Darling Harbour
Sydney, New South Wales

===== Web Directions South 2008: Sept 23-26 =====

Web Directions returns to the Sydney Convention Centre in September for four days of workshops, conference, receptions, networking, expo, parties and more.

Register before July 15 to take advantage of the early bird price of just $850 for 2 days that will get you genuinely excited about the web.

Featuring renowned international speakers with deep real world experience at organisations like Digg, Fast Company, Yahoo!, Google and more, and covering key areas in web design, front and back end web development, user experience, information architecture, web app security, Ajax, online communities, accessibility, mobile web, and more, Web Directions South 08 will once again be the focus of the Australian web industry in September.

===== Speakers include =====

* Jeffrey Veen - renowned UX expert from Wired Magazine, Adaptive Path and Google
* Derek Featherstone - leading accessibility expert
* Daniel Burka - interaction designer for Digg
* Jina Bolton - The Art and Science of CSS
* Douglas Crockford - Ajax security expert at Yahoo!, and the world's leading JavaScript authority
* Jeff Croft - web design and typography guru
* Lynne D Johnson - Senior Editor and Community Director at FastCompany

and many other international and local experts.

===== Workshops =====

The week begins with 5 optional full day workshops on September 23rd and 24th:

* Javascript with Douglas Crockford
* Web site and application accessibility with Derek Featherstone
* Web Application Interaction Design with Donna Spencer
* Custom Django CMS development with Jeff Croft
* W3C SIG Day

and continues with the conference itself - 30 sessions in three tracks over two very full days on September 25th and 26th at the Sydney Convention Centre.

===== Pricing =====

Prices for the conference are a very reasonable $850 until July 16th (for the full two day conference, with catered breaks and lunch, as well as catered reception and closing night party).

Full day, intensive, expert lead, fully catered workshops cost just $450 for conference attendees, or $550 for others.

Whatever your role in building and managing web sites, applications and communities, whether in the private, government, education or not for profit sectors, Web Directions will leave you loaded up with all the latest ideas and techniques, and inspired to make the web a better place.

To get a taste of Web Directions, you'll find dozens of past presentations, podcasts and slides at our site:


And to learn more about Web Directions South '08 visit


===== The Details =====

Conference & Expo
September 25 & 26 - Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour Parkside
September 23 & 24 - PowerHouse Museum

$850 before July 16th
$950 Before September 6th
$1050 full price

$450 Conference attendees
$550 Workshops only

Official Website: http://www.webdirections.org/

Added by mountainash on January 26, 2008



Web Directions South is now open!

Speakers include

Douglas Crockford (no one knows more about Javascript)
Lynne D Johnson - Community Manager and Senior Editor at Fast Company, and renowned blogger
Jina Bolton - CSS guru
Daniel Burka, the UX/Interactio designer at Digg
Jeffrey Veen - a man who needs little introduction
Derek Featherstone - accessiblity legend back yet again by popular demand

And many more intenraionals and of course fantastic Aussies - 30 sessions in total.

But go and check it out - we are well excited!