Just a quick update on some upcoming events I'll either be speaking at or attending. On December 5th, I'll be giving a 20 minute pep talk at the Phizzpop design challenge in Chicago. The talk will be framed around an updated version of "Experience Design and the Digital Agency". Phizzpop is sponsored by Microsoft and is described as follows:
"The PhizzPop Design Challenge pits top interactive, Web, and design agencies against one another to push the limits of technology and creativity in a battle royale. Think Mad Max for design.
The regional teams have been selected and will duke it out in New York, Boston, Chicago, Austin, and Los Angeles, with the regional winners competing against one another, and San Francisco winner AKQA, at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, TX."
On November 27th, I'll be in breathtaking Banff Canada for CanUX where I'll be getting a little fuzzy. By now, you should know what that means. ;-)
Then in March I MAY be speaking at Mix 08. This is also a Microsoft-related event and will include the likes of Guy Kawasaki among others. Still figuring out details, but will let you know if this comes to fruition.
Lastly, and I'll need your help in this one: I would like to attend SXSW. CM has identified this as a conference to attend, but alas, my proposal wasn't accepted. BUT, it would be a much easier sell if I could be on a panel. So if you're looking for a creative/designer/marketing/blogging/social media/ kind of guy for your panel. I'm your man. All I require are purple M&M's. Lots of 'em. :)
Lastly, I'll be at Blogger Social '08 hanging out with lots of people who I connect with digitally on a fairly regular basis. It's not a conference. It's a get together. I have a feeling that this is the only event that where hugging will be mandatory.
Hope to see you at any/all of these!