The Penn State Web 2011 Conference planning committee
is pleased to announce that registration is now open for this
year's conference, and we would like to extend an invitation
to you. This is the first year that we've opened the conference
up to higher ed colleagues external to Penn State. While we're
not broadcasting the invite widely, we are targeting peers in the
higher ed marketing/communications and/or web areas.
Please feel free to share this with those who might be a good fit
and who might have interest in our conference.
Thanks so much,
on behalf of The Penn State Web 2011
Conference planning Committee
Registration for Penn State's Web 2011 Conference is now open
to all faculty and staff at http://webconference.psu.edu/. The
annual conference, which takes place on Monday June 13, and
Tuesday June 14, 2011 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel,
brings Web professionals together to share cutting-edge information
on Web design, applications, innovative tools, security issues, and more.
This year's conference features the theme "Content + Design " and
will showcase two internationally known speakers, and a diverse
selection of sessions and workshops. Also new this year - the
conference will expand to allow colleagues external to Penn State
to attend, and will offer an excursion event on the evening of the
first conference day.
Kristina Halvorson, world renowned content strategist, will kickoff
the first day of the conference with a talk on “Content Strategy
for the Web.” Kristina is the CEO and Founder of Brain Traffic
http://www.braintraffic.com/, a content strategy consultancy.
She is the author of Content Strategy for the Web, a book that’s
being called “the most important thing to happen to user experience
design in years” (Peter Morville, Ambient Findability, Information
Architecture for the World Wide Web). Day two will be ushered
in by Scott Thomas (popularly known as SimpleScott), Design
Director for the Obama campaign and author of Designing
Obama. In addition to discussing his role with designing the
Obama campaign and whitehouse.gov, Thomas will share his
thoughts on why he lives by the idea that the simplest solution
is the best one. Whether he's building a website or signing
e-mails operatically the motivation is always "less is more."
Other Web 2011 attractions include breakout sessions,
workshops, poster sessions, book signings, and opportunities
for networking with Penn State colleagues and Web
professionals. Both conference days will begin with a
continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Penn Stater, and
will include a lunch buffet as well as refreshment breaks.
To learn more and to register, visit http://webconference.psu.edu/.
Those traveling to University Park may take advantage of the
conference rate offered by the Penn Stater. Visit
http://webconference.psu.edu/first-timers-guide/ for more
information. Those who register during the Early Bird registration
period will received $150 off the conference
fee. Early Bird registration ends on Friday, April 15;
registration closes on Monday, May 16.