Social: Joint UX Summer Picnic – Saturday 8/21

Joint UX Summer Picnic

Please join PhillyCHI, UPA Delaware Valley, PANMA, and AIGA Philadelphia for a family-friendly affair (children and significant others are more than welcome). We’ve reserved a pavilion at Ridley Creek State Park in Newtown Square, PA. Food and drinks will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

Date and Time: Saturday, Aug. 21st, 2010, 1:00pm – 4:00pm (Rain or Shine)
Location: Ridley Creek State Park, Pavilion 3
351 Gradyville Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073-2803
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Park Website
Park Phone: (610) 892-3900

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More Info About the Park and the Event

  • We have reserved pavilion 3, which is a covered pavilion with picnic tables.
  • Bathroom facilities and a playground are located near the pavilion.
  • Our platinum sponsor Empathy Lab will be providing some activities for the kids.
  • Feel free to bring Frisbees, wiffle ball sets, or anything else to add to the festivities.
  • The event will be held rain or shine.
  • Alcohol is not permitted in the park.
  • Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after.
  • The park office is located in Media, but the address of the visitor area is in Newtown Square, PA. Please use the address above for directions, online mapping tools, GPS devices, etc.

About Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

About Empathy Lab

Empathy Lab is a digital agency dedicated to the strategic pairing of user and client needs to drive break-through interactive experiences and business results.  Over the past five years, we have applied our unique methods of understanding end-user behavior towards mission critical eCommerce and broadband initiatives involving world-class brands including Verizon, WWE, Rogers Communications, PBS Sprout, Payless Shoes, Saucony, Dow Jones, Clarins, Game Stop, David’s Bridal, Sony Pictures, Walgreens, and GSK.  We are currently exploring ways to expand our geographic reach and strategic offerings and are always looking for new talent to help us in our quest to become the world’s most influential digital strategy and execution firm. Learn more at

Gold Sponsors

About Blue Plate Minds

We’re blue plate minds, a creative staffing agency representing advertising and marketing professionals for freelance and permanent hire. With 25 years in this business we know that mediocrity kills. That’s why we only represent the top five percent. We also know that a personal, hands-on approach with our clients and our candidates helps us create perfect matches. And when that happens, it’s euphoria all around. Visit us at

About Happy Cog

Founded by visionary Jeffrey Zeldman and staffed by creative superstars, Happy Cog delivers beautiful websites that never lose sight of the human being using them. From site structure to interface design, from branding to content development, Happy Cog’s people are the authorities. Learn more at

About Rosetta Marketing

For nearly 20 years, Rosetta has been translating customer connections into measurable business growth for our clients.  Our passionate team of over 600 strategy, marketing, creative and technology experts has positioned us as one of the top ten interactive agencies in the country. Our dedication to client work within Consumer Products & Retail, Healthcare, Financial Services, Consumer Technology & Media, B2B, and Travel & Hospitality industries has created enduring partnerships with our clients including Scholastic, Coach, Borders, Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Nationwide, Marriott and Microsoft. Learn more at

Silver Sponsors

About Chariot Solutions

Chariot Solutions is an enterprise application development consulting firm. We build and integrate the critical software applications that run our clients’ businesses. We are successful because we attract the most talented and collaborative software architects in the region. They are leaders in Java, open source and emerging technologies. We work in small, agile teams. We solve hard problems with a practical approach centered on communication, common sense and continual learning. Learn more at

About Intelligence Capital Network (ICN)

ICN is a one of a kind talent organization. By providing our clients access to the brightest people, ideas and solutions, we help drive your success.  ICN is a full service technical and marketing staffing firm that partners with clients to afford them access to the top creative and IT talent across the full employment spectrum.  By leveraging experienced leadership, client insights, and operational excellence, ICN allows for timely and cost effective growth. Learn more at

About MISI Company

The Experience Matters
To your customers. To your business. To your bottom line.
An online purchase, a phone call, an in-person conversation, an announcement on your intranet — every touch point with your business is an interaction between you and your audience. Successful interactions lead to success for your business. We provide objective, evidence-based guidance necessary to craft successful interactions. Together our Architecture, Creative, Measurement, and Technology teams provide a comprehensive set of core skills that enable you to define, design and deliver successful experiences. Learn more at

About the Participating Organizations

About PhillyCHI

PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in human-computer interaction, user experience, usability, and other related disciplines. Learn more at

About UPA Delaware Valley

The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA) provides networking and professional development opportunities for usability professionals, information architects, designers, and other professionals and students in the Philadelphia metro area, including Philadelphia, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. More information is available at


The Philadelphia Area New Media Association serves individuals and companies involved in digital development. We are web designers, graphic artists, database developers, programmers, information architects, marketers and other professionals. Visit us at

About AIGA Philadelphia

In 1981, a group of Philadelphia designers formed AIGA Philadelphia, the first local chapter. Presently the chapter is comprised of over 700 members. AIGA Philadelphia’s purpose is both integral and complementary to the national organization: to provide the highest standards within the profession and the business community and to stimulate interest and understanding of graphic design and visual communication through lectures, exhibitions, periodicals and other activities.  For more information, visit