Presentation videos now online

Watch videos of the keynote presentation and other sessions at The Web and Beyond 2010. We’ll be updating weekly so expect more to come your way!

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Impressions: The Web and Beyond 2010

We’re trying to compile reviews, posts and other impressions on The Web and Beyond 2010. Please add any source we’ve missed in the Comments area and we’ll add it to the list.

We’re working hard to get the videos online. Hopefully we’ll publish something early next week.

Dutch Cowgirls
Social 3.0: Persoonlijke data is van ons, niet van Facebook
Placemaking: Maak ontwerpen waarin mensen zich thuis voelen
Related articles: Veel vrouwelijke nieuwe media experts tijdens Web and Beyond and Filosoferen over The Web and Beyond

Johnny Holland
The Web and Beyond report – day 1
Proximity Wormholes: How the Social Web Enables Intimacy at Scale
From Pancakes to Pyramids – An Interview with Josephine Green
When Data Gets Up Close and Personal

Marketing Facts
TWAB2010: Proximity

The Web and Beyond 2010: Proximity (extensive report in Dutch)

Other impressions
INFORMAATERS Blikken Terug op TWAB 2010 (DdUX)
Verslag The web and beyond 2010 – proximity (
The web and beyond 2010: Proximity (Usertopia)
Stephen Anderson’s Mental Notes (Monkeys with typewriters)
All hail the pancake! (Monkeys with typewriters)
The Web and Beyond 2010: the day after (Backbase)
The Web and Beyond 2010: the day after (Jelmer de Jong)
The Web and Beyond 2010: Proximity (valsplat)
The Web and Beyond 2010 (Dancing Uphill)

How to create persuasive, context-driven services - Iskander Smith
UX methods for ubiqitous computing – valsplat
The art and craft of being elsewhere – Andrea Resmini
The human interface – Christopher Fahey
Social design for augmented reality – Joe Lamantia
When data gets up close and personal – Stephen Anderson

Thank YOU!

More than 400 participants have made June 1 a memorable and inspiring day. Thank YOU for being part of The Web and Beyond 2010: Proximity.

We’ll try our best to publish videos of the different sessions online as soon as we can. Hopefully you can expect something in the upcoming days. We’ll make sure you hear about it. In the meantime, check out the conference photos on Flickr. And if you have interesting content yourselves — photos, videos, blogs or discussions — please share it on Twitter (#TWAB2010), Facebook and LinkedIn.

Our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, site-event presenters, workshop organisers, session speakers, volunteers and conference participants. Till the next time. “To infinity and… the web and beyond!”

View list of reviews and impressions on the conference

Update: Executive Workshop moved to Fall 2010

The Executive Workshop, ‘UX in the City’, originally announced to be held on The Web and Beyond 2010 on June 1, has been moved to Fall 2010. Chi Nederland will provide more info once details are finalised. If you want to keep abreast of developments, email us at and we’ll get you in touch with the organisers. Or visit the Chi Nederland website and subscribe to their newsletter.

11 things you need to know about The Web and Beyond 2010

June 1 is almost here! We can’t wait to meet you and experience the energy of The Web and Beyond 2010 community. Here is some of the most important stuff you need to know about D-Day (and the day before).

1. How to get to the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ?
The conference venues are the ‘Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ’ (Concert Hall of the 21st century) and ‘het Bimhuis’ (a raised ‘black box’ jutting out from Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ). They are situated close to the city centre. Address: Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam. Get detailed directions on our site.

2. Time and registration
Doors open at 8 a.m. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Get your badges at the registration desks. Note: Participants will be listed by first names.
The conference itself will start at 9:30 a.m. and will end at 5:30 p.m. We hope you stay for the closing drinks until 6:30 p.m. View the full schedule.

3. Facilities
There is an attended cloakroom at the venue and an entrance for persons with disabilities.

4. Tickets available at the door
Didn’t get to register online or via email? Got colleagues who want to tag along? Does your boss suddenly have time to spare? Take them with you! We’ve got some remaining tickets for sale at the door so walk-in participants are welcome. It’s better, though, to contact us to save a spot upfront. Find out more.

