The Experience Network. IRL.

The World Experience Summit 2024 is a unique opportunity to connect with, and learn from, the experience designers, producers, professors, operators, and investors who are defining the future of experiences. 

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Why Attend?

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CONNECT With Experts

The Summit is the opposite of a ‘them vs us’ keynote conference. Instead, it’s a community. Connect over coffee, in workshops, or in debate at the Unconference.

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LEARN New Tools

Upgrade your ‘Experience Toolkit’ with insights, tools, techniques and tips from leaders in the Art, Science, and Business of experiences. 

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SHARE Ideas

Share your frameworks & your f**k-ups, your challenges & questions, your experiments & passion projects – and then get feedback and support from an inclusive, non-competitive, very collaborative community.

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MEET Partners

Digital is awesome, but nothing beats real life connections. Reconnect with old friends. Meet new investors. Explore future collaborations.

What's On?

  • Experience Workshops

    Learn how to design, make, operate, pitch, and promote successful experiences at workshops run by some of the world's leading experience experts.

  • The Unconference

    A huge success last year! There's more emerging practice than best practice in the Experience Economy — so everyone’s invited to share their case studies, failures, and opinions. Start a discussion or have a rant. Share a new approach, try out a new idea, or teach a technique.

  • Big Ideas, Weird Ideas, Experience Trends

    TED-style (and shorter!) talks on the Art, Science, Business, Tech & Impact of Experiences. Speakers range from famous experience creators to up-and-coming live-wires you haven’t heard of yet.

  • Experiential Socials

    The best connections and most business decisions happen at the bar or on the dancefloor. There will be plenty of opportunities to hang out, dress up, dress down, and even – because the neuroscience is hard to ignore – dance and sing.

  • Speed-Dating & Match-Making

    Anyone for gamified, experiential networking? From curated to 100% free-flow, there'll be plenty of opportunities to connect with the experience community.

  • Immersive Experiences

    Visit a handpicked selection of New York’s most exciting experiences with your new experience friends. After, we’ll analyse the good and the bad of what you saw, and which techniques you might use in your own work.

When's It Happening?

Wednesday

June 12

1PM – 2PM

Doors Open

Registration at the House of Yes

2PM – 6.30PM

Workshops, Talks and Experiences

Full programme coming soon

6.30PM – 9PM

Opening Social & WXO Experience Awards

Connect and celebrate at the House of Yes

 

Thursday

June 13

9.30AM – 10AM

Doors Open

Registration at the House of Yes

10AM – 12.45PM

Opening Ritual & Unconference

Full programme coming soon

2PM – 5PM

Workshops, Talks, and Experiences

Programme coming soon

12.45PM – 2PM

Lunch

At the House of Yes

6PM – LATE

WXO New York Experience Safari

A curated selection of experiences across the city

Friday

June 14

9.30AM – 10AM

Doors Open

Registration at the House of Yes

10AM – 12.45PM

Live Campfire & Unconference

Full programme coming soon

2PM – 5PM

Workshops, Talks, and Experiences

Full programme coming soon

7PM – 10PM

Closing Social at Secret Location

Endings matter, so we’ll see out the Summit in style. Venue and theme TBA

Who's Speaking?

Heather Gallagher

Heather Gallagher

Executive Unicorn and former Head of Tech at Burning Man. She’ll share the paths of transformation experienced by Burners – and how they provide a blueprint for designing experiences that challenge, engage, and transform.

Abraham Burickson

Abraham Burickson

Director of Odyssey Works, an experimental performance group that creates personalised, immersive experiences. He’ll lead a hackathon to address climate change using the tools of experience design.

Katherine T-L

Katherine Templar-Lewis

Director of Kinda Studios, a neuroaesthetics studio that sits between the creative arts and neuroscience. She’ll stage an interactive workshop about how to apply this rising field within experience design.  

Joe Pine

Joe Pine

Experience Economy Godfather and author of The Experience Economy. He’ll lead an interactive workshop to develop Transformation Toolkits together.

Mishawn Nolan

Mishawn Nolan

Co-Founder of Nolan Heimann LLP. She’ll take you through an experience teaching creative business-makers how to structure a deal – through the medium of dance.

