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Call for Participation

UPA 2007 Conference
Patterns: Blueprints for Usability
June 11-15, 2007
Hilton Austin
Austin, Texas, US

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Usability Professionals' Association
140 N. Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Tel: +1.630.980.4997
Fax: +1.630.351.8490

Conference and Theme

The Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) is the leading forum for the exchange of ideas among usability practitioners. We invite you to share your ideas and experiences with fellow practitioners at our annual conference by submitting proposals for presentations, volunteering to help at the conference, or by attending the conference. Last year's conference in Denver, Colorado attracted more than 600 usability professionals. Don't miss your chance to contribute your opinion and knowledge in 2007.

The UPA 2007 conference theme, "Patterns: Blueprints for Usability," refers to standard usability solutions to user interface design problems, as well as the common ways our users interact with those interfaces. By defining these patterns we can then leverage that knowledge to create usable interfaces that are familiar and useful to our users. In 2007, UPA goes deep into the heart of Texas; to Austin, the sunny capital city on the banks of the Colorado River.

Submission and Review Process Overview

How to Prepare a Successful Submission

The content and style of presentations, panels, papers and other submissions are the heart of the UPA conference. Content and style are what make the experience fruitful, educational, and fun for attendees. To learn what appeals to conference attendees, the conference committee analyzes the evaluations from the previous conference each year. Please note that the submissions will not be judged on their relevance to the conference theme.

Highly Rated Sessions

Highly Rated Presenters

Preparing Materials for English-Speaking Audiences

UPA seeks to become a world-wide community. To accomplish this goal, we encourage submissions from those for whom English is a second language. At the same time, we recognize that a language barrier might prevent people from submitting their ideas to the UPA conference. To encourage more submissions from the English-as-a-second-language (ESL) community, UPA can provide mentors to assist with ESL issues during preparation of submissions.

Important Dates

March 30, 2007
Conference proceedings material due from presenters