5. Programme
We’ve got 2 keynotes, 18 parallel presentations, 2 workshops, and interactive demos and posters. View the complete list.

6. Workshops
Add some practical know-how to your insights on proximity. Invite your manager, stakeholders and client / account services team to the ‘Executive Workshop: UX in the City‘ where they can learn how UX methods can be applied to help determine the expected ROI of innovative social services. Or attend the ‘Social Tools Workshop ‘ for creative ideas and solutions on using social tools for websites and other projects. Get more details.

7. Social media
We are @thewebandbeyond on Twitter. Tag your tweets with #TWAB2010. Post updates, photos, links and discussions on our Facebook page.

8. Use of laptops, cameras, mobile phones
We trust that you’ll be considerate enough to the speakers and your fellow participants when using laptops, cameras and mobile phones during the presentations.

9. Got job vacancies you want to announce?
Post it on the job board. 1 ad per job; maximum size: A4.

10. Be present
Enjoy the community. Network with pleasure. Share your business cards, sense of humour, curiosity, and openness to new thinking.

11. Can’t wait for June 1 to connect with the TWAB network? Come to the pre-conference event on May 31.
There will be a pre-conference Amsterdam UX Cocktail Hour hosted by the Amsterdam startup hotspot Singel146 and Usabilla. All attendees who are in town on May 31, Monday, are invited to attend. Please RSVP by This free event starts at 7 p.m.

Thank you for registering for this year’s edition of The Web and Beyond and throwing your support behind the UX and interaction design community. And if you still haven’t signed up, then we hope you do so right away. You can still register via email, or take your chances and get tickets at the door. Either way, we hope you will join this gathering of passionate and brilliant individuals on what promises to be an exciting, energy-filled day this coming Tuesday, June 1. See you then!

All the best,
The Web and Beyond 2010 Team

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Registration for Social Tools Workshop now open

This workshop will provide  ideas and solutions using social tools that you can apply to your own projects. Real cases of several organizations and communities that are using social tools will be presented. Afterwards, you’ll have the opportunity to work out a business case in groups. This will be followed by a presentation, comparison of results and the selection of the best solution.

You have to register for this workshop in order to participate. Register now.

View the workshop detail page

Media partner discount

We’re very pleased to have the support of three of the most influential blogs and communities in interactive media, user experience and online marketing. Followers of our media partners, Dutch Cowgirls, Johnny Holland and Marketing Facts get €30 discount for loving them — and loving us! Select your favourite media resource when you register to avail of the discount. Registration runs until May 25.

Register now and get the media partner discount

Group discount promo

Group registration now open! Get the group discount when five or more people from your organisation attend The Web and Beyond 2010. Members pay €120 instead of the regular rate of €150; non-members €150 instead of €180.

Contact Sanne ‘t Hooft for additonal info / inquiries and instructions on how to register:

Registration runs until May 25.

Check out ticket prices and how to register ›

Programme details now online

Who’s talking about what on The Web and Beyond 2010? We have a great mix of renowned and emerging user experience leaders, influencers and practitioners who will all be presenting diverse viewpoints on ‘Proximity’. Expect more updates as other speakers finalise their presentations. Also in the works are two 90-minute workshops, one for executives and one for designers of social services. Here’s a sneak peek:

  • Opening keynote – Proximus Maximus: Design Imperatives from the Roman Empire to the NASA Space Program and Beyond – Michael Meyer, CEO Adaptive Path
  • Closing keynote – Engaging with the Future Differently – From Pyramids to Pancakes – Josephine Green, Speaker and consultant at Beyond 20: 21st century stories
  • Managerial implications of a Zip-filed world – Jemima Gibbons, iKnowHow
  • Proximity wormholes: how the social web enables intimacy at scale – Lee Bryant, Headshift
  • UX research methods for ubiquitous computing – Stijn Nieuwendijk, valsplat
  • When Data Gets Up Close and Personal – Stephen Anderson, PoetPainter, Mental Notes

View the full list of sessions ›

Thank you

Thank YOU for being part of The Web and Beyond 2010: Proximity. Curious for reviews and photos? Read the latest updates.

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