Call for proposals

UX Australia 2018: Now taking proposals

It's that time of year! It's time to collect proposals for UX Australia presentations (and workshops).

We will be taking proposals until midnight 18 March 2018.

Main conference proposals

The main conference will be on 30 & 31 August 2018 in Melbourne. We are looking for presentations on a wide range of topics related to user experience. The conference runs for 2 days, and we'll have at least 2 talks at a time, so there is plenty of room for variety.

We will be taking proposals for for long (45-minutes) and short presentations (20 minutes).

We genuinely aim for a diverse group of speakers from a wide range of backgrounds.

Read more about submitting a presentation proposal.

Workshop proposals

Hands-on workshops will be on 28 & 29 August 2018 (also in Melbourne). There will be around 4 workshops running at once, and attendees register and pay for each individual workshop.

We are looking for a range of workshops - for people new to UX (or people involved in UX but not doing it); for very experienced UX professionals; and new/emerging techniques.

Read more about submitting a workshop proposal.

Reviewing proposals

You can get involved in the UX Australia 2018 program selection!

Reviewers are a very important part of the process of selecting presentations for the conference – we use your input and comments to understand what you're interested in, what you need, and what you'd most like to see.

Reviewing happens between 12 March & 9 April. We'll ask you to look at 8-12 presentation proposals (the number depends on how many reviewers there are), rate them and provide comments. It takes around 3 hours.

We'd like to get a wide range of reviewers, representative of the audience - experienced, less experienced, and in roles tangential to UX.

Read more about being a reviewer for UX Australia 2018.

All proposals must be submitted via the UX Australia proposal system. 

The deadline is midnight AEST 18 March 2018, and there won't be extensions. No extensions and no excuses. Sorry that sounds tough, but we've given you 7-8 weeks to write your proposal; and there's a lot to be done before registration opens on 1 May.