edUi is a conference for web professionals working at institutions of learning—colleges, universities, libraries, and museums.

It provides practical professional development in the fields of user interface and user experience design, with a focus on overcoming the challenges unique to higher education and nonprofit organizations.

The conference name is a concatenation of “edu” (as in .edu) and “UI” (user interface). As for how to say edUi, some people spell it out as in, “Eee Dee You Eye,” while others pronounce it “Ed You Eye.”

However you say it, edUi offers:

  • A lineup of innovative speakers to inspire and enlighten, whether you work in web design, development, management, UX, UI, social media, or a related field.
  • A fantastic value, with world-class speaking talent and top industry peers providing you with top quality, yet affordable, professional development.

Take your skills to the next level with edUi 2016 in Charlottesville, VA, October 24-26.

What Can I Expect?

  • In-depth, half-day workshops (at no additional charge)
  • Inspirational keynotes from web innovators and top industry peers
  • Helpful sessions on the latest trends, hot topics, and best practices that you can put to use right away
  • Lively, fun, extraordinary events that get you out of the traditional “conference bubble” and break up all the professional development and skill-building
  • Plenty of opportunities to network with fellow higher ed, museum, and library web professionals from across the country who understand the unique challenges of producing websites for large, decentralized organizations
  • The chance to explore Charlottesville, Virginia—aka the Happiest City in America, Best College Town, one of America’s Favorite Mountain Towns, and one of the 5 Destinations Every American Should Visit

Who is Producing edUi?

edUi is an annual conference produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for web professionals working with institutions of learning to produce more useable and accessible online resources.

Planning and execution are conducted by a dedicated group of volunteers and partners, including:

2015 Program Team

  • Erin White (Chair) – VCU Library
  • Joe Sokohl – Independent UX Consultant
  • Gaurav Gupta – VCU
  • Jennifer Nesossis – Virginia Historical Society
  • Kim Vassiliadis – UNC Libraries
  • John Loy – Roomkey

Who Speaks @ edUi?

We pride ourselves on being able to bring top speaking talent to an event people with small budgets can afford.

Over the years we’ve been pleased to welcome luminary speakers including Jeffrey Zeldman, Jared Spool, Adam Connor, Whitney Hess, Aaron Gustafson, Molly Holzschlag, Colleen Jones, Paul Boag and many more.

