I’m very excited to announce that I will be speaking at Future of Web Design – New York 2008. The event will take place in New York City between November 3 & 4, 2008. I will be presenting a 20 minute speech on "Finding Inspiration from your Environment". Thanks to the courtesy of Carsonified, the first 50 person who purchase conference passes gets a 15% discount by entering the coupon code: FOWD/WDW. In addition, we are giving out one FREE pass. For your chance to get a free conference pass, simply enter a comment in this post before Oct 9, 2008.

Update: The contest is now closed and the winner is: Dawn Sword

How to get a free conference pass?

  • Post your comments about the FOWD event in this post
  • One entry per person. Duplicate comments will be voided and deleted.
  • Winner will be contacted by email (so make sure your email address is correct).

Comment entries will be accepted until Oct 9, 2008. Then we will randomly generate a winning number from the comment list. The winner will receive one free pass.

Please note: this contest is for the FOWD conference only. Do not submit any comment if you do not plan to attend.


Sep 25, 2008 at 1:23 am

Good luck in the speech :)

Sep 25, 2008 at 1:26 am

Woow o.O
Good luck with your speech
To bad I live in Europe >,<

Richard Tape
Sep 25, 2008 at 1:48 am

Congratulations on being asked to speak at FOWD! Good luck with it, I’m sure it’ll be great!

Sep 25, 2008 at 1:55 am

Man… New York is my favourite city EVER. Seriously, I love the atmosphere. Congrats on speaking!

Sep 25, 2008 at 2:08 am

I’m from Australia but I’ll be in New York on those dates! would defiantly be interested in going! Congrats on presenting!

Sep 25, 2008 at 2:21 am

I’ll be there and your talk is a MUST NOT MISS !

Sep 25, 2008 at 2:37 am

I’d LOVE to go!!

Uzi Shmilovici
Sep 25, 2008 at 3:14 am

Been to FOWA in London. Would love to be in FOWD in NYC.

Charlie Healy
Sep 25, 2008 at 3:27 am

London was a blast but the Big Apple FOWD is the event to attend, would love to win the pass!

Sep 25, 2008 at 3:38 am

Good luck on your speech, may the force be with you. ;)

David Smith
Sep 25, 2008 at 3:45 am

Good luck with the speech – be interested to hear the podcast (unless i win the tickets!).

I work just opposite Carsonified in Bath. Would be interested to actually go to one of their conferences.

Sep 25, 2008 at 3:45 am

If you want any pointers, I charge a very reasonable rate! lol good luck

Sep 25, 2008 at 3:49 am

I will attend one of these one day!…All the best with your talk!

Sep 25, 2008 at 3:58 am

Oh it would be nice to attend this conference, but unfortuntely it’s not exactly in my vacinity, me being over the pond. Hopefully I get the chance one day though. Hope it goes well, and those who attend, please pass on your new found knowledge.

Sep 25, 2008 at 4:08 am

This sounds interesting – am just about to design my first website, so this could be a major eye opener for me. Also, Im running the new york marathon for charity the day before so this would be a nice way to unwind after!! Where is it taking place?

Sep 25, 2008 at 4:11 am

Yes pls!

Craig Farrall
Sep 25, 2008 at 4:39 am

I am a big fan of carsonified, and I would love to attend this event, if I don’t get the chance to, I wish you the best of luck with your presentation, sure you will do great ;)

Sep 25, 2008 at 4:42 am

yes please. Pick me!

Sep 25, 2008 at 5:24 am

Good luck on your speech!

Sep 25, 2008 at 5:34 am

Holy snap – that’s amazing! And I swear I’m not saying that just b/c I want the free ticket (though that’d be awesome!). ;) Good luck with the speech man, you’ll have a blast for sure.

Sep 25, 2008 at 5:36 am

I think u will be great at ur speech! =)

Sep 25, 2008 at 5:41 am

a comment

Sep 25, 2008 at 6:07 am

I love this website!

Anwar Bendaoud Andersson
Sep 25, 2008 at 6:10 am

If i was given a ticket i would make the journey from Stockholm to come and see you.

Sep 25, 2008 at 6:17 am

Congratulations on being offered the chance to speak there. I’d love to come see it in-person!

Sep 25, 2008 at 6:20 am

I want to go!

Sep 25, 2008 at 6:24 am

Wow I was planning to attend and didn’t know you were speaking, this is great, I really hope I can go.

Sep 25, 2008 at 6:32 am

OMG, it would be very nice!
Thanks for sharing mate. :)

John Wiseman
Sep 25, 2008 at 6:37 am

Congrats on the speaking gig!

Would love to attend.

Kevin Keating
Sep 25, 2008 at 6:49 am

Oh, that would be killer.

Sep 25, 2008 at 6:53 am

im so glad if i can attend in thats event

Emyr Tabrizi
Sep 25, 2008 at 6:56 am

Oh yes, I would like that. :)

Sep 25, 2008 at 7:18 am

Love New York, Love Webdesign … I think I would like to go to that conference ;-)

printing capalaba
Sep 25, 2008 at 7:31 am

Oh Australia needs more conferences….Brisbane specifically :(

Sep 25, 2008 at 7:39 am

Trying to get my boss to send me right now!

Sep 25, 2008 at 7:42 am

A conference in NY sounds fabulous! A great chance to listen, meet and talk to other designers!

