To help raise awareness of World Usability Day, the following events have been confirmed in 18 countries around the world:
Cabinet-level participation in Italy and Canada, the mayor of Chicago, and many other important government officials.
12-year-old technology experts demonstrating usability issues on breakfast TV in New Zealand.
An evening lecture featuring a case study on eGovernment or eCommerce.
Joint events with local, state, or national government highlighting the importance of usability.
An open house at a laboratory, featuring a success story and processes used to achieve usability.
A collection of stories of wonderfully designed usable technology and the positive impact it had.
Update on projects such as UPA's voting standards program.
A high-visibility speaker featured in a webcast event.
A mini-conference featuring several usability case studies, perhaps with an awards program.
Articles written for eGovernment or eCommerce publications.
A lecture at a local museum that has new technology in some of its displays.
Televised or radio interviews with a luminary around issues of user experience and consumer rights.
For more information and updates, visit http://worldusabilityday.org.