Upcoming Speaking Events

Just a quick update on the various speaking events I’ve got coming up. UIE Virtual Seminar: Designing for Sign Up This thursday, December 9, I’ll be giving a UIE Virtual Seminar on Designing for Sign Up. This presentation is for folks struggling with getting people signed up for their product/service. I’ll go over some of […]

Just a quick update on the various speaking events I’ve got coming up.

  • UIE Virtual Seminar: Designing for Sign Up
    This thursday, December 9, I’ll be giving a UIE Virtual Seminar on Designing for Sign Up. This presentation is for folks struggling with getting people signed up for their product/service. I’ll go over some of the psychological reasons why sign up is so hard, while showing a boatload of examples of how designers have overcome those hurdles. Use the promotion code BOKARDO to get a discount: $99.00 for the seminar as well as lifetime archive to watch it again and again. (Or, perhaps closer to reality, to show to others who may want to see it)
  • Webstock ’09
    In February, I’ll be heading down to New Zealand for Webstock, the Woodstock for the Web Set. I’ll be giving a full-day workshop on social design as well as a short talk. I’m completely honored to be speaking alongside this cast of characters…a bunch of my web heroes. I’ve never been to New Zealand before, and I’m really excited to go, so please let me know what I *must do* while I’m there.
  • SXSW Interactive
    In March I’ll be giving a talk about Designing for the Social Web at SXSW, the annual convergence of all things Web in Austin, Tx. I hope to see you there!
  • IA Summit
    In March I’ll be giving a full-day workshop called “The Architecture of Social Websites”. This is an updated version of the workshop we (Christina Wodtke, Christian Crumlish, and I) gave last year (which went over well). The biggest change is that we’ve added another speaker, Bryce Glass, to lead a section on reputation systems. (see interview with him here: Social Design Patterns for Reputation Systems).
  • UIE Web App Summit
    In April I’ll be heading to Newport Beach, California to the UIE Web App Summit. I’m thrilled to speak at this event which I helped put together a few years ago. I’m giving a short talk on Designing for First-time Use, but I’m really anxious to attend the full-day seminars. As usual, it will be hard to choose from this lineup.

Want me to talk to your group?

In the last year or so I’ve put together several talks as well as in-depth workshop material on designing for the social web. The early feedback has been very positive, so I’ve decided to offer them as official services for web teams and design groups. I’ll be posting much more about this in the coming days, but for now I can tell you that the content goes way beyond my book (and I even usually add to it every day). If you’re interested in having me speak with your team or group, get in touch.

Published: December 9th, 2008

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