Web Directions South 08

30 sessions, 10 international speakers, 3 tracks, 5 workshops, 4 very full days covering the technologies, techniques and strategies you need to build the best possible web sites and applications.

Who could argue with that? Builder AU will be partnering with WDS08 — and what I’m actually looking forward to most is the chance to meet some of Australia’s best minds and get their insights into array of topics.

I’ll also be meeting with colleagues for the first time in the flesh in a sort of offline-online meet up.  It’s amazing how events like these have the power to bring people together.

What’s more is that this is even being powered by the influence of blogging and social networks. molt:n are running a great campaign – Wear your passion at Web Directions.

This is a great example of community engagement.  They’re reaching the audience effectively and offering a valuable incentive to get involved — a lot could be learnt from a campaign like this for companies looking to engage in social media and community outreach.

Will I see you there?

Jye Smith is currently Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy & Operations, Asia Pacific at Weber Shandwick. Ranked in B&Ts 30 Under 30, Jye a regular keynote speaker and workshop facilitator who specialises in digital and social media strategist.