lift: a product summit

09.24.18 | Columbus, Ohio

350+ Product People

20+ Speakers

In the heart of OSU

Why You Should Attend

It starts with an idea or a problem worth solving.  It ignites a passion to create and solve.  It's the conversion of that idea into a marketable Product that drives and inspires those that attend lift:  Product Summit.

We believe that a successful Product requires vision, creativity, and leadership.  Lift Product Summit is the premier Columbus event that gathers people, involved in all aspects of Product creation and development, together to learn and share through interactive session, featured speakers and informal networking. 

From new startups to Fortune 100 enterprises, attendees of Lift are inspired, energized, and eager to grow their products. Sessions will focus improving core skills and tackling the most difficult Product aspects, such as:

  • Generating inspiration
  • Building a product vision by defining and driving your Product strategy
  • Defining market opportunity
  • Developing and shipping your Product
  • Cultivating a strong Product culture
  • Optimizing your organization

Join other neoteric minded people for an energizing and knowledge packed event.


"I am so grateful that our community has a conference like Lift to bring all of the disciplines of Product Management together under one roof and even more importantly all of the great people who do this work. The content is top notch and being able to learn what others from big companies, medium sized companies and start-ups are up to is amazing."

-- Jim Canterucci, Founder of Constituent Hub

“If you live in Columbus and are interested in how you create and build great products, this is a conference for you.  Come and connect with other product professionals, learn a new perspective, share an experience, and help lift even higher the product acumen of this great city.  In short - come to Lift and engage!”

-- Mark Gilicinski, VP of Product at Updox


Karen VanHouten

Founder & Principal,

Curious Red LLC

Steve Johnson

Founder & CEO,

Under10 Playbook

Heather Whaling

Founder & President,

Geben Communications

Ellen Gottesdiener

Product Coach & Founder,

EBG Consulting

Pete Anderson

Principal Product Owner,


Michael Mancuso

Manager of Digital Analytics,

The Wendy's Company


Product People

Product Managers, UX, Data Specialists, Creators, Engineers, Innovators - lift is for those responsible for building and shipping product! 


Are you curating your company's product road map and defining the features? Hear from lift speakers on product vision and strategy as you bring your product to market.

Thought Leaders

Meet and learn from the people leading the way to the next product revolution in Columbus. Discover "what's next" in and how to apply new practices to your organization.  

Our Partners