I'm starting up an Arizona chapter of UPA and wanted to see if you would be interested in joining. (It would cost approximately $20/year to join)
My goal would be to have you join as a member of the UPA-Arizona to develop a network of Arizona-based usability professionals. We could meet 4-6 times per year to share news, ideas, thoughts and experiences as a usability professional with others of us in the Arizona usability community. The Arizona community has multiple levels of usability experience: website usability professionals, design engineers and software usability specialists. This chapter would be open to any Arizona based UPA member who works in the realm of user centered design.
If you would be interested in joining this new Arizona chapter, just email me and let me know. Once I get a headcount of interested members, I'll outline the next steps for chapter creation and after that, setup a meeting calendar.
I hope to hear from you.