Web Directions North 2008

November 26 , 2007

Once upon a time

John Allsopp, Maxine Sherrin, Derek Featherstone and Dave Shea put together the Web Directions North conference in Vancouver in January of 2007. They invited speakers from around the globe and the geeks that attended far and wide also got the added bonus of skiing or snowboarding depending on their fancy. The conference was a ton of fun plus educational for those that were lucky enough to attend ( I got the honor of being stage manager to keep the speakers and attendees on time.) This coming January 28-Feb 2, 2008 it will be taking place in Vancouver and then when then the conference is over it’ll be up to Whistler for some fun on the snow. Standing up or down that depends on your snowboarding/skiing skills. ;)Or if your not up for either there’s always Jeremy Keith’s favorite which was the tubing.

Here we are organizing and getting ready for the attendees

Who says organizing isn't fun

The speakers

Here’s a list of speakers: Cameron Adams, John Allsopp, Daniel Burka, Andy Clarke, Douglas Crockford, Anil Dash, Cameron Adams, Kimberly Elam, Brian Fling, Derek Featherstone, Tara Hunt, Boris Mann, Chris Messina, Brian Oberkirch, Eric Rodenbeck, Dave Shea,  Jonathan Snook,  Jared Spool, Matt Webb, Josh Williams, Indi Young, and our favorite blue beanie guy, Jeffrey Zeldman. For their bios so you can make a case to get your boss to send you, check out the speaker’s page.

The cost

Pricing page

  • The 2 day conference early bird rate ends Dec 1st!$795CDN
  • Dec 1st: that its $895CDN
  • Student rate: $195CDN
  • 1 Day Workshop: $395CDN (if attending the conference if not $495 CDN (each)
  • Accommodation: $149 CDN /night
  • Whistler Lift Ticket + Coach to and from the hotel:$120

Need more convincing?

Here are my photos from the web directions north 2007.


Sun Dec 2, 2007 at 12.32 am

Gordon Mackay

Looks like a lot of fun!

I’ve always wanted to visit Canada, and that would be an awesome reason to go… but alas, it’s one of them no-can-do-this-time scenarios for moi [>.<].


Constantly, trying to learn new things, and on the way I get to meet some amazing people with my camera by my side. XOXO!

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