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An Event Apart 2008 Lines Up

The new year is here, and to celebrate, we’ve announced details and opened registration for An Event Apart New Orleans, to be held April 24–25, and opened early registration for the other three events of 2008:

  • Boston, June 23–24
  • San Francisco, August 18–19
  • Chicago, October 13–14

Now you can pick the show that best fits your schedule, fiscal year, or both, and book your seats early.

One of the things we’ve always striven to create is top-notch events for (as the motto goes) people who make web sites—covering design as well as code, architecture in addition to scripting, the big picture along with the nitty-gritty.  Focusing on that vision served us and our attendees very well in 2007, and it continues in 2008.  Just check out the list of speakers and topics for New Orleans:

  • Andy Clarke, author of Transcending CSS, presenting “Underpants Over My Trousers”
  • Aaron Gustafson, co-author of AdvancED DOM Scripting, presenting “Progressive Enhancement with JavaScript”
  • Robert Hoekman Jr., author of Designing the Obvious, conducting “On-the-Spot Usability Reviews”
  • Cameron Moll, author of Mobile Web Design, presenting “Good vs. Great Design”
  • Brian Oberkirch, Publisher of Like It Matters, presenting “Kick it Like Pelé”
  • Jason Santa Maria, designer at Happy Cog, presenting “Good Design Ain’t Easy”
  • Dave Shea, co-author of Zen of CSS Design, presenting “Living, Breathing Design”
  • Stephanie Sullivan, co-author of Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3, presenting “Design Challenges, Standards Solutions”
  • Jeff Veen, design manager at Google, presenting “Designing the Next Generation of Web Apps”
  • Aarron Walter, author of Building Findable Web Sites, presenting “Findability Bliss Through Web Standards SEO”

And, as always, your hosts:

  • Eric Meyer, author of CSS: The Definitive Guide, presenting both “The Lessons of CSS Frameworks” and “Debug / Reboot”
  • Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing With Web Standards, presenting both “Understanding Web Design” and “Web Standards: The Return of the King”

You can get more details on the New Orleans event page, including descriptions of the sessions and details on how to get the special room rate at the conference hotel, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

While we don’t yet have speaker lists nor schedules to announce for the other three 2008 shows, we’re working to finalize them and hope to have at least some information out shortly.  I can already say that all the shows are at the same high level, though of course each event has its own unique flavor.

Those of you who attended one or more of our shows in 2007 (yes, we did have some repeats!) may be wondering if the shows will be the same, especially since we’re returning to some cities we visited last year.  The answer there is “not at all”.  Every show of 2008 is a mix of new and returning speakers, and we’ve done our best not to repeat speakers within a given city between 2007 and 2008.  The exceptions are myself and Jeffrey, of course, but we’re both doing new talks this year.  Simply put, if you loved AEA in 2007, we’re pretty confident you’ll love it even more in 2008.

Five Responses»

    • #1
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    • Wed 2 Jan 2008
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    Dale Cruse wrote in to say...

    I was at AEA Boston 2007 and had the pleasure of sitting with Mr. Meyer and Mr. Zeldman during the first day’s presentations. I can’t wait to attend again.

    If there’s anything I can do to help, don’t hesitate to contact me.

    • #2
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    • Wed 2 Jan 2008
    • 1100
    Jeff wrote in to say...

    Yes! I’m hoping to be able to attend Chicago in 08! I had a blast at the 07 event and the 08 speaker line up definitely has me almost breathless with anticipation.

    The speakers at Chicago 07 were so open, friendly and approachable I’m looking forward to having the chance to chat with this all-star lineup as well!

    • #3
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    • Thu 3 Jan 2008
    • 0833
    Chris Neale wrote in to say...

    Speaker links are relative to and not to, which I expect they’re supposed to be ?

    • #4
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    • Thu 3 Jan 2008
    • 0906
    Eric Meyer wrote in to say...

    Oops. Thanks, Chris! Fixed.

    Thanks too for the kind words, Mssrs. Dale & Jeff! I look forward to once more saying hello to you both.

    • #5
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    • Fri 4 Jan 2008
    • 0532
    Kai Chan Vong wrote in to say...

    Really looking forward to attending this one! :) Zeldman is my hero (right after you of course Eric).

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