The many HOW Conferences roll on and I am, at this point, just keeping pace. I have walked out of two sessions so far due to disinterest, but there have been others that have rocked my world. Nancy Duarte‘s presentation about presentations blew me away. Made me want to scrap my entire business and just build PowerPoints.
Let that sink in for a moment. Yes, that’s how good she was.
The HOW Conference is killing it. Current mood is “exhausted.”
The Resource Center, otherwise known as Sponsor Lounge, is absolutely insane. Elbows are thrown to get to the free goodies, and the goodies are of quality. I toughed it out for some free drinks last night and mostly avoided going diving for swag, but there were probably thousands of people losing their minds going from booth to booth on some kind of designer scavenger hunt. More tomorrow. — Voss Out
We’ve leaving before sunrise tomorrow for Denver, for HOW, HOW, and the proper HOW. Due to what we are confidently predicting to be a deluge of non-comic content in the coming week, I have acquiesced to Donovan’s demand of making the comics themselves smaller on the home page. We both agree that some of our content tends to bury itself beneath the comic posts and we want you to have access to all of the hotness.
Other solutions have been offered, but there’s more we’re planning to add to this site soon and it doesn’t make sense to redesign everything twice.
This is my first HOW Conference ever, and I am dealing with a level of excitement that’s been building for years. Years spent listening to literally everyone I know telling me how totally awesome they are. The venue, however, leaves me a little perplexed. Denver was the site of my first AIGA conference, and I feel more than a little like I’ve been there and done that. I am looking forward to seeing my friend the big giant blue bear, however. And, like it or not, the matching venues will make it easy for me to compare and contrast the two conferences. AIGA delivered one keynote speaker in an eyepatch and Mig Reyes into my life, so the bar is high, HOW. The bar is high.
The How Conference daily podcasts continue with a slightly shorter episode that is literally bursting at the seams with no more than six guests playing a rousing game of pass-the-mic, including Clint Walkingstick, (eL) Ron Hubbard, a second illustrious appearance by both Kenneth and Jenneth Visocky-O’Grady, U&lc/SpeakUp/BrandNew-man Armin Vit, and Design Goddess Debbie Millman. Not a bad way to spend a quarter-hour —
Are you in Austin? Want to be on the show? Hit the 4th Floor everyday at 5:00 (right after the close) and chat it up!
The HOW Conference is alive and well, and it you have the right combination of twitter accounts coupled with our amazing coverage, well it’s damn near like you’re there right now. Which I’m not. I expect most of my next few days will be spent chasing the turmoil that is the #HOWconf tag, and looking for sweet twitpics, and most definitely not getting anything done.
If you’re keeping track, this is our 95th 1PT.Rule comic, so as we count down to the Ã¼ber-special occasion of #100, go on back through the catalog and get caught up.