Yes, we're really having a Connectaha in 2021. In fact, we've already got a date. It's April 9th, and we hope you'll join us.
We hear you, and neither are we. Or to be more accurate, we're not sure it's safe yet, and the last thing we want to do is put anyone in harm's way. So Connectaha 2021 is virtual, all online.
We get it. Virtual conferences can be hard as an audience member. And with all of the tracts and talks we had in 2020, a virtual Connectaha would likely be taxing for everyone involved.
We have good news though. While we still want to expose people to great ideas, we know we can't do it in the same old way as in the past, so we've made some changes
That's the theme for 2021. We want our speakers to tell you a personal story about their time in tech, and if you check out the schedule, you'll see that's exactly what they're doing.
When we're in person, hour long talks are great. It allows people to really dive in to the topic, take questions, and even build in time for demo failures ('cause someone's demo will fail.) But virtual, that's a long time. So each of our slots are only 30 minutes.
With the focused talks and limited speakers, Connectaha 2021 will be about 4 hours. Long enough to let you hear some great talks, but not too long that you're drained afterwards. And, since it's a Friday, we won't tell if you knock off a little early.
Even with the theme of "Tell me a story" we have talks from a variety of roles. We have UX, QA, Product, Accessibilty and other topics. You're sure to find something that reaches you.
It can be hard justifying paying for a conference that you watch online, and so in 2021, you don't have to! We're partnering with some GREAT sponsors, and they're footing the bill so that you can enjoy great content.
So does that sound like something you'd be interested in? If so, grab your free ticket and we'll send out the streaming information so you can be a part of Connectaha 2021.