You Almost Missed Big Design Conference 2012

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the Big Design Conference 2012, coming up May 31-June 2 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Addison. It’s approaching faster than you think. For you slackers, there are 2 ways to earn free admittance to the conference. First, there is a Bad Design Contest. Highlight some particularly egregious poor design depicted on the web and pick up a free ticket. Second, well, this is sort of free. Donate to offset the costs that prominent usability and experience designer Roger Belveal has incurred with his geek artwork. You might have seen his work on display at the Gravity Center or the Sabre Corporate offices. Of course, you can donate any amount. But a $150 donation (limited tickets available at this amount) earns you a ticket to the entire 3-day event.

There are some really good speakers for the Content track. Don’t miss them. And of course, the Multimedia and Film track consists of many greats in the industry. This is in addition to several other tracks, including Mobile, Usability, Strategy, and Design.

To lighten the load a bit, let your hair down on Friday, June 1st from 8-11pm at Casino Night. Craps, roulette, black jack, all kinds of fun games. No report of baccarat, however. Seems too high-brow. We believe that everything that happens there, stays there. But we can’t be too sure. Methinks Brian Sullivan might have some spies out recording everything and sending it back to HQ.

Maybe sitting back with a bag of popcorn is more your thing. The movie premiere of a new documentary, Design and Thinking, on Saturday, June 2nd from 8-11pm. Some fantastic design thinkers will be featured, followed by a panel discussion between local leaders and the director. A small mixer will complete the night.

For you real geekheads, there is a 2-day Windows Phone bootcamp and hackathon. There are limited spots available here. Cash and other prizes will be awarded. Check here for the schedule and other details.

So what are you waiting for? Get on it, will ya? Click here to register.

Brad Anderson