Call for Participation: Government UX Summit 2020

We’re looking for speakers to share their experiences as UX practitioners in government.
Feb 27, 2020


The Government UX Summit 2020, originially scheduled for May 12 at the Library of Congress, is postponed. Please check back for scheduling updates on the now virtual only event soon.

Government agencies are working to provide a better user experience (UX) for everyone, especially with the passage of 21st Century IDEA.

Join us as presenters for 2020’s Government UX Summit — a great opportunity to hone your UX skills with the best and brightest UX researchers and designers from across the government.

Call for Presenters

Only U.S. government employees (federal, state, tribal, and local) and contractors with a U.S. government email address—and with their agency’s approval—are eligible to present. This is to ensure that the event supports government UX work. Speakers from outside Washington, DC can present remotely.

The March 9th deadline for submissions has passed. Thank you—we have received a number of submissions on a wide variety of topics related to UX!

A great committee of government employees is in the process of reviewing them to create the program. We expect to finalize the program in early April, and will then post it on the Events page so you can register for the Summit.

Below are the topics and presentation formats we’re looking for. For more information on requirements for submitting, please contact Jean Fox at Fox.Jean@bls.gov.

What we’re looking for


We are currently seeking submissions for presentations on topics such as:

  • Design and evaluation methods (especially more applied topics, such as training with a particular method)
  • Case studies of UX projects or programs
  • Working with the U.S. Web Design System tools
  • Starting and building a government UX program
  • Lessons learned in managing a user experience program
  • Government-specific challenges and obstacles and Agile
  • Using UX to innovate research

See the presentations from the 2019 Government UX Summit


We’re looking for presentations in the following formats:

  • 10-minute presentations, where speakers can present short discussions or brief highlights
  • 45-minute presentations, where speakers can discuss case studies or share lessons learned with a project or method
  • 90-minute sessions, where speakers can provide more in-depth training on a UX method
Government UX Summit 2020

The Government UX Summit 2020 is sponsored by the User Experience Community of Practice (UX CoP) and Digital.gov.

Join the UX CoP — a group of more than 1,200 federal, tribal, state, and local U.S. government employees and contractors who are interested in applying UX methods to create efficient, effective, and useful products and systems. We provide training, networking, and support for government UX practitioners. Anyone with an interest in UX and a U.S. government email address is encouraged to join.