Logistics for UX conference attendees

The 4th User Experience Toledo Region conference is Wednesday, February 3rd. If you have not registered yet, check out:

If you have already registered, there are some details you should be aware of. This information is also being emailed to everyone who has registered.

Getting there and parking

  • Use 2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH as the address to get to the Toledo Museum of Art. Park in Lot #1 and enter thru the Grove Place entrance (the normal parking lot and normal entrance for the main museum). See the map below if you are not sure.
  • Plan to arrive between 8:30am and 9:00am. The museum will not be open yet, so a guard will greet you at the museum entrance and show you where the Green Room is.
  • You will get a parking pass so that when you leave later in the day, you will not need to pay.
  • You do not need to bring a copy of your Eventbrite ticket. “Check in” by finding your badge on the table at the Green Room entrance.


  • Breakfast is included with your ticket, thanks to Owens Corning. The Continental Breakfast includes fruit, muffins, croissants, scones, coffee, tea and juice.
  • Lunch is also included. You will get to choose from a Smoke Peppercorn Turkey Club (Apple wood bacon, lettuce, tomato, Fontina cheese, with peppercorn aioli basil on Cheese focaccia), Italian Trio (Ham, Genoa, Salami, and Prosciutto with spicy Gardiniera, lettuce, tomato, provolone cheese, and garlic aioli) in a spinach wrap, and a Fresh Market salad (Mixed field greens, wheat berry croutons, grapes, feta, and candied pecans with a caramelized vinaigrette).
  • If you have special dietary needs, contact me so I can place a special order for you.


  • Bring a laptop computer and power supply if you want to multi-task during the conference. Many people follow the Twitter stream for the conference to get more out of the event. Most people check email and get work done.
  • If you need to take a phone call or use a quiet space to get something done, the Yellow Room is nearby and will be available.

That’s about it! Not everyone will be there the whole day. Some are coming just for the introductions at 9am, then they have to go to other things. Others are popping in for the afternoon sessions. That is OK. Check out the program schedule to help you plan your day with us.




It will be as easy as A-B-C to get to the 4th UX conference!



The Grove Place entrance



Find your way to the Green Room, on the ground floor of museum, down the hall past the bathrooms and off to the right



Ticket and Sponsor news, UXTR conference

Tickets are still on sale for the 4th User Experience Toledo Region conference, February 3, at the Toledo Museum of Art. Enjoy a day of expert remote speakers, presenting on Product Management and User Experience. $50 per person.

The response from sponsors has been great so far!

More sponsors are welcome – see the Call for Sponsors.

See the Conference page for more information.

Update on PMUX, 2/3

Some important updates for the 4th User Experience Toledo Region conference, set for February 3rd.

  • The location will be the Toledo Museum of Art. A great venue for “corporate events“! We will be in the Green Room (“A large room featuring an installation by sculptor Albert Paley, 30-foot sage green walls, and louvered windows”). With fantastic catering.
  • We have had enough potential sponsor respond to help us determine the attendee cost: $50. This will cover the all-day conference and lunch. Sponsors and supporters will get a discount. Tickets will go on sale starting on Monday, January 11th, using Eventbrite.
  • If you have already contacted us about sponsoring, we will be sending you a discount code. You will then be able to pay for sponsoring and register employees/clients/whomever as attendees at the same time, if you wish. If you are not sure about sponsoring, check out the Call for Sponsors for the benefits of helping finance the conference.
  • Rosenfeld Media recently published the schedule and titles of each presentation. Our Program lists our tentative timeline and details on the sessions. Check it out to learn more about the speakers and what they will be covering as they explore the intersection of Product Management and User Experience.

The Conference web page has more information if you are not familiar with the format (a local conference with virtual speakers).


Call for Sponsors: PMUX, Feb 3

We need sponsors to help us put on the 4th User Experience Toledo Region conference featuring Rosenfeld Media virtual speakers.

The date of the conference is February 3rd, 2016 and the topic is Product Management and User Experience (PMUX).

See the Conference page for additional information (what we know so far, at least). We are still negotiating with a venue, so stay tuned for more information on where we will be gathering on 2/3, and other details.

To make this User Experience Toledo Region conference happen, we need sponsors! Sponsors help pay for the content, food, and other expenses. In return, sponsors get:

  • Recognized in all marketing materials and thanked by the community.
  • The chance to buy tickets for employees, clients or members, at a discount (cost for tickets and sponsorship discount is still TBD).
  • An opportunity to present to attendees at the conference (to talk about their services or mention job opportunities, for example).

As usual, normal sponsorship is only $100. We want to make it easy for companies to show their support.

In the past, a few companies have wanted to donate more, so we have added a premier sponsorship level of $500 for this year. A premier sponsor may want to be the exclusive sponsor of a specific part of the conference, such as the program, venue or breakfast.

Contact Keith Instone (instone at user-experience dot org) if you are interested in being a sponsor so we can work out the details. Payments will be make to Tech Toledo, LLC by check or PayPal or any other way you want. (Update 1/11) Sponsorships can also be paid via Eventbrite.

Also, we welcome many forms of community supporters: groups who promote the conference to their members and get something back in return. Contact Keith so we can work out a win-win.

Holiday Mixers & February Conference

Another email newsletter for the UX community in the Toledo Region went out yesterday.

The first section is about the holiday mixers in December. The Tech Toledo Geek Dinner Holiday Mixer is the main one: hope you can make it on December 10th.

The second section is about the February 3rd conference on Product Management and User Experience, another local event based on a Rosenfeld Media virtual conference.

The speakers are spectacular, as usual. Learn more about them: Marty Cagan, Jeff Gothelf, Laura Klein, Jeff Patton, Tomer Sharon, and Christina Wodtke.

The virtual conference event page has additional information, but do not register: we will get a “meeting room” ticket so we can participate together as a community at some cool location here in the Toledo region. It is more educational, more fun and less expensive to do it together.

Save the date – February 3 – and watch for more details!



October newsletter

The October email newsletter for the User Experience Toledo Region community went out yesterday. Check it out in the archives if you did not get it, deleted it already, or never pay attention to email newsletters.


  • Startup Weekend, Lean UX meetup & TWP meetup are all things in October that build upon Design Week activities.
  • The next Pitch and Pour, in celebration of World Usability Day, is the next big event to plan for (November 12).
  • If you missed all or part of Toledo Design Week, you can catch up by checking out the Twitter stream and slides.