For customer-focused people who are:

  • Support managers
  • Support agents
  • Product managers
  • Community managers
  • Founders
  • Operators

Why you should come to UserConf

UserConf is the only conference of its kind, built to bring education and insight to people working in customer support and community management.

We even think founders and CEOs of companies will benefit, as long as customer support is your passion and learning how to offer better support is your goal. We think caring for and retaining customers is big business.

We think customer support is just as important as sales and marketing. We tried to find a conference that reflected these values. We couldn't. So we created UserConf, a conference for people like us.


You do not want to miss these incredibly good-looking speakers!

Where are they now?

Three speakers are coming back from the very first UserConf to share updates!

UserConf Chicago topics will include:

  • Heroes End: Building a support team that doesn’t need lycra

    Mathew Patterson, Campaign Monitor

  • All Hands Support - Part Deux

    Ryan LaBarge, Olark

  • Kickass Online Classes - Things we’ve learned running Basecamp customer classes

    Chase Clemons, Basecamp

  • How to cultivate joy at work

    Christa Collins, Squarespace

  • How to Make Community and Marketing Best Friends for the Benefit of Everyone Everywhere

    Carter Gibson, Kixeye

  • Delivering Delight in Good Times and Bad

    Scott Holloway, Instacart

  • Getting a seat at the Product table: Developing an effective feedback loop between Product and Service.

    Brian McMullin, HubSpot

  • Begging, Crying, Baking, Bargaining: How to Influence Product Decisions and Strengthen the Support-Product Relationship.

    Sara Culver, Coursera

  • How we keep a customer-obsessed, development-nurturing, skip-through-clouds-of-candy-floss, can’t-wait-to-jump-outta-bed-and-backflip-to-work, funner-than-a-pop-rocks-party-in-your-mouth support team culture

    Grace Antonio, FreshBooks

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Friday, May 2nd 2014
- Breakfast, check-in, and rocket fuel
- Presentations
- Afterparty
Saturday, May 3rd 2014 (Tentative)
- Improv Class & Workshops
- Architecture Boat Tour (Wendella Dock at Trump Tower)

Education partners


Who we are


If you’re asking who actually decided to pull this event together, that’d be the fine folks at UserVoice and CoSupport. Not a customer? No sweat. This event is for you too. We hope you’ll learn more about both companies, but this conference isn’t one of those long product infomercials. We won’t pitch you, bro.