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World Usability Day

Human-Centered Technologies
With a focus on AI, the IOT, and data

Call for Speakers

At World Usability Day 2020 on Nov. 12, UXPA Cleveland will once again bring together—this year, virtually—professionals, practitioners and industry experts for an intensive, informative and intriguing day of professional development sessions and networking. Though the exact details still are in progress, we are ready to start lining up our 2020 speakers to share insights on various topics related to this year’s theme: “Human-Centered Technologies.” 

Over the last two decades, computers have helped us perform our work, have ensured our safety, and have even lightened our workload. And as technological capabilities increase, so does the interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and using data science to improve human performance. But with the promise of enhanced AI comes an accompanying fear: that humans will lose control of the technology they create. 

During our first online World Usability Day, we will explore design systems that are both highly automated and allow a great degree of user control. We also aim to better understand how we can design AI that is “reliable, trusted and safe,” so we can dramatically enhance human performance in the coming decade. 

We’re looking for speakers who can share their ideas about and experiences with human-centered AI, data science, and connected devices (the ‘Internet of Things’). What ethical dilemmas or major opportunities—or both—do you see? We’d love to hear your insight. 

The online sessions are 45 minutes in length, and if selected to speak, you will receive complimentary admission to the conference and a speaker fee.

What We’re Looking For

  • Thought leadership

  • Real-world case studies

  • Best practices

  • Actionable takeaways

Interest Areas Include:

  • Strategy

  • Technology

  • Research

  • Engagement

  • Project Work

Submit Your Proposal

Interested? Send the following information to worldusabilityday@uxpacleveland.org by 6 p.m. EST on July 31, 2020:

  • Topic title

  • A short descriptive paragraph (8-9 sentences)

  • A list of audience takeaways

  • Information about yourself, including any previous speaking experience 

After that, we’ll confirm receiving your proposal and get back to you with any questions. The program will be announced August 1, 2020.

Submit your entry today!

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