Sep 25, 2008 at 7:53 am

great of you to give away a free ticket :)

Bridget Stewart
Sep 25, 2008 at 7:57 am

did you say free? i’m all for that. :)

Gene D
Sep 25, 2008 at 7:59 am

That’d be a awesome. It’s sounding like it’s going to be a great time…

Sep 25, 2008 at 7:59 am

Oh, oh! This would be perfect since my job refused my FOWD-attendance proposal.

Mark Stephenson
Sep 25, 2008 at 8:02 am

Congrats on the speaking engagement looks like quite the lineup of speakers. Would love to go.

Sep 25, 2008 at 8:08 am

It would be great to go! Count me in!

Kindra Goehler
Sep 25, 2008 at 8:14 am

Thanks for all the great resources! It’d be great to hear you speak!

Sep 25, 2008 at 8:15 am

I hear New York in November is gorgeous.

Matthew A. Gonzalez
Sep 25, 2008 at 8:17 am

Just looking at the FOWD site makes me want to go, heh. I don’t even have to read who will be attending.

Jorge Quinteros
Sep 25, 2008 at 8:19 am

Web Designer Wall has become the mecca for anything related web whether you’re a pro in the business or just starting out and it’s great to hear that you’ll be incorporated with this years FOWD in New York, my hometown.

Sep 25, 2008 at 8:21 am

FOWD 2007 was awesome, I’d sell my grandma (maybe not…) to be able to go this year!

John-Mark Ikeda
Sep 25, 2008 at 8:27 am

This conference sounds interesting.

Sep 25, 2008 at 8:37 am

In the future of web design, we replace the series of tubes with large tunnels, or so I gather.

Sep 25, 2008 at 8:43 am

Great show, would love to be there.

Cara Jo
Sep 25, 2008 at 8:48 am

I’ve wanted to go to this since I heard of it! I need to bring back amazing design knowledge to the clowns I work with ;)

Tyler Shick
Sep 25, 2008 at 8:56 am

Sounds like an amazing opportunity.

Sep 25, 2008 at 9:06 am

Looking forward to it!

Scott Nellé
Sep 25, 2008 at 9:10 am

Sure, I’d like to go. I could probably use the design help, too.

Heather Bowman
Sep 25, 2008 at 9:16 am

I would REALLY like to go to this conference! So many great speakers!

Dan Freeman
Sep 25, 2008 at 9:25 am

I’d love to go, sounds like a good time.

Justin DiMucci
Sep 25, 2008 at 9:27 am

I havn’t been to a conference in a while and this would be a good one to make it to so here’s to hoping I get the free pass.

Grant Garrett
Sep 25, 2008 at 9:34 am

It sounds like its going to be a great conference

Sep 25, 2008 at 9:39 am

Great contest! I’d love to go!

Mike Hartman
Sep 25, 2008 at 9:40 am

I was just up at the Web 2.0 Expo in NYC last week and had a great time. This one promises to be more geared toward the designer side of things.

Sep 25, 2008 at 9:41 am

Looks like some great speakers

Patrick Clarke
Sep 25, 2008 at 9:44 am

Sounds Awesome!!
I especially like your topic, especially since I’m been struggling to find inspiration away from the comp. screen lately.

Sep 25, 2008 at 9:57 am

I am planning to go to the conference, too. Great contest indeed!

Dave Crow
Sep 25, 2008 at 10:05 am

I’d love to be there. Looks like there a lot of great sessions lined up!

Gavin Coulson
Sep 25, 2008 at 10:07 am

I was thinking about going to this event (long way from Vancouver to NY), but would definitely go if it was free!

Sep 25, 2008 at 10:25 am

Looks like an interesting conference but where are the lady speakers? From what I can tell there is only one out of 20.

Sep 25, 2008 at 10:28 am

hope I win the contest!

Michael Meder
Sep 25, 2008 at 10:29 am

Sounds like a great contest. Can everyone else please uncross your fingers. Thank you.

Tim Wright
Sep 25, 2008 at 10:37 am

Best of luck at the conference, hope to see you there!

david baker
Sep 25, 2008 at 10:39 am

i’m already in nyc, so would just need a ticket!! haven’t been able to afford a conference like this in the past, and would LOVE the opportunity. thx!

Tim Hettler
Sep 25, 2008 at 10:43 am


Jeff Deibel
Sep 25, 2008 at 10:46 am

Looks like a good bunch of speakers, I’d love to go.

Lenny Terenzi
Sep 25, 2008 at 10:47 am

Man this would be great! You have no idea what this would mean to me both personally and professionally.

Sep 25, 2008 at 10:47 am

i would love to be there!

Sep 25, 2008 at 10:58 am

Inconceivable! I can’t afford that but it would be amazing.

Sep 25, 2008 at 10:59 am

FOWD08 looks great! I’m at Parsons at the moment and it’d be awesome to attend this conference =)

Sep 25, 2008 at 11:09 am

Free pass? Sign me up. There’s no way I could pay for it (combined with travel and all…. eek).

Zach Kollegger
Sep 25, 2008 at 11:26 am

I’ve never been to a Carsonified conference, but I’ve heard their great.
I’d be awesome to be able to go! :)

Aaron Wallace
Sep 25, 2008 at 11:30 am

This event will be very helpful to any web design or graphic design professional.
Thank you for the opportunity to enter the contest.

