there are some really great conferences coming up over the next month or so – loads of good ideas, practices and people!
LIFT 2009 – feb 25-27, 2009
this is by far the best conference i’ve ever attended (granted there haven’t been many) and this year’s program maintains it’s strength in pushing the boundaries of the conference experience with speakers such as vint cerf, matt webb, natalie jeremijenko (who spoke at ocad earlier today), anne galloway, dan hill and many many others. as well, art projects by thinktank collective kitchen budapest and retrosabotage. unfortunately, i’m not going to Lift this year, due to a mix of deadlines and other conflicts. booo! i keep hoping some magic elf will stop time for the week of Lift and deliver the required aeroplan points… i send laurent, nicolas and the rest of the lift team the warmest wishes for another soon-to-be incredible conference.
SXSWi 2009 – mar 13-18, 2009
what does one say? bbq. parties. ideas. alternatives. practices. le digerati. swag. innovation. invention. insight. awesomeness. austin in march is welcome after the extended months of gray winter, and sxswi is a really fun and inspiring conference, with an amazing lineup this year. w00t!
IN09 – mar 17-19, 2009
the latest rebrand of the conference that i produced last year, IN09 will bring together the best of the Canadian digital and interactive media scene, as well as some pretty fantastic international speakers. and hurry – early bird ends on february 27