An Event Apart NYC is over. It lasted twice as long as previous events. Featured three times as many speakers. Took at least four times as much effort to prepare. And was ten tons of fun.
We couldn’t have done it without you
Thanks first and foremost to all who attended. You made the show.
Jason Santa Maria, in addition to speaking eloquently, designed the identity system for the conference, right down to the lanyards.
Eric Meyer is a genius. You could put a mic in front of him anywhere and a crowd of CSS-hungry devotees would soon gather. You could even put him on after Ze Frank.
Baltimore filmmaker Ian Corey videotaped the event, supplied and maintained additional equipment, and ran the sound system.
Daniel Mall and Jon Aldinger, web designers and event assistants extraordinaire, lugged heavy boxes of collateral from Happy Cog to Scandinavia House. They also (with brilliant Rob Weychert) manned the doors, cleaned the auditorium after attendees filed out each day, and assisted Ian with the sound.
A space this elegant and food this good are hard to come by in the world of conferences. Perfectly tuned service is equally rare. Victoria and Bo of Scandinavia House and Peter and Angellique of Restaurant Aquavit, along with their discreet yet ever-present staff, provided almost unheard-of levels of service. We thank them, and I recommend them to anyone hosting an intimate or mid-sized design conference in New York City. (The theater seats 168 but we cut off registration at 120 to maintain intimacy.)
Happy Cog paid for the drinks.
Rekindle the memories or start new ones:
- An Event Apart NYC photos on Flickr
- NYC meetup group?
- Tantek’s Presentation on Microformats (zip)
- Khoi Vinh’s writeup
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