The 4th Annual International UX Awards event and conference will be held in San Francisco, CA on September 11-12, 2014 for an inspiring and fun evening celebration showcase on September 11 and an educational and informative afternoon of talks, jobs and training on September 12, 2014.
The UXies will showcase each winning product and its creators; share UX practitioners’ creative processes and approach; reveal each expert judge’s evaluation process and perspective; provide many informal opportunities to meet winners, judges, applicants, senior UX professionals, hiring companies and providers; and offer concentrated and advanced UX training and education from the judges and other speakers, all while still leaving plenty of time to visit the city, work or attend other daytime events.
New for this year, the Friday afternoon sessions will allow judges to give advanced level UX talks and have more in-depth discussions with attendees on their evaluation criteria. Other senior UX thought leaders and select winners will also be asked to speak about their process and approach. The UX job fair will provide a targeted avenue to hire UX talent or seek an exciting new role in UX.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 | GALA EVENT
Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with fellow UX lovers!
7:30 – 9:30pm
The Awards event will announce 18 winners and will feature a keynote, guest speakers and an expert panel that includes jurors Alex Wright, Greg Petroff, Janice Fraser, Margaret Stewart, Michal Pasternak, Turi McKinley, and host Beverly May. About the Panel >
Jurors will briefly discuss the contest submissions and their decision-making process, followed by the announcements and displays of the winning projects. Meet the innovators behind the winning submissions and hear Q&A with the judges and audience.
9:30 – 11:00pm
Celebrate, meet the winners and jurors and enjoy more drinks and refreshments!
Friday, September 12, 2014 | WORKSHOPS, TALKS + JOBS
Reception with Snacks & Drinks
Meet the winners, jurors and UX pros, and enjoy some light refreshments.
Advanced UX talks and training from judges, winners and invited speakers
2:00 – 6:00pm
Hear from the UX Awards winners, judges and other invited UX pros on best practices in UX and the latest trends and techniques. More information will be posted 2 weeks prior to the event. The complete talk agenda, which will include talks from several winners, will be announced on the day.
UX Job Fair
4:00 – 7:00pm
Get a great job in UX with top companies, and find great talent.
Closing Drinks Reception
5:30 – 7:00pm
Have a final drink and celebrate!
THE GALA VENUE
Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchant’s Exchange Building
465 California St
San Francisco, CA 94104
b/t Leidesdorff St & Montgomery St
The Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange is an exclusive, historic, architectural gem located in the heart of San Francisco on the historic California Street Cable Car line and is just one block from BART. Designed by Julia Morgan and Willis Polk in the Beaux Arts style of Hearst Castle, the Ballroom with adjoining Daniel Burnham Bar and Lounge is one of the crowning achievements of Julia Morgan, arguably the most famous and impactful female architect of the 20th century.
The columned street-level entrance to the landmark Merchants Exchange Building leads to a gorgeous barrel-vaulted lobby that sparkles with marble, gold leaf, and bronze. From there, entrants are welcomed into a cosy fireplace Lounge with a 20-foot fireplace of creamy stone, 27-foot curved mahogany bar, and a majestic ballroom that in combination occupies the entire 16th floor. Floor-to-ceiling arched windows provide majestic views of the heart of San Francisco’s skyline, while another stone fireplace and a honey-combed ceiling of mahogany octagonals set the stage in the main event space.
The UX Awards will be making full use of this elegant and memorable venue. with a photo booth, coat check, wifi, live music during the receptions, tantalizing hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and the VIP reception encompassing the full area of the mahogany lounge.