A quick summary of where I’ll be speaking in the coming months, presented as a public service for the seven of you who care about such things.
In March, I’ll be joining the massive herd of folks headed to Austin, TX, for SXSW Interactive. I’m currently scheduled to be on two panels, with a third likely but not confirmed. The ones I already know about are “How to Roll Your Own Web Conference” and “Web Standards and Search Engines”.
That’s right: no CSS. For whatever reason, as CSS talks have ramped up at SXSW, I’ve not been part of the trend. I could play the grizzled veteran and mumble something about letting the kids have their shot at fame and glory, but the truth is that I see SXSW as a place to stretch out. I talk about CSS everywhere else. In Austin, I kick out other jams. Can you dig it?
In April, I’ll show up at NOTACON right here in sunny Cleveland. Details are extremely sketchy right now—I don’t even know how many times I’ll be gabbing, let alone what about. It doesn’t matter, though. NOTACON is an overclocked monster of a deep-geek weekend, they get fascinating speakers, and the admission price is a steal. You should be there.
Come June, I’ll be delivering the keynote address for @media 2006. It’s a huge honor, really, especially considering the speaker lineup. All those amazingly smart, talented, and attractive people to pick from, and I was chosen? Astounding.
Odds are very high that I’ll be up on stage for another session or two besides the keynote. It looks like I won’t be onstage for the CSS3 panel, which is probably all to the good: who really needs to see me up there sobbing quietly about the snail’s-pace progress of the more interesting parts of CSS3? Nobody, that’s who.
Note that there will also be some new Events Apart coming, but we’re not quite ready to take the wraps off the 2006 lineup. I’ll let you know when we do.