An Event Apart Austin is an intensely educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for. Join us for twelve great speakers and sessions, plus an optional third day on mobile design with Luke Wroblewski.
“The most focused, useful, practical conference I’ve ever attended.”
City after city, show after show, An Event Apart is the one web design conference where groundbreaking techniques break first.
An Event Apart is where designers and developers first heard of Responsive Web Design and learned to approach multi-device development “mobile first.”
It’s where mission-critical techniques are mastered, and new ideas become industry-wide best practices.
An Event Apart brings together twelve of the leading minds in web design and development for two days of inspiration and enlightenment, plus an optional “A Day Apart” third day focused on a single, essential topic. Each conference session builds on the one before it; each topic is essential to the practice of modern web design and development.
AEA blends a multi-disciplinary focus with a sharply focused, single-track curriculum. Whether you’re a designer, developer, strategist, or client, you’ll all learn in the same room at the same time, sharing the same revelatory ideas with your peers.
Founded by world CSS authority Eric Meyer and “godfather of web standards” Jeffrey Zeldman, An Event Apart is dedicated to the proposition that the creators of great web experiences deserve a great learning experience. Whether it’s your first web conference or hundredth, you’ve never experienced an event like this. Maybe that’s why every AEA event for the past four years has sold out well in advance.
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Who Attends An Event Apart?
Just what kind of people are our attendees? A little under half call themselves “designers.” An equal number prefer “developers.” IAs, UX pros, project managers, writer/editors, marketers, and, yes, clients attend as well.
AEA attendees, like other conference attendees, want to improve job skills and make new friends and business connections in an intense and fun environment. But unlike typical conference goers, AEA attendees have that gleam in their eye that comes from a belief that quality matters — that through advocacy and hard work, each of us can make a meaningful difference.
AEA attendees are…
…professional craftspeople. They keep up with best practices by reading leading authors’ books on design, code, and usability, and by reading leading and emerging websites about web design. Often, they’ll be the person at their company who got everyone thinking seriously about CSS-based design or content strategy.
…passionate practitioners. They care deeply about not only doing a job well, but doing it right. They care if their web page forms are usable, if their content is findable and invites reading, if their code is optimized and contingency-ready—and view it as almost a personal affront when it isn’t.
…looking for both inspiration and instruction. They want to take actionable ideas back to the office when the event is over, re-energized by new ideas and techniques that they can use to boost their work to a new level.
…hungry for what comes next. They’re aware of what’s going on in the field now and even have some idea of what’s on the way, but want to hear from leaders in the field about what they see coming and how we all will cope with the changes.
…some of the smartest people you’ll ever meet. Really. They’re sharp, experienced, and firing on all cylinders.
If that’s you, then you should be at An Event Apart.