WAITLIST ONLY -- Speakeasy: These Guys Kick APPS.

WAITLIST ONLY -- Speakeasy: These Guys Kick APPS. The creative forces behind PROJECT, TRVL, Above & Beyond: George Steinmetz, The Final Hours of Portal 2 and more come together for one night in NYC to the SPD Speakeasy--to inspire and inform, and give you the inspiration to kick some apps, too.

You know their apps. Now meet their creators, and learn how it's done. (A part of the story involves publishing 25 issues out of a spare bedroom -- if they can do it...) The Society of Publication Designers presents a rare opportunity to interact with some of the most disruptive forces in digital publishing. Their companies are small yet their impact has been enormous, with groundbreaking apps that reinvent business models and rethink how content can come alive on the tablet. Get your tickets now, because all our previous app nights have sold out, and get 'em early, because we want to see you there, not on the waitlist! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 26th, make a note that there are cocktails involved, and follow us after the jump for all the details on how you too can come kick some apps with SPD...

Mike Burgess is Head of Digital at Seven, a multimedia publisher in London that translates Sir Richard Branson's vision into Project, an interactive magazine developed exclusively for iPad. The launch issue of Project was the most downloaded iPad app in the world, and the magazine continues to turn heads with its innovative features and advertising. Mike will take the audience behind the scenes at Seven to show how its 20-person staff produces the digital magazine and other innovative properties. www.seven.co.uk

Jochem Wijnands and Michel Elings are the founders of TRVL, an a la carte travel magazine for iPad based in Bussum, The Netherlands. Working out of a spare bedroom, they have published 25 issues of TRVL and generate 40,000 downloads every month and as many as 2 million page views in a single month. The magazine is available without charge, resulting in a five star rating in the iTunes Store. Each issue contains one article about one subject, and is loaded with gorgeous photography and multimedia. www.trvlzine.com

Joe Zeff is president of Joe Zeff Design, a multidisciplinary studio in Montclair, NJ, that helps companies fuse content, technology and business opportunities on the iPad. The former Graphics Director of Time magazine and a pioneer in the field of information graphics, Joe and his team have created storytelling apps such as "The Final Hours of Portal 2" and "Above & Beyond: George Steinmetz," an iTunes App of the Week selection that climbed to No. 34 in the overall ratings. HIs studio and their apps have been featured by Time magazine, Fast Company and Adweekwww.joezeffdesign.com

Come to be inspired. And come to be informed.

Jeff Gapp is Channel Evangelist for WoodWing USA, developers of the Digital Magazine Tools that power digital magazines produced by Time Inc., Meredith and more than 300 publishers worldwide. He works directly with the company's largest customers to implement solutions, and will present an overview on how WoodWing's software helps publishers large and small, including Project, TRVL and Joe Zeff Design, create apps for iPad and other platforms. www.woodwing.com

THESE GUYS KICK APPS: An indie apps appreciation night.
You know their apps. Now meet their creators, and learn how it's done.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Helen Mills Theatre
139 West 26th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves), NYC

Doors open for seating at 6:30 PM
Presentation begins at 7:00 PM
Cocktails after begin about 8:30 PM

SPD Members, $20 in advance for panel + cocktails ($25 CASH ONLY at the door, if tickets remain)
Non-Members, $30 in advance for panel + cocktails ($35 CASH ONLY at the door, if tickets remain)
Full-time Students & faculty with valid ID, $15 in advance for panel + cocktails ($10 CASH ONLY at the door, if tickets remain)

RSVP early!  All tickets, seating, and cocktails are first come, first served. When tickets sell out, they're gone.

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