speaking engagements

My upcoming week o’ fun…

I’d already mentioned that I was going to be a keynote speaker at Web Directions Unplugged here in Seattle on May 12th; I’ll also be presenting a session titled “Building Web Apps for Google TV” with my cohort Daniels Lee at Google I/O earlier that week, and then to wrap up the week, I’ll be driving up to Vancouver to do a keynote presentation at Northern Voice (a personal blogging and social media conference).

So May 10th-14th is gonna be a busy time. 🙂

Just to make it even more entertaining for myself, each of the three presentations are nearly entirely different. The Google I/O presentation is on the pragmatic side of building Web applications for the TV space; my Web Directions Unplugged keynote is a higher-level talk on the convergence of devices on the Web platform. And finally, my keynote at Northern Voice is a retrospective of the growth of the Web, from my first days at NCSA to its current state. It’s going to be a whirlwind week, but I can’t wait – I’ve really missed doing more public speaking.

speaking engagements

Keynoting at Web Directions Unplugged, Seattle May 12-13

I’m really pleased and excited to announce that I’ll be keynoting at the Web Directions Unplugged conference here in Seattle, May 12-13 2011. I’ve spoken at a couple of Web Directions conferences before, both North and South, and I’m happy to see they’re bringing the party to my home town; in fact, I think this marks the first time I’ll be speaking at a public event in Seattle! (I know, shocking, since I’ve been speaking at public events for around 15 years; but I can’t remember anything large than Microsoft MVP events that I’ve spoken at here at home).

It will be a busy week for me, since I’ll have to rush home from Google IO, but I’ve always been impressed with the speakers and the audience at the Web Directions events*, and I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

Want to attend Unplugged in Seattle May 12-13th? tell ’em @cwilso sent you – use code WDWILSON for $50 off. Also, keep an eye on my Twitter feed – I’ll have a contest for a ticket shortly.


* In fact, one of my favorite speaking engagements was at Web Directions South 2007. Great crowd, great location (I love Sydney), and great speakers (the other ones, I mean).