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Thu, 7 May 2009 14:25:49 -0600
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The UPA 2009 International Conference, "Bringing Usability to Life, 
Making everyday things better", late registration closes at 11:55pm ET on 
May 27! 

New in 2009! UPA Networking Night (Wednesday)
All under one roof! UPA project showcase, SIGs, Newcomers, Chapters 
and the opportunity to meet with colleagues in the UPA community. 

UPA Hilton Hotel Room block - discount cuttoff date is May 12!
UPA's low group rate($169 single/double,plus applicable taxes) will be 
available until May 12, 2009. After May 12, 2009, the hotel will not 
only no longer honor the UPA group rate, but may not have rooms in 
inventory to reserve. 

Book your reservation now! Call 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667). 

Exhibitor Spotlight
The UPA is proud to have over 20 vendors exhibiting in 2009! The 
Exhibit Hall will be open Tuesday - Thursday during the Conference. For 
a complete list of 2009 Exhibitors please visit: 

Tutorial Spotlight
Boot Camp: Preparing and Conducting Usability Tests 
Preparing for and conducting usability tests can be intimidating, but it 
doesn't need to be. Learn practical strategies to successfully prepare 
materials, and how to plan and conduct your test to get the most useful 
results. Activities will help participants become more comfortable with 
planning and conducting usability tests. 
Facilitators: Thyra Rauch & Carol J. Smith

Workshop Spotlight
Comparative Usability Task Measurement (CUE-8)
You canít manage what you canít measure - but can you manage measurements 
to generate reproducible and useful results? This workshop compares 
practical approaches to usability task measurement. Participants will 
carry out independent, simultaneous measurements of a website ahead of 
the workshop. At the workshop we will compare results.
Facilitators: Rolf Molich, Tom S. Tullis, Jurek Kirakowski, and Jeff Sauro 

About the Usability Professionals' Association:
The Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) is an
international,non-profit, professional association with more than 2,900 
members worldwide. UPA members are specialists in designing and
evaluating products to be efficient, effective, and enjoyable. They lead the
creation of international product standards and promote the value of usability 
practices in industry, government, and education. 

For more information, contact: 
The Usability Professionals' Association
140 N. Bloomingdale Rd. 
Bloomingdale, IL 60108-1017 

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