Given the worsening ecological situation, can showering conference attendees with gifts still be seen as an act of thoughtfulness?
With a New Year resolution to get out more, I share a few events I’ve recently bought tickets for. Who knows, you might be interested in them too.
Lanyards – the piece of fabric that allows you to hang a conference badge from your neck – have a lifespan of just a few hours. How can we change that?
Earlier this month I attended UpFront Conference, an event organised by Dan Donald and other members of Manchester’s digital community.
Last Thursday I attended Break Conference, where content, graphic, product, UX and web design practitioners took to the stage in Belfast’s Assembly Buildings. As the spiritual successor to Build, organiser Christopher Murphy hoped the event would remove the artificial barriers erected between these different specialisms.
Last Friday I attended Responsive Day Out 2. The format was the same as last year, but the tenor was a little different. Gone were the theoretical presentations, talk of trying to sell responsive web design to clients and fears of embarking on responsive projects. Instead presentations focused on the actual doing; getting into the nitty-gritty.
Much of the excitement has come in the form of web conferences, and looking back, I find it surprising just how many I’ve attended this year already.
dConstruct has long combined its conference programme with the name badge, a simple yet cost-effective design. This year we hope to go one better.
Earlier this week, Simon Collison revealed the first fruits of his newly established private entrepreneurship. ‘New Adventures In Web Design’ is an affordable one-day conference landing in Nottingham on 20th January 2011.
As Summer hurtles towards it’s conclusion (and let’s assume for a second that it actually started) so the anticipation for two very special geeky events can begin.