Goodbye UXPA Cleveland

19 years of great talks, ideas, and friends

I have some great memories of attending, and volunteering at, the Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) over the years.

I attended a couple of NEOUPA (Northeast Ohio chapter of the International Usability Professionals' Association.) meetings before it became the UXPA.

Then, when I joined Progressive Insurance, I volunteered in setting up and running them as it was the de-facto venue for a number of years. Even after leaving Progressive I was an on/off paid member.

So I was saddened to see this statement about it closing.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that after 19 years, UXPA Cleveland is shutting down. We've experienced a decline in membership numbers and engagement (predating COVID, but worsened by it); difficulty finding volunteers to serve on the board; and increasing competition from the many other online events that exist today.

β€” UXPA Cleveland

They have made all their presentations and recordings available at

I've made a lot of friends and connections over the years from UXPA meetings & events. It was also the reason I helmed IxDA Cleveland for a while.

It's a testament to all the committee members, speakers, and volunteers that gave us 19 years of community. I learnt so many things, and expanded my scope because of them.

Thanks to everyone involved over the years.