It’s well past time for me to spend a few minutes reflecting on An Event Apart in 2010. In two words: absocrazifreakiperfluously staggerblasticating. [I totally stole those. — Ed.] From the first show to the last, 2010 was an incredible year for An Event Apart, easily our best yet on every front. Jeffrey and I stand in humbled awe of the amazing speakers and wonderful attendees who joined us this year. I’ve said before that AEA attendees are “as much colleagues as anything else” and that continues to be so. While I love our speakers, I love the attendees even more. What I look forward to most at every show is time spent talking with my fellow craftspeople in the hallway, at lunch, and at the social events.
It seems like a lot of people feel the same way, because every single one of our 2010 shows sold out in advance. We’re understandably proud of this, and also very, very grateful for your faith and trust in what we do, and hope to continue earning both into the future. (In honor of your support, AEA recently made a donation to Computers For Youth in support of the next generation.)
So in 2011, we’re building on what we learned in 2010. We’re going from five to six shows, including a long-delayed return to Atlanta (site of our sophmore effort), and each sporting an optional A Day Apart featuring in-depth coverage of topics like mobile web design, HTML5/CSS3, and content strategy. If you’re interested, check out our Events page for the show nearest, or of most interest, to you.
Again, our deepest thanks to all our attendees and supporters. We couldn’t do what we do without you, and we’re looking forward to the challenge of clearing the bar you’ve set for us!