What we're about

The Vancouver User Experience Group is a diverse community of practitioners and students who are passionate about building better experiences and honing our skills. We meet regularly to share innovative research, diverse perspectives and inspiring real-world examples. We are also the proud hosts of the Vancouver User Experience Awards (http://www.vancouveruxawards.com/).

Organizing team

This group also meets 2 times per year to plan and execute the monthly event series. This team is responsible for planning the monthly event calendar, balancing the types of events held (presentations, workshops, panels, lightning talks, tours, etc), venues and logistics. Each event requires publication on Meetup, ticket management, on-site logistics and speaker coordination.


The financial mandate of VanUE is to run revenue neutral events with the help and generosity of sponsors and volunteers. OpenRoad manages the VanUE account for funds collected at the door for events. We have kept access affordable (typical monthly sessions cost $5-$10). Funds from these events are used to invest back in future events or speakers, or occasionally used to cover a portion of a social activity after the event. From time to time, when we bring in an out of town speaker or have a special event, tickets can be up to $20, but only to cover expenses of venue, catering and our speaker.


Founding sponsors include:

Habanero Consulting Group

OpenRoad Communications

Additional sponsors include POWERSHiFTER, VFS (venue sponsor) and additional venue sponsors throughout the year.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor to provide a venue or help with travel or costs for an out-of-town speaker, please contact one of the organizers via Meetup or at info@vanue.com.


Via Meetup, the organizers share announcements of official VanUE events (and sell related tickets), UX related job postings and occasional cross-posting of related, local UX events and activities. There are usually 4-6 announcements per month.

Meetup members have access to a moderated VanUE community message board and can post messages directly to vanue-list@meetup.com. Messages must be posted using the email account associated Meetup.

Speaker/event suggestions

Suggestions for UX related topics are always welcome by contacting us at info@vanue.com or by contacting the organizers on Meetup.

Volunteer opportunities

If you are a local UX practitioner or student and would like to help out with VanUE events, please contact info@vanue.com .

Upcoming events (1)

Panel discussion | UX Research journeys of 3 local companies

Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre


User Experience (UX) Research is increasingly valued and practiced in the local and global tech industry. But the teams who conduct user research, and the maturity of their processes, vary greatly from company to company. Plus the UX Research discipline itself is maturing and has evolved steadily in recent years. So what does UX Research look like in different environments today? How do technology product companies currently leverage user research? How would they like to leverage such research in the future? And what can your team learn from them? In this VanUE event, we’ll hear from a panel representing 3 product companies on different UX Research journies. We'll discover how research works at their companies, discuss opportunities and challenges they encounter, and learn from the panelists' experiences. Panelists (bios coming soon): - Veronica Zammitto, Director of UX Research, Electronic Arts (EA) - Dilan Ustek, User Research Lead, Clio - Barry Po, Vice President AI Solutions, Universal mCloud Panel Moderator: - Rock Leung, UX Research Lead, Samsung R&D Canada When: - 6:00 to 6:30pm: Check-in and socialize - 6:30 to 7:45pm: Panel discussion and Q&A - 7:45 to 8:15pm: Networking *Please note that doors to the building will be locked at 6:30pm sharp and we will not be able to let guests in after this time. Cost: We are charging everyone $5 to attend the event (and are running it at zero profit). A big THANK YOU to Microsoft Canada for hosting us! Above photo by rawpixel on Unsplash.

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