User Experience Professionals Association of DC

The Washington DC Chapter of the
User Experience Professionals Association  



Upcoming events

    • 09 Dec 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Capitale, 1301 K St NW, Suite 103, Washington, DC 20005

    Register here:

    It's that time of year again!

    DC's BIGGEST MEGA Tech Holiday Party -Tech The Halls 2015!

    Mark your calendars for, Wednesday, December 9th for the 4th annual Tech The Halls 2015 Holiday Party as we come together and celebrate all that is the DC tech community!

    Tech organizations such as DCWW, UXPA-DC, STC WDC, Web Mavens, Reaching Latinos Online, Color of Tech, Digital District, Code For Progress and DMV Startup along with technologists from all over the DC-Metro area will meet, share ideas and network.

    Held at the chic Capitale in downtown Washington, DC, Tech The Halls brings together entrepreneurs, startup founders, designers, developers, marketers and strategists to network and discuss tech trends.

    There will be an open bar, unlimited food, and music by DJ Clinton Matthews!!

    Attendees will receive a holiday tech-themed gift bag (quantities limited), and a chance to win tech/non-tech prizes including a very special grand prize!

    Hashtag: #techthehalls15

    General event questions? Please contact

    **Last day to receive a refund is Thursday, November 26th 2015 (Thanksgiving). After 11/26/15 all ticket sales are final.

    Interested in sponsoring Tech The Halls 2015? Go here to see how to sponsor or contact us at


    Host Organizations:

    DC Web Women (DCWW) is a professional organization of more than 3000 members located in the DC area. Our members are professional women, students, and enthusiasts who specialize in the fields of Web Design, Web Development, Computer Science, IT, Graphic Design, Web Content, Blogging, Multimedia, Marketing, e-Marketing, SEO, Web Analytics, and Social Media.


    User Experience Professionals Association DC Chapter (UXPA DC) is the DC chapter of UXPA International, a multidisciplinary organization committed to the design and development of usable products.  We host  monthly speakers and events as well as yearly conferences.


    Society for Technical Communication (STC-WDCB) is the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the world's largest and oldest professional association dedicated to the advancement of the field of technical communication. We offer monthly educational events, an annual competition that evaluates the effectiveness of technical documents, and many virtual networking opportunities.


    Web Content Mavens is a DC-based networking group for web & content managers and those interested in web technology. We have 1500+ members in the area, focused around non-profit, association, government and media verticals.


    Reaching Latinos Online is a meetup group for professionals interested in sharing their experiences and learning about how to engage the growing online Hispanic / Latino Community.


    Color of Tech is a social Initiative made to bring people of color who are passionate about Web/App Development, Tech Entrepreneurship, Green Technologies, and Social Media. Color of Tech events allow attendees to swap stories and ideas, create new relationships, and forge great business partnerships in ever growing technology industry.


    Digital District is a non-profit that works with community innovators to educate our peers, foster increased creativity and encourage participation in the digital sphere.


    Code For Progress brings women and people of color into the coding workforce through holistic investment in their technical training and communities of support. As part of our year-long fellowship, participants are trained in coding and human centered design, and are coached and mentored by talented local professionals. By intentionally removing barriers to technological training for women and people of color, Code for Progress cultivates a growing community of diverse professionals who have the technical skills and cultural competency to bring innovation to non-profits, government and industry.


    DMV Startup is a collection of startup junkies, caffeine addicts, and community builders seeking to cultivate the startup scene in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Our mission is to engage and expand the startup community through events, workshops, and this wiki. We are out to show NYC and the Bay Area why the DMV (DC, Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia for you out-of-towners) is the best place to be for gamechangers, pathfinders, millennials, and startup enthusiasts.

