I would really like to get in at least one trip out of the state this year. Looking at my options for conference type things it looks like Offf would be the most interesting+affordable. It’s November 2-4 in New York and until September 16th, only $60 for 3 days* of what looks like pretty good times. And since I just got a ticket it looks like I’m going. (Still need to get plane tickets though)
You know you want to come with me.
“The three-day festival showcases top digital artists, web, print and interactive designers, motion graphics studios, and new music adventurous. OFFF festival provides insight into all culture media platforms.
But OFFF is more than an event about any of these disciplines. More than a design conference, a multimedia trade fair, or a digital animation festival. OFFF is an enthusiastic celebration of a new visual culture.
OFFF is spreading the work of a generation of creators that are breaking all kind of limits. Those separating the commercial arena from the worlds of art and design; music from illustration, or ink and chalk from pixels. Artists that have grown with the web and receive inspiration from digital tools, even when their canvas is not the screen.
Some of the confirmed speakers this year include Gmunk, Troika, Hillman Curtis, Hi-Res! & Nanika, Paula Scher, Motion Theory, Rob Chiu & Dstrukt, Tronic Studio, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Neville Brody and Kyle Cooper.”
*That’s looks especially good considering dux, which is the interaction design conference Nov 5-7 is like $825 for AIGA members.