Interview with Davin Wilfrid of Future Insights Live

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Future Insights

Last week we posted about the incredible design conference happening in Las Vegas called Future Insights. And they have graciously offered all you lovely readers a 10% off discount code for their annual conference.

Just click here to register and enter in the code: GoMedia10 

Future Insights Live

The Deets

THE VENUE:

MGM GRAND, LAS VEGAS

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, United States
(702) 891-1111
mgmgrand.com

DATES:

April 29th – May 2nd

The Interview

Go Media recently had the opportunity to converse with Davin Wilfrid the Product Director & Community Manager of Future Insights Live and we would like to share it with all of you, our readers.

Davin Wilfred of Future Insights

GoMediaZine: 

What is Future Insights?

Davin of Future Insights: 

Future Insights is a team of web lovers who produce great conferences for web designers and developers. We used to be called Carsonified events.

GoMediaZine: 

Why Las Vegas for the conference city? Any fun you have planned outside of the conference?

Davin of Future Insights: 

Las Vegas is a great place to have Future Insights Live. Not only is it a fun destination with plenty of activities, but there is a blossoming tech community there that is doing amazing things. The Downtown Project, spearheaded by Zappos founder Tony Hsieh, is a great example of civic innovation, and we’re happy to support the local community in any way we can.

GoMediaZine: 

How many people do you expect to attend?

Davin of Future Insights: 

Last year we had about 800 people, and I’d expect about the same this year. We usually draw a healthy mix of designers, developers, and entrepreneurs.

GoMediaZine: 

What sort of speaker topics can our readers expect to see at the conference?

Davin of Future Insights:

We recruit speakers who are at the cutting edge of their fields, whether that’s HTML5, CSS3, animation, tooling and frameworks, or anything else. No matter how many years you have in the industry, we aim to leave you inspired to make your next project better than ever.

Davin Wilfred of Future Insights

GoMediaZine: 

What speakers are you most excited to see and why?

Davin of Future Insights:

I’m really excited to meet Brad Frost, who has been one of the strongest (and funniest) advocates for responsive web design lately. I’m sure he’ll blow some minds. We’re really lucky to have trailblazers like Jeff Atwood (founder of StackOverflow) and Cameron Moll (founder of Authentic Jobs) on hand, and I’m really excited to hear Ashley Carroll’s talk on A/B testing, which is criminally neglected in many projects.

GoMediaZine: 

What topics do you think will be most valuable for 2013?

Davin of Future Insights:

HTML5, CSS3, and responsive web design. Browser support for cutting-edge techniques is exploding right now, and to stay current designers should get ahead of the game and really understand how to future-proof their sites and apps. We’re also reaching a tipping point where having a non-responsive, fixed-width site is no longer acceptable. Designers who really understand RWD will have an awful lot of opportunities in the next few years.

GoMediaZine: 

For our print designers, are there speakers or topics that would be of specific interest to them?

Davin of Future Insights:

Absolutely. A lot of our top design speakers started as print designers, and understand that the differences between print and web design techniques and aesthetics are melting fast. All designers will soon live in a world where “design” could mean designing a print ad that is also the front of an interactive page of an e-reader, a web-enabled poster at a bus stop, or a platform for augmented reality viewing (think of Google Glass). Erik Loehfelm, Joe Stewart, Meagan Fisher, and Jon Setzen are all good examples of designers who live at the intersection of all of these things.

GoMediaZine:

For those who are unable to attend the conference, can they see the talks online or hear any of the information remotely?

Davin of Future Insights:

We won’t be live-streaming the event, but we are recording the sessions, and will make the entire conference available as a video package a few weeks after the conference ends. It’s also a good idea to follow #FILive on Twitter to soak up the goodness via social media.

GoMediaZine:

Any last minute words?

Davin of Future Insights:

GERONIMO!

About the Author, Go Media

Go Media is a creative agency based in Cleveland, OH that specializes in print design, branding, and web development. We are also behind WMC Fest, GoMediaZine, the Arsenal, Mockup Everything and others.

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