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Web Directions North

2007 & 2008

Web Directions North is the Canadian arm of the popular Web Directions conference series, running in Vancouver since 2007.

This is more than just a speaking gig; both years, the four of us who organized the event lined up a roster of international speakers, sold tickets to 350+ people, booked hotels and catering, designed dozens of printed artifacts, partnered with companies like Microsoft and Adobe for sponsorship, and all the other logistics that go into 4 days of events.

But with the after-parties and two days at Whistler post-conference, it was hardly all work.

2008 Event Map

2008 Presentations

Where’s Your Web At?
Web Directions North, Vancouver, BC
Creative Collaboration
SXSW, Austin, TX
Living, Breathing Design
An Event Apart, New Orleans, LA
2007 Event Map

2007 Presentations

Finding Creativity in the Design Process
Web Directions North, Vancouver, BC
The Influence of Art in Design
SXSW, Austin, TX
The Next 5 Years of the Web
Webinale, Stuttgart, Germany
2006 Event Map

2006 Presentations

Building Beautiful Web Sites with CSS
Carson Workshop, London, UK
Fine Typography on the Web
Web Design World, San Francisco, CA
Working with Cascading Style Sheets
CASE VIII, Vancouver, BC
Demystifying the Mobile Web
SXSW, Austin, TX
The Designer’s CSS Toolkit
FITC, Toronto, ON
Strategic CSS Project Management
Iceweb, Reykjavik, Iceland
Building Beautiful Web Sites with CSS
Carson Workshop, Chicago, IL
Fine Typography on the Web
@Media, London, UK
CSS Project Management
Fundamentos Web, Oviedo, Spain
2005 Event Map

2005 Presentations

Web Design 2010
SXSW, Austin, TX
The Marriage of Structure and Presentation
Web Design World, San Francisco, CA
5 Myths of CSS Design
FITC, Toronto, ON
Strategic CSS Project Management
Web Design World, Boston, MA
2004 Event Map

2004 Presentations

Hi-Fi Design with CSS
SXSW, Austin, TX
Structure and Style: Zen for the Web
SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, CA
CSS Design
OFFF, Valencia, Spain
Zen and the Art of Web Improvement
Web Essentials, Sydney, Australia

In this section you’ll find a summary of the various events where I’ve had the pleasure of speaking over the past few years. The Web Directions North event is particularly special, due to my being much more involved with organizing and running it.

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