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Time is running out! Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of the
Usability Professionals’ Association International Conference regular
registration rates! Regular registration rates end 11:55pm ET May 5, 2008.
 

Join an anticipated 900 industry professionals in Baltimore this June 16 -
20, 2008 where leaders in the field will share their experience and
insights.  

UPA’s 2008 Invited Speakers are truly among the most interesting and
innovative in their respective fields around the globe. To name but a
few... 

Opening Speaker: Carole Bilson of Pitney Bowes' – “How Innovation Works” -
Learn more about innovation and how to empower employees at all levels to
be innovative.

Closing Speaker: Kathy Berke of Dell – “Ethnographic Research: Bringing
You Face-to-Face with Customers in Natural Environments” – Hear about how
Ethnographic research plays an important part in designing the user
experience. 

Hear from Microsoft's XBox team about how they measure and designed
"Emotion" into the world’s biggest selling entertainment product of all
time:The interactive game, Halo 3.

Also attend Google's Patrick Hofmann’s presentation that outlines his
thoughts on Web 2.0, skins and mash-ups.

To see the full list of UPA 2008 Invited Speakers! Please visit:
http://www.usabilityprofessionals.org/conference/2008/keynote-speakers.htm

Celebrating the diversity of roles that contribute to the creation of
user-friendly products, UPA 2008 will offer interactive presentations,
workshops, and exhibits featuring the latest research and methodologies
from User Experience professionals around the world. 

Registration and full pricing details are available
online at
http://www.usabilityprofessionals.org/conference/2008/registration.htm .

**UPA Baltimore Marriott Waterfront host hotel room block – SOLD OUT! 

Thank you to all those UPA attendees who made their hotel reservations
early! The UPA host Marriott Hotel is now sold out. In response to this
early demand, UPA has negotiated an additional block of rooms at a nearby
Marriott property:
 
Courtyard by Marriott
1000 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(approximately 1.5 blocks from the host hotel) 

Reservations for a room at the group rate of $199 plus any applicable
taxes and service charges may be made in one of two ways. 

1. Call the hotel directly (+1-443-923-4000) or call the general
reservation toll-free number (+1-800-321-2211).  Please reference our
block by name - Usability Professionals’ Room Block. 

2. Visit the hotel web site at www.marriott.com/bwidt. Enter the one of
group codes below based upon the type of room you wish to reserve.  

UGBUGBA for a room with 1 King Bed 
UGBUGBB for a room with 2 Queen Beds 

Rooms will be available until this UPA block is full or Saturday, May 24,
2008, whichever occurs first.  

About the Usability Professionals’ Association: 
The Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) is an international,
non-profit, professional association with more than 2,700 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 

Email: [log in to unmask] Phone: +1-630-980-4997
Web: http://www.usabilityprofessionals.org 


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