Convention Crashin'

Convention Crashin'

Hi all, though I am still kicking myself for not getting to Malofiej this year, the rest of 2009 has a lot in store for all you information-lovers out there. Here's a little summer conference rundown from your roving illustrator, bowling correspondent, datatickler...

Most of the below focus on infographics / tech / creativity / media, and whether American or sprinkled around the world most give group discounts...I know this Wednesday I'll be workin' the room for sure...here kitty kitty CaT!



CaT
Creativity and Technology
An AMAZING roster of speakers, including the Brilliant Ben Fry and Magnificent Manuel Lima...
NYC June 3, Metropolitan Pavilion
http://creativitycat.com/

Internet Week
Time Warner, the Webbys and Flavorpill are among the sponsors
All over town in NYC, June 1-8
http://internetweekny.com/about/quick_facts/

World Science Festival
Harrison Ford is gonna be at the opening gala! (I had so much fun at this last year, we met Jonah Lehrer at the Water Taxi Beach over beers and talked about brains.)
NYC, June 11-18
http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/

HOW Design Conference
(Including one of my favorite bull riders from our illustrator throwdown, Felix Sockwell...)
Austin, TX June 24-27
http://www.howconference.com/GeneralMenu/

DD4D
Data Designed for Decisions...
In association with the Institute for Information Design
(What could be better than infographics AND Paris in the springtime?)
Paris, June 18-20
http://dd4d.net/

Edward Tufte Presenting Data and Information
(price includes all 4 books!)
NYC July 30-31, more US dates on the site
http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/index

Idea Conference
Social and Experience Design
Toronto, Sept 15-16
http://ideaconference.org/2009/

Picnic 09
3 days of ideas, fun and sensory stimulation in media, technology, entertainment, art and science
http://www.picnicnetwork.org/
Amsterdam, Sept 23-25

Society of News Design annual conference
(Nigel Holmes is keynote speaking at this one too!)
Buenos Aires, Argentina Sept 24-26
http://www.sndbue09.com/
    
OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy
Charting Progress, Building Visions, Improving Life
October 27-30, Busan, Korea
http://www.oecd.org/document/59/0,3343,en_40033426_40033828_41350843_1_1_1_1,00.html

AIGA Make / Think
(Another great lineup, including New York's own Ian Adelman, Jen Bekman and moderated by Kurt Andersen)
Memphis, October 8-11
http://designconference2009.aiga.org/

TEDMED
Coorganized by Information Anxiety author Richard Saul Wurman
(I'm not really sure why David Blaine is there but should be interesting...)
http://www.tedmed.com/
San Diego, October 27-30 2009

So forget that house in the Cramptons and have yourself a learning holiday. /// HJ
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