evening fee of $10. Free parking is available all day Sunday.

Early bird parking:
Early bird $25-a-day parking is available Monday to Friday on level 4 and is subject to availability.

You must enter the early bird area between 6:30am and 9:30am, and exit the early bird area between 2:30pm and 6:30pm.

Late entry or early exit from the early bird area will result in normal casual parking rates.

Can I get a refund if I can’t make it?

You can get a refund until 30 days before the event. After that, they won't be any refund available.

Will I get to talk to the speakers at the event?

Absolutely! The speakers will be at the event and they will be networking session so you will get plenty of time to talk to them. Be gentle, they are also human being!

Can I get my company to sponsor the event?

Yes you can! Go to our sponsor form page to submit your inquiry if you want your company to sponsor the event.

Can I participate or volunteer for the event?

We would love to! Go to our Volunteer form request and we will onboard you to our crew! Exciting!

What can I expect at WDX Conference 2023?

You’ll have one full-day dedicated to a lineup of inspiring design leaders (That’s right, you won’t have to pick which talk to attend).

For those who have an in-person pass, you’ll have a chance to network with speakers and attendees during breaks and after the last talk!

Where can I find the conference program & speakers for the day?

Find the the agenda & speakers here

What time should I get to the conference?

Gates and ticket registration will open on Friday, 27th October 2023 at 8:15 AM AEST. We recommend that you arrive early to avoid ticket registration queues and to get a good seat!

What time does the conference end?

The last talk wraps up on Friday, 27th October 2023 at 5:00 PM AEST.For those who have an in-person pass, you’ll have the choice to stay back till 6:00 PM AEST to network with speakers and attendees.

I’ve got a virtual pass, how do I view the live talks?

On the day before the conference, you’ll receive a set of instructions from us to your registered email. It’ll note down the details on how to access the talks!

Will the conference be recorded to be viewed later?

Yes! If you have an virtual or in-person pass, you will get access to the video recording of the conference. A email will be sent out a couple days after the event, after we process the videos.

Where is the conference located?

WDX Conference 2023 is being held at Northside Conference Centre in St Leonards.

How can I get to the conference?

We recommend taking public transport. It is a 5 minutes walk from St Leonards Station. There’s full day parking available at Hume Street Car Park. You can view the map here.

What if I can’t stay the whole time?

You can choose to leave whenever you want! If you need to temporarily step out for a moment, make sure you have your ticket registration proof with you on the day to easily re-enter.

Is food & drink included? What if I need a special meal?

For those who are attending in-person, lunch & snacks will be served on the day. We’ll try our best to cater for all dietary requirements. If it doesn’t suffice, there are a few cafes closeby!

What should I bring to the conference?

For those who are attending in-person, travel light! You’ll get a tote during ticket registration so you can leave your bag behind.

We'd love to help!

Become a volunteer

We’re on the lookout for volunteers to help us get the show running. Some roles include event organisation, comms, ushers, and others.

Become a sponsor or partner

Are you in the tech industry who would like to reach our audience?  A startup looking to hire? Contact us for sponsorship, booth packages, and other partnering opportunities.