Sep 25, 2008 at 11:31 am

I would gladly accept a pass to that, then I would hop may ass on over to the east coast and get my web design on! I just went to the #bwe08 in Vegas. That was real cool, but something more focused on the Design aspect would be incredible.
Sign Frosty up!

Drew Christiano
Sep 25, 2008 at 11:31 am

This conference looks awesome… would love to go and buff up my knowledge, but can’t afford the insane ticket price… :-/

Sep 25, 2008 at 11:33 am

I would love to be able to attend this conference! Thanks for the chance!

Sep 25, 2008 at 11:35 am

Here we go here we go

Sep 25, 2008 at 11:44 am

FOWD looks stacked! Hotels are $$$$$ :(

Seth Scott
Sep 25, 2008 at 11:49 am

Any future design has to offer, I’m always interested in. Count me in!

Jim Jeffers
Sep 25, 2008 at 11:49 am

Hello Good Sir,
Please take into consideration – me – for this free pass you are giving away.

Most Sincerely,
Jim Jeffers

George Calderon
Sep 25, 2008 at 11:56 am

Count me in! I’ll be crossing my fingers.

Sep 25, 2008 at 11:59 am

This sounds awesome!

Chris Conley
Sep 25, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Congrats, and if you’re looking for someone to lift the burden of that free pass I would be more than willing to oblige, haha

Sep 25, 2008 at 12:05 pm

I would love to attend this conference is even in my backyard

Brian Feister
Sep 25, 2008 at 12:18 pm

I would love to be at the conference. Put my name in the hat!

Jesse Phillips
Sep 25, 2008 at 12:28 pm

Sweet, would love a free ticket.

Sep 25, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Hey! My first comment…would you look at that. All over free stuff :)

I’m excited to have recently added this blog to my News Feed, some great reads. Hope the conference is great (if I’m not there, that is ;) )

Sep 25, 2008 at 12:54 pm

“so you’re telling me there’s a chance.”

Sep 25, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Ooo…free conference ticket. I’m up for that. Thanks for the chance and the great site.

Gordon Elliott
Sep 25, 2008 at 1:07 pm

I’d love a free ticket, too!

Sep 25, 2008 at 1:09 pm

lets do it!

Emma Assin
Sep 25, 2008 at 1:16 pm

the future… is very important. i would like to learn about it at the future of web design conference! pick me pick me! ;)

Sep 25, 2008 at 1:29 pm

Never been to new york, would love to be there for the conference.

Sep 25, 2008 at 1:34 pm

I would love to attend. November is when the polar bears come down from their caves here in Ottawa, Canada. It would be nice to avoid the first few days of their attacks and be at FOWD instead.

Jonas Strandell
Sep 25, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Future of Web Design sounds like something I need to hear. And the hometown of the Ramones ain’t too shabby either.

Sep 25, 2008 at 1:49 pm

It would be interesting to hear what you have to say. I wouldn’t mind going for free either!

Bryan B
Sep 25, 2008 at 2:02 pm

Winning a pass is probably the only way I’ll make it to FOWD. Good luck with your presentation.

Tyler Fry
Sep 25, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Hey, it would be awesome to expand my knowledge as a designer and you are great at what you do so I would love to hear from you at the conference. It’s a bit to expensive for me coming from Canada. But hey I could win who knows.

Sep 25, 2008 at 2:37 pm

I would love a free ticket. I think this would be a great experience and definitely very helpful!

Shawn Chittle
Sep 25, 2008 at 3:01 pm

looking forward to hearing your presentation.

Jacob Graf
Sep 25, 2008 at 3:02 pm

I would love to learn more about where the industry is going! Thanks for the opportunity!

Sep 25, 2008 at 3:15 pm

This would be a great opportunity. I would love to go!!

Christiaan Arthur Hemerik
Sep 25, 2008 at 3:22 pm

I was planning on going to NYC early next year anyway, so why not a little earlier? FOWD is the one conference (besides FOWA) wich I’d definitely like to attend! Especially since my main source of inspiration for web- and (photo)graphic design IS my environment (it’s in my area sort of speak) – so I consider your talk as one of the most interesting ones.

Sep 25, 2008 at 3:37 pm

This would be such a great opportunity to go!

Jim Knight
Sep 25, 2008 at 3:58 pm

last one i went to was good but too bright. the venue had a lot of windows;)

Ken W.
Sep 25, 2008 at 4:17 pm

Web Design + New York = sweet goodness

Dainis Graveris
Sep 25, 2008 at 4:28 pm

There are some chance to get later some overview how the conference was going? I know I have no chance to get there, but I am very interested in future of web design.

Ran Baron
Sep 25, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Thanks Nick, it would be Great! to see you at FOWD, I’ve went to see it last year which was really cool and would love the free ticket to be able to network and see the conference again this year!

Sep 25, 2008 at 4:48 pm

a free pass would be great!

Sep 25, 2008 at 5:06 pm

Thats great man. Congrate.


Moazzam Khan
Sep 25, 2008 at 5:07 pm

This sounds interesting

Narcis Vila
Sep 25, 2008 at 5:07 pm

I would love to assist to FOWD. I’ve always loved to visit New York and this would be a great opportunity.

