Speakers Include Bestselling Authors and Leading Web Design Experts—Steve Krug, Garr Reynolds, Molly Holzschlag, and More

New Riders, the Web design industry’s leading imprint, today announced the 2nd annual Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference, a dedicated conference for the Web design community, to be held June 10–13, 2008, at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

Following last year’s tremendous success, the 2008 conference is adding new speakers and sessions, bringing together New Riders’ bestselling authors, Web designers, and creative professionals from the industry’s top companies and design firms. These include Don’t Make Me Think author and usability expert Steve Krug, Presentation Zen author Garr Reynolds, Bulletproof Ajax author Jeremy Keith, Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design author Molly Holzschlag, and many others. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with, learn from, and be inspired by Voices That Matter in the Web design community.

The Voices That Matter conference series, organized and produced by Pearson Education, serves its reader communities and authors—the industry influencers and acknowledged superstars in their fields—by providing a forum for learning and collaboration. For more information or to register for Voices That Matter: Web Design Conference, please visit: www.voicesthatmatter.com/webdesign2008.

The conference will include workshops and sessions designed to inspire and help solve real-world Web design challenges, now and in the future. These sessions include Redefining Search Engine Friendly Design (Shari Thurow), How to Improve Each and Every Page on Your Site (Robert Hoekman, Jr.), Web Design for ROI (Sandra Niehaus), and many more. A complete schedule can be viewed at: http://www.voicesthatmatter.com/webdesign2008/sessions.aspx.

The extensive list of conference speakers includes Web design expert Curt Cloninger (author of Hot Wiring Your Creative Process); Web design consultant Dan Brown (author of Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning); and Web designer Charles Wyke-Smith (author of Stylin’ with CSS: A Designer’s Guide). A complete list of conference speakers can be viewed at: http://www.voicesthatmatter.com/webdesign2008/speakers.aspx.

“We’ve learned a lot about what makes this kind of event really meaningful for Web designers, and we’re applying that knowledge to a custom-tailored program targeted specifically to helping today’s Web designers gain new skills, insights, and experience,” said Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, publisher of New Riders and Peachpit and Vice President of Pearson Technology Group. “Our editors have collaborated with our top authors to ensure attendees grow their network of contacts, get the opportunity to personally interact with speakers, and exchange ideas and best practices with one another for new sources of inspiration.”

“The keynote presentations exceeded my expectations mostly because of the quality of the speakers, but also because of the content,” said 2007 Web Design Conference attendee Robert Felker of CNN.com. “They were thought provoking and inspiring.”

About Pearson Technology Group

With the most trusted and recognized brands in the computing arena, Pearson Technology Group (PTG) is the world’s leading publisher of books and training materials focused on advancing the skills of technical, business, creative and professional computing consumers. It’s home to such renowned publishing brands as Addison-Wesley Professional, Adobe Press, Apple Certified, Cisco Press, New Riders Publishing, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall Professional, and Sams Publishing. PTG is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Pearson’s primary operations include Pearson Education, the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. Learn more at www.pearson.com.


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