One of the best parts of UX Australia is the social aspect. There’s plenty of chances to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

There will be plenty of time to chat over morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch breaks of course.

Tuesday 26 August

UX bookclub Sydney

The IxDA Sydney chapter is offering 25 minute portfolio review sessions for students and juniors keen to improve the quality of their folio and work examples. You will get a one-on-one session with an experienced User Experience practitioner on how to get the best out of your past work and present yourself to an employer or recruiter. More details soon.

Wednesday 27 August

On the evening of Wednesday, there will be a pre-conference party. These are a great chance to pick up your badge, catch up with folks you haven’t seen for a while or meet people before the madness of the conference itself. We’re supplying drinks and canapes.

We’ll send out details of where the party is about in the final email a week before the conference. Get in touch if you don’t get this (sometimes our emails go to spam).

Thursday 28 August – dinner groups

On Thursday night, we usually ask attendees to book restaurants and you can join a group for dinner. Much better than standing around at the hotel saying ‘what are we doing’. These are also a great way to meet people in a smaller setting.

Friday 29 August

After the conference, we’ll go out for a post-conference drink. Details of where will be in the conference booklet (don’t worry – it’s only a few minutes walk away).

LinkedIn group

We’ve set up a UX Australia 2014 LinkedIn group. You can use this before the conference to chat with other attendees, arrange room-share, transport, dinners. Whatever you may like to talk to other folks about. We’ll keep it open after the conference so you can continue the discussion with people you’ve met.

It’s a closed group (to reduce spam) and may take a day or two for us to approve requests to join.

Related events

If you’re arranging something alongside the conference, please let us know. If it’s a community event we’ll let people know about it. If it’s a business event, you have to be a sponsor for us to promote it.

UX trading cards

We teamed up with the folks at UX Mastery to create a set of collectable trading cards, with the intent that they help people meet up. Here’s a photo of the final set: