Los Angeles

August 18-21, 2024

Join the premier international conference on ethnography in business & organizations.  LEARN MORE

EPIC is a conference and community of researchers, designers, creators, and innovators doing ethnography for impact.

This momentous 20th EPIC conference marks a pivotal moment when society, industry, and ethnography need to achieve critical transitions to create desirable futures. We invite diverse people and creative partnerships to re-examine foundations, reckon with displacement, and craft new capacities for generation. Conference Theme


Conference registration is now open! We can’t wait to see you in Los Angeles and online.

Main Program

Learn about keynotes, peer-reviewed presentations, arts, interactive experiences and more.

Learning Week

Members can watch session recordings on demand. Please stay tuned!


Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center

A stunning theater and arts facility with indoor/outdoor spaces, just 4 minutes from the Santa Monica beach!

EPIC People

Every time I attend EPIC events I come away inspired to push the boundaries and status quo of what research practice is and can be for the people we serve. EPIC is a dynamic community where researchers get a unique opportunity to engage across sectors, borders and institutions.

Mithula Naik

Head of Platform Client Experience and Growth, Canadian Digital Service

Always insightful, immediately applicable, and delightfully provocative, EPIC gives us the knowledge and networks we need to be strong voices for people most affected by future technology.

Ovetta Sampson

Director of UX – Core ML, Google

The challenges facing our organizations call for innovation rooted in deep cultural understanding of the people we serve. EPIC is the conference that has helped me the most in learning about the approaches, methods, and frameworks to achieve that understanding.

Interim Director of Audience Research, The Wall Street Journal

As a first-time speaker [at EPIC], I felt welcomed by the incredible sense of community. I was excited to have an opportunity to share my experience applying ethnography in Thailand with global practitioners as well as to learn more.

Adisorn Supawatanakul

Founder, Teak Research Co., Ltd.

More from EPIC

Year-Round Events

Join us for talks, courses, and other learning and networking events all year.

Articles & Video

Our library is a goldmine of expertise. Articles are free to read, download, and share.

Job Board

Permanent and contract opportunities posted by hiring managers looking for ethnographic expertise.