Web 2.0 Conference You Should Attend

web directions north 2007

Usually, I like to promote just a few conferences a year I think would be worth people’s time, even if I can’t go. Currently, I’m not going to Web Directions North (yet). But, I think you should. Why? Straight from the website itself…

Web Directions North is a must for all designers, developers, product managers, and anyone who works with the web.

There’s no product placement, no waffle, and no panels; just renowned real world experts giving you insights, experience and expertise you’ll have to go a long way to get anywhere else, and the chance to meet, exchange ideas, and network with your peers from across Canada, North America and the World.

They’re not kidding either. Some things they’ll be covering are:

  • Accessibility
  • Ajax and Javascript
  • CSS
  • Microformats
  • Mashups
  • Standards based web design and development
  • Web app development
  • XHTML and HTML

Not only will it be geeky to the max, it’ll be fun. Vancouver is a great place to be. It’s one of the coolest metro cities I’ve been to (and I’ve been to a lot in North America). Tons to do, a great night life, and Whistler/Blackcomb is outstanding for boarding and skiing.

The price is $895 CND, which is approximately $2 USD. No really, I think it translates to $792 USD or so (today). That’s a whopping $100 discount, practically, just for saying “about” instead of “a boot”! What a deal!

What are you waiting for? Sign up before Canada is annexed! (aff)

Yes, the links are affiliate links. I really do want to attend this conference. So, if you do to, and you’re willing to sign up using my affiliate link, there’s a good chance I will see you there (I need 4 people to sign up using my link). In fact, if you do use my affiliate link, and I do get to go because of you, I definitely want to grab some coffee or lunch with ya.

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Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

4 Comments on "Web 2.0 Conference You Should Attend"

  1. littlemoney says:

    Web Directions North is a must for all designers, developers, product managers, and anyone who works with the web like us the bloggers.so guys lets keep up the good work

  2. Artorios says:

    Excellent blog.

  3. Alicia says:

    Just wondering if enough people sing up that you could attend?

  4. nate says:

    Alicia, I’d love to attend. I don’t know how many people it would take, but this particular post and link was for last year’s (2007). I haven’t taken a look at this year’s agenda yet, but it would certainly be fun.


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