We’re closing the books on edUi. We’ve had a fantastic ten years, putting on what I and the edUi team hope was a series of really stellar events for all of you. A lot has changed for institutions of learning and the user experience field in general since we held our first conference in 2009. When we got started, many of our institutions had never heard of UX and a lot of our early talks could be boiled down to “you are not your user.” But over the years we saw more and more requests for higher level, more advanced topics from our attendees. That told us a few things. First, it told us we were succeeding in helping web professionals in colleges, universities, libraries, and museums build their skills and add tools to their tool kits. Second, it made it clear that a lot of the same people were returning year after year to edUi and looking to us to help them continue to grow and flourish in their careers. Third, it showed that a group of loyal attendees had formed a really amazing, supportive community around the conference. And that community is what I and the whole edUiContinue reading»
Let the edUi Planning Team know what you thought of the 10th edUi Conference. What went well and what could be better?
Love edUi but don’t have time to attend all three days? Drop in for just a day or attend just our keynotes. Single Day Monday – $350 Opening Keynote: Fireside Chat With Margot Shetterly Half-day of conference sessions Half-day workshop (Design Sprints, Progressive Web Apps, Stakeholder Management) Opening Night Reception – Sponsored by Beacon Technologies Single Day Tuesday – $350 Full-day of conference sessions Keynote by Jeremy Keith – The Way of the Web Live Storytelling and Live Band Karaoke – Sponsored by Hannon Hill Half Day Wednesday – $175 Half-day of conference sessions Closing Keynote by Baratunde Thurston – Digital Storytelling Doesn’t Have to Be Boring and Sucky. It Can Be Fun! Keynotes Only – $100 Opening Keynote: Fireside Chat With Margot Shetterly Keynote by Jeremy Keith – The Way of the Web Closing Keynote by Baratunde Thurston – Digital Storytelling Doesn’t Have to Be Boring and Sucky. It Can Be Fun! Register Now » Please note, discount codes only apply to full conference registrations, not single day or keynote only tickets.
Born from a KJ sort, edUi got its start back in 2009. Conference co-director Trey Mitchell takes a look back at 10 years of a conference that is not entirely unlike the “Van Halen of web conferences.”
At edUi, we really value experiences that help you not just meet your fellow conference goers, but really get to know them on a personal (not just professional) level. So, we put a lot of time into planning our extracurricular conference activities.
For our 10th anniversary we’re bringing back our popular true-stories-told-live event, this time with the theme “Test Your Metal (Mettle).” Tell us a story about strength, flexibility, the testing of resolve — or about that one time you tried out for a heavy metal band, or when you had that metal plate installed in your cranium. Anything to do with “mettle” or “metal” in any sense of the word is fair game.
As we prepare to celebrate the 10th annual edUi conference this October, we’d love to hear about your edUi experiences, memories, and lessons learned. We’re not 100% sure exactly what we’ll do with these, but you should assume that they’ll be made public in one form or another, so share appropriately. But don’t worry, we’ll keep personal contact info (like your email address) private. There’s an open comment field at the end if you want to skip ahead, but here are few prompts if you need them. via GIPHY 1 edUi Memories2 About You How many edUi conferences have you attended?Feel free to estimate if you’re unsure.Please enter a number from 1 to 9.Why do you attend?What is your favorite memory from edUi?What are some of the lessons learned that have stuck with you from edUi?What advice would you give first-timers?edUi PhotosShare your favorite photo(s) from edUi Drop files here or Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png. Save and Continue Later Name First Last EmailIn case we need to follow up. We won’t share this with anyone. Twitter IDSo we can tag you if we share this.Job TitleInstitutionYour organization, company, or schoolAnything else?Photo of YouTotally optional. But if it’s OK with youContinue reading»
Our schedule is live! Three inspiring keynotes, three hands-on half-day workshops, two mini-workshops, and thirty-two talks, panels, and discussions make for two and a half days of UX and UI goodness all custom curated for web pros working in higher ed, libraries, and museums. View Schedule » Your $550 early bird registration includes your choice of one of three half-day workshops at no additional charge. Register Now » Keynotes Margot Lee Shetterly: Author of Hidden Figures Jeremy Keith: The Way of the Web Baratunde Thurston: Digital Storytelling Workshop Leaders Amanada Costello: Better Stakeholder Wrangling Jimmy Chandler: Design Sprints Chris Love: Progressive Web Apps
With all three workshops announced, registration is officially open! As we all learned last year, you just never know who’s going to show up at edUi. But we want you to be here. So it’s time to register! Register Now » We have a great line-up of workshops, not to mention tons of fantastic speakers and sessions, networking opportunities, and local Charlottesville food that will make your tummy happy. Make sure to join us for an amazing 2018 conference! Early Bird Tickets: $550 (until July 20) Standard Tickets: $675 With a ticket to edUi 2018, you’ll get: Two and a half days full of amazing UI and UX content by world-class speakers A half-day workshop A fun opening night reception to kick off the conference and socialize with other awesome conference-goers Plenty of opportunities to network with fellow web professionals in higher ed, libraries, and museums Breakfasts by a local bakery Lunch at a local restaurant on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall Early Bird Ticket Deadline: July 20 Be sure to register by July 20, 2018, to get the early bird price of $550. Standard tickets will be $675 after the deadline.
One of the hottest techniques in UX today is the 5-day design sprint. But design sprints don’t have to be 5 days — they can be done in as little as a few hours and still be a valuable tool for learning, as you’ll see in this workshop.