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PSFK Conference: the not so quick update | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

PSFK Conference: the not so quick update

Blogging Cards from PSFK for the Conference

Sometimes things really do go unexpected, especially at conferences. I managed to see all the morning speakers and the first person after lunch for the PSFK Conference, but unfortunately I had to leave early for unrelated conference reasons. But with that said I did get back for the after conference drinks at Link and was able to talk with a bunch of people about the conference. I also took a lot of notes and observations that will fill posts for the next couple of weeks.

I’ve helped organize and volunteer for conferences in the past, so I can empathize with all the work that goes into pulling off an event like this. Overall I was really impressed with how smoothly things went. Yes there were technical difficulties with the second presentation of the day, but I think that had more to do with the keynote file size. In the morning I arrived around the peak time for registering and only waited in line briefly. As a blogger for the PSFK Conference they included blogging cards that had my name and blog which was a really nice touch. I’ve never seen anything like that before, but I’m sure you will see it more and more at conferences like this in the future.

I thought the type of speakers and the order of presenters was well considered. I’ll go into each of the individual people that spoke in the not so distant future, but for now I’ll just say that each of the subject matters meshed pretty good in a diverse kind of way. Timing matters a lot, and the break seemed at an appropriate time as was lunch. I didn’t feel rushed with the time at all. I wasn’t checking my watch so I can’t tell for sure, but I don’t think anyone went over there time to speak. Like I mentioned I only was there until mid afternoon, so I can only guess that the end of the conference finished as well as the morning started.

You can check out some of the photos from the conference on flickr… I’ll be posting more of my images today as well.

as an fyi for the next couple of posts about the PSFK Conference, there probably won’t be much of a chronological order of the notes that I took and the observations that I made…

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