ABOUT Y 🎉
Y? WHAT? WHO?
Y Oslo is a conference and a meeting place for people building products and services. We cover the most important knowledge and tools needed to build more valuable products and services.
We have talks, discussions and workshops within design, UX, technology, content, product, project management and business development. We also invite speakers to tell us what trends we should care about. However, descriptive talks and pure inspiration is not our thing.
CALL TO ACTION At Y you get tools, methods and knowledge you can immediately implement into your way of working. We want you to leave our conference a little bit wiser, and inspired to change the way you think and work.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE Doesn't matter how fancy the technology, it’s wasted if it’s not centered around humans. This is what Y is all about.
MEET, GREET AND DISCUSS We think that sharing and discussing is as important as listening to smart people on a stage. That's one of the reasons we're putting so much effort into the social part of the conference. Let’s eat, drink, talk and create new friendships at Y!
WE CAN DO BETTER Everything we make, produce and use, impacts society and the environment. At Y we always have talks about how we can use design and technology to make the world just a little bit better.
Y was arranged for the first time in 2019, as a physical conference at Oslo's main public square ‘Youngstorget’ where we put up a huge tent for more than 700 people!
In 2020 due to the pandemic, it transformed into a digital conference. We created a 12 hour live TV-show direct from our offices at Youngstorget 3. IT WAS AMAZING!
After a hybrid event in 2021, we were in 2022 able to host a full scale physical event. We sold out in just 3 weeks! So we kept the digital event for those who were unable to get tickets or didn’t want to travel.
In 2023 we filled Oslo Konserthus with over 1200 people, for the biggest Y Oslo conference so far. In 2024 we will be repeating this success, and invite everyone back to Oslo Konserthus!
Location vary from year to year. In 2024 Y will be hosted at Oslo Konserthus, 1500 meters from Youngstorget, where it all started.
Speakers who don’t speak Norwegian will do their talk in English, while Scandinavians who prefer to speak their mother tongue, will do theirs in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish.
English talks are marked with (EN) and other talks are marked with (NO), (SE) or (DK) in the program. Information about the talks on this website is written in the language the talk is given in.
Our goal for 2024 is that Y will be at least 70% in English. Non-english talks will be subtitled with English subtitles for the digital live stream. There will be opportunities to watch the live stream also from Oslo Konserthus.