UX Burlington 2018 | June 15, Burlington VT
User Experience industry leadership, fresh ideas, top talent, and immersive conversations on the beautiful shores of Vermont’s Lake Champlain.
Join us on Friday, June 15, 2018, at Main Street Landing in Burlington, Vermont. We’re seeking submissions for six 30- to 60-minute talks from speakers who are leading, strengthening, and—dare we say—revitalizing User Experience. New and seasoned speakers are welcome. To learn more, visit UXBurlington.com.
UX Burlington is an event tailored for UX professionals seeking to stay ahead of the curve and push their work to the next level. UX Burlington is not a 101 event—we’d say more like a 301. Attendees include designers, developers, content producers, and researchers.
All submissions must:
- Be written in English.
- Be submitted using this online form.
- Be received before or by the deadline stipulated on the UX Burlington website.
Things to know before you submit:
- We welcome both client and supplier submissions.
- We welcome with open arms all professionals who contribute meaningfully to UX. If in doubt, submit an outline!
- We value real stories of how your insights have created impact.
- We encourage out-of-the-PowerPoint-box presentations. If you have alternative presentation ideas, by all means submit a proposal.
- Be as clear as day about why your submission is not to be missed.
- Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018 11:59 pm ET
- Notifications to Presenters: March 19, 2018
- Acceptance Deadline: April 2, 2018 (accepted presenters must confirm by this date)
Things you can do to get ready:
The Path to Impactful UX
UX Burlington is a single-track event, focused on sharing information beneficial across the field. The topic categories below are preferred to help guide the flow of the conference along the path of impactful UX development. If you don’t see something on the list that you think would kill it at the conference, we trust your instincts.
Strategy, Research, & Analysis [use tag UX Strategy & Research]
Possible topics: Understanding and defining the primary people who use a product or service. Discovering and understanding what people truly need. Understanding and acting on the context in which a user is operating. Ensuring digital solutions fit users’ actual needs.
User Journey and Scenarios [use tag UX Journey & Scenarios]
Possible topics: Piecing together the entire experience from the user’s standpoint. Visualizing the process a user goes through to accomplish a goal. Understanding and addressing user pain points. Aligning user experience to business goals. Ensuring all possible actions are thoroughly considered.
Design [use tag UX Design]
Possible topics: Creating meaningful and relevant experiences for users. Delivering value at every touchpoint. Sketch, wireframe, prototype. What’s the difference and when to use. Designing user flows for better results. Helping users navigate information to make decisions. Guiding user’s journey through coding and / or visual design.
Accessibility [use tag UX Accessibility]
Possible topics: Building ADA conformant sites. Being more inclusive through design. Current landscape of assistive technologies.
Metrics and Testing [use tag UX Testing]
Possible topics: Designing meaningful metrics. Merging storytelling and measurement. User validation vs. testing: what and when to use. User testing on tight budgets. Designing insightful testing.
Future UX [use tag Future UX]
Possible topics: Impact of rising technology on UX: virtual reality, bots, voice assistants, Internet of Things. Cutting edge coding / development for UX. Designing for real-time immediacy. Creating design-agnostic content. Branding beyond visuals.
The main selection criteria are:
- Quality of content. We’re looking for innovative information supported by real examples that will help attendees advance with their own UX.
- Originality. While we don’t prohibit talks that have been presented elsewhere, we do value showcasing presentations that will bring new information to the audience.
- Usefulness. It’s important to attendees that presentations give them a leg up by helping them do their job better: remove roadblocks, minimize or ease steps, accomplish their goals.
Note: Content and outlines that are sales pitches will not be accepted.
The selection process:
Proposals will be anonymized during the first round of judging. Speakers will be selected by a volunteer Selection Panel. All selected speakers will receive free registration to the conference. Please reach out to the UX Burlington team if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.