edUi 2012 A conference for web professionals serving colleges, universities, libraries, museums, and beyond Thu, 08 Nov 2012 20:45:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Writing Content for Usability Thu, 08 Nov 2012 20:45:27 +0000 VFHwebdev In honor of World Usability Day we’re happy to share this presentation from Stephanie Hay at edUi 2012.

Writing Content for Usability

Slide Deck (pdf)

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Thank You! Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:09:02 +0000 VFHwebdev Continue reading »]]> Just wanted to thank everyone who helped to make edUi awesome this year! Our speakers, our volunteers, our planning team and of course all of our attendees. This is a really incredible community that’s formed around edUi and we’re so thankful for all of you.

Looking forward to seeing you all again next year. November 4-6, 2013 in Richmond, VA.

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Adobe’s VP of UX Joins edUi Line Up Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:56:27 +0000 VFHwebdev Continue reading »]]> Michael Gough is Adobe’s Vice President of Experience Design. He is also the leader of Adobe’s Experience Design Team (XD), an internal design practice focusing on the next generation of digitally enabled experiences.

A longtime advocate for quality in all digital experiences, Michael has been pushing the digital envelope for years.

At edUi, Michael will talk to you about the pursuit of elegance and why chasing problems won’t get you there.

Just Two Weeks to Go!

In just two weeks edUi 2012 will take Richmond, VA by storm.

The conference will start with a plenary talk by Aneesh Chopra – the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States – on the future of technology, education and democracy.

It will close with four half-day workshops on topics including Lean UX, Responsive Design, Web Accessibility, and jQuery.

In between, there will be two and a half days of sessions on web design/development including keynotes by Jared Spool, Whitney Hess and Michael Gough.

All of this will be presented by and for web professionals working with colleges, universities, libraries and museums.

Tickets are just $550. Don’t miss it.

Register Now>>

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Tour Richmond on Two Wheels Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:15:49 +0000 VFHwebdev Continue reading »]]> Join us for a special hour-long tour of Richmond’s historic sites on one of the geekiest, I mean coolest rides around.

After a brief training and introduction, your tour guide from Segway of Richmond will show you the deep, rich history of this scenic river city.

The tour starts at 2:00 Wed. Sept. 26th and we’ll meet in front of the Omni immediately following closing remarks.

After signing your safety waiver and donning your helmet, you’ll get a brief training before departing on your tour.

Expect to arrive back at the Omni around 3:30pm if you have an evening flight to catch.

This is a special post-conference add on and we have very few slots available. So book yours while they’re available. Tickets are $45. If you’ve always wanted to ride a Segway, now’s your chance!

Reserve Your Tour Now >>



Here’s all the legal/safety stuff:

  • Watch the Segway Safety Video
  • All tours include safety training before the tour
  • Gliders must arrive to the store 30min before the tour is scheduled to start
  • Comfortable, flat bottom, closed shoes are recommended
  • All riders must be at least 14 years old to ride and participate in a tour
  • Tours are not suitable for pregnant women
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Creating Products and Services That Are Simply Accessible Mon, 20 Aug 2012 21:04:16 +0000 VFHwebdev Continue reading »]]> Jeff Parks talks with Derek Featherstone on the Radio Johnny podcast about the importance of accessible design in the creation of great experiences for every user.

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Early Bird Deadline Friday 8/10 Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:52:11 +0000 VFHwebdev Continue reading »]]> The edUi early bird deadline is Friday August 10th. This is your chance to save $100 on registration. Join Jared Spool, Whitney Hess, Aneesh Chopra, Jason Cranford Teague, Derek Featherstone, Jay Blanchard, Jeff Gothelf, Stephanie Hay and 30 other speakers in Richmond for this rare opportunity for kindred web professionals to come together, share knowledge, and build skills.

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Schedule Announced Tue, 17 Jul 2012 15:57:52 +0000 VFHwebdev Continue reading »]]> View the edUi 2012 Schedule

Yep, at long last the edUi 2012 schedule is available. We’ve got 40 sessions for you organized into four tracks including some sweet half-day workshops (one is included with your registration).

Some of our speakers

You’ve been hearing a lot about our featured speakers. But we’ve got nearly 40 speakers at edUi this year. Here are some recent additions you won’t want to miss.

Like What You See?

Then register now and join us in Richmond, VA this September.

Early bird registration is just $450 through August 10.

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Call For Proposals Closed Sat, 16 Jun 2012 12:38:48 +0000 VFHwebdev Continue reading »]]> The Call For Proposals is now closed. We saw a 45% increase in the number of proposals this year over last year! Many thanks to all who submitted proposals. Speakers are what really makes a conference and we couldn’t do this without you.

The Program Team will review proposals and make decisions by the end of June and we plan to notify all applicants by July 6th. The full conference schedule should be available by mid July.

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Call For Proposal Deadline Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:57:04 +0000 VFHwebdev Today’s the day! Our call for proposals ends today, June 15th. We hope to begin notifying speakers of our decisions in the first week of July and should have the full conference schedule posted by mid-July.

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Call For Proposal Deadline Approaches Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:32:29 +0000 VFHwebdev Continue reading »]]> If you are considering submitting a proposal to the edUi 2012 conference, the deadline is just two weeks away (June 15).  Featured speakers include Jared Spool, Aneesh Chopra, Derek Featherstone, Whitney Hess, Jason Cranford Teague, Jay Blanchard, Jeff Gothelf, Stephanie Hay.

We’re already planning sessions on Accessibility, jQuery, Responsive Design, Lean UX, Writing Content for Usability and more. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to join us by submitting a proposal.

Here’s a bit from out Call for Proposals.

We Want You @ edUi 2012

We seek dynamic speakers willing to share their knowledge and expertise about web design, user experience design and development. Preference is given to presentations that offer practical methods and ready-to-use techniques and tools.

Deadline for Proposals: June 15, 2012

Submit Your Proposal Now! []

Why Speak @ edUi?

* Because you’ve got knowledge to share with your peers.
* Your boss will think it’s so cool that you shared a stage with Jared Spool.
* It looks great on your resume (in case your boss doesn’t know who Jared Spool is).
* Everyone who submits a proposal gets 10% off registration.
* Speakers attend for free!*

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