RIA conference announced — Web on the Piste, August 2008, New Zealand

Web on the Piste — the Conference on Rich Internet Technologies has been announced for this year.

It will be held on 20-21 August 2008 in the pretty Queenstown, in the South Island of New Zealand.

The theme for this year’s conference is usability and user experience in RIAs.

The cost for registering for the conference is AUD 500.

So if you are interested in either attending or speaking or sponsoring, head over to the Web on the Piste website and register your interest.

Last year’s conference was quite successful for a new event. The conference was completely booked out. There were about 120 participants. And there were some really nice speakers from the US, Australia and New Zealand (including me 😉 ).

In case you don’t quite know what the word “piste” means: “a piste is the name given to a marked ski-run or path down a mountain for the purposes of skiing, snowboarding, or other mountain sports” (from Wikipedia).

Queenstown is known for its beautiful surroundings and great skiing duing the southern hemispehere winters. So the big idea behind Web on the Piste is that you come down under, get to interact from peers, learn a few things about RIAs and ski/snowboard/bungee!

Here are links to some pictures from last year. Some pictures are on Flickr, and some are on Facebook.

(BTW, I work for Straker Interactive — the organizers of Web on the Piste).

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