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Advance Program

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Monday June 11
Tutorials
Workshops
Tuesday June 12
Tutorials
Experienced Practitioner Program
Opening Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Posters will be presented during the Reception
Wednesday June 13
Opening Speaker
All Day: Conference Sessions
Evening: Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds of a Feather (BoFs)
These are peer led discussions on specific topics of interest. If you would like to reserve a space to host a SIG or BoF, please contact Carol Smith. Limited space available. - close -
Thursday June 14
All Day: Conference Sessions
Evening: Buffet dinner and Night on the Town (on your own, there will be some organized groups)
Friday June 15
Morning: Conference Sessions
Closing Plenary Speaker

Sessions

Experienced Practitioner Program (Tuesday)
Experienced Practitioners' all day program includes five sessions geared toward practitioners with at least 5-10 years of experience who desire a deeper level of understanding and discussion.
Experienced Practitioner Topic Seminars
90-minute forum in which experienced usability professionals can discuss focused topics in more detail than at presentations or panels. These were previously called Advanced Topic Seminars.
Idea Markets (Wednesday - Friday)
The Idea Market occurs in a single room with multiple "activators" who simultaneously promote interaction about "burning questions" in usability and user-centered design.
Panels
There are two types of Panels, both occurring during a 90-minute moderated session. Traditional Panels have a discussion between a panel of 4-6 experts in usability methods, skills, philosophy, design, business case studies, or another relevant topic. 10-Minute Talk sessions have multiple speakers with 10 minutes to present their perspective or share "nuggets of wisdom" about a particular theme. Following both types of panels, there will be time for audience questions and comments.
Peer-Reviewed Papers
A 40 minute presentation on methodologies and tools, or fieldwork and ethnography. The presenter will have written a 4-6 page paper about the topic in addition to presenting.
Presentations (40 Minute)
Focus on a practitioner's ideas and experience with usability methods, skills, philosophy, design, business case studies, or other relevant topics.
Presentations (90 Minute)
Focus on a practitioner's ideas and experience with usability methods, skills, philosophy, design, business case studies, or other relevant topics.
Posters (Wednesday - Friday)
Posters, on display throughout the conference, present late-breaking results, new ideas or concepts in an informal, visual and interactive manner.
Speakers (Opening, Closing and Invited)
Information on our great selection of speakers from a variety of industries.
Tutorials (Monday and Tuesday)
Formally prepared sessions at which instructors teach conference participants specific usability or design skills. Session sizes range from 10 to 100 participants.
Workshops (Monday)
UPA workshops provide an active arena for advancements in the field of usability. Workshops provide the opportunity for experienced practitioners to develop new ideas about a topics of common interest.