UXers, you continue to amaze me.
Both the reviewer survey and submissions are now closed. I’m thrilled to report that a record 413 of you signed up to be reviewers! And it’s a good thing, too, because we have over 300 submissions to evaluate!
Without a quality program, there’s no conference. So thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for everything you are doing to help ensure this year’s event is top-notch.
Good question. Here’s how it works:
- First, a small team looks over EVERY submission to make sure they really are anonymous. We’re pretty hardcore about reviews being purely about merit.
- Then we hand them over to our fabulous team of reviewers. Reviewers will be assigned 3-5 submissions to evaluate based on their responses to the reviewer survey. (If you said you were interested in mobile, we’ll try to direct those kinds of submissions to you. Ditto for specific submission types, like Tutorials or Ignites.)
- The reviewers look carefully at each of their assigned submissions and ask themselves questions like, “Is this any good? Would I want to go to this session? Do I even have enough information here to understand what the speaker is planning to talk about? They have two weeks to do this very important work.
- Subcommittee chairs look at the reviewers’ feedback and make recommendations about which submissions they think should be accepted.
- A subset of the conference committee will meet in person during the second weekend in March to establish the conference program.
- Allowing some time for follow-ups of any issues that come up during that meeting, submitters will be notified of their acceptance status in late March.
More exciting things!
- Registration will open just as soon as we can let you know what it is you’re registering for (that is, what the conference program looks like).
- And there will likely be a second call for proposals for Idea Markets and Posters, so if you didn’t get your submission in, or if your talk didn’t quite make the program, that’s another avenue you can pursue.
As always, looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces in Washington, DC!
-Danielle & Christina