Sep 25, 2008 at 5:30 pm

I would love to win this!

Sep 25, 2008 at 6:03 pm

Hey! I wanna go!

Sep 25, 2008 at 8:06 pm

“Web Design + New York = sweet goodness”


Adam Smith
Sep 25, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Send me :)

Matt Smartt
Sep 25, 2008 at 8:56 pm

I would love this pass! This conference is a great oportunity, would love to be there!

Sep 25, 2008 at 9:57 pm

far far away..

Sep 25, 2008 at 10:19 pm

I tried registering as a Student (which I am) but the cost came to over $300? Shouldn’t it be $45? :(

I hope I get this, but good luck to all!

Sep 25, 2008 at 10:31 pm

Sounds great to attend the conference and I really want to go.
But it too far to go :(
I cross my fingers for your success!

Mike Mai
Sep 25, 2008 at 10:59 pm

this looks like an amazing event. congrats on landing this gig. and i’d love to be there!

Sep 25, 2008 at 11:25 pm

Heeeeere’s a comment! Hope I win. It sounds like a wonderful conference. =)

Ryan Burney
Sep 25, 2008 at 11:46 pm

I think it’d be great to attend this event. As a web designer that feels the profession doesn’t get enough credit, I think this is a much needed annual shindig.

Adam Kirkwood
Sep 26, 2008 at 2:42 am

Send me to FOWD! I am currently a student and would like the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest people in our industry!

James Taylor
Sep 26, 2008 at 3:05 am

Yes, please sent me to the conference. It sounds great!

Sep 26, 2008 at 4:43 am

Good luck and congratulations on being asked to present! I hope I am lucky enough to see you there! :-)

Sep 26, 2008 at 5:08 am

i hope to see you over there. if i get a ticket off course

Sep 26, 2008 at 5:48 am

The future, Conan?

Sep 26, 2008 at 6:13 am

Just found out that my schedule conflicts with it and I can’t go, please withdraw my name. Thanks anyway.

Joe Devito
Sep 26, 2008 at 6:28 am

Would be awsome to go to such an even especially if you are speaking

Håvard Bergersen
Sep 26, 2008 at 6:52 am

I would love to be there, but I live in Norway, so it’s a bit too far for me..

Sep 26, 2008 at 7:22 am

Pick me and i’ll make you my wife…

Steve G.
Sep 26, 2008 at 8:55 am

Comment….hopefully for the win!

Bruce Floyd
Sep 26, 2008 at 9:03 am

I would *love* to attend this event!

Sep 26, 2008 at 9:36 am


(please? Ill bring the donuts)

Sep 26, 2008 at 9:48 am

I wanna go!

Sep 26, 2008 at 9:49 am

hi nick! i have seen this blog

copy your background and distribute css style
how should i do?

Sep 26, 2008 at 9:52 am

Well done Nick

Mario Gomez
Sep 26, 2008 at 10:07 am

I’ve been a fan of your work for 2 years now.
I don’t have skills in the design part of Web Design but I’m very good in the coding part so all your tutorials have been very helpfull when creating several projects for some of my clients!
I’m finishing my Bsc in Computer Science this January so I’m still a student but I hope to win!!!

Sep 26, 2008 at 10:25 am

my birthday is one on that day:)hope its my lucky day

Jack Clarke
Sep 26, 2008 at 10:31 am

Hey Id love to go to the fowd

Sep 26, 2008 at 11:32 am

I would love to go ot the FoWD too!

Ryan B.
Sep 26, 2008 at 12:42 pm

I wanna go, plz!

Jason W.
Sep 26, 2008 at 1:22 pm

Congrats on being selected. You must feel honored.

I would love to get a free pass.

Sep 26, 2008 at 1:56 pm

The conference sounds extremely informative :)

Sep 26, 2008 at 2:09 pm

Free pass me please.

Sep 26, 2008 at 2:35 pm

Congratulations, you really deserve it.

Sep 26, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Dude, That’s awesome. Congratulations for being selected to speech, that is a big deal. I would love to be part of this event by attending the conference. (Of course with the free pass)

Sep 26, 2008 at 3:11 pm


I am applying for a free pass.


Sep 26, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Dude you are an inspiration. Keep up the great work and KUDOS on the chance to speak at FOWD. Would love to go – Free would make it even better!!! ;)

See ya.

Sep 26, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Super exciting opportunity! Congrats.

Sep 26, 2008 at 3:38 pm

I’d love to go to fowd!

Kyle A.
Sep 26, 2008 at 3:39 pm

You always do such a beautiful job of keeping me inspired. Thanks for everything you contribute to the design community.

Aline Polycarpo
Sep 26, 2008 at 4:14 pm

I’d love to go to fowd too!

Babi Veloso
Sep 26, 2008 at 4:35 pm

I NEED a free pass ;)) btw, keep the nice work!

Breno Girafa
Sep 26, 2008 at 4:38 pm

Me me me me me!! me needs the fowd pass!

thanx a lot

Sep 26, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Hey I want one of those

Sep 26, 2008 at 5:55 pm

Free Pass For me!

Peter Heide
Sep 26, 2008 at 6:15 pm

All your pass are belong to us. Ha ha ha.

Sep 26, 2008 at 7:12 pm

I wanna a pass too. Thank you!

