November 9-12
#epiconference

Key Dates

  • January 29:
    Call for Participation Opens
  • April 8:
    Submission Deadline
  • April 30:
    Registration Opens
“We’re building new ways of thinking, knowing, and working at every stage of the product cycle. EPIC is the rare conference where passionate, creative people from diverse contexts are creating these new ways of thinking and doing. Ethnographers bring essential concepts and tools to this brave new cognitive world.”
– MARK BURRELL, Design Director, IBM Watson Health

Resources


EPIC2019 is the premier international conference on ethnography in business.

Learn about EPIC


What does it mean to have agency in an increasingly automated world?

Businesses are investing in “intelligent” technologies that promise to take humans “out of the loop.” But human agency is not disappearing—it’s evolving, and humanistic perspectives are more essential than ever. EPIC2019 will explore how our models of behavior and culture shape spaces of opportunity and risk for diverse people and organizations. We invite ethnographers and technologists of all backgrounds to advance the value of our work through the prism of agency.

Read the conference theme


Conference Chairs

Lisa Di Carlo

Sociology Faculty

Brown University

Julia Haines

Senior UX Researcher

Google

November 9-12
#epiconference

Key Dates

  • January 29:
    Call for Participation Opens
  • April 8:
    Submission Deadline
  • April 30:
    Registration Opens
“We’re building new ways of thinking, knowing, and working at every stage of the product cycle. EPIC is the rare conference where passionate, creative people from diverse contexts are creating these new ways of thinking and doing. Ethnographers bring essential concepts and tools to this brave new cognitive world.”
– MARK BURRELL, Design Director, IBM Watson Health

EPIC2019 is the premier international conference on ethnography in business.

Learn about EPIC


What does it mean to have agency in an increasingly automated world?

Businesses are investing in “intelligent” technologies that promise to take humans “out of the loop.” But human agency is not disappearing—it’s evolving, and humanistic perspectives are more essential than ever. EPIC2019 will explore how our models of behavior and culture shape spaces of opportunity and risk for diverse people and organizations. We invite ethnographers and technologists of all backgrounds to advance the value of our work through the prism of agency.

Read the conference theme


Conference Chairs

Lisa Di Carlo

Sociology Faculty

Brown University

Julia Haines

Senior UX Researcher

Google


Resources

EPIC2019 is the premier international conference on ethnography in business.

Learn about EPIC

November 9-12
#epiconference

Key Dates

  • January 29:
    Call for Participation Opens
  • April 8:
    Submission Deadline
  • April 30:
    Registration Opens

Resources

What does it mean to have agency in an increasingly automated world?

Businesses are investing in “intelligent” technologies that promise to take humans “out of the loop.” But human agency is not disappearing—it’s evolving, and humanistic perspectives are more essential than ever. EPIC2019 will explore how our models of behavior and culture shape spaces of opportunity and risk for diverse people and organizations. We invite ethnographers and technologists of all backgrounds to advance the value of our work through the prism of agency.

Read the conference theme


Conference Chairs

Lisa Di Carlo

Sociology Faculty

Brown University

Julia Haines

Senior UX Researcher

Google

“We’re building new ways of thinking, knowing, and working at every stage of the product cycle. EPIC is the rare conference where passionate, creative people from diverse contexts are creating these new ways of thinking and doing. Ethnographers bring essential concepts and tools to this brave new cognitive world.”
– MARK BURRELL, Design Director, IBM Watson Health

Resources