If you want to hit the big stage one day, you better start preparing right about now. Being a speaker is all about preparation. The more training you have in public speaking, the more relaxed you'll feel when your name gets called and you walk out in front of hundreds of people who expect to be delighted and enlightened by what you have to say.
One of our favorite conferences is Seattle Interactive. Not only do we walk away every year having learned a ton, we also have so much fun. And bonus: Last year we scooped up a new team member at Seattle Interactive, which makes its organizer, Brian Rauschenbach, quite happy. "I love those stories. I have a whole bunch of them. I feel like a matchmaker!" says Brian.
Workflows, style libraries, client feedback — design is about so much more than design, especially when you're working with a team. If you're someone who operates at the intersection of leadership and design, check out the Leading Design conference. After three years in London, Leading Design added a US-based event this year with its conference in New York.
You know all those things that can go wrong with an event? The mic doesn’t work, the food tastes terrible, the room is hot, the room is cold, the lighting is terrible, no one shows up, the signage has typos, and there’s nowhere to sit. Mmmhmmm… we feel your pain. Events can be HARD to pull off which is why Remix has focused on the speaking and content side of things… until now. Today we’re excited to announce our collaboration with an amazing event services company: Events by Mint!
What is FITC?
In its 15th year, FITC attracts 1,300 digital creatives, who this year descended on Toronto. They included our very own Traver Normandi, an account executive at Remix.
"It's basically the nexus between creatives and designers, everyone from 3D artists, branding experts, writers and tech pros," he said. "It's where creatives get updates and experience the most exciting advancements evolving for storytelling."
Blooming from the themes of future, innovation, technology, and creativity, the organizers of FITC say they “host events that inspire, educate and connect digital creators around the globe.”
SXSW is a beast — a Frankenstein of film, interactive, and music, both festival and conference. Our Remix team lives for conferences. As we pitch and place speakers at most of the events we go to, including SXSW, we get so amped to see it all come together.
"The best technology conference on the planet" – Forbes
Santiago Lion: Photo Credit: Adobe/Scott Braut
At Remix we get to work with incredibly interesting events and the people connected to them.One of those events isWeb Summit - Europe’s largest technology marketplace, and a global meeting place for the most disruptive technology companies.Remix placed our client, Santiago Lyon from Adobe, as a keynote at Web Summit 2018. Web Summit – coming up November 5-8 in Lisbon, Portugal - attracts 70,000 attendees from more than 150 countries. The Atlantic says that Web Summit is “where the future goes to be born” and The New York Times calls Web Summit “a grand conclave of the tech industry’s high priests.”
Remix caught up with Stephen Twomey, the speaker director for Web Summit, and asked him a few questions about this great event and how he prepares.
What sets Web Summit apart from other events?
The attendee experience is at the heart of what we do. Web Summit is continuously...
We like to think of ourselves as well-rounded people at Remix, so we wanted to share a little different perspective on our blog. A good friend of Remix, Nicole Meier, is celebrating her second novel, The Girl Made of Clay, available today! Nicole writes contemporary women's fiction, and her debut novel, The House of Bradbury, was named a ‘Best Book of 2016’ by Refinery29. We had a chat with Nicole to find out where she – and we – can find inspiration!
What inspired the book?
Growing up, my father had a pottery studio on our property. I can still recall sitting on a stool (which I still own!), watching him sculpt. I remember the earthy smell of the wet clay and the way it felt against my fingers.THE GIRL MADE OF CLAY is about a famoussculptor whose artist compound burns down. His estranged daughter is then forced to take him in and care for him. The book is about forgiveness and second chances. There's also a lot of art - which is inspired by my experience with my father at a young...