Past Conferences: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

First NameLast NameOrganizationYears
RickAllenePublish Media2011
BrianAlpertSmithsonian Institution2013
DavidAndersonUniversity at Buffalo - School of Medicine and Biomed edu2011
RellyAnnett-BakerHeadscape Ltd2010
HillelArnoldRockefeller Archive Center2014
MarkBadgerCaptech Consulting2014
SamanthaBarryUniversity of Arizona2013
MelissaBeaverNewcity2015, 2014, 2010
LarryBeckerUVA Darden School of Business2015
FredBeecherThe Nerdery2014
RebeccaBlakistonUniversity of Arizona Libraries2014, 2013, 2012
MargotBloomsteinAppropriate, Inc.2011
PaulBoagHeadscape Ltd2010
ShayneBrandonUVA IATH2015
GregBreedingJourney Group, Inc.2015
TiffanyBroadbent BekerCollege of William and Mary2014
JoshuaBryantJourney Group, Inc.2013
IanChanCalifornia State University San Marcos2012
JimmyChandlerPasteGroup2015, 2012
DougChestnutUniversity of Virginia Library2013, 2011, 2009
DanaChisnellUsability Works2009
AneeshChopraFormer US Chief of Technology Officer2012
ChazChumleySaforian2013, 2012
TaraColemanKansas State University Libraries2011
JodyCondit FaganJames Madison University2010
DanielleCooleyDGCooley Consulting2011
AmandaCostelloUniversity of Minnesota2014
AbbyCovertThe School of Visual Arts2015
WarrenCragheadUVA Law School2013
JeffCramISITE Design2009
JasonCranford TeagueGannett Digital, Forum One Communications2014, 2012, 2011
DavidDahlTowson University's Cook Library2010
EmilyDalyDuke University Libraries2015
JulieDavisClarkson University2015
MattDawsonWillow Tree Apps2011
DuaneDeglerDesign for Context2013
RachelDelauderNewcity2015, 2013
DavidDemelloCornell University2013
PaulDempseyDickinson College2010
NickDeNardisWayne State University2010
JoshuaDodsonSouthern New Hampshire University2015
MatthewEdgarSpringtrax Inc.2014
SusanEvansCollege of William and Mary2010, 2009
LaurieEverettMIT World2009
JeffEverhartLongwood University2015
CatherineFarmanBryn Mawr College2012
DerekFeatherstoneSimply Accessible2012
JoedyFeltsUniversity of Richmond2012
BillFersterUniversity of Virginia2010
CathyFinn-DereckiUniversity of Mary Washington2011
JohnFreemanCharlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau2013
CordeliaGeikenUniversity of Illinois2010
MatthewGibsonVirginia Foundation for the Humanities2009
JosephGilbertUniversity of Virginia Library2011
KimGoodwinDesign and Design Management Consultant2013
JonGosierTED Fellow2015
NickGouldCatalyst Group2009
WayneGrahamUniversity of Virginia Library2009
JimGroomUniversity of Mary Washington2011, 2010
CurtissGrymalaUniversity of Mary Washington2014, 2013, 2011, 2010
GauravGuptaVirginia Commonwealth University2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
AaronGustafsonEasy Designs2013
ChadHaefeleUNC Chapel Hill Librarires2015
CarrieHane DennisonAmerican Society of Civil Engineers2014
SeanHannanSheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University2013
GregHansardVirginia Historical Society2013, 2012
ValerieHarnessUVA Darden School of Business2015, 2014, 2013
ErikHatcherLucid Imagination2009
SteveHaymanApple Education Team2010
PeterHedlundVA Foundation for Humanities - Encyclopedia Virginia2011, 2009
JillHeinzeUVA Library2015
ZacharyHendersonVisionpoint Marketing2014
StevenHeslipSheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University2013
KristinHondrosUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Teaching & Learning Interactive Office2010
DaveHousleyPenn State University2013
RandyHoytImaginuity and University of Texas at Dalla2011
LisHubertHubert Experience Design2014
DeniseJacobs2015, 2010
LesJamesCapstrat, Media Two Interactive2012, 2011
SteveJohnsonUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine, Library2014, 2013, 2009
NealJohnsonNational Gallery of Art2013
ColleenJonesContent Science2014
SarahKahnNC LIVE2010
EffieKapsalisSmithsonian Institution Archives2013
JenniferKeachJames Madison University Libraries2010
BenKimmelDuke University2011, 2010
EmilyKingCollege of Southern Nevada Library2015
PaulKochViget2015, 2014, 2013
AaronKuzemchakFarenheit Emerging Media2010
FrankLa VigneMicrosoft2011
WrenLanierINM United2011
KristoferLayonCapella University2012
MatthewLevyUniversity of Richmond2012
ConnyLieglRobert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University2015, 2013
CoryLownNCSU Libraries2011
HarishMaringantiKansas State University Libraries2011
LaurenMassariUVA IATH2015
ShoshanaMaydenUniversity of Arizona Libraries2014
ErinMayhoodUniversity of Virginia Library2011
ChristineMcClureIllinois Institute of Technology2011
DavidMillerTerminal 42011
EmilyMitchellSUNY Oswego Library2015
DavidMoodyUVA Claude Moore Health Sciences Library2011
CharlieMorrisNCSU Libraries2014, 2011
DaveMulderMichigan State University2010
JenniferNesossisVirginia Historical Society2013, 2012
DaveOlsenWest Virginia University2013
BermonPainterTeam Sass2013, 2012
JamesPannafinoMillersville University2013
AnsonParkerUVA Claude Moore Health Sciences Library2011
JoelPattisonUniversity of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, College of William and Mary2013, 2009
PamelaPavliscakChange Sciences2014
JulianaPerryBryn Mawr College2012
TerryPetersICF Interactive2015
EricPhetteplaceChesapeake College2012
JoellePittsKansas State University Libraries2011
AndrePopeHorry-Georgetown Technical College2011
DavidPoteetNewcity2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009
JeffProehlAndrew L. Bouwhuis Library at Canisius College2012
RebeccaPugliesePenn State University2013
MarkReillyNew York University2014
GregRewisApigee, Adobe2014, 2010
JohnRheaUVA Curry School of Education2014, 2013, 2012
NathanRogersCleveland Museum of Art2015
JenniferRomano BergstromFors Marsh Group2014
PaulRosenPerformant Software Solutions, LLC2013, 2010
MikeRyanJourney Group, Inc.2013
BessSadlerUniversity of Virginia Library2009
JeanSampsonMcGuffey Art Center2015
MichaelSantoroskiRoanoke College2010
JackieSauter ZajacAmerican University2013
ChristopherSchmittHeat Vision2011, 2010
EricSembratGeorgia Institute of Technology2015
BoonSheridanNasdaq OMX2014, 2013
ArinSimeOpen Source Connections2009
BlakeSirachWillow Tree Apps2011
RobinSmailPenn State University, Firebrand Tribe2014, 2013
CarolSmithMid-West Research2011
JoeSokohlRegular Joe Consulting, LLC2014, 2012, 2010
KyleSoucyUsable Interface2011
JaredSpoolUser Interface Engineering2012, 2009
StevenSteinerICF Interactive2015
FareineSuarezUniversity of Chicago2015
StephanieSullivan RewisW3 Conversions2010
JasonTothViget2013, 2012
SivaVaidhyanathanUniversity of Virginia2011
NickValentinoYork University2010
KimVassiliadisUniversity Library, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill2015, 2013
MattVentreNasdaq OMX, Messagefirst2014, 2011
BrianVerhoevenForum One2014
HopeVoelkelJourney Group, Inc.2015
PeterVogelLearning Tree2015
KennethWarrenUniversity of Richmond2010
MichaelWeschKansas State University Department of Anthropology2009
ErinWhiteVirginia Commonwealth University Libraries2010
StarrieWilliamsonUniversity of Virginia Library2011
DanWillisCranky Productions2015
KarenWolfGeorge Mason University2011
JasonWoodwardCornell University2011
NateWoottenWillow Tree Apps2015
ToddZaki WarfelMessagefirst2011
JeffreyZeldmanHappy Cog2011
KathrynZickuhrPew Internet and American Life Project2013

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