You know in Perth people complain and carry on that nothing comes to Perth, all the good events, concerts, show and so on, all by-pass Perth.
Well with the Edge of the Web this all changes, forever.
The Australia Web Industry Association (AWIA) has given you a world class conference on your doorstep.
The Edge of the Web is a web design and development conference that you see only on the east coast. But it’s in Perth. When 6-7 November. But wait there is more. There are 4 workshops from leading experts. And wait there is even more. To finish it all off there is the WA Web Awards Dinner (you have entered haven’t you) on the Friday night. This makes it one rocking web blast of a week.
Glance over the speakers for the Edge of the Web, Chris Messina, Derek Featherstone, Cameron Adams, Sonja Bernhardt, Ben Buchanan, Stephen Collins, Kai Koenig, Lisa Herrod, Nick Hodge, Marc Lehmann, Tim Lucas, Laurel Papworth, Donna Spencer and Russ Weakley.
I’m not trying to spin BS to you these people are the leading lights in their fields. The best in the region, the best in the world. This is a chance to see, hear and learn from the best in the web industry. You don’t have to go flying all the way to Sydney or the US to see these people. No incurring the travel and accommodation costs.
Forget about taking a course or workshop from someone you never heard of, with some company that has a secondary motive to sell you other services, these are the real deal, go on Google them, I’ll wait!
I’ll let you into a little secret when we drew up the wish list of speakers we wanted to talk at this conference we expected at lot of people to just brush us aside. But this was not the case, in fact we ended up with pages of world class speakers all wanting to talk in Perth, to come and see the web community that in some areas are world leaders. This stunned us a little, and of course it made the selection even harder. So this speaker list isn’t just those that would come. It’s the best of the best.
Now you maybe thinking, “Yeah, yeah, I can’t afford to go, I’ll do it next year.” Well think about it, if this conference is not successful with the core of the WA web industry backing it, do you think anyone else is ever going to run a web conference of this scale again in Perth with world class speakers. I think not.
Take it from me hearing just what a few of these people had to say (from other conferences) has totally changed the direction and way I deliver web sites. If you want a long term career in the web industry, then I would be trying anything to go to this conference.
As a web professional the cost for this conference is money well spent, considering it will change the way you work on the web.
You still have three months until the Edge of the Web, 6 and 7 of November. But if I where you I would take advantage of the early bird special and the discounts for AWIA members and get my tickets ASAP.
And after all this is said an done you also get to experience the Perth Port80 Posse parties first hand!
So are you up for going to the edge?