Submissions & Proceedings Materials


Proceedings Guidelines for UPA2010 Presenters

Deadline Extension for Proceedings Submissions: 30 March, 2010

Email all files to Emma Leighton, +1-630-980-4997,

If your submission is too large to email, send in electronic format to Ms. Leighton at 140 North Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108-1017 USA.


Each presenter should submit whatever he/she feels an attendee will need to have in his/her hands to be prepared to attend and participate in your session.

He/she may choose to submit (a) summary paper for inclusion before the event and follow up with your slide deck after the event; (b) your slide deck; (c) an outline or notes from your slide deck or (d) any combination/permutation thereof.  There will be an opportunity to submit additional files (revised slides and such) after the meeting.


  1. The file name should include the following… dayofpresentation_lastnameofprimarypresenterfirstinitial_titleofpresentation.fileextention
  2. If submitting your slide deck, please send original PowerPoint files.  Although all files included in the Proceedings will ultimately be in pdf format, on occasion it is necessary to adjust font size or layout in order for all content to be clean and legible.
  3. Please do not send PowerPoint slide shows.
  4. If you choose to submit a summary paper, please use this cover letter template. 
  5. For Peer Reviewed papers and Summary papers, here is a sample paper #1.
  6. File size limit: less than 10MB attachment

UPA2010 Submissions

Thank you for your participation and interest in the UPA!

All UPA2010 Submissions are now closed. If you have a question regarding your submitted proposal, please contact:

UPA2010 Poster & Idea Market Schedule

Tuesday, 25 May, 2010; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 26 May, 2010; 10:00-10:30 a.m. & 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, 27 May, 2010; 10:00-10:30 a.m. & 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Idea Markets:
Wednesday, 26 May, 2010; 12:00p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Thursday, 27 May, 2010; 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Please send updates or edits to previously submitted proposals directly to the UPA Headquarters:





Posters are a way to present late-breaking results, new ideas or concepts in an informal, visual and interactive manner.

84cm x 119cm or 33"x47"

Idea Markets

The Idea Market is a highly interactive and casual set of discussions about "burning questions" in usability and user-centered design, led by an "activator". Each activator chooses a topic, posts the questions or issues to explore about the topic, and records the ideas that come up during the discussion.

90 minute session