• 21 Jun 2016 8:09 PM | Andrew Wirtanen

    All Things Open is an annual conference that "explores open source, open tech, and the open web in the enterprise." It's been held each year in downtown Raleigh at the Raleigh Convention Center.

    The speaker lineup features a few UX speakers, including Rachel Nabors, Bermon Painter, and Sarah Kahn.

    Triangle UXPA members can save 15% off registration by using the code TUXPA15.

  • 13 Jan 2016 10:02 PM | Andrew Wirtanen

    The first ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) (pronounced “cheer”) which will take place at UNC Chapel Hill on March 13-17, 2016.

    The keynote speakers are Mark Ackerman from the University of Michigan, and Pia Borlund from the University of Copenhagen.

    Description from the CHIIR site:

    CHIIR provides a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research on the user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval. CHIIR focuses on elements such as human involvement in search activities, and information seeking and use in context. The conference represents a merger of two successful past events: the Information Interaction in Context conference (IIiX) and the Human Computer Information Retrieval symposium (HCIR), which have run since 2006 and 2007 respectively.

  • 05 Apr 2015 6:14 PM | Andrew Wirtanen
    This year's Innovate Carolina one-day conference is on April 24 at UNC Charlotte. Here's the description:

    Too often, corporations develop products or services based on what they think customers want, rather than taking the time to fully understand existing needs and unmet needs. There are a range of proven techniques to discover important and unmet needs, but far too often practitioners don’t think they need to investigate needs or rely too heavily on easily obtainable secondary marketing research. These approaches lead to shallow insights and “me too” solutions that don’t interest or excite customers. 

    If you are designing, building or managing products, or considering creating a new product, service or business model, you want to know that what you launch will be valuable to potential customers, differentiated in the marketplace and meet important needs. Innovate Carolina is for you.

    Learn more and register at

  • 09 Mar 2015 10:47 AM | Andrew Wirtanen

    GIANT Conf 2015 (Charleston, SC) has announced their schedule. The workshops are on Sunday, June 14 and the 3-day conference starts up on Monday. 

    The Early Bird Registration rate of $700 expires on March 31. Only 100 tickets are available at this rate. Visit for more.

  • 04 Mar 2015 3:01 PM | Andrew Wirtanen

    Everett McKay is offering Triangle UXPA members a 50% discount off his UX Design Essentials 3-day workshop (Monday 3/16 -Wednesday 3/18). The workshop is normally $1800. Go here to register: He is also giving away a couple of free tickets to any of our members that are between jobs. Email if this applies to you and you would like to win a free ticket. 

    Also, we have reached capacity on Everett's talk on Monday 3/16. You can join the waitlist here:

  • 10 Dec 2014 1:50 PM | Andrew Wirtanen

    GIANT Conference 2015 have announced their six keynotes and 63 other speakers. The conference will once again be held in Charleston, South Carolina.

    The six keynotes are:

    • Aaron Draplin (Draplin Design Company)
    • Dan Willis (Cranky Productions)
    • Denise Jacobs (The Creative Dose)
    • Leslie Jensen-Inman (Center-Centre)
    • Scott Berkun (The Year Without Pants)
    • Sonya Looney (Professional mountain biker)

    Head to for the complete speaker list. Early bird registration is open till February 28, 2015. Stay tuned for potential Triangle UXPA discounts.

  • 15 Oct 2014 5:34 PM | Andrew Wirtanen

    The folks behind the GIANT Conference have announced a new one-day conference series. The first one will be in Charlotte on Friday, January 23, 2015. Registration is open now and only $99 to the first 50 people.

    The keynote speakers are Lou Rosenfeld and Jared Spool.

    Visit for more info.

  • 15 Oct 2014 5:26 PM | Andrew Wirtanen

    Congratulations to Triangle UXPA member Bill Albing, who will be presenting at the WritersUA Conference in Charleston on October 28, 2014. Bill's talk is titled Using Customer Analysis in UA Design (UA: User Assistance).

    Registration is still open for the conference at

  • 12 Aug 2014 5:06 PM | Andrew Wirtanen

    The inaugural Hopscotch Design Fest schedule is now available. The 2-day festival features keynote sessions from architect Shohei Shigematsu, tech leader Harper Reed, organizational innovator Sarah Miller Caldicott, IBM designer Doug Powell, and artist/designer Elle Luna. The Triangle UXPA is proud to be a Design Partner of the event.

    Learn more and download the schedule.

  • 12 Aug 2014 11:43 AM | Andrew Wirtanen
    Blend Conference is in Charlotte, NC on Sept 11-13th. Blend Conference is a generalist conference featuring 60+ speakers from around the world. In total there will be 48 sessions, 8 workshops, and 4 keynotes. The conference is divided up into 4 tracks that cover user experience, design, front-end and back-end development.

    The conference sports a diverse lineup of speakers. Notable keynotes this year will be:
    • Mike Monteiro of Mule Design, 
    • Kimberly Bryant of Black Girls Code, 
    • Scott Hanselman of Microsoft, 
    • and Jennifer Pahlka of Code for America. 
    The conference will also feature world class speakers Mark Boulton, Abby Covert, Greg Hoy, Allison House, Chris Coyier, Steve Klabnik, Sougwen Chung, Val Head and many more. View the diverse list of speakers on Lanyrd

    We’ve partnered with Blend Conference to provide you a 10% discount. Just use the discount code ‘ UXPA’ when you register.

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