• User Experience
  • Platform Development
  • CMS


UXPA Conference 2013

We used powerful, open-source tools and custom APIs to accomplish complex platform integration on top of a scalable, reusable event-management system. 


User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA)

Project Context

UXPA (User Experience Professionals Association) needed a custom event-management platform including tight integration with their existing content management system. The goal was to allow existing UXPA members to be able to register for UXPA conferences at a discounted rate. This meant building custom APIs and mapping the database architecture to uxpa.org, achieving a seamless user experience from registration and checkout all the way through to accessing resources available during the conference.

User Experience

Working closely with UXPA, we designed a custom registration journey that moved attendees through our custom member-check API. UXPA member profiles were automatically imported and they registered at a discounted rate. The conference registration process was also highly customized to give attendees the ability to select which events they wanted to attend with costs calculated and displayed in real-time. 

Mobile Site

Optimization & Personalization

The website is fully responsive. When users access the conference platform on a mobile device, the CMS automatically serves necessary and appropriate content in a mobile-optimized theme. Best of all – we retained all site functionality on mobile including conference registration.

When users are logged into the conference platform they are given a personalized experience. Users can access their conference schedule at a glance or dive into the schedule and organize their sessions for each of the days they registered.

Commerce Integration

On the back-end we built several dashboards to help UXPA gather customer reports and organize VAT information in a meaningful way. Due to time restrictions we also assisted in identifying a Merchant Account Plan and recommended solutions to fit UXPA's budget and international requirements.



The 2013 UXPA Conference was held in London and was considered a huge success.