Jason T
Sep 26, 2008 at 7:16 pm

I would appreciate a chance to win the pass!

Sep 26, 2008 at 7:58 pm


Sep 26, 2008 at 8:28 pm

it would be amazing to be able to go into the workshops with the free pass. I would especially like to attend the morning session as there are some great topics.

Kathy Osborne
Sep 26, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Congrats on the speaking job. Hope I win the free pass to see you! :D

Sep 26, 2008 at 10:33 pm

Good luck with the speaking gig!

Sep 26, 2008 at 11:25 pm

You are picking it up nick. Its time to become a celebrity. Would love to learn about – how do you design the things, what is most important.. etc… in short, a complete procedure. That will be of real use.


Sep 26, 2008 at 11:25 pm

Great site…I’ve had it marked before…happy to return!

Sep 27, 2008 at 12:14 am

the FOWD would be epic for a graduating student like myself. i know you know what i’m talking about, you know.

Sep 27, 2008 at 12:47 am

the 37signals talk seems interesting.

Sep 27, 2008 at 7:01 am

New york here i come! :)

Sep 27, 2008 at 7:59 am

bring me to New York! ! ! !

Michael Edelnant
Sep 27, 2008 at 8:28 am

Congrats on having the opportunity to speak @ FOWD. I submitted my request @ work to attend FOWD, but was rejected because they felt it wasn’t relevant to my job. Funny thing is, I’m an Interactive Designer with a focus on Front End Development. Would love the opportunity to attend.

Keep up the great work.

Sep 27, 2008 at 8:36 am

Hi, FOWD is the oportunity to meet the guys of the moment in Web Design.
Congratulations Nick. If I can’t go I hope that you share with us your presentation.

Micah Ernst
Sep 27, 2008 at 8:50 am

Hope to see you there!

Frank Stallone
Sep 27, 2008 at 9:29 am

Wow this really makes me want to be at TFOTW even more!! I wouldn’t mind a free pass!

Sep 27, 2008 at 11:55 am

This conference looks better and better all the time. Would love a chance to go.

Lara Chelak
Sep 27, 2008 at 1:24 pm

Free things! Yay :)

Sep 27, 2008 at 1:44 pm

Oh man, it would be SO awesome to get a free pass to this.

Sep 27, 2008 at 1:45 pm

Would love to attend FOWD! Good luck to all :)

Sep 27, 2008 at 6:32 pm

Longtime reader, first time commenter. Oh take me away from the cows and cheese and give me some NYC sugar please!
-Sarah @ Stellar Creative Studio

Moataz Elwesimy
Sep 27, 2008 at 7:42 pm

OMG! i wish it will be mine!

Jeremy Le Van
Sep 27, 2008 at 11:10 pm

This conference looks amazing and full of resources, so many things to discuss about ;-) Would appreciate to meet you there!!

Tom Jenkins
Sep 27, 2008 at 11:28 pm

As someone starting a new career as a web designer this would be a great opportunity to visit my first conference.

Sep 28, 2008 at 2:15 am

Wow, I would love to be there :)

Sep 28, 2008 at 2:57 am

I’d love to attend!

Matt Dempsey
Sep 28, 2008 at 4:49 am

Yes please! A free ticket would be awesome!

Sep 28, 2008 at 5:22 am

A Wise man once said … give the pass to me and … blah blah lol
congrx to the winner

Sep 28, 2008 at 9:34 am

It is my dream to be there :)

Sep 28, 2008 at 10:52 am

If I won a pass I would certainly go :)

Chris Hale
Sep 28, 2008 at 12:43 pm

i am one fo 200 people who would love to go! :)

Tom Karels
Sep 28, 2008 at 1:35 pm

Would like to hear Ryan Singer speak on web app interface design!

Make Design, Not War
Sep 28, 2008 at 6:02 pm

Looks like there’s a ton of great speakers that are going to be there… I went to SXSW Interactive last year and vowed to attend more conferences like that since I had such a blast networking (read: drinking free booze) and hearing from tons of people that are active in the industry. From the lineup, it sounds like this conference is shaping up to be similar :)

Sep 28, 2008 at 6:41 pm

Would love to go. Thanks.

Keith Norman
Sep 28, 2008 at 6:58 pm

would love to go. thanks

Sep 28, 2008 at 7:34 pm

Looks really exiting. :D

Jacob C. Alonzo
Sep 28, 2008 at 8:32 pm

I am planning on going already, but it sure would be nice to go for free. I can’t wait for FOWD NYC

Darren N
Sep 28, 2008 at 8:50 pm

LOVE to go, looking forward to your speech!

Sep 28, 2008 at 10:29 pm

Dream comes true chance for me.

Sep 28, 2008 at 11:11 pm

Good chances still ! 1 in 209!

Jesse Vlasveld
Sep 29, 2008 at 2:38 am

Well, here goes nothing. Might be a better chance here than with the Golden Ticket.

Ombre Luis
Sep 29, 2008 at 2:59 am

Good Luck, and I love to go… but no holiday and no thanks for a 22h trip :)

David Appleyard
Sep 29, 2008 at 3:01 am

Great promotion, and best of luck with your presentation. I’d love to be there!

