The 7 best Product Thinking events in 2018 and 2019

Books and blog posts are great, but industry events offer an invaluable opportunity to pick the brains of the experts, and share ideas in person. This is never more true than when you’re dealing with a whole new way of working that’s evolving and improving all the time – like Product Thinking.

Whether you’re totally new to this progressive approach, or you’re already an advocate, these are the upcoming events that you won’t want to miss, including a couple that are taking place right here at Code Computerlove.


When? Throughout the year

Where? Locations throughout the world including London and Manchester

How much? Free to attend (pre-registration required)


Looking for a regular local event to attend? Then give ProductTank a try. Billed as “Meetups for product people by product people,” there are monthly meetups held in over 150 cities throughout the world. And if there isn’t one currently happening in your city, there’s an opportunity to start your own.

Why attend?

Regularly attending a Product Thinking event is probably the best way to make sure you stay on top of the latest innovations around this way of working, and it also gives you the opportunity to be part of a growing community.

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Webinar: How to embed experimentation into your product teams

When? Thursday 20th September 2018, 4-5pm

Where? Online

How much? Free (pre-registration required)


Led by Matt Lacey, Performance Director here at Code Computerlove, and Jimmy Simons from Optimizely, this one-hour webinar will focus on the why, the how and the what of experimentation, how you can embed optimisation into your product teams, and how you can go beyond website A/B testing and experiment throughout your technology stack.

Why attend?

Conversion and UX teams should feel right at home with Product Thinking given that it’s a cross-functional, agile way of working. But there’s still sometimes a disconnect with siloed conversion teams struggling to get the resources needed to be effective. This is an opportunity to get some expert advice on how to overcome these hurdles.

Find out more: Webinar: How to embed experimentation into your product teams

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Workshop: How conversion fits into a product mindset with Sky & Code

When? Wednesday 26th September 2018, 2-5pm

Where? Code Computerlove, Sevendale House, Manchester

How much? Free (pre-registration required)


In this afternoon session, our very own Matt Lacey and Simon Elsworth, from the Sky Optimisation team, will talk about how product teams can align with conversion and UX specialists as well as giving some practical advice on how to overcome the differences in process.

Why attend?

Matt and Simon have wealth of experience and insights to share, and this is a rare opportunity to have your Product Thinking-related questions answered by two of the industry’s leading conversion and optimisation professionals.

Find out more: ‘How conversion fits into a product mindset with Sky & Code’ tickets

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Digital Effectiveness Breakfast in partnership with Knowit

When? Thursday 4th October 2018, 8.30-10.30am

Where? Code Computerlove, Sevendale House, Manchester

How much? Free (pre-registration required)


Featuring a series of talks about how the BBC, Spotify and Code Computerlove have used Product Thinking to become more digitally effective, this short but perfectly formed event is sure to be a good one, packed with plenty of tips on how you can implement Product Thinking yourself.

Why attend?

Because these real-world insights into the difference Product Thinking can make will be worth getting out of bed early for.

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Mind the Product London

When? Friday 19th October 2018, 9am-6pm

Where? Barbican Hall, London

How much? £699


Now in its seventh year, Mind the Product London is the best-established digital product conference in the UK. Nearly 1,600 people went along last year, and there’s year’s impressive line-up of speakers includes Ivy Ross, VP Design for Hardware at Google, and Ryan Freitas, Director of Product Design at Facebook. Tickets for this highly-anticipated event are already sold out, but you can join the wait list via the link below.

Why attend?

Because the conversations that take place here set the agenda for how Product Thinking will evolve over the next 12 months – and you’ll definitely want to be part of that conversation if you can.

Find out more: Mind The Product London 2018 tickets

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MTP Engage Manchester 2019

When? Friday 8th February 2019, 9am-6pm

Where? Exchange Auditorium, Manchester Central Convention Centre

How much? £250-£350


MTP Engage Manchester 2019 is brought to you by the same team as ProductTank and Mind the Product London, who’ve chosen to host the event here in Manchester due to the growing interest in Product Thinking in the region. Speakers are still to be confirmed, but this is sure to be a stellar event. They’ll also be workshops to help you level up your product management skills taking place the day before the conference itself.

Why attend?

This will be Manchester’s first ever dedicated product conference and an opportunity for all us Norther Products Thinkers to get together en masse.

Find out more: MTP Engage Manchester 2019 tickets

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ProductCon: The Product Management conference

When? TBC (probably 27th February 2019)

Where? London

How much? Free- £861.92


This brand-new conference promises the opportunity to “learn from the best about what there is in store for the future of product and product management” as well as network with other product professionals. The exact venue and date are to be confirmed, but this one’s worth pencilling into your diary now.

Why attend?

This is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new and exciting event.

Find out more: ProductCon 2019 tickets


Any other Product Thinking events coming up that we need to know about? Tweet us @computerlovers or email

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