Just what kind of people are our attendees? A little under half call themselves “designers.” An equal number prefer “developers.” IAs, UX pros, project managers, writer/editors, marketers, and, yes, clients attend as well.
“I am better at what I do just by going to An Event Apart. What is covered is perfect for anyone in the web field.”
AEA attendees, like other conference attendees, want to improve job skills and make new friends and business connections in an intense and fun environment. But unlike typical conference goers, AEA attendees have that gleam in their eye that comes from a belief that quality matters — that through advocacy and hard work, each of us can make a meaningful difference.
“It was just as inspirational as I had hoped, and even more educational.”
AEA attendees are…
…professional craftspeople. They keep up with best practices by reading leading authors’ books on design, code, and usability, and by reading leading and emerging websites about web design. Often, they’ll be the person at their company who got everyone thinking seriously about CSS-based design or content strategy.
…passionate practitioners. They care deeply about not only doing a job well, but doing it right. They care if their web page forms are usable, if their content is findable and invites reading, if their code is optimized and contingency-ready—and view it as almost a personal affront when it isn’t.
…looking for both inspiration and instruction. They want to take actionable ideas back to the office when the event is over, re-energized by new ideas and techniques that they can use to boost their work to a new level.
…hungry for what comes next. They’re aware of what’s going on in the field now and even have some idea of what’s on the way, but want to hear from leaders in the field about what they see coming and how we all will cope with the changes.
…some of the smartest people you’ll ever meet. Really. They’re sharp, experienced, and firing on all cylinders.
If that’s you, then you should be at An Event Apart.