Toledo Region UX Tips Conference

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A user experience conference you won’t have to pack your trunk for

  • April 24, 9am – 6pm, BGSU at Levis Commons, Perrysburg, Ohio
  • $30 = 6 speakers with 32 Awesomely Practical UX Tips + Networking + Breakfast + Lunch + Prizes
  • Buy tickets: uxtips-toledo-2014.eventbrite.com

What can I expect from the conference?

  • Gather in a convenient, central place to listen to Rosenfeld Media “rock stars” of UX present live, over the internet. Sketching, game design, user research, leadership, and evangelization are some of the topics that will be covered.
  • Spend the day learning about user experience with some of the most creative people in the region. Get other work done during the day, since it is socially acceptable to multi-task when the speaker is not in the room.
  • Pay only $30 (if you do this on your own: $179), with breakfast and lunch included, thanks to many wonderful sponsors. Maybe you will win a Rosenfeld Media book or other prize.
  • Go back to work the next day and help your company/clients compete. Watch recordings afterwards to get even more out of the talks.

Who is speaking and what are they going to talk about?

Dave Gray (@davegray): Four tips to help you better sketch, visualize, and collaborate

Christina Wodtke (@cwodtke): UX tips from her latest work in game design

Brenda Laurel (@blaurel): Her tips, based on the notion of dramatic interaction, will improve your design research chops

Kim Goodwin (@kimgoodwin): Leadership tips that will benefit team managers and team members alike

Steve Portigal (@steveportigal): Practical tips that will help you discover, and act on, new insights about your customers

Leah Buley (@ugleah): Tips that lead to UX success, both in projects and in evangelizing UX within your organization

Learn more about the speakers at the Rosenfeld Media event page.

Who should attend?

Because of the broad coverage of user experience and the practical tips provided, the conference will be valuable for people in a wide variety of design, business, and technical roles.

  • Visual & interaction designers, information architects, user researchers, usability specialists, creative directors, content strategists
  • Business analysts, product/service managers, digital strategists, marketing directors, communications officers, customer experience managers
  • Front-end developers, mobile app programmers, IT architects, software engineers, Chief Information Officers

People not in the “UX industry” but interested in exploring it as a career path will find it useful. University professors and other educators of those mentioned above will also benefit.

What is the schedule for the day?

  • 9:00am: Registration, breakfast and networking
  • 10:00am: Dave Gray
  • 11:00am: Christina Wodtke
  • Noon: Brenda Laurel (lunch arrives)
  • 1:00pm: Break, continue lunch, sponsor presentations
  • 2:00pm: Kim Goodwin
  • 3:00pm: Steve Portigal
  • 4:00pm: Leah Buley
  • 5:00pm: Raffle and wrap-up (but those attending StartUp Toledo will be excused so they can get there early and find a parking spot)
  • 6:00pm: Continue hanging out at a nearby bar/restaurant

Why is this too good to be true?

Generous contributions from local companies and organizations who understand the value of user experience make this event possible! Sponsors are covering the majority of the costs for the program, lunch, breakfast & snacks, and venue.

See the right side of the page for a list of Toledo region sponsors and other supporters.

There are additional “global” sponsors on the Rosenfeld Media side.

How do I get a ticket?

Purchase a ticket with your credit card at uxtips-toledo-2014.eventbrite.com. Only $30 per person, $25 each if you buy 4 or more tickets.

You must be able to attend in-person in Perrysburg, Ohio, on April 24th. No remote attendance of the Toledo region event is allowed: buy your own ticket directly from Rosenfeld Media instead.

What about sponsorships?

We have most of the sponsors that we need, but we will accept more.

What if I have questions?

Contact the organizer, Keith Instone.