A Refreshing Change from Big Web Conferences | November 12, 2006

Tomorrow morning I’ll be jetting off to Orlando with Jeremy Keith and Paul Boag to speak at Refresh 06. In contrast to a lot of conferences, Refresh 06 will be a small, intimate affair. More like a big workshop than a conference. I’m really looking forward to this as it means we’ll be able to spend a lot more time talking with the audience. So if you’re planning to come along, start thinking about your questions now.

Talking about workshops, both myself and Jeremy will be running workshops on the day before the conference. I’ll be doing a cut-down version of my CSS Mastery workshop while Jeremy will be presenting the highlights of his Ajax workshop.

I’ve never been to Florida before, let alone Orlando, so I’m looking forward to experiencing a new city. One of the things I love about public speaking is the ability to visit places you normally wouldn’t get chance to see. So while we’re there, I’m hoping to check out Universal Studios Island of Adventure. I’m not a huge theme park fan, although I did enjoy Universal Studios in LA when I was there a few years back. I’ll probably have a crack at one of the bigger rides, although I’m not sure I have the nerve to try Duelling Dragons or The Incredible Hulk after checking out some of the videos on YouTube.

If you’re in and around the Orlando area, I’d love to get some recommendations for good bars, cafes and restaurants. Better yet, why not come along to the event and let us know in person. I think there are still some tickets left and it should be a lot of fun.

Posted at November 12, 2006 10:36 PM


Frank said on November 13, 2006 2:27 AM

I’ll be there…

Rob McMichael said on November 13, 2006 10:49 AM

Duelling Dragons and The Incredible Hulk are great, you have to try them! You will be in off season too so you will be able to go on them again and again ;)

shaun hare said on November 13, 2006 12:49 PM

Tried the Hulk fantastic - small business web design doesn’t stretch to training budgets that include orlando so look forward to the usual post conference blog post


Scott said on November 13, 2006 2:19 PM

My neck was a little sore after the Hulk, but both that and the Dueling Dragons were a lot of fun. You just have to remember that they don’t EVER derail, and thousands of people ride them every day. When you think of it that way, it doesn’t seem dangerous anymore, and you can just look forward to the moment you step back onto solid ground. :)

greg pepin said on November 14, 2006 1:55 AM

i’ll be there as well!

Nice Paul said on November 14, 2006 4:29 PM

That’s good advice from Scott, he’s right. Remember what I said about the Spiderman ride too - it’s not a rollercoaster but is just as good. Have fun!

Neil said on November 16, 2006 12:03 AM

One for your attention fella:


Alice said on November 16, 2006 7:35 PM

Thanks for the link Niel have been working on my questions for you and Jeremy for the confrence it should be a great time look forward to seeing you there.