Economic times might be lean, but professional growth has never been more important. Take your Web skills to the next level with EdUI 2009: Remaining <strong> at the University of Virginia, September 21-22.

Focusing on the universal methods and tools of user interface and interaction design as well as the unique challenges of producing websites and applications for large institutions, EdUI is a perfect opportunity for web professionals in higher education, K-12 schools, government, and local and regional businesses to develop skills and share ideas.

EdUI offers a rare speaker lineup of top web innovators that will inspire and enlighten web designers, developers, managers, and user experience and interaction design professions from any industry.

Situated in the Blue Ridge foothills of Central Virginia, U.Va.’s historic Grounds provide a beautiful setting for this two-day event.


  • In-depth, full-day workshops and presentations by world-class Web experts
  • Networking with Web professionals from across Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region
  • The opportunity to explore scenic Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, including the renowned historic architecture of the Academical Village and Jefferson’s Monticello.
  • Amenities, including food and vendor giveaways

Celebrity Speaker Line-up

We are delighted that our speaking lineup so far includes Jared Spool, founder of User Interface Engineering, as keynote speaker, with Michael Wesch, Dana Chisnell, Molly Holzschlag, Dan Rubin, and David Poteet as headliners. Jared, Dana, Molly, Dan, and David are some of today’s top authors and speakers in web design and development. Michael Wesch, featured in the most recent issue of National Geographic magazine, is widely known for his popular Youtube videos on the social and cultural impact of new media.

Conference Program

The first day of the conference offers full-day workshops with Dana, Molly, Dan, and David allowing you to go deep into a single topic (or possibly a cluster of related topics), while the second day offers over a dozen shorter presentations, including four presentations by the first-day workshop leaders, the keynote by Jared Spool, a plenary by Michael Wesch, and sessions by your peers.


Visit our registration page to learn more about rates and what's included in registration. U.Va. employees, be sure to visit the special U.Va. registration page.

Who is Producing EdUI?

EdUI is primarily produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia in partnership with User Interface Engineering. We are also made possible thanks to the support of many other sponsors.

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

  • Scott Crittenden
  • Keith Donnelly
  • Sandra German
  • Nick Laiacona
  • John Loy
  • Trey Mitchell
  • David Moody
  • Eric Pugh
  • Susan Teague Rector
  • Wendy Repass
  • Jeanne Siler
  • Stormy Stark
  • Lauren McSwain Starrett

Getting More Information

Questions about EdUI? Email info@eduiconf.org

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