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TypeCon 2018 Conference Trip Report

[ The Call for Papers is out for TypeCon 2019, 28 August–1 September 2019, in Minneapolis, MN. Submission deadline has been extended to Saturday, 16 March 2019, 11:59pm EST. Read the Submission Guidelines [PDF] for useful tips. ] The 20th anniversary TypeCon (@typecon / … Continue reading

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TypeCon 2017 Conference Trip Report

TypeCon (@typecon / @typesociety) was held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 23–27 August 2017 at the Boston Park Plaza hotel. I believe attendance was around 400. Unexpected connections and overlap: Bob Colby, who founded TypeCon, attended. He’s from the Boston area. I kept thinking … Continue reading

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Inspirational talk on ADLaM—An African Alphabet Adventure

Craig Cornelius gave an introduction to the ADLaM script and its history with stories of how he got involved plus his recent attendance at the 3rd ADLaM Conference in Mamou, Guinea, 5–8 January 2018. Over 800 people attended the conference from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Mauritania and Chad to Liberia, plus Angola, Kuwait, Belgium, Spain, USA, and beyond. After Craig’s presentation, Ibrahima & Abdoulaye Barry (creators of the ADLaM script) joined in via video chat for the question and answer part of the evening. They started creating the script in 1989 when they were ages 10 and 14. Continue reading

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Type Design Conferences

There are a number of great type design & typography related conferences happening around the world, these days. Several conferences coming up include: TypeCon (@typecon, @typesociety)— 23–27 August 2017, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 1–5 August 2018, Portland, Oregon, USA. My TypeCon trip reports: … Continue reading

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Shift CTRL 2016 Conference Trip Report

The Shift CTRL (#shiftCTRL)—New Perspectives on Computing and New Media conference was held at Stanford University Humanities on Friday & Saturday, 6–7 May 2016, organized by Thomas S. Mullaney (@tsmullaney). This gathering was a follow-on to the American History Association … Continue reading

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TypeCon 2015 Conference Trip Report

TypeCon (@typecon / @typesociety) was held in Denver, Colorado, USA, 12–16 August 2015. Though attendance seemed lighter this year, it was another great conference. Lots of good folk, past attendees, and ones at their first TypeCon. In between TypeCon and finishing up this … Continue reading

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TypeCon 2014 Conference Trip Report

27 Jun 2015 Update: Registration is now open for TypeCon 2015: Condensed, 12–16 August 2015 in Denver, Colorado, USA. Save $50 by first becoming a member of SOTA. Check out the great workshops and a preview of the program! Hope to … Continue reading

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