An Event Apart San Francisco is two days of sessions from 12 speakers with an intense focus on digital design, UX, content, code, and more. Following the two-day conference comes a full day, A Day Apart, with a single speaker diving deeply into one important topic.
Sometimes, to do your best work, you need a change of pace, to get out from behind your desk for a bit and open yourself up to a whole new world of people and ideas. Attending a conference is a great way to do exactly that. It’s a chance to stretch your legs and your mind.
Here are just a few reasons why An Event Apart (AEA) is a great choice:
- Learn from top speakers
The event’s speakers aren’t just industry leaders with years of experience and deep insight. They’re also engaging, inspiring thinkers who are passionate about sharing what they’ve learned and helping you level up your skills.
- Learn what’s next
AEA doesn’t just present what’s happening right now. It also looks ahead to what’s around the corner. Just a few of the topics people heard about on AEA’s stage before the rest of the industry knew they were coming: responsive web design, mobile-first practices, content strategy, and CSS Grid.
- Learn from your peers
The attendees are dedicated professionals with experience and know-how from years in the field. The person you bump into at the opening night reception may have faced and overcome the exact problem you’re facing now, or know someone who has. They’re some of the smartest people you’ll ever meet.
- Immediate takeaways
AEA emphasizes to all its speakers that while inspiration and insights for the future are great, what every talk needs to have is tips and techniques you can take back to your desk right now. And, time and again, they deliver.
- Share what you learn
AEA will send you off with copies of all the speaker slides, so you can use the same examples when you present what you learned to the rest of your team. Between that, the page of resources AEA collects from speakers for each event, the Slack team it sets up for each event, and its free video library of talks from past years, you’ll be able to keep the learning going long after the conference glow has faded.
“Some friends said ‘oh that’s too bad you’ll be at a conference during your birthday,’ and I said ‘Oh no, this is An Event Apart!”
Dan Flynn, Front-End Web Designer, Ferguson Enterprises
“AEA is the best conference out there. Tons of great current info and no sales pitch.”
Ellen Holladay, Senior Director, Elavon
Below you can click on a video titled “Obvious Always Wins” by Luke Wroblewski, that was recorded at An Event Apart Denver in 2017.