User Experience Professionals Association of DC

The Washington DC Chapter of the
User Experience Professionals Association  



Upcoming events

    • 05 Aug 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • CHIEF, 1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor, Washington DC 20036
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    Optimize Yourself for UX Career success!

    The diversity of UX careers brings some unique challenges when it comes to presenting yourself to potential employers and when looking for growth opportunities with a current employer.

    This workshop will guide UX professionals towards long-term career success with:

    • Ways to illustrate your strengths and articulate your value to potential employers, clients and business partners
    • Improved work samples for winning business or a new job
    • More targeted personal branding
    • Better social media and networking skills
    • Methods to present and brand yourself as a UX professional

    Get the inside scoop from two experienced UX professionals who have successfully navigated the world of UX careers, have consulted for a variety of different clients, and who have experience reviewing resumes, making hiring decisions and mentoring other UX professionals.

    We encourage you to be prepared with a connected device to participate in an exercise.


    6:00-6:30pm - Networking and food & refreshments

    6:30-8:00pm - Workshop

    8:00-9:00pm - Wrap up & Networking

    About the Instructors

    Cory Lebson headshot

    Cory Lebson (@corylebson) has been a user experience consultant for over 20 years. He is the Principal and Owner of Lebsontech LLC, a successful user experience consulting firm he established in 1997. Cory also speaks frequently on topics related to UX career development, user experience, user research, information architecture, and accessibility.  He has been featured on the radio and has published a number of articles in a variety of professional publications. He is currently authoring the UX Careers Handbook to be published in 2016 by CRC Press. Cory has an MBA in marketing and technology management, as well as an MA in sociology and a BS in psychology. Cory is a past president of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) International and is also a past president of the UXPA DC Chapter. 

    Amanda Stockwell has a unique blend of UX process and research expertise and career advancement insight. She is currently the VP of UX at 352 inc. where she leads a team that provides user research, usability testing, and UX strategy services. She also provides UX hiring expertise, evaluating client needs and associated job descriptions, reviewing and interviewing UX professionals, assessing those candidates for particular roles, and helping individuals shape and advance their UX careers. She has presented on the topic and several conferences and written related content for UXmatters, HowDesign, and several blogs.  She has a human factors background and an engineering degree from Tufts University. When not performing UX magic, Amanda can be found teaching fitness classes, drinking mojitos, and sunbathing with her spoiled pooch, Bromer.


    Thank you to our sponsor, Chief, for letting us use their space for this event and providing food & beverages. 


    CHIEF is located on the south side of the DuPont Circle metro station. If taking metro, take the south exit at DuPont Circle. 

Past events

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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