@media 2005 conference

The @media 2005 conference brings together the biggest names from around the world to talk about the hottest topics in web design - web standards and accessibility.

London is most definately the place to be in June this year. Why? Well @media2005, that's why!

It's the web design event of the year. The @media 2005 conference brings together the biggest names from around the world to talk about the hottest topics in web design - web standards and accessibility.

A galaxy of stars (and one who bluffed his way in)

With speakers including Jeffrey Zeldman, Joe Clark, Douglas Bowman, Patrick Griffiths, Andy Budd, Jeremy Keith and, err, me... this looks like the web event of the year outside of SXSW.

I'll be presenting Anatomy of a Mouse and I really hope that as many people as possible support the conference by linking to the web site and attending. It's about time that those damn Yankees were taught a good lesson by us Europeans. ;)

Worth every damn penny

Register before 31st March to be eligible for the early-bird registration fee of �345 + VAT per delegate. Registration is �395 + VAT thereafter. Book your place!

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  1. #1 On January 11, 2005 03:10 PM David Horn said:

    ... what, no speaker discounts for 'first commenter'?!

  2. #2 On January 11, 2005 03:18 PM Colly said:

    I'll definitely be there to help you smoke all your cigarettes. Looking forward to it, even if it is south of the river (everyone knows North London is better). Anyway, I'm already registered, so that's that.

    It's a shame I'm not doing my "How to name DIVs incorrectly" or "Fatten up your markup" lectures. A bit of Colly wit might've spiced things up a bit - although you entering stage left on a scooter might be interesting.

  3. #3 On January 11, 2005 04:00 PM Martagnan said:

    I can't believe it!! I can't afford to go!! But... but... but... :'(

  4. #4 On January 11, 2005 07:23 PM Carlos Porto said:

    London now thats a place to see, well one day. If only my company would pay for it, I'd be there.

  5. #5 On January 11, 2005 10:16 PM John Oxton said:

    Good point, Colly bring some fags! ;-)

    Looking foward to it

  6. #6 On January 12, 2005 12:40 AM John Oxton said:

    Malarkey, don't mean to spam the comments (please delete me if this is not appropriate) but strangely enough there has been talk of a pub meeting, just incase anyone might be interested.

  7. #7 On January 12, 2005 01:00 AM Trovster said:

    Urm, I'm speechless. I was envious of the Web Essentials gig last year, but now I've got the oppotunity for something a little more closer to home.

    Hopefully I'll have finished my university course by this date, and more importantly have saved enough to buy a ticket!! So looking forward to this.

    The scooter entrance would be highly amusing aswell.

  8. #8 On January 12, 2005 01:02 AM Cameron Adams said:

    You might teach those damn Yankees, but you'll never beat the Aussies:


  9. #9 On January 12, 2005 04:54 AM Jason Santa Maria said:

    Hey, all us yanks aren't that bad :D

    And here I am thinking of venturing out to London to see you guys...

  10. #10 On January 12, 2005 11:52 AM Isofarro said:

    I'm planning to be there - and I'll buy you a drink.

  11. #11 On January 12, 2005 12:31 PM Malarkey said:

    @ Colly and @ Trovster:

    Don't you think that a motor-cycle entrance would be a bit too Rob Halford (Judas Priest)? At the end, perhaps I could disappear through the center of the stage to the sound of Going Underground by the Jam?

    @ Everyone: I hope that as many people as possible will attend the conference, particularly those from overseas. So I'm looking forward to meeting you Jason!

    And if Mike (Isofarro) is buying, that's even more reason. I've had it on good authority that his wallet dissolves on contact with daylight ;)

  12. #12 On January 12, 2005 09:03 PM Matthew Pennell said:

    Malarkey meets Spinal Tap... :D

    I'll be there, assuming I can get my day job to pay for it.

  13. #13 On January 12, 2005 09:32 PM Michael said:

    I'd love to go but no way could I afford it . They don't even offer a Student Discount haha.

    Is your Anatomy of a Mouse presentation going to be along the lines of your blog posts on the subject?

  14. #14 On January 13, 2005 03:13 PM Isofarro said:

    I was thinking last night I can bring my Zeldman and Joe Clark authored books and get them autographed. Then I thanked my lucky stars Eric Meyer wasn't coming along - otherwise I'd need a truck to carry all the books in my library he has written. *whew*

    As to my wallet disintegrating on daylight - don't know, never known such an odd concept of "daylight". Is it anything like garlic? :-)

  15. #15 On January 13, 2005 05:28 PM Phil Sherry said:

    I've just sent a begging letter to my boss to get me sent there. Hopefully, I'll see you there!

  16. #16 On January 14, 2005 02:12 PM Luke Redpath said:

    I'd love to go but it's way to expensive. Perhaps if it was more like �50. But nearly �400??? Perhaps I'm out of the loop on how much these sort of things should cost.

  17. #17 On January 16, 2005 10:25 PM Jan Brasna said:

    Still thinking about it... I'd love to be there, money is the limiter. If everything goes OK, I'll be there and I'll connect it together with a short vacation (haven't been to London for some six years).

  18. #18 On January 17, 2005 10:47 AM Rob Waring said:

    No student discount? Then how are we supposed to bring our respective universities up to date?

  19. #19 On January 20, 2005 09:15 AM dotjay said:

    As with nearly everyone else who's posted a comment here, the conference does seem rather expensive. I would absolutely love to go - I haven't managed to make it to anything like it so far (WE04, SXSW, etc), so one in London is great! But to get there and get in is going to cost nearly �500... and that's for someone in the UK registering before March 31st. It a long way off from the conference I'm going to in two weeks that I can walk to and is free to get in.

  20. #20 On January 20, 2005 02:26 PM Malarkey said:

    Hi guys,

    Obviously it's not my place to discuss the pricing policy of the event, nor am I going to comment one way or another on it.

    But (Ed: I knew there would be a but...), there is a massive pool of talent available in the UK and conferences like this one where people can get together are vitally important in establishing the UK as a center for web standards. And, we want there to be more of such events in the future. That is why I sincerely hope that as many people as possible will attend and set the stage for future events which will attract quality speakers (except me) like those at @media.

  21. #21 On January 25, 2005 09:55 PM dotjay said:

    I think @media would really help me broaden my thoughts on everything "web design". So, as this conference next week is free for me, I've come to the conclusion that (splitting the costs of that and @media) �250 per conference ain't so bad!