Letter from the Chair


We are so excited about this year’s conference, just a little more than two months away! Our program this year is full of inspiring talks on ethics, inclusion, voice interfaces, and new ways of thinking about proven practices in UX. We were impressed by the topics the community submitted last fall, and we cannot wait to hear the talks in person! There is enough variety in the program for newcomers to experts alike, and we know we will all leave with new ideas and methods to apply to our work as well as new friends and connections.

In addition to our amazing program this year, get excited about our venue in “new Scottsdale” Arizona! When we visited last year, we were impressed by the unique architecture and landscape of the area, and the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa pays tribute to the local heritage. The views of the nearby hills and lush green golf courses are a refreshing break from my usual views of the city in DC. We are proud to host our receptions onsite so you can indulge in the breathtaking views and vivid sunsets during the conference. Did we mention there is a bagpiper roaming the grounds and a waterpark with a surf simulator and lazy river? On top of that, travel to the resort is easy from the Phoenix airport, and we have a competitive rate for rooms onsite.

Yours loyally,

​UXPA 2019 Conference Committee