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

Both conference days have morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch breaks of course.

Monday 4th: UX Bookclub

Monday is UX bookclub night. This month’s book is Just Enough Research. Join them at 6:00pm, at Southern Cross Bar (39 Abel Smith Street). There will be a sign on the table.

Wednesday 6th: Pre-conference party

Join us for a little pre-conference party from 5:30-7:30pm, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Level 1 (this is the same place as the workshops and conference). We’ll be supplying drinks, canapes and the friendliest conference attendees in New Zealand.

Thursday 7th: Optimal Workshop drinks

Event partners Optimal Workshop will be putting on drinks and a bite to eat at their new studio – it’s at 176 Tory St, starting around 6pm (it’s about a 15 minute walk – if the weather is terrible we’ll arrange some maxi-cabs to go from the conference to the studio).

Thursday 7th: Dinner groups

For most of our conferences, we get conference attendees to make bookings at local restaurants and you can join a dinner group. At the time of printing this booklet we haven’t arranged these yet, so will let you know about them at the conference.

Friday 8th: Post-conference drinks

Post-conference drinks will be at Fork & Brewer, 14 Bond St (just a short walk from the conference), starting at 5:30pm. These are sponsored by Optimal Experience and Optimal Workshop.

Post-event recovery sessions

Come join local UX folks chatting about their thoughts on the UX NZ talks and workshops – a conversation to help digest what you’ve learnt and talk about how to apply it to your context. There are three options to choose from:

  • Saturday 9th Nov, 4 pm for pre-dinner banter (Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street)
  • Sunday 10th Nov, 1.15 pm after a languorous lie-in (Meow, 9 Edward Street)
  • Monday 11th Nov, 5.30 pm start off the week on a UX high (Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street)

UX Wellington is free to attend and run by volunteers. Members range from designers, UX practitioners, developers, and business analysts. UX Wellington meet up at least once a month to reenergize and chat with the like-minded. We’re here, and you’re welcome: