UXPA Kansas City hosts skills workshops, panels, lectures, design critiques, career events, and more! Topics range from the latest trends in UX, to research and theory, to how to build UX practices for your business or organization. Many events are free and virtual.

monthly networking & happy hour

Typically the third Wednesday of each month, 4-5pm – Online

UXPA KC Happy Hours can go in almost any direction. Games, skillshares, cool UX tips and tricks, and knowledge-sharing about the KC area tech community – it all depends on who shows up!Grab a beverage, kick back and join the conversation!

free to register

upcoming events

KC Design Week 2024
April 23, 2024
5:30 pm
An evening of four presentations followed by a moderated discussion with leaders in the user experience design community

past events

KC Design Week 2024
April 23, 2024
An evening of four presentations followed by a moderated discussion with leaders in the user experience design community
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UXPA-KC Year-end Party
December 13, 2023
Join UXPA-KC for a joyous Year-End Party featuring a White Elephant-style gift swap!
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Unconventional Product Design
December 6, 2023
In this talk Garrett Peek (Garmin Labs) shares unconventional methodologies for pushing the boundaries of what is possible in product design.
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From Usability to Business Intelligence: Mapping the "UX Maturity" Journey
October 19, 2023
Job descriptions in UX Research may seem similar, but daily responsibilities can vary – from usability to business intelligence and more. In this conversation, UX Researcher Roxana-Maria Barbu, PhD maps the "UX maturity" of organizations and companies by examining the dynamic collaboration between research and design.
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September: In-person Happy Hour
September 20, 2023
Offline Meetup Event
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The Art and Science of UX Design with Anthony Conta
August 31, 2023
Join us for a virtual discussion and Q&A with UX Designer and author Anthony Conta.
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Content that Connects: Content Design, Strategy, and UX Writing
July 20, 2023
UX Writing Discussion Panel
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The Case for UX Research and Frameworks to Make it Great
May 25, 2023
Join our webinar to learn how to make a compelling case for UX research using effective frameworks and strategies.
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UX Futures | KC Design Week
April 20, 2023
UX Futures is a special event organized and presented by UXPA-KC for KC Design Week!
The Future of Interaction: Designing User Experiences for AR/MR and VR
March 23, 2023
An exciting webinar focuses on designing immersive experiences for augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and virtual reality (VR)
Build Your Own Ladder: How to Shape Your Career as a Product Designer
November 17, 2022
Kansas City area designers will share their journeys from being brand-new to the field, to becoming established UX practitioners
October 19, 2022
A virtual portfolio critique with two industry experts.
Be Brave: A Design Thinking Workshop
July 25, 2022
In this workshop, Rachel Beser Brookes and Nevin Joyce use a design scenario to guide participants through a few different brave methodologies.
Better Design Through Games: Using Playtesting to Improve Accessibility and UX
June 22, 2022
In this workshop, Angie Brunk and Dan Ireton will walk us through some techniques they’ve developed to explore accessibility in User Experience using games.
Creating an Accessibility Minded UX Culture
May 23, 2022
In this conversation, Ted Gies (Web Accessibility and UX leader for Elsevier) will share examples of “walking the walk” on accessibility.
Designing the Future: Practical Methods for Collaborative Innovation
April 28, 2022
In this workshop, we’ll unpack what innovation means for your design practice, how to enable it, and how to leverage practical frameworks to achieve it, personally and professionally, alone or in teams.

recorded events

You can watch recordings of some past events on our YouTube channel.