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

Check back here for upcoming event info and links to register.

past events

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.
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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.
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Pecha Kucha Night: KC Area UX Designers Talk About UX
March 24, 2022
20 Slides. 20 Seconds Each. Kansas City area UX Designers have lined up to share lightning quick talks about UX topics that are close to their heart.
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Conversational Design: Create Successful Customer Interactions
October 5, 2021
In this session, we'll explore why CXD is an important platform shift and how to start incorporating the processes, methods and materials into your business.
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Design Effectively Using Three Dimensional Discovery
September 8, 2021
This cooperative session will help you navigate challenges in research and create space for you to share how you've done so in your context.
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Ethnography for Design
August 4, 2021
This presentation discusses what ethnography is and why a holistic approach to understanding users yields breakthrough UX.
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Business Skills They Don’t Teach You in Design School
July 13, 2021
Getting Your Ideas to Fly with Your OrganizationGetting Your Ideas to Fly with Your Organization
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Reddit's User Research Evolution​
June 16, 2021
From her experience as Reddit's first Head of User Research, Dr. Kristen L. Guth will share ideas and insights for building effective and impactful user research in dynamic and creative organizations.
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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.
Book Swap & UX Happy Hour
April 28, 2023
Share your favorite UX resources at happy hour!
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.

recorded events

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