Round Two - Call for Idea Markets & Posters open January 16 - February 6, 2012

If you are doing interesting work or using new methods that you would like to talk about then we are waiting to hear from you. Even if you just have an idea you want to introduce to the UPA community - we have something for everyone. Submit your proposal today! Learn more about Idea Market & Posters here.

2012 conference theme:

We are particularly interested in submissions related to our conference theme: LEADERSHIP

> More info about the conference theme and topics we would like to cover in 2012

Benefits of presenting at UPA 2012:

There are many benefits for presenters so it is worth spending the time to submit your proposals:

  • Discount on conference registration for lead presenter
  • Opportunity to speak at a leading international UX conference
  • Excellent way to meet professionals in your field and make contacts
  • Excellent for career development and raising your industry profile
  • Summary published in conference program
  • Submission published in online conference proceedings

How to Write a Great Proposal:

Key dates for submissions:

Round 2 IM & P submissions open January 16, 2012
Round 2 IM & P submissions close February 6 , 2012
Round 2 acceptance notification March 2, 2012
Round 2 acceptance confirmation due March 9, 2012


Advanced Practitioners:

Selected, specialty content at the conference will focus on delivering a wide range of advanced material for advanced practitioners that will inspire, engage and challenge our ever growing experienced audience. These sessions will be highly interactive and participatory and integrated within the main conference program as an experienced practitioner track. We are particularly interested in submissions in this category!

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Usability Fundamentals:

We also acknowledge the less experienced attendees at the conference and will continue to provide our ‘usability fundamentals’ track  that provides a range of sessions aimed at those who are just looking to learn the basics of usability. For more info please contact:

English as a second language:

If you are interested in submitting but are worried about writing and presenting in English then we are here to help you. Please contact the English As a Second Language (EASL) committee, who will be able to arrange for your submission to be proof read and corrected for language and grammar before you submit it to UPA for review.


Acceptance process:

Each submission is reviewed blind and non-blind by about 5 reviewers who range from general usability practitioners to specialists in in the subject matter of the submission. Based on the reviews the committee in charge of your submission type will select which submissions make it to the conference program.