It was a week of fabulousness, with wonderful, fall weather, a Hackathon for Social Good, Studio Tours to IDEO, Gravity Tank, Groupon (go, tiger!) and Threadless, two days of sessions and keynotes at the Siskel Film Center, a day of workshops at Harrington College of Design, super fun parties at City Winery, ROOF bar and Manifest Digital, and treats like muffins and shots (not at the same time) from Github and beer from Rogue Ales.
For a larger collection of photos, visit our WebVisions Chicago Flickr Collection.
Thanks to our wonderful attendees, volunteers, staff and sponsors for helping us to put on one heckova fun show – our first annual fall shindig in Chicago!
The pre-event discounts for WebVisions Chicago end on Fri., Sept. 21st, and we wanted to announce a special deal: Buy a conference pass and get two workshops for the price of one!
All of our half-day workshops offer in depth training on a wide range of topics, with leading industry experts…many of whom will be presenting in Chicago for the first time. Learn about building awesome HTML5 games with the crew from Bradley and Montgomery, discover the secrets of UnPresenting with Heather Gold, use Game Mechanics to motivate audiences, learn practical design tools for team innovation with Jared Spool, see how SciFi influences interface design and more!
To register, call Brad or Jennifer at (503) 230-2058 with your payment info from 9:00am – 5:30pm, Monday thru Friday or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need a comfortable, convenient place to stay during WebVisions? The Burnham Hotel is offering group rates for WebVisions attendees, and it not only fits the bill, it’s an awesome, stylish boutique hotel with posh rooms and comfy beds.
The Burham was selected by Travel + Leisure as one of the world’s best places to stay…maybe it’s the hosted wine bar every evening or the the free WIFI or the awesome lobby. Stay and find out for yourself.
If you reserve your room by September 12th, use the group code “12420601203″
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Hot Studio founder Maria Giudice has pursued a vision of intelligent, elegant, people-centered design throughout her professional life. It’s an approach that’s helped Hot grow into a full-service creative agency with offices in San Francisco and New York City and one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 5,000 fastest-growing businesses.
In Maria’s WebVisions Chicago keynote on “Innovation Starts at the Top: The Role of the DEO in Creativity and Business,” she’ll explore the mindsets, processes and practices common to creative business leaders and will untangle the characteristics and qualities that distinguish great creative leaders from their non-creative counterparts.
Discover today’s role models and rule breakers. Learn how you can uncover your own skills to build, revive, or reinvent the next generation of great companies or support creative leaders in your own organization.
Sure, conferences are great fun and offer a chance to hobnob with fellow professionals, but sometimes your boss needs a little more than a simple reassurance that the event will offer real value for the money. Fear not, here are just a few good reasons for your boss to happily sign off on sending you to the show:
- Explore the future of web and mobile design, UX, digital media and technology from an all-star lineup of visionary speakers.
- Take in-depth workshops that dig into subjects like HTML5 and CSS3, interface design, user research and game development.
- Network and meet people from around the globe — potential partners, clients, business associates and mentors.
- Show off your company as a strategic thinker and leader in digital media, mobile and interactive.
- Share the WebVisions experience and help guide the future of your organization.
From the beginnings of WebVisions, leading companies such as Weiden & Kennedy, Waggoner Edstrom, Yahoo, Netflix, Nike, Intel and Hewlett Packard (to name a few) have retooled and reshaped their web and mobile strategies, establishing new processes and streamlined operations to become online leaders. Won’t you join them?
WebVisions explores the future. Web and mobile design. Technology. User experience. Augmented reality. Geolocation. DIY projects. Robotics. We take chances on topics that may be seen as too “out there” for most conferences. But we also love sessions that give attendees nuggets of practical information to use today. Progressive disruption, perhaps?
If you have an awesome and inspired idea for a session, panel, workshop or keynote, we want to hear about it. Write up a catchy title and a couple paragraphs about the presentation, select a category, add the speaker’s names and your contact info. The WebVisions team will review all submissions and get back to you.
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