Ready to Inspire, Dec. 9 -12, 2012

21 Nov 2012

December 9 - 12, 2012
Leiden, The Netherlands
One of the conferences I've been really looking out for is Ready to Inspire. This brand new conference about the craft of web design, type and code is coming in December, at 'De Stadsgehoorzaal' theatre in the middle of historic Leiden, The Netherlands. There will be workshops, live music, meetups and parties. I'll be there and I hope to see and meet some of you there as well :)

Brilliant craftspeople

Looking at the lineup of speakers, this conference gathers some of today's brilliant craftspeople and 8 new faces that you haven't seen around the conference circuit. Already announced are Jeffrey Zeldman, Simon Collison, Brad Frost, Chris Shiflett, Cindy Chastain, Derek Featherstone, Tim Brown, Shelly Bowen, and Jessica Hische.

4 days and 3 nights

The conference will give you four days of design, type and code, given to you as a mix of lectures, talks and workshops, and three nights of entertainment and fun socials. Inspire starts on Sunday December 9th kicking of with a "Lazy Sunday" including tour walks, and a pub crawl that brings you to the best bars in town, followed by an inspirational lecture just before ending the night with live music. Monday will be announced as the "New Faces day" with new speakers that you aren't familiar yet, followed by the main conference day on Tuesday, ending the day with a party in the evening. The live act is another must and an artist that I own several albums from, Jaidene Veda. Her sweet voice will surely inspire you.

I'm looking forward to see Brad Frost speak as I have linked a bunch of times to his excellent responsive design stuff such as his Responsive Navigation Patterns, Complex Navigation Patterns and his This is Responsive resources. Another personal favorite is Jessica Hische. I've been a fan of her illustration work. Her Daily Drop Cap project is one of my bookmarks that I visit regularly.


The last day of the conference will be a full day of two workshops. Two 8 hours workshops about Typography and one that covers Accessibility. The typography one is called 'The Craft of Web Typography' and done by The Standardistas. I haven't seen them speak but I've heard about them before. The accessibility workshop is presented by Derek Featherstone and is called 'Accessibility for UX Designers'. I've seen Derek speak on several occasions and his input is always very valuable & practical. I would highly recommend him if you want become to more knowledgeable about Accessibility.

Come join me!

If you want to be inspired too, and learn from these brilliant creative people, come and join me. You'll find all info available at the Ready to Inspire web site. Don't forget to Buy a ticket!. Hope to see you there!

illustrations by Nozzman


  1. 1 Vincent Dekker 21 Nov 2012


    I will be attending too and I’m really looking forward to it as well! The line up is indeed very sick!

    Maybe I will see your there… in a now freaky way :P

  2. 2 thomas 30 Nov 2012

    Fantastic news!