UX Week Early Bird Pricing Ends Monday, August 30!

Adaptive Path’s UX Week 2009, for which I’ve done extensive programming, is only a few weeks away. And the deadline for early bird pricing ends August 30.

Enjoy 4 days of UX goodness, combining thought-provoking presentations with hands-on activities-based workshops. It’s a mix of inspiration and information unlike you’ll find at any other event!

Use discount code FOPM and get 15% off the registration price

UX Week 2009 – $1,776 Independence Day pricing extended

For UX Week 2009, We’ve extended our $1,776 Independence Day pricing for another week, recognizing many people were gone over the holiday and might not have had a chance to use it. And, if you use the promotional code FOPM, you’ll get an additional 15% off, bringing the registration price to $1,510, which is nearly $1,000 off the full price of $2,495. At $1,510, that’s around $375/day, which is a remarkable price when compared to other similar events!

Main stage talks include:

  • Matias Duarte, Senior Director of Human Interface and UX at Palm
  • Sarah Jones, Tony Award winning playwright and performer
  • Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics
  • Genevieve Bell, Director, User Experience Group, Intel Digital Home Group
  • Temple Grandin, Best-selling author, Animals Make Us Human and Thinking in Pictures
  • Jesse James Garrett, Co-Founder and President of Adaptive Path
  • David Merrill, one of the creators of Siftables
  • Erin McKean, Independent lexicographer and dictionary evangelist
  • Martyn Ware, Sonic ID (and founder of the 80′s band, The Human League!)
  • Elizabeth Windram, Senior UX Designer & Bernhard Seefeld, Product Manager, Google Maps

    3 days of hands-on workshops include:

  • Good Design Faster with Rachel Glaves and Brandon Schauer of Adaptive Path
  • Noel Franus, Manager of the global identity practice for Sonic ID
  • Strategy Team of One with Henning Fischer of Adaptive Path
  • Content Strategy with Kristina Halvorson of Brain Traffic
  • Facilitation and Collaboration with Julia Houck-Whitaker of Adaptive Path and Sarah B. Nelson
  • Designing for Mobile with Rachel Hinman of Adaptive Path
  • Multitouch with Nathan Moody and Darren David of Stimulant
  • Michal Migurski and Tom Carden of Stamen
  • Making Things with Jared Cole of Adaptive Path
  • Tangible Thinking with Todd Wilkens of Adaptive Path

    So sign up today!

  • Behold the awesomeness that is UX Week 2009

    (and register before July 1 and get serious early-bird discounts!)

    Check out the schedule for UX Week 2009, and tell me that it’s not the best UX conference program around. From Tony-Award winning performer Sarah Jones, to austistic animal facilities design and author Temple Grandin, to director of UX on the Palm Pre Matias Duarte, we’ve got main-stage presentations that will inspire you. And then in the afternoons, workshops lead by a raft of industry leaders (including many of the brilliant folks at Adaptive Path) to give you hands-on skills that’ll level-up your game.

    I’ve put a fair amount of work into this program, and it’s exciting to see how it has come together.

    When you register, use the promotional code FOPM and get 15% off the registration price. Which is currently $2195, which is already $300 off the full price. And so 15% offa that means you pay only $1,866, which is less than $500/day, which is a damn fine price for such quality.

    Adaptive Path’s 2009 Events – So many options!

    For the first time in Adaptive Path’s history, we’ve released our entire slate of in-person events for the year at the beginning of the year. (I say “in-person” because we’re still working on our virtual seminar lineup). I know it’s going to be a strange year for many folks, budget-wise, but we’re confident we have events that can satisfy various abilities of spend. And if you use the promotional code FOPM, you’ll get an extra 15% off!

    I’m mostly involved in our conferences, MX 2009 and UX Week 2009. MX is targeted at managers of experience design teams, and I know I say it every year, but MX 2009 is shaping up to the best yet. I’m really excited about having David Butler, VP of Design at Coca-Cola, speak about how he’s helped the World’s Biggest Brand embrace design (he’s profiled in this BusinessWeek article).

    UX Week is still many months away, but we’ve already announced some high-profile speakers – comics artist Scott McCloud, word maven Erin McKean, and ethnography trailblazer Genevieve Bell. Because we’re so far from it, registration for UX Week is currently very low — $1795, where full price will be $2995. (And with the 15% off from FOPM, that drops to $1525.75, nearly half off full price). Last year’s UX Week 2008 was amazing, and 2009 promises to top that.

    Along with the conferences, we have our UX Intensive 4-day workshops returning (Berlin, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.), our new Good Design Faster 2-day workshop (how can you miss with a name like that), our pilot event for project managers, and a monthly selection of virtual seminars, including one I’m presenting in February titled 16 (Mostly) Difficult Steps to Becoming a Customer Experience-Driven Organization. Whew!

    I hope you overcome your paradox of choice, and join us for the fun this year!

    I chat with Scott McCloud

    Some readers of peterme.com will know I’ve long had an obsession with Scott McCloud’s work. 15 years ago, I read Understanding Comics, and it was a bolt of lightning in my intellectual development. About 10 years ago, I had the fortune of meeting Scott, and maintaining a friendship with him.

    (here’s a scary picture of the two of us in 1999. Scary because I look like a serial killer.
    )

    Since we’ve been hosting events at Adaptive Path, I’ve wanted to have Scott speak at them, but it never seemed to work out, either logistically or thematically. Well, that changes next year. For UX Week 2009, our theme involves “looking laterally,” and bringing in people who influence us from fields outside design, and Scott is on board.

    To mark this, Scott and I recorded a telephone conversation where topics spanned influences, Edward Tufte, the rise of visual expression in every day life, crafting the Google Chrome comic, micropayments, and the basics UX designers should know about crafting comics. You can download the conversation as an MP3, or, soon, find it on Adaptive Path’s podcast stream (RSS, iTunes)

    It’s worth noting that Adaptive Path is having a huge end-of-the-year promotion for all of its 2009 events. Sign up by December 31st, and use the promotional code FOPM (“Friends of Peter Merholz”) for huge savings.

    Bold Shill – UX Week News

    There’s a lot happening yon Adaptive Path way as we gear up for UX Week 2008.

    We’ve just announced the actual super final completing of our program, including Jury Hahn, and the presentations we’ll get from the folks at the Exploratorium.

    My colleague Leah Buley conducted a marvelous interview with Audrey Chen, lead IA on TheDailyShow.com. For anyone wondering what role an IA serves in our modern Web world, look no further.

    And I’ve had the fortune of email-conversing with Michael B. Johnson, who runs the Moving Pictures Group at Pixar. There’s a lot to chew on, touching on everything from prototyping to hiring to management and morale.

    You can register for any combination of days at UX Week, though I recommend coming for all 4. And use the promotional code FOPM and receive 15% off!