Sep 29, 2008 at 3:06 am

I would love to go and promise to play a constructive role in the shaping of the future of webdesign:-)
Sounds like a conference you walk out from with new insights and inspiration

Sep 29, 2008 at 4:13 am

If I was living in the States, I was really interested. Unfortunatly a flight-ticket from the Netherlands to New York is very expensive :(

Sep 29, 2008 at 4:58 am

Yes i’d like to go!

Kurt Cruse
Sep 29, 2008 at 7:13 am

Fingers crossed, fingers crossed…

Sep 29, 2008 at 7:47 am

Here’s to luck! :)

Sep 29, 2008 at 7:47 am

Very cool, it looks like a great line-up. Hope to see you there.

Steve Ambielli
Sep 29, 2008 at 7:47 am

Finger’s crossed. I’m only an hour drive from NYC too so this would be a fantastic opportunity for me.

Sep 29, 2008 at 8:20 am

Good Luck!

François-Xavier PEROVAL
Sep 29, 2008 at 9:17 am

I’ll come from west indies to look at this event sooooo u know what it is !!

Josh Taylor
Sep 29, 2008 at 9:56 am

Pick me! Pick me!

Lasse Rintakumpu
Sep 29, 2008 at 10:05 am

Heard that the event is the place to be for inspiration, networking and whatnot.

Though more than that, I need a vacation and New York doesn’t sound bad at all (I’m also writing a book partly situated in NYC, so visiting there now could work miracles on the inspiration and authenticity).

Sep 29, 2008 at 10:29 am

Might as well give this a shot.

Sep 29, 2008 at 10:31 am

Went to FOWD last year. Ryan Singer’s class was excellent. Best of the conference – seeing a major FlashHouse decry the use of Flash in websites that it designed for its own clients. Wow. Of course, that video didn’t make it into the FOWD Viddler library.

Dustin Dahlberg
Sep 29, 2008 at 11:24 am

Never been to a web design conference, and I would love to go… have been doing web design for over a year now, but I still feel pretty green.

Frank McClung
Sep 29, 2008 at 11:41 am

Would love to go…

Sep 29, 2008 at 12:39 pm

Very interesting, definitely I would like to attend. Never been. Mhh Why?

Joan Wong
Sep 29, 2008 at 12:53 pm

I’d like to go!

Cuong Dang
Sep 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm

I wanna go!

Jason Peterman
Sep 29, 2008 at 1:09 pm

I’ll take a free pass!

Antonio Garcia
Sep 29, 2008 at 1:53 pm

If I’m chosen for the free pass, I will donate it to a web dev associate of mine (and dear friend) who originally showed me your blog as a way to thank him.

Good Night TV
Sep 29, 2008 at 1:56 pm

We humbly submit our tiny request for a gracious free pass…. Please? And Thank you.

Dawn Hancock
Sep 29, 2008 at 2:17 pm

if the economy was better, I’d gladly pay for this myself… perhaps you could help us out.

Raphael Villas
Sep 29, 2008 at 2:21 pm

FOWD? Wow… I would gladly accept a winning ticket and, doing endless cartwheels in the rain to celebrate!

Eric R
Sep 29, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Gimme, Gimme!


James Matthews
Sep 29, 2008 at 2:59 pm

this offer is awesome and commendable; i would be very grateful if awarded a free pass.

Sep 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm

I so enjoy this contest. I would be full of joy to win.

Trever Yarrish
Sep 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm

This is very cool of you to be doing. I had been drooling over this conference ever since they announced it on Carsonified’s site. I have gone through and listened and watched every presentation from past events to learn as much as possible. I am an avid reader of yours Nick, as well as Carsonified, and one of my favs Elliot Jay Stocks (formerly with Carsonified). I live on the west coast and would use the last of my FF miles to fly over for the conference in a heart beat. I was planning to go earlier in the year, but just got married in August and I am sure you can figure out the rest of that story. BUT if I had won a ticket to the conference, I would be OBLIGATED to go… both to my profession as well as to fate. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to your presentation!
– Trever

Sep 29, 2008 at 6:33 pm

I would LOVE to go see your talk at the FOWD! I enjoy reading your blog and thanks for putting the site I designed in previous entry :)

Sep 29, 2008 at 7:42 pm

I live in the NJ/NYC area! I really wish I could attend this event and see you. This would be my very first FOWD event :)

Anthony Faconti
Sep 30, 2008 at 3:14 am

After hearing about FOWD at dConstruct 08 i’ve been desperate to go ever since but alas the cost prohibits me attending.

Sep 30, 2008 at 3:29 am

I’d be glad to be there

Sep 30, 2008 at 4:44 am

wow that was great…congrats ;)

Sep 30, 2008 at 5:05 am

Looks like a great event to be at. Will the speeches or transcripts be posted somewhere for those who cold not attend?
Are the workshops included in the tickets for this event?
Cheerio! Happy web design!

Sep 30, 2008 at 8:30 am

hi, greetings from bulgaria!
i’ve always wanted to visit fowd and i’ve never been to nyc :)

Sep 30, 2008 at 8:52 am

I have to attend the FOWD! Honestly, itis not because of the possibly free coffee =)

Jesse Stratton
Sep 30, 2008 at 8:56 am

I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I’d love to go!

Sep 30, 2008 at 10:01 am

I won’t hold my breath, but it can’t hurt to enter right?

Rebecca Clayton
Sep 30, 2008 at 10:33 am

I’ve never won anything like this before, but it doesn’t hurt to try. I would love to go to this contest and here you speak.

