conferences

Design Bias

Dear Conference Organizers: You’re Doing Chairs Wrong

Nearly every femme-identifying person I know, myself included, has wrestled with tall bar stools, director’s chairs, and the dreaded microphone dance.
Rose Eveleth
6.5.18
Music

The SXSW 21: The 21 Thoughtfluencers Who Won #SXSW

Spring break forever? No way! SXSW4ever, yall!​
carles.buzz
3.20.15
Power

​Why Black Hat Conference Talks Get Cancelled

Before you explode in a fit of rage, or cry censorship, remember that canceled talks are a common occurrence for Black Hat.
Joseph Cox
8.7.14
robots

Can't Attend a Conference? This Telepresence Bot Will Get You In

The People's Bot wants to make telepresence available to more than just the rich and famous.
Victoria Turk
4.29.14
Motherboard Blog

The Idea Con: At the $400 Mental Day Spa for Techno-Intellectuals

A couple of weeks ago I found myself at the PSFK Conference, a one-day orgy of infotainment mounted by the titular New York consulting firm. Its impressive roster of multinational clients includes companies like BMW, Unicef, Target, Pepsi, and Apple...
Cole Stryker
4.16.12
Motherboard Blog

E-G8: THE GIANT SUCK OF AN ELITIST INTERNET SUMMIT

It would be with great pleasure if I could report that the latest bubble has popped. But an inflationary spirit, it seems, is alive and well in the latest site for exuberant over-investment: the summit bubble.
Graham Webster
5.31.11
Motherboard Blog

South by Southwhat Was It: SXSW Interactive Is a Conference In Need of an Upgrade

Somewhere in the wake of the panels and the keynotes, the trade show booths, pitch sessions, free tacos, apps, lines for free tacos, maps, parties, energy drinks, the impromptu meetings around tables already strewn with a forest’s worth of postcards...
ALEX PASTERNACK
3.22.11