My Kind of Town
Another Event Apart has come and gone; Chicago welcomed us with open arms and cheezborgers as far as the eye could see. The event itself was great, packing lots of thoughtful speakers and attendees into one room for a giant mind meld. Later, we packed those same people into a pub (courtesy of MediaTemple) for more, er, melding, and later still into the Billy Goat to deplete their supplies of High Life and pattied-meats.
Two full days of presentations (Luke Wroblewski blew me away, on form design of all things) and getting to know some really wonderful attendees is never enough, especially in a town like Chicago. A few of us managed to steal an extra day after the conference to stomp around town a bit. I sweated it out for a midday architectural boat tour with Dan Cederholm, Jeremy Keith, Liz Danzico, and Mark Bixby and Brian Warren from Method Arts, and later kicked back with some of the Coudal Partners to discuss horror sex ed films. As always, Flickr is good for incriminating evidence (my photos and the AEA Chicago 2007 group).
I’m really looking forward to An Event Apart San Francisco next month (our last AEA of the year). I’ve only ever passed through San Francisco, so I’m anxious to finally have something to contribute when friends start conversing about how wonderful it is. Hope to see you there!