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UX Fair 2015

UXPA Boston

Monday, November 16, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

UX Fair 2015

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Event Details

Welcome to the second annual UX Fair, an afternoon jam-packed with UX goodness.

This event is targeted at students, career changers, and UX professionals who want to network with others.

We'll have thought leaders on hand to provide mentoring and food for UX thought throughout the afternoon. Stop by for a chance to hobnob with UX unicorns and other celebrities.

Sign up to volunteer for free admission

 Agenda (see detailed agenda below)

  • 1:30pm Welcome/Opening Keynote:
    Diana Brown: Don't worry about being a unicorn, just be yourself. 
  • 2pm-3pm Mentoring Panel
  • 3pm-4:00pm 2 Table Topic Discussions/Author Roundtables
  • 4pm Coffee (+snack) Break
  • 4:15pm-5pm Group Mentoring
  • 5pm-6pm Speed Networking, Recruiting, Book Signings, Book Swap
  • 6:15pm+ Happy Hour at local establishment


  • Don't forget your ID! The NERD center will NOT admit you without a photo ID. 
  • No need to bring a printed ticket - we'll have electronic checkin available.
  • Coffee and snacks will be provided during the afternoon break.
  • No refunds after November 9th, but you can transfer your ticket to a friend or coworker using Eventbrite.

Volunteers Wanted

  • Sign up to volunteer for free admission (Sorry, time's up). 


Find out how we'll support your efforts throughout the event. 

Detailed Schedule


Mentoring Panel at 2pm

  • Moderator: Christopher Laroche, MIT
  • Panelists: Jon Tillis, Meena Kothandaraman, Tania Schlatter, Michael Hawley

Table Topics at 3pm

  • Accessibility: Katherine Wahl & Christopher Laroche
  • Agile UX: Diana Brown & Katherine Jacquet
  • UX Consulting: Deborah Mayhew and Ron Perkins
  • UX Design: Tania Schlatter & Jon Tilliss 
  • Design Collaboration: Adam Connor & Brian Yoder
  • Design Process: Deb Biggar & Stephen Roger
  • UX Leadership: Marjorie Otterson & Michael Hawley
  • Lean/Discount Methods: Steve Krug & Adam Conrad
  • UX Strategy: Elizabeth Rosenweig & Margot Bloomstein
  • Usability Testing: Fiona Tranquada & Bill Albert

Group Mentoring at 4:15pm

New to UX/Career Changers
  • Orpha Rivera and Krista Siniscarco
  • Mary Lee and Lena Dmitrieva
  • David Evans and Katherine Jacquet
  • Stephen Roger and Katherine Wahl
UX Career Development
  • Shelby Staab and Mike Gintz
  • Brodie Rich and Astrid Chow
  • Zarla Ludin and Warren Croce
  • Adam Conrad and Marjorie Otterson
Solo Practitioners (UX Team of One)
  • Matt Belge and Debra Michalides 

Book Swap 

Bring at least one book if you'd like to participate in the swap. All UX or technology books are welcome. We have several boxes of books to give away. Book swap participants will get first pick. 

Attending Authors

Adam Connor and Deb Biggar will have books available for sale. If you would like to get another author's book signed, please bring it to the event. We will be raffling off a few of the books below throughout the day. 



 Mentor & Leader Affiliations (in no particular order)

  • Deborah Mayhew,  Independent Consultant at Deborah J. Mayhew & Associates, Author
  • Bill Albert, Director at Bentley Design and Usability Center, Author
  • Marjorie Otterson,  Design Director
  • Diana Brown,  Sr. Principal UX Designer, Author
  • Matt Belge,  Principal at Vision & Logic LLC
  • AdamConrad,  UX Lead Developer at CoachUp
  • Warren Croce,  Principal UX Designer at Gazelle
  • Shelby Staab,  UX Designer/Engineer at Velir
  • Orpha Rivera,  UX/UI Consultant 
  • Mary Lee,  Senior Usability Engineer at NetApp
  • Krista Siniscarco,  Associate Director, UX Strategy at BEAM Interactive
  • Brodie Rich,  Director, UX Design at BEAM Interactive
  • Brian Yoder,  VP Director, UX Strategy at BEAM Interactive
  • Ron Perkins,  Principal/ Owner at Design Perspectives
  • Tania Schlatter,  Principal/adjunct faculty at Northeastern University
  • Lena Dmitrieva,  Senior Usability Consultant at Bentley University
  • Elizabeth Rosenzweig, Principal Usability Consultant at Bentley University, Author
  • Zarla Ludin,  Experience Researcher at twig+fish research practice
  • Meena Kothandaraman,  Customer Experience Strategist at twig+fish
  • Deb Biggar,  Managing Director, UX Consultant at Boston Human Factors, Inc., Author
  • David Evans,  Associate Director UX at Vistaprint
  • Katherine Jacquet,  UX Manager at EF
  • Steve Krug, Usability Consultant at Advanced Common Sense, Author
  • DebraMichalides,  X Industry Consultant at / Aquent
  • AstridChow,  Senior UX Mobile Designer at CVS Health
  • Margot Bloomstein,  Brand and content strategist, Principa at Appropriate, Inc., Author
  • Mike Gintz, VP, Experience Design, Velir
  • Stephen Roger, Product Strategy, Intrepid
  • Jon Tillis, UL-Wiklund (HFE)
  • Michael Hawley, Chief Design Officer, MadPow
  • Katherine Wahl, Usability/Accessibility Consultant, MIT/Northeastern
  • Christopher Laroche, UX Consultant at MIT, Lecturer at Northestern University
  • Bob Thomas, Director UX, Liberty Mutual
  • Rob Fitzgibbon, Digital Bungalow, UXPA Boston Board Member
  • Dharmesh Mistry, Web UX Consultant at Liberty Mutual, UXPA Boston Board Member
  • Fiona Tranquada, Senior UX Specialist, The Mathworks, UXPA Boston Secretary, Author
  • Eva Kaniasty, UX Consultant at Red Pill UX, UXPA Boston President


UX Fair is a World Usability Day event. 

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When & Where

Microsoft Nerd Center
1 Memorial Dr #1
Cambridge, MA 02142

Monday, November 16, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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The Boston Chapter of the User Experience Professionals’ Association is a highly active community for persons with individual and professional interests in usability, user experience design, and their many related fields. Membership is free, and we invite you to take advantage of all the benefits membership has to offer. These include access to job listings, networking opportunities, event notifications, collaboration projects, resume-building activities, and more.


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