COUPA is the Columbus, Ohio chapter of the Usability Professionals Assocation (UPA) — upassoc.org. Like UPA, our purpose is to promote “the broad family of disciplines that create the user experience (through) the design and development of usable products.”   We promote by providing a forum where professionals and students in the greater Columbus and Central Ohio areas can network with each other and share knowledge and experiences.

COUPA became an official chapter in July, 2007.


  • 6 per year (all odd months)


  • Non-UPA member: $5 per meeting
  • UPA member: $30 per year
  • Students: Free