Call for Proposal - Financial Experience Design Conference by Mad*Pow
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FXD 2021 Call for Proposals

October 20 & 21, 2021


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Should I Apply?

Are you a design or innovation leader? VP of CX or Chief Experience Officer? Do you lead teams to drive experience transformation in a financial services organization and are passionate about driving change? If you answered yes, you might be a great candidate to speak at the Financial Experience Design (FXD) conference, a diverse community of Financial Services executives with roles across innovation, research, strategy and technology driving change.

Submit to Speak at FXD 2021!

What is FXD?
We believe in the power of design to drive much needed change. The annual FXD conference provides a unique learning and networking opportunity to move your organization forward to confront new challenges. A select gathering of 150 executives, experts, visionaries, and progressive thinkers across Insurance, Banking, Wealth Management and Fintech gather for this one-and-a-half day of inspiring presentations, workshops and discussion that will help drive real world change. Leaders at the intersection of financial services, experience, and innovation will come together at FXD 2021 to share insights, case studies, opportunities, and how they have come up with solutions to challenges we all face. This conference is leader-focused, decision-makers creating opportunities to learn from each other. Attendees last year joined us from companies like Bank of America, Fidelity, Nationwide, and USAA, as well as from incubators and industry startups

• FXD 2021 will be held on October 20 & 21 via our virtual event platform
• The audience will include a mix of designers, professionals from the finance industry, researchers, and others.
• Talks will be delivered in 20 minute keynotes, 30 minute panels or 30 minute fireside chat formats
• Speakers will receive free attendance to both days of the conference.

Should I submit?
We welcome submissions from anyone with advice, experience, and best practices to share. We are accepting speaker submissions on these topics:
• Driving and Promoting Behavior Change
• What’s a Bank and Why Do We Need It?
• Designing for Wellbeing
• Design for All: Inclusivity & Diversity
• Generational Behavior Patterns
• Building a Design Culture
• Interactive Share
• Intrigue: Experience Research Outcomes

To avoid bias, we anonymize all proposals before they are evaluated by the conference committee. Titles and abstracts are extracted from submissions for review, and any identifying information including name, gender pronouns, or company affiliations are removed until the committee completes the review and selects the winning entries.

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: By August 14, 2021 – Midnight Eastern Time.   New deadline – August 27
Speaker Decisions Released: By September 15, 2021 –  Midnight Eastern Time

Questions? Contact conference Chairman and content curator Michael Kirkpatrick, EVP, Client Experience & Strategy. Head of Accounts. Financial Services Practice Lead for Mad*Pow.

Ready to Submit?

View the submission form.

Conference By:

Mad*Pow created FXD in 2017 with a vision of addressing the issues and challenges across the financial services industry in an age of business model disruption and experience-based differentiation. With almost two decades of experience and design partnership with financial companies of all shapes and sizes, Mad*Powleverages strategic design and the psychology of motivation to create innovative experiences and compelling digital solutions.  Mad*Pow also has a Healthcare Experience Design (HXD)conference every Spring in Boston.

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