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Where in-house leaders connect and share ideas.

A space for leadership collaboration and building meaningful relationships.

Leading in-house design, experience, and operations teams today is more challenging than ever. That's why we created InsideOut, a community custom-built for senior leaders. Small format roundtables provide space to connect, collaborate and generate new ways to move business forward, faster.

Past topics

What InsideOut leaders are saying.

“I found the discussion incredibly valuable and it garnered seemingly simple solutions to persistent challenges. The attendees were all open, honest, and fun to spend a few hours with.”

“This is hands down the best format for networking that I have been a part of. The small groups, the “projects”, the presentations, the way that the events are so well organized, the Aquent team that is so involved and clearly excited…”

“I like the camaraderie in the group sessions. There is no judgment, just sharing. And since this group is being formed organically, it's being targeted to issues we want to address vs. some preset agenda.”

Why you should join us.

We build the community, you make it awesome.

Trusted community

A like-minded group of senior in-house design leaders.


Session topics are determined by the group.

Small groups

Up to 12 leaders gather for an interactive discussion.


Conversations are managed to keep them moving forward.


Discussion conclusions are captured and distributed.

Lasting connections

Participants are local, consistent, and want to network.

InsideOut Connections

See dates by local community for our upcoming connection opportunities. Each is up to 2 hours in length and hosted on Zoom, with specific topics and structure developed by the community itself. We continue to add new ways to connect with peers as we learn and grow.

Date Group Connection
08/09 New York (virtual) – Operations Achieving Pay Transparency
08/17 San Francisco (virtual) – Operations The Pivotal Role of Ops in Interviews
08/24 West Coast (virtual) – Design & Experience Boosting Team Morale
08/25 Women of InsideOut Lead Your Way Workshop Deep Dive
08/29 New York (virtual) – Design & Experience Exploring Content for Design Teams
08/30 Chicago (virtual) – Design & Experience The Future of Design in an AI World
09/01 Seattle (virtual) – Operations Benchmarking Common Creative Projects (Insights)
09/14 West Coast (virtual) – Design & Experience The Systems AROUND Design Systems
09/20 New York (IN-PERSON) – Operations Budgets, Rates and Buy-In, Oh My!
09/21 New York (IN-PERSON) – Design & Experience Exploring Content for Design Teams
09/27 Chicago (IN-PERSON) – Design & Experience Elevating Your Team's Business Acumen
09/27 Chicago (IN-PERSON) – Operations The Talent Market. What's Changed & What to Do About It.
10/04 San Francisco (IN-PERSON): Design & Experience Elevating Your Team's Business Acumen
10/05 San Francisco (IN-PERSON) – Operations Reporting, Analytics and Value
10/05 Insider Club Moving InsideOut Forward
10/12 Seattle (IN-PERSON) – Design & Experience Elevating Your Team's Business Acumen
10/12 Seattle (IN-PERSON) – Operations Benchmarking Creative Projects
10/19 Los Angeles (IN-PERSON) – Operations Budgets, Rates & Buy-in, Oh My!
10/19 Los Angeles (IN-PERSON) – Design & Experience Elevating Your Team's Business Acumen
10/24 ALL GROUPS WORKSHOP: Happiness from the Inside Out
11/08 ALL GROUPS PRO TIPS: Everyday AI for Design Teams with Brad Frost & Big Medium
11/29 ALL GROUPS BOOK CLUB: The Full Body Yes

Want to join us?

If you're a senior leader of an in-house design, experience or operations team and want to join our community, contact Susie Hall to make sure it's a fit for you.

We carefully consider attendees and businesses to ensure each event is uniquely curated for all participants. As a result, attendance is by invitation only.

Susie Hall /
(323) 475-7374