30 October 2008

Event Design Summit 08 - Recap

I had the pleasure to attend the Event Design Summit 08, presented by Event Design Magazine, in Hollywood the past few days. The conference was great!! The depth of information about design that was presented was current and extremely useful on all fronts. The summit was presented in a small and intimate environment, the atmosphere that was set up allowed for a comfortable and approachable interchange with the attendees and speakers. The line up of presentations covered a vast amount of territory from dealing with current economic situations, ways to keep your creative juices flowing, to interactive designing. I would like to personally thank the presenters that I saw; Tim Kobe and Wilhelm Oehl from Eight Inc., Deanna Kuhlmann-Leavitt from Kuhlmann Leavitt, Mitchell Mauk from Mauk Design, Hans deWit from Wit Design, Jack Rouse from Jack Rouse Associates, Alero Akuya from Nike, Tom Bowman from Bowman Design Group, Jan Lorence from Lorenc + Yoo Design, Jeff Lake from Hamilton Exhibits, Scott Powers and Man One from Man One Design. Each of these presentations gave me information that I can put to use today with critical insight and in the future through the exploration of design. I wish I would have been able to attend the other presentations but like any conference one has to pick and choose. The Event Design Summit team will post presentations up on line next week so we can see what we missed out on and have any information we missed from those we attended at this link. I would like to say a big thank you Dan Hanover, Editor and Publisher of Event Design Magazine for giving me the opportunity to speak at this wonderful event and for putting together this exceptional conference. Dan Hanover and his team put on an exceptional event. If you missed this spectacular conference please keep your eyes open for next year. You will not be disappointed.

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