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 UPA Conference 2005

2005 Call for Participation

The conference will take place June 27 - July 1, 2005 at
The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel
in downtown
Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The 2005 International UPA Conference invites you to participate in our annual conference: Bridging Cultures. Come together to celebrate usability in the research, design, and testing of hardware, software, documents, and commercial products.

Are you a student and are interested in attending the conference in Montreal? Volunteer for UPA 2005!

The 2004 conference attracted nearly 200 entries from professionals representing 19 countries, with over 500 usability impassioned folks in attendance. Don't miss your chance to share your experience with us this year.  You can help:

 ""showcase usability professionals' work in the field

 ""celebrate the successes of the field

 ""share the processes and techniques that make us successful.

 ""challenge our notion of usability, user centered design and the roles we serve in companies, industries or institutions.

 Content Focus

UPA 2005 invites lessons or insights related to the conference theme, Bridging Cultures. It is about understanding your own values and how values differ in other cultures or even just in other people within your culture. Once you are able to honor and recognize your differences, you can begin to act upon the similarities and embrace the diversity that multi-cultural companies, teams and projects provide. Build a cultural bridge for your team by recognizing the strength that diversity provides.

We are especially seeking topics for:
  "" Case studies
  "" Newcomers
  "" Experienced practitioners
  "" Methods
  "" Issues
  "" Studies
  "" Internationalization

Looking for ideas? Here are some suggestions by the UPA 2004 attendees.

""  Presentation Types (details)

Delivered Monday and Tuesday, June 27 - 28
  "" Tutorials

Delivered Wednesday - Friday, June 29 - July 1
  "" Presentations and Panels
Advanced topics
Idea markets

"" Preparing your Submission

A complete submission package includes several parts, such as a long description and background information. See submission types for complete requirements.

To have your proposal considered for the 2005 conference, it must be submitted in the correct format.

If you have any questions or require English as second language assistance, one of our conference committee members is willing to help.

  "" Checklists and Templates

  "" The review process
  "" If your submission is accepted check on the important dates



Important Dates  Important Dates (calendar)

Submissions for 2005 are closed, time to get your materials ready

UPA 2005 will only accept submissions online.

  "" Sept 2004: Online submissions begin

Workshops, Tutorials, Papers, Advanced Topics, Presentations, and Panels

  "" October 22, 2004: Submission deadline
  "" Dec 15, 2004: Submitters will be notified
Jan 2, 2005: Presenters confirm attendance
Apr 15, 2005: Presenters final materials due

Idea markets and posters

  "" January 15, 2005: Submission deadline
  "" March 1, 2005
: Submitters will be notified
April 15, 2005
: Accepted final materials due

"" Contact Us

We want to hear from you.

The Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) is the leading forum for the exchange of ideas among usability practitioners. We invite you to share your ideas and experiences with fellow practitioners at our 2005 conference by submitting proposals for program topics, workshops and tutorials, volunteering to help at the conference, and by attending the conference.

The conference will take place June 27 - July 1, 2005 at The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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