Nancy Duncan

Nancy Duncan

Experience designer, creative consultant and pitch doctor, she’ll share tools and techniques to help you design a better pitch experience.

Paul Bulencea

Paul Bulencea

Co-Founder, College of Extraordinary Experiences and Order of the Wild. A radical call to action and visual and aural feast, this will be “like a shot of DMT”.

Leigh Sachwitz

Leigh Sachwitz

Founder and Creative Director, flora&faunavisions. Learn about the technical aspects of creating immersive digital experiences, including VR, AR, and interactive media.

Brad Shelton

Brad Shelton

VP of Creative & Story and Director of Strategy, BRC Imagination Arts. A creative extravaganzathon where we’ll tackle our shared responsibility as storytellers.

Christopher Morrison

Christopher Morrison

Founder, Reality+. Morrison will gather narrative thought leaders from the realms of traditional and non-traditional media to help us all move beyond the Hero’s Journey.

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Mat Duerden

Introducing a brand new concept – experience intelligence (XQ) – and a new framework for experience design (XD). Mat will share the 4 pillars of XQ + tools and strategies that leverage XQ to create transformational experiences to help the people you design for thrive.

Brett Bagenstose

Brett Bagenstose

Baron of Pixels, NeoPangea. Get hands on with RFID technology and learn how it can help make the visitor the main character in your personalised, localised, and interactive story.

Who Should Come?

  • Leaders & Investors

    CEO, CFO, CXO, Venture Partner, SVP, EVP, Founder, Author, Professor, Head of Events, Head of CX, Chef de Projet, Director of Strategy, VP of Experiential

  • Designers & Operators

    Immersive Experience Designer, Creative Technologist, Exec Producer, Game Designer, Director, Interactive Art Director, Light Artist, Storyteller

  • Producers & Promoters

    Curator, Visitor Experience Manager, VP of Marketing, Head of Growth, Sales Director, Brand Strategist

All Experience Sectors Welcome

Learn best and emerging practice, new approaches, and cutting-edge tools in the Art, Science, and Business of Experience from all experience sectors — then bring them back to your world to make stand-out experiences.

Brands You'll Meet

The Summit is for brands that are already passionately engaged in experiences, brands that are curious about what experience could do for them, and everyone in between: buyers, sellers, experts, and those eager to learn. Many of the WXO's 630+ members in 39 countries will be among them.

Don't Just Take Our Word For It

Choose Your Passes

Solo

For freelance, self-employed, solo operators

  • $995

  • Connect with creators like you
  • Meet future collaborators
  • Find work opportunities
  • Stay ahead of your competitors
  • Learn how to build with low/no budget
  • Get feedback on your ideas
  • Save $600 when you come with colleagues

Creator

For creators at firms who design, build, operate, and promote experiences

  • $1495

  • Connect with thought leaders
  • Be seen as an Experience pioneer
  • Learn tech, trends & techniques
  • Stay ahead of your competitors
  • Find expert creative partners
  • Upgrade your (global) experience network
  • Save $600 when you come with colleagues

Visionary

For brands, agencies, suppliers, buyers who want to leverage the power of experiences to impact profit, planet & people

  • $1995

  • Connect with thought leaders
  • Be seen as an Experience pioneer
  • Learn tech, trends & techniques
  • Stay ahead of your competitors
  • Find expert creative partners
  • Upgrade your (global) experience network
  • Save $600 when you come with colleagues

Day Passes

Solo

For freelance, self-employed, solo operators

  • $495-595

  • Limited availability
  • Wednesday - currently available
  • Thursday - currently available
  • Friday - medium availability

Creator

For creators at firms who design, build, operate, and promote experiences

  • $795-895

  • Limited availability
  • Wednesday - currently available
  • Thursday - currently available
  • Friday - currently available

Visionary

For brands, agencies, suppliers, buyers who want to leverage the power of experiences to impact profit, planet & people

  • $995-1095

  • Limited availability
  • Wednesday - good availability
  • Thursday - currently available
  • Friday - currently available