September Newsletter

Here is the text of my 2nd newsletter.

Conferences coming up

Midwest UX, The Disney Way, uHeart Digital Media, TEDxToledo, IVLA
September, October and November are conference season, it seems!

Midwest UX
Midwest UX, the user experience conference created for us in the midwest to be affordable and approachable, is October 23-25 in Indianapolis. It is time to register, book your hotel, and arrange the carpool from Toledo.

By the way, Toledo is 1 of 4 regional partners of the conference, along with Chicago, Bloomington and Milwaukee. I am helping promote MWUX (like this huge section of the newsletter!).

Ignite UX Michigan
Ignite UX Michigan is an event closer to home (Ann Arbor, October 21st) and still accepting submissions: deadline is September 25th.

It is an evening of 5 minute talks (where each slide advances automatically) on a range of user experience related topics, held at a bar. It is a lot of fun if you are presenting or if you are just watching.

The Disney Way
The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a half-day Business Summit about “The Disney Way” on September 26th. The keynote speaker will be talking about the cultures of Disney and Pixar and how a focus on experience design is transforming businesses of all sizes.

Two local conferences
There are two local conferences coming up that may be of interest.

  • The uHeart Digital Media conference (October 9-10) is in its 2nd year, with speakers on digital marketing and social engagement. It features a beginner and an advanced track. Designers with an entrepreneurial spirit will not want to miss the next Pitch and Pour in conjunction with the conference.
  • September 18th is the 3rd TEDxToledo. The speakers will be exploring the many dynamics of the human experience.

Art Museum
The Toledo Museum of Art continues to be a great place for user experience practitioners to hang out.

Other events
AIGA Toledo’s annual poster show is September 20th.

Regular get-togethers to put on your calendar: