First Philippine Web Design Conference, July 10

Philippine Web Designers Organization
To all Filipino web designers and enthusiasts out there, we have some good news in store for you! The Philippine Web Designers Organization (PWDO), a government registered group, will hold its first ever Web Design Conference in the Philippines and in Asia. It will be held on July 10, Friday, at the Asian Institute of Management, Makati City.

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Dubbed, “Form, Function & Class”, this whole day conference is the culmination of series of monthly mini-events that the group held in various venues.

Now, what can you learn from attending this event? Well, for one, you can be kept abreast with the current trends and techniques on how to design aesthetic yet functional websites. You will hear about various tips and tricks from Filipino professional expert web designers and web-trepreneurs like:

  • Rico Sta. Cruz (Creative Director, U.S. Auto Parts Philippines) – Web Design 101
  • Nap Lara (Software Developer, Friendster) – Interaction Design
  • Regnard Raquedan (Web & Usability Consultant) – Web Standards, Accessibility and Usability
  • Marco Palinar (Web Design Consultant) – Workflow
  • Gail dela Cruz-Villanueva (Creative Director, Sheero Media) – Industry Tips
  • Luis Buenaventura II (Co-founder & Social Software Architect, Syndeo Labs Director of Engineering, Exist Global) – State of the Web

PWAG LogoOur Philippine Web Accessibility Group will also participate in this event. We will be giving out “Disabled Friendly Website Awards” to three web designers together with the company they represent. This award is a token of recognition for designers who took their time in making their websites accessible to everyone including the Persons with Disabilities (PWD). The awards are part of the advocacy program of the government through the National Council on Disability Affairs, National Computer Center and PWAG. To know more about the awards criteria as well as its brief history and list of past awardees, check out this link.

Registration is now open. Ticket prices are:

  • Regular rate: PhP 1,000
  • Student rate: PhP 500

Seats will be strictly limited to 400 participants and payment can be collected at the venue. You may reserve a seat at PWDO will ask you to confirm your registration one week before the event. If you are not able to confirm, your reservation will be forfeited and given to someone else.

To know more about the event, visit the Official PWDO site or the Form, Function and Class site. See you there! 🙂

Mini Web Design Conference on October 30

A team of seasoned Filipino Web Designers (including me heheh) banded together and plans to have a great Web Design Conference slated April of next year.

To while away the time, we will be holding our Mini Web Design Conference, bar camp style on October 30, 2008 (Thursday), 6pm at Tech Bar/G2VC Innovation Center, 5th Floor, The Orient Square, F. Ortigas Road (formerly Emerald Ave.), Ortigas Center, Pasig City (view map).

Dubbed “< form> function() .class “, only 50 slots are reserved. Tentative Speakers and their topics: Rico Sta. Cruz – Grid Layouts, Marco Palinar – Interface design, Aja Lapus – Design & Web Standards and yours truly will be discussing about Philippine Laws Supporting Web Accessibility.

Aside from blogging for the deaf, my other passion is web designing. These two passions are actually interrelated since I’m advocating for barrier-free access to information on the web where the deaf are one of those sectors who are disadvantaged. Designing websites that are accessible to everyone has been my battle cry for many years now.

So, here’s to the success of the event! What are you waiting for? Sign up here! Oh by the way, did I mention that it’s free? 🙂

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