Workshop Submission Information
All submissions must include a description, sample position paper
and background information about the instructor(s). Please use
the UPA workshop
paper template and bio
template to prepare these documents. In addition,
you will complete forms online with additional information when
your submit your workshop. Submission must be 4-6 pages (3 MB
maximum file size). Please use the UPA-provided checklist!
And when you're done with that submit
Up to two facilitators per workshop receive a 20% discount on
conference registration. Workshop facilitators will be reimbursed
for up to $50 per workshop for expenses.
Workshop example submission
Thank you to Whitney Quesenbery for permission to use this
Workshop co-chair contact information
Workshops activities if accepted
- Workshop facilitators select participants on the basis of
position papers submitted in advance of the workshop.
- Pre-workshop activities are required after workshop is accepted
- Participants need to submit position papers
- Facilitators must review participants position
papers or work samples
- Facilitators must confirm or deny a participant's
attendance in the workshop
The entire workshop should focus on the active exchange of ideas
among the participants. Workshops typically accommodate up to
20 participants for a full-day session. Workshops can serve as
the first step in planning books and articles. As the facilitator
of a workshop, you should collect and organize participant position
papers and prepare materials for your participants. Highly successful
workshops arise from a skillful combination of structure and free-form
discussion. The more you plan, the more interesting and engaging
your workshop will be.
During the conference facilitators must present the workshop results,
either as a poster session, or with posters and other materials
to be available in the conference Commons area. After the workshop,
workshop facilitators are required to produce a report in the
form of an article to be published either in User Experience (preferred)
or UPA Voice; these articles must be submitted within three months
after the conference.