Conference Tastic | January 18, 2007
In the space of a few days, three new conference websites have launched. First up is @media 2007. If you’ve been to @media in London the last few years, you’ll know what a fabulous conference this is. Well, Partick has been locked away in his underground dungeon for the last couple of months planning world domination. There are now three, not one, @media events in 2007. One in London, one in San Francisco and one in Hong Kong. So if you’ve always wanted too attend but couldn’t justify the transatlantic flight, now you can.
I have the honour of speaking at the Hong Kong event, while it looks like fellow Clearleftie, Jeremy Keith is going for the hat-trick. Hong Kong is a fantastic place and @media is a fantastic event, so I can’t wait.
On the subject of world domination, the Carsons keep churning out new events faster than you can say, “blimey, not another web design conference!”. The latest event is entitled The Future of Web Design and looks set to be a winner. I for one will be at the front of the queue for tickets.
Lastly, the new kid on the block is Scotland’s very own Highland Fling. Focussing around the concept of web standards and progressive enhancement, this new event aims to move the focus out of London and the South East. So if you’re a web developer working in Scotland or the North of England, I hope you’ll lend your support to this worthy event.
With so many web design events already scheduled this year, it won’t be long before we see a “Future of Web Conferences” event somewhere in the world.
On the subject of conferences, SXSW is fast approaching so I hope everybody has their flights and accommodation sorted. With so many Brits flying to Austin this year, we’ve decided to organise a bit of a treat. Clearleft, Boagworld and @media are organising a party and you’re all invited. It will be your opportunity to hang with the BritPack and enjoy a good old fashioned knees-up. More details soon.
Posted at January 18, 2007 6:25 PM