WebVisions 2009: Pitch your panel, session, or workshop

WebVisions continues to serve as Portland’s premiere Web design and development conference. And, in 2009, it could be our only major tech conference of the summer.

I mean, we already lost RailsConf 2009, and if the rumors of OSCON relocation hold true…

There was even rumors that OSCON 2009 will take place in another city (The Bay Area?)– even the Burgerville staff told me about the scuttlebutt. They were understandably bummed about it as they get plenty of customers during OSCON week.

… then WebVisions—as great as it is—has the chance to be even greater, next year. The belle of the ball, as it were.

So, don’t you owe it to your geeky self to participate? That’s right. I think you do, too.

And here’s your chance.

WebVisions has just opened its submissions for the 2009 event, allowing you to pitch the WebVisions team on your session, workshop, or panel.

What’s the difference, you ask?

  • Sessions are 1.25 hours long and address topics that reveal new directions, technologies, processes or approaches for the Web.
  • Workshops will be held on May 20th only, and are set up in a classroom format and run for 3 hours for a half day or 6 hours for a full day and should provide more in depth coverage of a topic.
  • Panels run for 1.25 hours and feature 3-4 speakers including a moderator. Panels should be fun, lively and informative, not a series of mini presentations from each speaker.

Don’t stress! You’ve still got plenty of time. Submissions don’t close until December 31, 2008. But I thought it would be a good idea to get you noodling on that about which you’re going to speak.

Because you are going to speak.

Now in its eleventh year, WebVisions will be held in May 20-22, 2009, in Portland, Oregon. For some feedback on previous WebVision events, see my roundup of posts from WebVisions 2008. For more information, visit WebVisions.

  1. […] As I’ve mentioned before, the departure of these two O’Reilly events leaves a decided gap in our summer geek activities around here. After WebVisions wraps. […]

  2. My friend on Facebook shared this link and I’m not dissapointed that I came here.
    p.s. Year One is already on the Internet and you can watch it for free.

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