Unwind after the first action-packed day of edUi at our opening night reception courtesy of our reception sponsor Silverchair Information Systems. Random Row Brewery Random Row’s mission is to make high quality, locally brewed beer accessible, interesting, and enjoyable. They have an extensive list of beers available for the craft beer lover. Shuttle Bus A shuttle bus will run in a loop between the Omni hotel and Random Row Brewery. Pick up is at the public bus stop on Water Street behind the Omni. The bus will have an edUi sign in the window. If you’d prefer to walk or uber or lyft, you’ll find Random Row Brewery is located at 608 Preston Ave A, Charlottesville, VA 22903. It’s about a 10 min. walk from either the Omni Hotel or Residence Inn. Super Smash Bros. Our opening night reception will feature a Super Smash Bros. Tournament! Eight participants can sign up to battle head-to-head, while the rest of us cheer them on. Want to join the tournament? Sign up here » https://media.giphy.com/media/XbChkqafxm1gs/giphy.mp4 BBQ Exchange Catering will be provided by BBQ exchange and will include vegetarian and vegan options. Sponsored By All this is thanks to our reception sponsor, Silverchair Information Systems! Silverchair Information Systems integratesContinue reading»
We are saddened and stand in utter disbelief about the events that have transpired over the weekend in Charlottesville. White supremacy and racism have no place in our community. We stand in opposition to intolerance, hatred, and bigotry of all forms. Charlottesville is a lovely community that did not deserve the hatred that was unleashed here this weekend. The town—known locally as C-Ville—is a progressive, tolerant, welcoming, small city, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you’ve been to edUi in recent years, you’ve likely seen this wonderful place first-hand. And maybe it holds a special place in your heart the way it holds one in ours. Our beloved small town is reeling today. Emotions are raw and most people still do not know what to make of the events this weekend. How do you move forward from a display of such violence? How do you walk the streets where people dodged tear gas, were beaten, run over, where someone died? But move forward is what we do. In that sense we truly are a progressive city. Charlottesville’s bright light is exactly what attracted these groups to the area in the first place. And that light won’tContinue reading»
edUi’s hometown of Charlottesville, VA has recently been embroiled in a controversy over the moving of a Confederate statute and renaming of some local parks. It’s brought a lot of attention to what’s normally a pretty quiet college town nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. People from around the country have come here to express views that are not reflective of the vast majority of people who live and work in this community. As members of the Charlottesville and University of Virginia community we stand behind UVA President Theresa Sullivan’s affirmation of our shared values of diversity, inclusion, and mutual respect. Further, we think this is an excellent opportunity to remind all our conference attendees that edUi is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and safe conference experience for everyone. We have a Code of Conduct and by attending edUi you’re agreeing to abide by it. It’s pretty simple. In fact it can be summed up in two words, “Be Nice.” See you in September.
This just in: edUi 2017 will feature live band karaoke with local band Bro Patrol on Tuesday night.
You’d have to travel a long way to catch talks by the speakers we’ve lined up for edUi 2017. This week, edUi workshop leader Sarah Drasner is keynoting at JS Channel in Bengaluru, India. Sara Wachter-Boettcher has spoken at An Event Apart, Smashing Conf, and even Amuse UX in Budapest. Nick DeNardis has spoken at higher ed events across the country. Kevin M. Hoffman has passport stamps for speaking engagements in South Africa, Norway, and Switzerland. And Cory Doctorow? I don’t know where to begin, but this appearance with Edward Snowden at the NY Public Library is probably where I’d end up. Sarah Drasner Cory Doctorow Sara Wachter-Boettcher Nick Denardis Kevin M. Hoffman And we haven’t even talked about the other 50 speakers you can see in Charlottesville this September at edUi! Convinced Yet? A $550 early bird ticket gets you access to: 3 amazing keynotes 1 half-day workshop of your choice 4 mini-workshops 36 talks, expert panels, and discussions 2 networking receptions But only until Monday July 31. After that, the price jumps to $675. Register Now »
Jason Cranford Teague talks ageism in the tech industry and Mary Cook will provide useful tip on how to recruit the best testers.
Check out this quick teaser video of what’s in store for edUi 2017.
So far, we’ve announced two keynotes and three workshops. But I know what you’ve really been waiting for is this announcement right here. edUi 2017 Schedule Is Live » What’s Next? We still have one more keynote slot to announce and our Google DevFest topics will be announced later this summer. So stay tuned! Register Now » Early bird tickets are $550 Early bird deadline: July 31
A digital-rights activist and prolific writer of both nonfiction and science-fiction, Cory Doctorow’s edUi keynote will focus on the ways schools, archives, libraries and public institutions stand to be harmed by “dark patterns” and “bad business models”.
Registration is officially open and we just can’t contain our excitement any longer! We have a great line-up of workshops, not to mention tons of fantastic speakers and sessions, networking opportunities, and local Charlottesville food that will make your tummy happy. Make sure to join us for an amazing 2017 conference! Register Now » Early Bird Tickets: $550 Standard Tickets: $675 With a ticket to edUi 2017, you’ll get: Two full days of amazing UI and UX content by world-class speakers A half-day post-conference workshop A fun opening night reception to kick off the conference and socialize with other awesome conference-goers Plenty of opportunities to network with fellow web professionals in higher ed, libraries, and museums Breakfasts by a local bakery Lunch at a local restaurant on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall Early Bird Deadline Be sure to register by July 31, 2017, to get the early bird price of $550. Standard tickets will be $675 after the deadline. Half-Day Workshops A half-day workshop is included in your ticket (the hard part will be selecting just one!). Now is your chance to build your own SVG animations with Sarah Drasner, get the most out of your analytics with Nick DeNardis, or createContinue reading»