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Basic Logistics | Agenda | Lodging & Travel | Code of Conduct | Contact

Underexposed is an invitation-only workshop that celebrates the role of design in meeting the privacy needs of a broad audience. Building on a foundation of technical and operational realities, this workshop will explore emerging best practices for creating a new generation of useful, usable, and delightful user interfaces. Through invited talks and round-table discussion, we will chart a vision of the grand challenges and opportunities in user experience (UX) for secure communication.

Basic Logistics

Date and Time

9am-5pm on Thursday, October 15th
Followed by a happy hour


185 Berry Street
Lobby 3, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94107

Thanks to Dropbox for donating space for the event!


This is a rough outline of the day; more details to follow.

9:00 – Underexposed begins

We start get started over a light breakfast. Our morning sessions are designed to set a shared vocabulary and frame of reference as we share stories as a global community working at the intersection of UX and security.

12:15-1:15 – Lunch served on site

Our afternoon sessions prioritize specific obstacles to effective collaboration between UX designers, researchers, security experts, and developers.

5:00 – Official program ends and happy hour begins

Lodging & Travel


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Courtyard San Francisco Downtown. If you are joining us from out of town, we encourage you to book a room there.

Courtyard San Francisco Downtown
299 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 1-415-947-0700
Room block name: CTM/Underexposed

To and from the workshop

185 Berry Street is an 18-minute walk or a 10-minute bus ride (#10 to 3rd & Townsend, $2.25 exact change) from the hotel. The Caltrain 4th and King St. Station (which is the northern terminus of the Caltrain line) is a block away from 185 Berry, as are MUNI T and N stops.

Generally speaking, San Francisco has a variety of public-transport options, so we encourage you to check Google Maps, or a similar service to figure out your best options.

Finally, walking along The Embarcadero toward the Ferry Building has beautiful views of the Bay, so if the weather is dry (which it should be), consider taking a stroll.


San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is your best bet if you’re coming in from out of town. There are a variety of public-transport options for getting to and from the airport, including BART and ride-sharing apps. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to talk them through.

Code of Conduct

We are committed to providing a harassment-free workshop experience for everyone.

Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the workshop organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Scout or Ame, who will introduce themselves at the start of the workshop. We will work with you to take appropriate action, up to and including contacting venue security or local law enforcement if necessary. We value your attendance and want you to feel safe.

We expect participants to follow these rules at the workshop and associated social events.


Questions? Concerns? Contact us at [email protected].