We’re pleased to announce that we have published a near-final schedule for the Flashforward2006 Seattle Conference & Film Festival on our web site. While there may be a couple changes here and there between now and February, we hope you agree that this event will be instrumental to your growth as a Flash? developer or designer.
Here is a complete list of the speakers and topics we’ve confirmed so far; click any item for more details.
| Free Training Videos for Flashforward Attendees
Flash User Experience Best Practices with Robert Hoekman Jr. was recently published in the lynda.com Online Training Library?. Everyone who registers for Flashforward2006 Seattle receives a complimentary membership to the Online Training Library?, and may view this or any of 160 other training videos for free! Read more…
| Party Locations
VIP Party: Gameworks, 1511 7th Avenue, Seattle
If you purchase a Premium Pass to Flashforward, one of the benefits is to join us, along with speakers, sponsors, and special guests at our VIP Party, Monday, February 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Gameworks (right across the street from the convention center) offers the ideal experience where our VIP attendees will eat, drink, party, and play all kinds of video games, from pinball to virtual reality offerings. This is going to be an amazing gathering of luminaries and kindred spirits, and a great way to kick off the event. Admission to this party is only available through the purchase of a Premium Pass.
Film Festival After-Party: Fox Sports Grill, 1522 6th Avenue, Seattle
Join us from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., as Flashforward attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff gathers after the Flashforward Film Festival for a fun night of networking and Flash. Just around the corner from the WA State Convention and Trade Center, (where Flashforward and the Film Festival will be held) is the Fox Sports Grill. Those expecting walls cluttered with sports memorabilia and beer paraphernalia are in for a huge surprise when they walk into this 21st-century sports bar. Cushy couches, soft lighting, fireplaces, a huge waterfall in the middle of the venue and a billiards area give the space a very cool and funky feel. The 32 flat-screen plasma TVs, all usually tuned to football, will be showing Flash and Adobe video reels throughout the evening.
| Audio Interview: Chris Orwig
Recently, Flashforward founder Lynda Weinman interviewed Flashforward speaker Chris Orwig. They discuss Chris? session, Building an Interactive Portfolio in Flash?, talk about Flash 8 and Flashforward in general. At the end, Chris turns the table to interview Lynda. Listen Now…
| More from the Flashforward Blog
The Flashforward Blog will be publishing more frequently as we get ever closer to the Seattle event. If you haven’t visited lately, you might be missing important news about some of the people who will be presenting sessions at Flashforward Seattle. For example, Matt and Mike Chapman from Homestar Runner have released paper playsets. And Grant Skinner has launched an amazing new experimental gallery, but probably doesn’t have an alternative career in
earth-friendly disposables. This is the kind of news you can’t find anywhere else!
| Many Thanks to our Generous Sponsors and Exhibitors
Opening Night Reception: FILTER/TALENT
Conference Bookstore Sponsor: Peachpit Press
Exhibitors: Stellar Image, Muskoka Media, Streaming Interactive, MDM MultiDimensional Media, Meta Stories, Sorenson Media
Media Sponsors: Animation Magazine, Creativepro.com and MX Developer’s Journal
Tech Showcase: Alias, MDM MultiDimensional Media, MetaStories, Sorenson Media, VitalStream, Muskoka Media
| Excited to See You Soon!
We hope you will join us in a new city, as we showcase a new version of Flash?, and share new tips, techniques, and projects. We know you’ll enjoy an exceptional program that feeds your mind, inspires your soul and keeps your creative force in high gear. We look forward to seeing you in February!