** note: Photo above is not the official conference venue. It is, however, the spiritual heart.
Flashbelt is a new media conference that happens every year in Minneapolis – this year it runs from June 7th to 10th. I’m going to skip the paragraphs and paragraphs I could write extolling the virtues of this unique and engaging event, and instead, offer an invitation:
Come to Flashbelt. I’ll give you free stuff.
This year I’ll be talking about my work with The New York Times & The Guardian‘s newly-released APIs. I’ll talk about my inspiration, walk through my process, and I’ll show everyone how to easily get into experimenting and working with these fascinating repositories of data. I’ll even show some top-secret new work that I’ve been developing just for the conference. I’m really excited about this presentation.
Every year I leave Flashbelt event feeling inspired, and having met dozens of interesting people doing amazing work. The event is so much more than just a Flash conference - it’s a meeting-of-the-minds for new media creatives of all stripes.
The conference is a great deal – and there are only 400 tickets to be sold. Airline fares are cheap these days, you have some vacation time booked off – so head over to the website and sign up.
To sweeten the deal, a guarantee: If you buy a ticket to Flashbelt after reading this post, drop a comment below. I’ll give you a limited edition NYTimes 365/360 6″ x 6″ print. Also, I’ll be sure to say hello.