International society for professionals, academics and students who are interested in human-technology & human-computer interaction (HCI). SIGCHI organizes and sponsors about 16 conferences on Human-Computer Interaction, including its flagship CHI (Human Factors in Computing Systems) conference every year.
User Interface Engineering (UIE) was founded by Jared Spool in 1988 and is a leading research, training, and consulting firm specializing in web site and product usability. In addition to consulting services, they offer regular virtual seminars, and annual conference in Boston and an annual conference. UIE is based in North Andover Massachusetts.
Bourbon, lots and lots of bourbon... This group meets regularly to vent, dribble, holler, and otherwise pontificate about being a UX lead. Many meetups focusing on improving your craft or some soft-sell of another conference, but this is FOR those who just want to share and commiserate in the UX field. We're often the therapists with no counselor to turn to; this seeks to rectify that and, hopefully, we can get through our organizations' disfunction by sharing stories and workarounds. Again, bourbon.If you don't work in UX or have just appended your resume, you're welcomed to attend, but a round is on you!