MidwestUX is pleased to open the Call for Proposals for cities interested in hosting the 2016 MidwestUX conference.
Midwest UX is currently in its fourth year and growing fast to become the must-attend UX event in the Midwest*, and it draws speakers and attendees from inside and outside the region. The conference covers the practice and disciplines of User Experience, Interaction Design and Information Architecture. This year’s event is being held in Pittsburgh, PA while previous cities have included Indianapolis, IN, Grand Rapids, MI and Columbus, OH.
The mission of the conference is two fold:
The conference is a non-proﬁt enterprise, and the conference organizers and producers are all volunteers each year.
We are looking for a Conference Chair (and core team of conference producers and organizer) in cities around the Midwest to make a solid case for the conference to be held in their city in 2016. There is an expectation that the 2016 conference will be held within the October timeframe.
The ideal Midwest city candidate for MidwestUX 16 will:
Hosting a conference is a signiﬁcant undertaking with a 14 month timeline. MidwestUX is committed to providing guidance and support to ensure continuity from the previous conferences and a strong foundation for the planning team.
We encourage local design communities to take the opportunity to make a case for the conference to be held in their city. The detailed requirements for proposals are outlined below, along with a summary of the submission guidelines, timing, review and selection process.
Should you have any questions about the process, the requirements or the conference itself, please send an email to Erik Dahl firstname.lastname@example.org.. All questions relating to clariﬁcation of information surrounding this Call will be responded to publicly.
If you are planning to submit a proposal, please email Erik Dahl at email@example.com to inform us of your intentions so we can work with you to make all of the proposals as strong as possible.
We look forward to your submissions!
Review and interviews will happen during July 2015.
Selection will be made by August 1, 2015.
2016 Host City will be announced in October at the MidwestUX 2015 conference in Pittsburgh, PA.
The MidwestUX conference is a signiﬁcant undertaking, and a successful proposal will be able to demonstrate:
You don’t have to have all the details completely figured out, but it should be clear who will be involved, what is your vision for the conference in your city, what you and your city have to offer, and how you plan on executing the event.
It should be clear that we are looking for both a (1) Host City and a (2) Conference Chair and core planning committee to take the lead on MWUX16.
Hosting the MidwestUX conference will bring the regional Interaction Design and User Experience community to you. It will expose your local designers to the leading thinkers and practitioners in User Experience in personal, face-to-face encounters that you usually don’t get in your local community. It also provides you with an opportunity to showcase your local talents to the region.
Submissions should tell the story of MidwestUX Conference in your city. Acceptable formats include websites, Powerpoint/Keynote, Word/Pages, PDF, Video.
If submitting a multimedia/video presentation, please provide a written summary addressing the key criteria for selection.
All submissions should be sent via email to Erik Dahl at firstname.lastname@example.org and should clearly indicate the main contact person for the proposal.
All questions should be sent to Erik Dahl at email@example.com.
If you are planning to submit a proposal, please email Erik Dahl at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us of your intentions so we can work with you to make all of the proposals as strong as possible.SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA EMAIL