Sep 30, 2008 at 11:53 am

Can’t wait for the FOWD

Jacob Schulke
Sep 30, 2008 at 12:27 pm

I would like to hear your presentation FOWD. Please post your notes and or audio video of the presentation on your site.

Tommy K
Sep 30, 2008 at 2:13 pm

can i has the win?

Brad Haynes
Sep 30, 2008 at 2:22 pm

Only thing better than a free trip to NY would be to enjoy this new great offering by the guys over at Carsonified!

Pedro Rodriguez
Sep 30, 2008 at 3:23 pm

It would be awesome to go to New York! especially because ive never been there nor to a design conference.

Matt Ashwood
Sep 30, 2008 at 3:49 pm

I herd u liek mudkipz

Sep 30, 2008 at 7:05 pm

It would be awesome to go to New York for a web conference!

Sep 30, 2008 at 7:39 pm

I would love to go!! pick meeeee!

Sep 30, 2008 at 9:35 pm

I would love to know what the future of web design beholds…

Sep 30, 2008 at 9:57 pm

Ahhhh!!! Pick me!!! :) This would be a great opportunity!

Joseph Hsu
Sep 30, 2008 at 10:54 pm

wanting to finally a web conference and finally semi-close

Oct 1, 2008 at 1:29 am

would love to attend this instead of reading about it for a change, doesn’t hurt to enter, right? =)

Oct 1, 2008 at 4:58 am

Pick me!

Hasnain Syed
Oct 1, 2008 at 5:13 am

Would LOVE to go! At least now I have a random chance. :)

Gaurav Chaudhary
Oct 1, 2008 at 7:19 am

Would be great to be their, bye…..

Eric Bleney
Oct 1, 2008 at 8:25 am

Why not ! Pick meeee ! :)

Oct 1, 2008 at 9:56 am

i would LOVE to attend. but alas, i’m just a poor freelance designer…. (insert “please suh, canna ‘ave sum mo'” face here :)

Oct 1, 2008 at 10:41 am

i would love to go to this great event to learn more about the web …and TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

Oct 1, 2008 at 11:34 am

I would certainly love to go~! Pick me, please! :D

Matthew Latkiewicz
Oct 1, 2008 at 12:23 pm

I had not heard of this conference before; luckily I read your weblog. Congrats on the speech – hope it goes well.

Oct 1, 2008 at 1:56 pm

i want to go!!
<– this number should be the winning number :P

Oct 1, 2008 at 2:32 pm

I would love to attend the FOWD event! :)

Oct 1, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Can’t wait to go..

Oct 1, 2008 at 3:33 pm

I attended last year and it was a great experience. I would love to get to go again this year.

Oct 1, 2008 at 4:33 pm

I’m excited that you’ll be speaking there. Have fun in New York, would love to be there too!

Michael R
Oct 1, 2008 at 8:02 pm

This looks like a great conference. A free pass would be great!

bibi duran
Oct 1, 2008 at 10:50 pm

i want to go!!!! pick me, pick me!

Agustin Sanchez
Oct 1, 2008 at 11:42 pm

NYC, FOWD, + November. What else could you ask for?

David Bracetty
Oct 2, 2008 at 12:26 am

Hi Nick, Thanks for helping me raise money by selling ads on shirts to get to FOWA last year. Would love to try to get to FOWD this year!

Oct 2, 2008 at 7:33 am

I had been planning on attending, a free pass would make it easier!

Aaron Mills
Oct 2, 2008 at 7:40 am

Hey what a great idea. I hope the speaking goes well!

Oct 2, 2008 at 7:47 am

A free pass would be nice. I havent been on something like this! =)

Jason K
Oct 2, 2008 at 7:54 am

A free pass would be awesome!!! Good luck on your speech hope to be there.

Oct 2, 2008 at 8:11 am

Oh a free pass, great idea. Good luck all, although I hope I win. Would be nice to see you speak at the conference.

Oct 2, 2008 at 8:34 am

Woo hoo – a conference right on election day – an excuse for me not to vote for either candidate!

Oct 2, 2008 at 9:19 am

Oh wow, I’ve been reading up on this conference for quite some time now. I wish I had the money to go. I’m sure it’ll be exciting. Good luck to everyone and thank you for the great contest, that’s really nice of you! =)

Oct 2, 2008 at 11:37 am

I would love to go to FOWD and look forward to hearing you at the conference.

Ben Klemm
Oct 2, 2008 at 11:50 am

Hey, I’d love to get in there for free! Can I go please?

Oct 2, 2008 at 1:58 pm

I would love to be there!!!!!

Oct 2, 2008 at 3:02 pm

I would love to check this out! I went to the How Design Conference in Boston as a side show muralist for a vendor. It made me realize how fun design conferences are. Let me in! Check out my site if your bored. http://www.jazzdesign.org

PS. Thanks for the SEO tips and the single page portfolio section. I am rebuilding my site in my head at work right now.

Utku Can
Oct 2, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Good luck to all! :)

Jad Graphics
Oct 2, 2008 at 3:33 pm

I want to win! Pick me…

Oct 2, 2008 at 3:55 pm

This would be my first web design conference. Pick me!

