From the UPA president
It is good to have the Voice back. I know we had a break, while we found new volunteers to fill the open positions. I am pleased to report that we now have a full team of wonderful people putting together the Voice on a regular basis. Of course, this give us all an opportunity to report on what we are doing, and what is happening of interest in our areas. I am especially pleased to read the new Chapters section of the Voice. This will now become a regular feature and we can look forward to hearing from our vast network of local chapters- all over the world.
I was especially excited about our annual conference at the end of June. This is my favorite part of UPA because I am reminded about the wonderful community we have built. The conference is the time and place to meet new friends and colleagues, but even better to see friends that I miss. Through UPA, I have met people from all over the
world, many of them becoming close friends. It is the part of work, that feels like play. We can talk, brainstorm and together figure out ways to raise the level of awareness of our work - human centered design and development of technology. The conference works for me on so many levels, I have fun and feel like in my own way, I am helping to make the work a better place. I hope you feel that way too.
It was great to meet many of you there.