UX Australia News

UX Australia 2015: Presentations and workshops selected

21 April 2015

After a massive effort reading over 130 proposals, we’ve selected presentations, hands-on sessions and workshops for this year’s UX Australia conference. We’ll have details of all of them on 1 May, when registration also opens.

We’ve sent emails to everyone who sent in a submission, but we lose a lot of email to spam. If you submitted a presentation or workshop idea, and haven’t heard from us, please get in touch.

UX Australia 2015: Proposals open

2 February 2015

It’s that time of year – it’s time to submit your idea to present at UX Australia 2015.

We’re taking proposals for the main conference (short talks, long talks, hands-on sessions and discussion sessions) and hands-on workshops until 13 March 2015.

UX Australia: Almost sold out

8 July 2014

As at 9:30 Tuesday 8 July, there are only 23 conference tickets left, after a huge run on them yesterday.

When they sell out, we do take names for a waiting list. There are always cancellations, so we allocate those first to people who are already registered for workshops, then according to when you get your name on the waiting list. So if you miss out on a conference ticket, make sure you join the waiting list as soon as possible.

We will contact people as soon as a ticket becomes free, so there’s no need to regularly email asking if any are available.

There are still tickets available at all workshops, though a couple are getting close to selling out.

Conferencing for introverts

24 June 2014

There’s something I’ve been thinking about, and thought you all may be able to help me with…

I’m wondering how (and whether) to design some of the conference experience in a way that is more comfortable for introverts. I don’t like stereotyping or pigeonholing people, but acknowledge that we do all have different preferences.

I think conferences are usually designed around folks who are more extroverted. So much of the time we throw hundreds of people into a great big space and just expect them to deal with it, meet each other and sort themselves out – during meal times and things like conference parties. Even as an extrovert I find this intimidating if I don’t have friends at the conference, so I can only imagine how hard it must be for someone not me.

I’d like to make this better, if it actually needs to be better (maybe it’s not a problem and I’m worrying about nothing). We already do some things to structure smaller-group discussion into the conference – with lunchtime topic (and non-topic) tables and small dinner groups; and this year we’re planning pre-conference events in Sydney and Melbourne to help people meet each other before the conference.

So, open-ended question…I’m interested in thoughts about what’s hard to deal with, ways other conferences have made it better, ideas on we could make it better.

You don’t have to answer here (in public and all) – you can also email me at donna@uxaustralia.com.au

UX Australia 2014: Tickets selling fast

12 May 2014

For UX Australia, we make the first 200 tickets available at a discount. In theory, this pricing goes to 30 June, but in practice these tickets sell well ahead of that date.

This year tickets are selling even faster than usual, and at the current rate the discounted tickets will sell by the end of this month.

Keep an eye on the graph below if you’d like to save some money…

UX Australia 2014 registration progress