Deadlines for Upcoming UX Conferences

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2019 to present at a conference?

Great!  Now you can cross one thing off your list and concentrate on one of your other resolutions… cutting down to one coffee a day, morning yoga, making chocolate babka – or is that just us?

2019 UXPA Boston User Experience Conference
One-Day Conference
May 10, 2019 – Boston, MA

Deadline for Talk Submissions – Saturday, January 19 Extended! Now January 26, 2019 at 3 AM

World Information Architecture Day (WIAD)
One-Day Conference
February 23, 2019 – 
Ann Arbor, MI 
Deadline for Talk Submissions – Friday, February 1
Theme – Design for Difference

HCI International 2019
Six-Day Conference
July 26-31, 2019 – Orlando, FL
Deadline for Submissions – Friday, February 1

Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC19)
Three-Day Conference
October 2-4, 2019 – Orlando, FL

Deadline for Talk Submissions – Tuesday, March 6

Coming Soon!

On the topic of resolutions, one of MiUXPA’s New Year’s resolutions is to send a monthly newsletter to our community that talks about upcoming events, calls for proposals, and other opportunities in Michigan and beyond.

Keep an eye out for this newsletter!

If you have any feedback or additional information you would like to see included, let us know!

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Via Twitter: @MichiganUXPA

Save the Date & Call for Sponsors: Walk & Tour

Architecture Walk & Experience Design Tour Banner

Save the Date for our Architecture Walk & Experience Design Tour on September 6 in downtown Detroit!

The half-day workshop helps participants learn from more than a century of design inventions (in the form of buildings and urban planning) and event design (such as theatrical performances) in downtown Detroit. 

See our Architecture Walk & Experience Design Tour page for more about the program. Individual tickets go on sale starting on August 1st.

Your organization can get involved by sponsoring!

  • Be our one-and-only “Event sponsor” for the highest level of visibility and support
  • “Lunch sponsors” get to interact with attendees during the beginning of the event
  • Support just the Opera House Experience Design Tour or Architectural Walk, if those are your favorite parts of the program

Select sponsorship packages and pay with a credit card at our Eventbrite page.

Why Sponsor?

We seek out sponsorships with organizations that explore design from a variety of perspectives – whether interaction, experience, event, spacial, or other!  This special event enables your company to directly network and collaborate with professionals from both the user experience and interaction design fields as well as people who design built environments and/or in-person events.  

All sponsorships come with tickets, available before individuals can register. You can provide tickets to your employees, invite clients to join you at the event, or award them publicly to deserving individuals.

Available Sponsorships

Lunch Sponsorship ($500)

  • 2 tickets, for either the opera house tour or architectural walk
  • A table at lunch where attendees can visit you
  • Opportunity to address the group at lunch to tell them about your organization, job openings, services, etc.

Opera Tour Sponsorship ($300)

  • 2 tickets to the tour
  • Recognition during the tour and invited to contribute to the discussion during and after the tour

Architectural Walk Sponsorship ($300)

  • 2 tickets to the walk
  • Recognition during the walk and invited to contribute to the discussion during and after the walk

Event Sponsor ($1000) – only 1 available

  • 5 tickets, either the tour or walk
  • A table at lunch where attendees can visit you
  • Opportunity to address the group at lunch to tell them about your organization, job openings, services, etc.
  • Recognition on the tour and/or walk and invited to contribute to the subsequent discussion

All sponsorship levels include being featured on the event web page, thanked via social media, and logo placement at the event.

You can register as a sponsor at Eventbrite if you want to pay with a credit card.

You can also pay via PayPal or check. Contact us at for more information.


Save the Date for UX Innovation in Healthcare, Military & Automotive Applications

Save the date for the next Michigan User Experience Professional Association (MiUXPA) event on July 9 in Sterling Heights!

  • Enjoy an evening of industry case studies about innovation using human-centered design.
  • Meet other user experience practitioners and people interested in applying UX at startups.
  • Check out a southeast Michigan regional hub for startups and emerging businesses.

WHAT: User Experience Innovation in Healthcare, Military, and Automotive Applications
WHEN: July 9, 2018, 6-8pm
WHERE: The Velocity Collaboration Center at the Macomb-Oakland University Incubator, 6633 Eighteen Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48314 (Directions on Google Maps)

The evening will feature 3 case studies about local projects involving augmented reality, human factors, and data analytics. More about the speakers and their case studies will be announced in June.

There will also be time to network with other attendees and a chance to learn about what else is happening in the UX world in the region. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided by our hosts, the Macomb-OU Incubator.

The event will be free for UXPA International members and $5 for non-members. Registration will be available in early June.

Mark Monday, July 9th on your calendar and plan to join us at 6pm for a great event! Watch this website and @MichiganUXPA for more information. Sign up for our email list to be sure not to miss the details.

Contact us if you have questions and comments.

You can also save the date for other MiUXPA events coming up later in the year:

September 6: An architectural tour of downtown Detroit, with discussions of the convergence of physical and digital spaces, as part of Detroit Month of Design.

November 8: World Usability Day, with a half-day conference at Michigan State and other events elsewhere in Southeast Michigan.

Register Now for World Usability Day 2017

Join Michigan UXPA as we participate in World Usability Day and celebrate its 2017 theme of “Inclusion through User Experience” on Thursday, November 9!  

We will be partnering with Michigan State University (MSU) Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC) in East Lansing during the day and with Refresh Detroit in downtown Detroit at Grand Circus during the evening.   


  • Date/Time: Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 8:30am – 3:00pm
  • Location: Michigan State University Union Ballroom (49 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824) and Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center (219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, Michigan 48824)

Learn More & Registration: $25 at UARC’s World Usability Day Registration Page

Refresh Detroit

  • Date/Time: Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Location: Grand Circus (1570 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226)

Learn More & Registration:  $5 at Refresh Detroit’s Registration Page

Register Now for WardsAuto UX Conference

Logo for WardsAuto User Experience Conference 2017

Michigan UXPA is partnering with WardsAuto to present its 2017 User Experience Conference in Novi, MI, on Thursday, October 5. The conference showcases discussions on human-machine-interface topics and connects UX research and design professionals to new technologies for mobility experiences.


  • Workshop on UX methodology from Pillar Technology, “Hands-On Design Thinking for Automotive Innovation” – as seating is limited, register for the 11:00 AM session when you first register for the conference.
  • Center Stage Discussion compares and contrasts philosophies and designs based on the most-recent J.D. Power research and explores new paths for UX designers and safety engineers to follow in the future.
  • Networking with hundreds of automotive professionals involved in UX
  • Many other panel discussions covering topics such as The New HMI, Turbocharging Connectivity, Machine Intelligence and Deep Learning, and the Newest Concepts and Tech for Enhancing UX.
  • See the full conference agenda.


Hope to see you there on October 5!

If you cannot be there, follow @MichiganUXPA on Twitter for live updates from the conference.