Conference Information

After the Conference

Recent Updates

The Basics

When: 8-12 June, 2009
Where: Hilton & Executive Tower Portland, Oregon, USA
Who: Over 600 user experience professionals from more than 20 countries
What: Tutorials, workshops, Experienced Practitioners program, then two and a half days packed with presentations, Idea Markets, and opportunities to network with other user experience professionals.
Specifics: The main conference registration includes two and a half days of presentations, Welcome Reception on Tuesday night, Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks on Wednesday and Thursday; Breakfast on Friday; and Dinner on Thursday night. The UPA will provide 2009 conference proceedings online free of charge. Attendees that would like a hard copy of the proceedings CD may purchase them for $30.00 each. (CD proceedings sold post conference will be $150 each)

Special conference sessions, for which you must pre-register, include: Full-day Tutorials and Workshops, include breakfast, two snacks and lunch.

The Focus for 2009

Whether people are interacting with consumer electronics, medical equipment, factory floor production lines, websites, retail stores, customer support or the architectural spaces which they inhabit every day, usability and user experience reactivation share in the common goal of making it better.

Important Dates

  • Late Registration is now closed. Please register onsite to participate.
  • Workshop position papers: Due date: May 4, 2009
  • Workshop Attendees will be notified of acceptance by: May 18, 2009.
  • Volunteer applications: Closed
  • Exhibitor and Sponsor sign-up opens: Exhibits Sold Out! Sponsorship available!
  • Call for participation: Closed
  • Submission Reviewer sign-up: Closed
  • All Submissions: Closed


Cancellation Policy
Written refund requests will be honored if postmarked/fax dated before May 15, 2009. All refunds will be assessed a $150 administrative fee. Registrations can be transferred to another individual with an authorization letter from the original registrant. Requests must be sent to the UPA office at:

Usability Professionals' Association
140 North Bloomingdale Road,
Bloomingdale, IL, USA 60108-1017

or faxed to +1 (630) 351-8490.

UPA thanks all 2009 corporate sponsors!

Become a sponsor and support UPA activities

Platinum Sponsors

Thank you, Amy Cueva

Gold Sponsors

Thank you, Sam Ng

Silver Sponsors

Thank you, Alfonso de la Neuz

Thank you, Scott Butler

Thank you, Dan Szuc

Thank you, Erin Dillon

Thank you, Dan Clifford

Thank you, Gavin Lew

Thank you, Andrea Fidel



Bronze Sponsors

Thank you, Eric Reiss


Thank you, Noriko Osaka

Thank you, Markus Weber

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Thank you, Rotimi Fashanu

Thank you, Kate Caldwell

Thank you, Meg St. John

Portland, OR


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