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Yearly Archives: 2012

Things you can see at Blur

cross-posted from the Blur blog…if you’re not registered for Blur, see below and join us.

We’ve finalized the floor plan for Blur (the agenda will be updated shortly; it’s finalized as well), and it is DAMN exciting. Without further delay, the things that you’ll see at Blur:

Orbotix: the robotic ball you control from your smartphone […]

2 Weeks to Defrag

We’re now two weeks out from Defrag, and this train is rolling downhill.

The agenda is locked and final, and I’ll be getting that posted in the next day. Needless to say, I think it’s the kind of agenda that will leave you stunned, spinning and happy.

A couple of other notes:

1. You […]

Defrag Morning 1

Right about this time every year, I like to take a preview of the Morning 1 keynotes – just to get a sense of what’s ahead. As a side note, I’m locking down the agenda this week, so you’ll have a full view of what’s on the board by the end of the week […]

Defrag Student Scholarships

I’m pleased to announce that we’re able to offer 15 Student Scholarships to Defrag again this year. These scholarships are FULL passes to Defrag and include all meals, sessions, etc that are associated with a full conference pass. These passes do not include travel and expenses.

If you’re an enrolled student, and you’d like to […]

The Defrag LinkedIn Group

Defrag is entering its sixth year. And it’s going to be better than ever. Still, as we seek to make Defrag better and better every year, it takes some re-imagining…more than we can do on our own.

Lately, for whatever reason, I seem to be using LinkedIn more. As such, I’m setting up the Defrag […]

One Month to Defrag and Blur

We’re now officially one month out from Defrag and Blur (ok, 29 days, but yesterday was a Sunday).

Over the next few weeks, we’ll lock down our few remaining speakers, sign our last one or two sponsors, announce a few surprises, and get ready to give every attendee a copy of Brad Feld’s and […]

Blur Student Scholarships

Last year, we were able to offer up 15 free student scholarship passes to Blur. And, thanks once again to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, we’re able to do so again this year.

If you’re not familiar with the scholarship program, these are full passes to the Blur conference (November 15-16th) that include meals, […]

Defrag: The Wired Edition

The current issue of Wired magazine perfectly encapsulates the bookends for this year’s Defrag.

Our opening keynote this year is Kevin Kelly. Kevin’s, quite simply, a superstar. He’s the founding editor of Wired Magazine, one of the creators of the WELL (youngins – look it up), and – oh by the way – he […]

A Brief Blur Interlude

If you’re coming to Defrag, make sure that you’re taking the 1 extra day to come to Blur as well (combo-tickets are available). Why? Because the frontiers that Blur walks into are truly breath-taking.

Take, for instance, this Gartner chart. If you look at the things that are 5 to 10 years and more […]

Early Bird Ends Friday

Defrag’s early bird rate expires on Friday. Normally, what follows that sentence would be a laundry list of hyped up speakers, topics, parties and reasons that you simply must be at the “can’t-miss” event of the year.

But I’m not gonna do that. Instead, I’d like to talk, just briefly, about the single most […]