    Register here:

Past events

12 Nov 2015 World Usability Day Event
09 Oct 2015 UXDC 2015
26 Sep 2015 Imposter Syndrome Workshop
05 Aug 2015 UX Career Bootcamp
24 Jun 2015 The Role of Content Strategy in UX
27 May 2015 Networking Happy Hour | May 2015
01 May 2015 User Experience 101 Intensive Workshop
04 Mar 2015 The Evolution of Design Thinking at Capital One
11 Feb 2015 User Experience Speed Networking Event - February 11
03 Dec 2014 Tech The Halls 2014 presented by Adobe
13 Nov 2014 World Usability Day Special Event
17 Oct 2014 User Focus Conference 2014
27 Aug 2014 Creating and Using Personas
09 Jul 2014 Make Your Ideas Stick
14 Jun 2014 Design Thinking Workshop
30 Apr 2014 How to Create Award-Winning UX Portfolios and Case Studies
12 Apr 2014 User Experience Testing Workshop
06 Mar 2014 UX Strategy: What’s all the fuss about this rapidly growing practice? (Janice James)
28 Jan 2014 User Experience Speed Networking Event - January 28
12 Dec 2013 Tech The Halls 2013 presented by Adobe
12 Dec 2013 ModevEast (Mobile Development Conference)
20 Nov 2013 Designing Your Future Career in UX
25 Oct 2013 UXPA DC Conference Redux
05 Aug 2013 Content Strategy Q&A with Karen McGrane
30 May 2013 UX Research @ PayPal: Lean UX, Mobile & Eye tracking, by Michael Summers
22 Apr 2013 The 2013 User Experience Workshop on Qualitative UX Research Tools
10 Apr 2013 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event - April 10: UXPA DC, STC WDCB, IxDA-DC, Web Content Mavens, DCWW, Content Strategy Meetup
27 Feb 2013 The 2013 User Experience Intensive.
28 Jan 2013 Designing "Fresh" Websites That Motivate Users
05 Dec 2012 Tech The Halls!
19 Oct 2012 User Focus Conference 2012
18 Oct 2012 Pre-Conference Gala Event: Meet & Greet with UXPA Leadership and Conference Attendees
05 Sep 2012 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event
01 Aug 2012 Creative Thinking Hacks (Scott Berkun)
26 Jun 2012 Burning Questions about Content Strategy: A Q&A with Kristina Halvorson
14 Jun 2012 Our Littlest Users + Persuasive Video Games (Deb Levin Gelman & John Ferrara)
02 May 2012 Winning that Elusive Buy-in for UX Research + Usability and UX in Government Systems
17 Apr 2012 Leadership Skills: Managing Difficult Situations on Design Projects (Dan Brown)
21 Mar 2012 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event
27 Jan 2012 Well-Written Web Content Workshop: Even When It’s Not Your Job, It’s Your Responsibility (Leslie O'Flahavan)
30 Nov 2011 The UX of Gov 2.0
24 Oct 2011 The Impact of Social Models (Luke Wroblewski)
16 Sep 2011 User Focus Conference
20 Jul 2011 User Experience/Web Professional Speed Networking Event: UPA DC + IxDA DC + Web Mavens
15 Jul 2011 All Day Eye Tracking Workshop -- Free for Current UPA DC Members
08 Jun 2011 Are You Designing for ALL of Your Users? An Event About Web Accessibility
23 May 2011 Plain language, web sites, documents, and UX: You can do all that!
14 Apr 2011 It’s a story-rich world – Storytelling for UX
31 Mar 2011 Two Exciting Talks and Lab Tour at University of Maryland
16 Feb 2011 Clients are like Mermaids: How to use content strategy to help leverage your clients’ most important asset
26 Jan 2011 Workshop on Simple and Usable Web, Mobile and Interaction Design
11 Dec 2010 FREE Usability Knowledge-Sharing Event
30 Nov 2010 User Experience/Web Professional Networking Event of the Year - Speed Networking: UPA-DC, IxDA-DC, Web Mavens
11 Nov 2010 Human-Robot Interaction: User-Centered Design of Robots to Support Aging-in-Place (Wendy Rogers)
15 Oct 2010 User Focus Conference
16 Sep 2010 Persuasive Design: Putting it to use (John Whalen)
18 Aug 2010 Eye Tracking in User Experience Design: 4 Speakers + Dinner
30 Jul 2010 Workshops to Enhance your Usability Knowledge
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