8 Ways to Save Design Conferences

25 Sep 2008 - 11:44am
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Gloria Petron
2007

by Alissa Walker*
*

*Show's over, kids! Design conferences have become exercises in regenerated,
wasteful spectacle. A self-described conference junkie shows us how to bring
back the magic.*
http://www.core77.com/blog/featured_items/conventional_wisdom_eight_ways_to_save_design_conferences_10833.asp

(Posted on the Good Experience <http://www.goodexperience.com/> website)

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25 Sep 2008 - 5:50pm
Jared M. Spool
2003

On Sep 25, 2008, at 1:44 PM, Gloria Petron wrote:

> by Alissa Walker*
> *
>
> *Show's over, kids! Design conferences have become exercises in
> regenerated,
> wasteful spectacle. A self-described conference junkie shows us how
> to bring
> back the magic.*
> http://www.core77.com/blog/featured_items/conventional_wisdom_eight_ways_to_save_design_conferences_10833.asp

From the about the author blurb:

> Alissa Walker once attended 21 conferences in a 12-month period,
> honest to god.

Boy, what I would give to get my annual schedule *down* to only 21
conferences.

Jared

25 Sep 2008 - 5:56pm
Mark Schraad
2006

show off

On Sep 25, 2008, at 7:50 PM, Jared Spool wrote:

> Boy, what I would give to get my annual schedule *down* to only 21
> conferences.
>
> Jared

25 Sep 2008 - 6:48pm
Jared M. Spool
2003

Hah! It's a chinese curse scenario ("be careful what you ask for
because you might get it")

On Sep 25, 2008, at 7:56 PM, mark schraad wrote:

> show off
>
>
> On Sep 25, 2008, at 7:50 PM, Jared Spool wrote:
>
>> Boy, what I would give to get my annual schedule *down* to only 21
>> conferences.

25 Sep 2008 - 6:54pm
Catriona Lohan-...
2007

question is do you use the same presentation 21 times ;-)
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25 Sep 2008 - 6:58pm
Jared M. Spool
2003

On Sep 25, 2008, at 8:54 PM, Catriona Lohan-Conway wrote:

> question is do you use the same presentation 21 times ;-)

Oh, I wish. That would make it so much easier.

No, I tend to create 10 or so new ones every year. I travel with 25 GB
of presentation files. Sigh.

Fortunately, I tend to tell the same jokes in every presentation. That
does make it easier.

Jared

25 Sep 2008 - 9:08pm
ldebett
2004

I'll vouch for ya, Jared.

He gave an original at our Boston IxDA "NanoConference". I can say that
because we watched him compose it in the back of the room while the others
gave their talks! :)

~Lisa

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 8:58 PM, Jared Spool <jspool at uie.com> wrote:

>
> On Sep 25, 2008, at 8:54 PM, Catriona Lohan-Conway wrote:
>
> question is do you use the same presentation 21 times ;-)
>>
>
> Oh, I wish. That would make it so much easier.
>
> No, I tend to create 10 or so new ones every year. I travel with 25 GB of
> presentation files. Sigh.
>
> Fortunately, I tend to tell the same jokes in every presentation. That does
> make it easier.
>
> Jared
>
>
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28 Sep 2008 - 6:18pm
Cwodtke
2004

This reminds me of a scene from James Thurber's "The Pet Department". It
shows a room completely covered with cats, and carries the text:

*We have cats the way some people have mice.*

to which the reply is:

*So I see. However, I cannot tell from your communication whether you are
seeking advice or just boasting.*

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 4:50 PM, Jared Spool <jspool at uie.com> wrote:

>
> On Sep 25, 2008, at 1:44 PM, Gloria Petron wrote:
>
> by Alissa Walker*
>> *
>>
>> *Show's over, kids! Design conferences have become exercises in
>> regenerated,
>> wasteful spectacle. A self-described conference junkie shows us how to
>> bring
>> back the magic.*
>>
>> http://www.core77.com/blog/featured_items/conventional_wisdom_eight_ways_to_save_design_conferences_10833.asp
>>
>
> From the about the author blurb:
>
> Alissa Walker once attended 21 conferences in a 12-month period, honest to
>> god.
>>
>
> Boy, what I would give to get my annual schedule *down* to only 21
> conferences.
>
> Jared
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________
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28 Sep 2008 - 6:47pm
Jared M. Spool
2003

Hee.

Neither asking for advice nor boasting. The best phrase to describe it
might be whining.

Jared

On Sep 28, 2008, at 8:18 PM, Christina Wodtke wrote:

> This reminds me of a scene from James Thurber's "The Pet
> Department". It shows a room completely covered with cats, and
> carries the text:
> We have cats the way some people have mice.
>
> to which the reply is:
>
> So I see. However, I cannot tell from your communication whether you
> are seeking advice or just boasting.
>
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 4:50 PM, Jared Spool <jspool at uie.com> wrote:
>
> On Sep 25, 2008, at 1:44 PM, Gloria Petron wrote:
>
> by Alissa Walker*
> *
>
> *Show's over, kids! Design conferences have become exercises in
> regenerated,
> wasteful spectacle. A self-described conference junkie shows us how
> to bring
> back the magic.*
> http://www.core77.com/blog/featured_items/conventional_wisdom_eight_ways_to_save_design_conferences_10833.asp
>
> From the about the author blurb:
>
> Alissa Walker once attended 21 conferences in a 12-month period,
> honest to god.
>
> Boy, what I would give to get my annual schedule *down* to only 21
> conferences.
>
> Jared
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>

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