Web Directions North 2007
Only three weeks from now on February 6th, Web Directions hits Vancouver in what should be a fun event. First, it's in Canada, and there doesn't seem to be enough quality web conferences here so seeing Dave Shea and Derek Featherstone along with Maxine Sherrin and John Allsopp help organize something like this is very nice.
This will be a more intimate affair than something like SXSW and should offer a great opportunity to hob knob with some talented people and network with colleagues.
The first day features a series of workshops with Aaron Gustafson, Andy Clarke, Derek Featherstone, and Kelly Goto.
The next two days feature two separate streams to attend. The sessions — two hours long — are longer than what you see at most conferences, which should give the speakers the opportunity to go into more depth on their respective topics. Even with just the two streams, I'll be torn as to which sessions I want to attend.
Finally, the final two days are your chance to network or just relax. Many intend to hit the slopes up in Whistler. Personally, I'm not a skier so I plan to use this time to get to meet and know people better.
Also, lucky for me, Derek asked me to be involved and live-blog the event. I'll be keeping tabs on all the goings-on so even if you can't make it, I hope I can make it feel like you were there.
If you're a student, check out the WDN Student Scholarshops program. They're offering a limited number of seats for only $195.