FOWD (Future of Web Design) New York 2010 Recap

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November 19, 2010

FOWD (Future of Web Design) New York 2010 Recap

What made it successful


  • Venue -New World Stages, an off Broadway theater in midtown Manhattan.
  • Location – Close to absolutely everything New York has offer!
  • Speakers – Wow, some of the greatest minds in the industry.
  • Host – Paul Boag. This guy ROCKS!
  • Food – Starbucks coffee in the morning and individual boxed lunches (Sandwich, chips, cookie, and a drink)
  • Attendees – Friendly, outgoing, smart, and interesting. What more could you ask for!

What made this event so successful, for me, was the overall feeling of being welcomed into a family. Every moment was an opportunity to meet someone interesting, spark a conversation, and create a new relationship. I was fortunate enough to meet some remarkable people, or should I say friends, whose kindness extended beyond the conference walls and into an amazing experience. It was like “design camp”. Each day I had lunch, dinner, and some crazy nights with a varying group of individuals from all over world.

It was great to share our industry experiences, swap battler stories, and most importantly learn from each other and develop new alliances and strategies.

It’s a Vanilla world after all

It was great to meet so many individuals who use Vanilla in one form or another. From freelancers, agencies, and even a few of the speakers, Vanilla’s presence at FOWD was impressive. It is an honor to work for and represent a company that is so well respected by others. Thanks you all for your continued support and wonderful feedback.

Shout outs to Vanilla users/supporters at FOWD

… to name a few.

… and a great big welcome to new Vanilla users!

Good people, good times …


As I’ve already mentioned, my biggest take away are the people I met, the agencies and firms I discovered, and most importantly the friends I made. I would be remiss if I did not shout out to the wonderful people that made this experience worthwhile.

*In no particular order

Follow these people on twitter @DanielJSullivan @thatguy666 @jamesfenton @alkarim @aaronkwhite @fabuloso @jancavan @gndv @boagworld @nickla @darcy_clarke @loulou @ webpop @teixido @b4nn0n @meghanbristow @nutshell @churchmedia

See you all next year!

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