IxDG @ CHI2005 in Portland Oregon

29 Mar 2005 - 5:38pm
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Dave Malouf

(If you can meetup at CHI on Monday night [Apr 4], please do let me know.)

I am very excited that so much is going on for IxDG at CHI this year. First
the easy stuff.

David Heller (oh! That's me!) will be representing IxDG at the Development
Consortium pre-conference workshop.
http://chi2005.org/program/prog_devcon.html (I had a late paper about IxDG
accepted that couldn't be added to the web site.)

IxDG will have a poster in the Group's section for our participation in the
Development Consortium.

Shhh! This next one is not official yet, so it is just a rumor. But it looks
like IxDG along with other UX oriented groups had a booth fall into our
laps. This isn't official yet, so no booth # at this point.

Finally, and this is where it gets good. For anyone who arrives to Portland
before the official opening of the conference on Tues, and wants to get
together, IxDG has planned a night out for folks from the list--lurker and
poster alike. Thank you so much to Carrie Gilbert, Bill DeRouchey and David
Shaw for their local help. The rest of this e-mail are those details.

Where: Widmer Gasthaus (more about this brewery below)
929 N. Russel, Portland, OR 97227
http://tinyurl.com/435qh (google maps)
When: 7p till whenever, Monday, April 4, 2005

Group travel: We will be leaving from the lobby of the Doubletree @ 6:30
(There is a small reception there for conference attendees who arrive early
or who are going to a tutorial or workshop.) From there, one of our local
guides will be taking us there via the MAX (light rail line). Getting home
is your own darn business!

More about Widmer:
The Widmer Gasthaus is a local favorite on the Portland microbrew
scene. They brew unique and authentic European- and American-style
beers, including their flagship Hefeweizen and the popular Drop Top
Amber. From the chicken schnitzel to the wild salmon, Widmer offers
German favorites alongside classic Northwest fare.

929 N. Russell, Portland, OR 97227

How to get there on your own:
Anyhow, to get there by Max, you take any west-bound (City
Center/Beaverton) train from the Convention Center to the Rose Quarter
stop. From there you transfer to the yellow line north-bound (toward
the Expo Center) to Albina. Facing north, Widmer is just a little ways
up to the right, at 929 N. Russell and Interstate.

For people who want to drive there, there is a large marked parking
lot just up Russell from the restaurant, as well as an overflow lot
another block away.

I really look forward to seeing people in person. It was so much fun in
Montreal at the IA Summit:

http://flickr.com/photos/akangarooo/sets/176442/ (Amy's Photos)
http://flickr.com/photos/jarango/tags/ixd/ (Jorge's Photos)

-- dave

David Heller
dave at ixdg.org
dave at synapticburn.com
AIM: bolinhanyc || Y!: dave_ux || MSN: hippiefunk at hotmail.com

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