Upcoming talks and workshops

 by Martin Belam, 9 May 2011

Well, I’ve managed 24 days so far of not blogging, but I’m going to break my holiday slightly with two posts this week. The first is simply a round-up of some places you can see me talking over the next few days and months.

On Wednesday 11th you can get tickets for a new event on the London calendar: UX workshops: Writing. Organised by Sjors Timmer it will feature myself and Cennydd Bowles giving practical tips and exercises to improve your UX-related blogging and writing. The event itself is on the evening of June 7th.

Also this week I’ll be at FutureEverything in Manchester. I’ll be part of a panel featuring Paul Bradshaw, Chris Taggart, David Higgerson and Sarah Hartley discussing Linked Data / Linked Stories and the implications of accessible data for investigative journalism. This session takes place on Thursday 12th May, and tickets are available for the entire festival & conference experience, which runs from May 11th to May 14th.

The following week is our regular London IA event. This time it features Claire Rowlnad and Chris Browne talking about designing for the internet of things, and myself reprising my “Come as you are” keynote from the Polish IA Summit. In Soho on Tuesday 17th May, the event is sold out, but you can apply to be put on the waiting list.

At the end of June I will be in Atlanta, at the UPA annual conference. Running from June 21st to the 24th, I will be presenting “Changing The Guardian through ‘Guerilla usability testing’”. The early bird discount has been and gone, but you can still register, with a discount available for UPA members.

There is currently a planned pre-dux session in London on June 8th to allow UK-based presenters including myself a chance to have a rehearsal and get feedback on our talks for Atlanta. I’m not entirely sure of the details yet, but if you fancy being one of the guinea pigs in the audience then get in touch with me at martin.belam@currybet.net or on Twitter.

Finally, in early September I will be talking in London at the Content Strategy Forum event. It has a fantastic line-up of speakers including Karen McGrane, Kristina Halvorson, Eric Reiss and Relly Annett-Baker. I will be presenting “Taking content strategy to people who already think they have one” - looking at the particular challenges of communicating digital content strategy ideas to traditional publishers. Early bird prices are available until June 3rd.

And if I don’t see you at any of those events, then maybe I’ll bump into you in the next couple of weeks at the BBC Social Media Summit or news:rewired, both of which I am attending.

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