Facing up to Fonts this Friday

<head> web conference: October 24–26, 2008

This Friday, 24th October 2008, I’ll be presenting as part of Head, a three-day global web conference. My talk is entitled Facing up to Fonts. I will be trouncing the myth of web-safe fonts, demonstrating how to go beyond bold, detailing the technicalities of font embedding and exploring the commercial and ethical minefield therein.

Head is a fascinating conference as it is indeed truly global. I will be presenting in the local Brighton hub, but my talk will be broadcast across the net for attendees to tune into wherever they happen to be.

Head is a web conference with all of the traditional elements. We have live speakers, presentations, question and answer sections, and networking opportunities. The twist is that the conference takes place everywhere – all over the world – and at real-world gatherings called local conference hubs.

There are also hubs in London, Manchester, Fribourg, San Francisco, and even Second Life. Each hub brings together some seriously top developers, designers, creatives, and thought leaders from around the web to share with you their passions and expertise. I understand there may also be free cocktails, so if that sounds good you can sign up here.

Update: I have three tickets to give away!

If you want a ticket to Head (remember you can attend a local hub, just online or a bit of both) then leave an interesting typographical fact in the comments below. The best three facts as judged by me will win a ticket. You can enter as many times as you like. Get your entries in by 13:00 British time (UTC+1).

Further Update

I’ve made the slides available for download. The session video is now online for registered attendees. (You’ll need let it run for 5 minutes or so for the audio to kick it – you won’t miss anything as I had restarted the presentation to ensure remote attendees got everything). I believe the video will be made available to everyone in a few months.