The Midwest UX conference returns for its fourth year this October with a three-day event combining inspiring talks, interactive workshops, and hands-on activities.
I’ve attended the past three Midwest UX conferences, the first two in Columbus, Ohio and last year’s event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I also volunteered to help register attendees.
Each year has been an amazing event where Midwest professionals and national experts offer opportunities to explore, learn, and share with each other. What I’ve enjoyed most about Midwest UX has been the smaller conference setting which allows you to easily interact with speakers and attendees.
There’s always a good number of Michiganders at Midwest UX, with many people from the Grand Rapids area and Detroit/Ann Arbor area attending. I’ve been glad to finally meet people in person that I’ve interacted with online for years.
If you’re a user experience professional, information architect, interaction designer, content strategist, web developer, or digital marketer, Midwest UX is a conference you don’t want to miss!
Midwest UX 2014 Details
Midwest UX 2014 will be held Thursday, October 23 to Saturday, October 25, 2014 at multiple venues in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The keynote will be hosted at the Indiana State Museum, with sessions/workshops split between the Herron School of Art & Design and the Indiana History Center. All venues are within a couple blocks walking distance.
The conference kicks off Thursday with all-day and half-day workshops, including:
- Yes You Can Draw–UX Edition with Keith Tatum
- Just Say “Yes!”: Enhancing UX Skills through Improv with Heather Wydeven
- Bridging UX & Web Development with Jack Moffett
- Designing for Ecosystems: The Intersection of Connected Technology & People with Steven Hoober
- Communicating Content Strategy: Visual Tools for Content Planning and Production with Scott Kubie and Michael Metts
- Responsive Content Modeling with Steve Fisher
On Friday and Saturday, registration begins at 8:00am with the two tracks of sessions starting at 9:00am. Check the schedule for more information about the sessions. The conference ends Saturday evening with an afterparty at the Indiana State Museum.
Special Announcement at September Detroit User Experience Meetup
Our Detroit User Experience group is proud to spread the news about Midwest UX and encourage our members to attend the conference. At next week’s meetup on September 24, we’ll be making a special announcement about Midwest UX 2014.
Will I see you at Midwest UX 2014 in Indianapolis?