Upcoming Events

    • Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Solon Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy, Solon
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    Women in Technology: Common Challenges, Successes & Opportunities

    The UXPA has invited three women who are leaders in their fields to discuss their personal experiences working in the tech industry. Common challenges, successes and opportunities.


    • Megan Kacvinsky is Partner, Client Services at Point To Point, in charge of leading the Client Services team. Under her leadership, the company’s client relationships have consistently experienced double-digital growth and client retention over 95%. She frequently speaks on topics to include demand generation, integrated marketing strategies and trends in B2B marketing. In 2014, Megan received a “Women of Professional Excellence” award from the YWCA of Greater Cleveland. She is also a member of the Beaumont School board of directors. Megan received a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing and human resources from Miami University and a master’s degree in business administration from John Carroll University.

    • Amanda Drvenkar is the Quality Assurance Manager for the Value Based Care sector of IBM Watson Health. Her teams are responsible for Software, Hadoop Platform and Data Quality for IBM. Before joining the company in 2015, Amanda worked for MRI Software for 8.5 years. There, she held many roles in Support and Development, the latest being the Director of Quality Assurance and Release Engineering. Her focus is on delivering high-quality software while still meeting compliance and process requirements. The balance between Waterfall and Agile methodologies is powerful for Stakeholders as well as the creative minds of engineers. As an IT leader, Amanda encourages everyone, especially women, to be diligent and love their craft, as that is where true engagement and happiness starts.  

    • Kassey Sikora is a senior UX designer at Sherwin Williams and small business owner of Copper Cleveland, a design and creative consulting firm. She co-founded the non-profit Northeast Ohio Women in Tech with Deb Ing in 2016 to help provide education, resources and networking opportunities for women and minorities throughout Northeast Ohio's tech community. A long-time downtown Cleveland resident, Kassey is passionate about exploring the city on the weekends and contributing to the design and tech communities by sitting on the UXPA and AIGA boards.

    6:00-6:45 pm – Networking & Dinner (
    Chicago Deli) 
    6:45 pm – UXPA Cleveland announcements
    7:00-8:00 pm – Presentation & QA 

    Registration deadline is June 16, 2017. 

    Solon Public Library
    34125 Portz Pkwy, Solon, OH 44139

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    Sponsored by:

    • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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    World Usability Day 2017
    A Day of UX Education & Training

    The 12th annual World Usability Day (WUD) event will be celebrated globally on November 9, 2017. Programs will be organized in over 40 countries around the world. The Northeast Ohio chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA CLE) has been hosting a special event since 2005 for members and associated students, professionals and user advocates in the region. This year’s all-day event will be held again at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo - Stillwater Place. We listened to the suggestions of our UXPA members and past attendees and have created an awesome lineup this year! Andy Vitale, Sharon Bautista, Darren Hood, and Kirsten Butzow.


    Details to follow.

    Cleveland Zoo - Stillwater Place
    3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland OH 44109

    Early Bird Member: $100
    Early Bird Non-member: $135
    Early Bird Student: $75

    Early Bird pricing will be available to the first 60 registrants only. Early Bird pricing can enjoy the full conference, food and fun. Concluding the early bird special, full price passes will be available. Space is limited and early registration is suggested.

    UXPA Members: $135
    Non-Members: $165
    WUD & One Year UXPA Cleveland Membership: $180
    Students: $100

    Registration deadline for the event is October 20th, 2017.

    Free with shuttles to and from Stillwater Place 


    Want to be a sponsor of WUD 2017? To learn how you can become a sponsor of WUD 2017, download the sponsorship form.

Past Events

Thursday, May 25, 2017 UX Beyond Digital Interfaces
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Designing for VR: A First Take
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 How Can UX Fit into Agile?
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Product Managers on UX Success
Thursday, November 10, 2016 November - World Usability Day 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 October - Mix & Mingle Networking Night
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 September - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: What UX Managers Look for in Finding Talent
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 July - Defining UX in Your Organization
Thursday, June 23, 2016 June - How to Not Suck at User Onboarding: Patterns and Anti-Patterns Explored
Thursday, May 19, 2016 AB Testing Tips & Panel Discussion
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Car UX: Talking to Cars
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Digital Strategy in Healthcare & Enterprise Retail
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Prototyping Tool Comparison: Axure and InVision
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Design Workshop and Social

Cancellation Policy

For monthly UXPA Cleveland events – UXPA Cleveland is not able to refund nonmembers if they cannot make the event.  

For World Usability Day – UXPA Cleveland can only issue a refund up to two weeks before the event.

Thank you for your understanding.

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