Last Friday, I spoke at the Arkansas Regional HighEdWeb conference. I had a great time! The organizers did a fantastic job — no one could tell it was their first year. I really enjoyed the other speakers’ presentations, too. Drew Stephens had some great ideas on using grid layouts to accommodate many campus departments in a single web template. Aaron Baker schooled me on using Analytics properly. Shari Erwin spoke about content strategy, and how delegating responsibility via a CMS often puts content in the hands of people who don’t have a vested interest in getting the content right. Good stuff!
My slides are up on Slideshare, if you want a copy. The fonts are screwy, but I’ve just accepted that I can’t fix them. Apparently Slideshare doesn’t do Clarendon. There’s also a Ustream video of my talk. (Oh, you guys. Have I mentioned how much I hate having my picture taken? Video is SO MUCH WORSE.) I’ll extract the audio later and add it to the Slideshare file.
This was my first keynote speech, and I didn’t get tweckled, so I suppose it went well! It was also the only event all summer where I wasn’t talking about WordPress. (In fact, stay tuned later today for my complete schedule of August WordPress events.) I can’t make it to the national HighEdWeb conference this year, and I’m going to miss those folks something fierce, so it was great to get my annual dose of higher-ed camaraderie a little early. It was also great to see the friends I made in May at WordCamp Fayetteville. I hope this group does it again next year!