The Archives: Events
May 6th, 2013
What is effective web design? It’s kind of like art… you know it when you see it. But when I was asked to present at the 2013 Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism about “Effective Web Design,” I had to take a step back to think about how effective web design happens. And after that, how do you present this idea…
October 3rd, 2012
Did you know that next week is Design Week Portland? It’s true, and we’re opening up Substance World Headquarters on Wednesday, October 10th, from 1pm – 3pm, as part of the North/Northeast Studio Tours. So… if you’re out and about in Northeast Portland on Wednesday and you’d like to come by, check things out, and say hello, please RSVP so…
August 6th, 2012
Last week I had the honor to attend the 140edu Conference in Manhattan. It was inspiring to be surrounded by so many smart people who are as passionate about education as they are about technology. As an employer, it was especially interesting to participate in discussions around what skills are most relevant for the future and how (or more accurately,…
March 8th, 2012
I attended South by Southwest (SXSW) in 2009, and again in 2010, but I took 2011 off. Why? Because I had a not-so-great experience in 2010… not even close to the great experience I had in 2009. As I’m heading to SXSW this year, this got me thinking: how can I make sure attending in 2012 is more like 2009…
August 15th, 2011
Okay folks, here’s a question for you: would you like to see Substance at South by Southwest (SXSW)? Before you shout out “of course,” or mutter “no way,” there’s a better way for you to voice your opinion: the SXSW PanelPicker. Substance has two panels to vote for and we’d surely appreciate your support.
November 1st, 2010
What happens when you’ve got to choose between learning about bedbugs, multicultural marketing, or using the internet and mobile devices to get people to come to your destination? You get the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show.
October 18th, 2010
I was recently invited to present at the 11th annual eTourism Summit on the topic of web site redesign. Unless you’re a brand new company, most companies/brands have had at least one (if not multiple) web sites. But things change… brands change, technology changes, content needs change, business goals change… any and all of these can necessitate a redesign.
October 5th, 2010
Will you be in New York on October 12th and 13th, attending the 11th annual E-Tourism Summit? If so, chances are you’ll meet me there… I’m giving a presentation about “Getting the Most Out of Website Redesign.” I’m incredibly excited for the opportunity to share some of the experiences and knowledge we’ve gained with our clients. This will most likely…
September 9th, 2010
That’s right, the New Communicators is back, and it’s next week. Erin Kurtz has done an amazing job this year at spearheading another amazing three days of events. This year the topic of reciprocity will be the common thread throughout the conversations, panel discussions and presentations. For the full descriptions of the events, locations and to RSVP, please visit TheNewCommunicators.com events…
August 11th, 2010
It’s that time again. The South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive PanelPicker is now live and we’d sincerely appreciate your vote for our panel.
August 4th, 2010
Going to be in NYC in November? Work in the travel/tourism industry? Have we got the thing for you…
May 26th, 2010
Are we being sustainable? We’re not printing thousands of brochures, so we’re good, right?
May 18th, 2010
Coming to Show & Tell: Presentations from the Future? We’ve got some helpful tips and ground rules, whether this is your first Show & Tell or you’ve been to each one. The short answer is: Respect. Respect the presenters, each other, and the space. If you do those three things, everything will turn out great.
May 10th, 2010
We have returned in our time machine and brought the best of the best presentations from 2020. The future is gonna be awesome.
April 28th, 2010
Words, photos and videos can’t do it alone. Through content, along with interactivity, back-and-forth communication (a.k.a. conversations), context, and reciprocity, the goal is to create useful information… something people care about and serves a purpose.
April 26th, 2010
As you may have heard, the theme for the next Show and Tell is “Presentations from the Future.” Besides hearing, “ooh, that sounds cool,” the thing we’re hearing the second-most often is “what’s a presentation from the future?” Here’s the concept: imagine it’s 2020. You’re working on something, or you just completed a project. What is the thing you’re working…
April 16th, 2010
Spring is in the air, and by popular demand we are having another of our Show and Tell events. In conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Webvisions, we will be presenting our fourth edition of Show and Tell PDX on Tuesday, May 18th. Substance and Pinch welcome you to Substance World Headquarters to meet and greet with other like-minded people,…
March 30th, 2010
If you have anything to do with online, interactive or digital, or you’ve even heard of the internet, you probably know that SXSW Interactive was going on from March 12th – 16th. Erin and I had the opportunity to return to Austin this year to experience it again, and to be completely honest, it started a bit rough for me.…
March 15th, 2010
As many of you know, Substance World Headquarters is usually closed on the first Friday of each month as a holiday. Admittedly, this is one of my favorite perks. I mean really, who doesn’t love a random day off now and again? Oh geez! Twist my arm! Well, now that I’ve had a few bonus days under my belt, I’ve been…
March 2nd, 2010
About a month ago I received an invitation from my friend Peter Yesawich, Jr. to talk to the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism. We put together a conversation about where digital/interactive is heading, the semantics behind digital and interactive, and approaching what we do by first asking ”What If and Why Not?” At the end of the day, the students broke…