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 »
Nick DeNardis, director of Web Communications at Wayne State University and technical director for TEDxDetroit, is leading the Analytics Workshop at this year’s edUi conference. We wanted to get to know him better, so we asked him a few questions.
Get pumped! We’re thrilled to announce our final keynote speaker—Kevin M. Hoffman, founder of Seven Heads Design and author of Meeting Design for Managers, Makers, and Everyone, has joined the edUi lineup alongside keynotes Cory Doctorow and Sara Wachter-Boettcher.
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Sara Wachter-Boettcher is leading a workshop at this year’s edUi conference on Compassionate Content & UX, in addition to presenting her keynote, Design for Real Life. Sara is an author, designer, and content strategist at a consultancy based in Philadelphia. We wanted to get to know her better, so we asked her a few questions.
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”.