Oct 2, 2008 at 5:21 pm

I would love to attend the conference

Oct 2, 2008 at 5:47 pm

I am a soon to be graduate who does a lot of free lance work. I would love to go to this conference to help me expand my knowledge of web development.

Molly Oakley
Oct 2, 2008 at 5:58 pm

I would love to attend. Thanks for the contest!

Ben Reed
Oct 2, 2008 at 11:53 pm

I would love to take a few days off and refresh with something like FOWD!

Paco Melo
Oct 3, 2008 at 1:12 am

Thanks for the opportunity, I would love to go!!

Michael Dennis
Oct 3, 2008 at 2:12 am

Pick me! DOOOOOO IT!

Charissa Magalong
Oct 3, 2008 at 5:04 am

Me too.. I want to learn more about web design… to be more creative and excellent in web development.

James Kim
Oct 3, 2008 at 8:56 am

What? You’ve picked me??? THANKS!!!!

Razvan Horeanga
Oct 3, 2008 at 9:29 am

I’d love to go

Lakeshia Burnside
Oct 3, 2008 at 9:31 am

Thanks for this opportunity i would love to go!!! Congrats on becoming a speaker at the conference.

Denis Somar
Oct 3, 2008 at 10:42 am


I would love to head to the conference! Please include me in the contest.


Roy V.
Oct 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm

thanks for the contest, i really wanna go!

Darcy Clarke
Oct 3, 2008 at 4:28 pm

This is an amazing contest, and it’s nice to see your representing us Canadians at the conference. Hope to see you there!

Oct 3, 2008 at 7:53 pm

New York baby! Here I come.

Oct 3, 2008 at 10:51 pm

love NY

Oct 4, 2008 at 1:46 am


Paris Young
Oct 4, 2008 at 9:13 am

try it

Conrad Gorny
Oct 4, 2008 at 11:44 am

Good luck mate, would be nice to attend except i live on the other side of the globe… australia. Peace

Conrad Gorny
Freelance Graphic Designer

Oct 4, 2008 at 12:26 pm

I’d surely be sorry if I was waiting sitting in my apartment down the street from the Roseland whilst you were speaking of web design glory inside. Thanks for the opportunity!

marie kyle
Oct 4, 2008 at 1:54 pm

ooooohhh, being a broke student, i would LOVE to win a ticket! but if i can’t…i’ll find some way to get into the conference! can’t wait!

Oct 4, 2008 at 6:59 pm

This event is just to good to miss it. Thank you for the chance to attend for FREE and congratulations for being a speaker at the conference. Ahh!!! one more thing……PICK ME!!!!

Oct 5, 2008 at 12:48 am

Nice! This will be like a dream come true. I never had been to one before. Hope a get the pass.
Hey… not to forget, nice website and great job!

Oct 5, 2008 at 6:49 am

Hy, i`m Norbi, i really need that free pass, i am a young designer, i like to do that, but its hard to get inspiration some times. I really want to learn from you and from this conference, last time i was in Bucarest at Webcamp.
Thanks, good luck!

Jerry Candelaria
Oct 5, 2008 at 12:56 pm

I hope to win!!!!!!!!

Mauro Casas
Oct 5, 2008 at 4:34 pm

me? heh.

I’m from Argentina, no win for me :(


thanks anyway!

Shanin Cressy
Oct 5, 2008 at 6:08 pm

Thank you so much for providing even a chance to go to the conference. It is more than I can do on my own and I appreciate the hope.

Oct 5, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Ooooo a free pass would be OSM! I certainly wouldn’t mind taking a day off of work to recharge my creative and technical batteries!

Valeska O'Leary
Oct 5, 2008 at 11:03 pm

I could use a free pass for one of my designers.

Amy Mahon
Oct 6, 2008 at 6:31 am

A free pass would be incredible! Plus, it would give me an excuse to fly to North America and make a pit-stop in Canada to visit my family… :)

Oct 6, 2008 at 9:52 am

wow! this pass would be a great plus for me. I would love to go to this conference as a web designer!!

Oct 6, 2008 at 10:25 am

Wow that’s such a great opportunity! Thanks for offering the chance to win a free pass to go!!

Sarah Bailey
Oct 6, 2008 at 10:36 am

I would LOVE to go to FOWD. My job doesn’t have enough of a budget to send me on professional development trips so winning a free pass would maybe get the big man to throw some cash my way!

Thanks for offering even if I don’t win :)

Karissa Demi
Oct 6, 2008 at 11:37 am

Thanks for just offering to give out a free pass. This conference sounds like something really worthwhile.

Edyta Jordan
Oct 6, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Thank You for offering this free pass :)

Oct 6, 2008 at 2:52 pm


Oct 6, 2008 at 4:04 pm

this blog is every day more interesting. thank you!

Sean Snyder
Oct 6, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Is this a democratically determined process? If so, I don’t even have enough money for the conference, let alone a nationwide slander campaign.

Vote INK in ’08

monica aguinaga
Oct 6, 2008 at 8:09 pm

hey I want the free pass!!! pick me! I am an aspiring web designer….would love to go…

Robert S.
Oct 6, 2008 at 9:33 pm

sweeet!! free passes. finally something designers can be proud of!!

Oct 6, 2008 at 10:44 pm

will it be covering all areas of web (social networking, back end, development, IA) or just aesthetic design?

Oct 7, 2008 at 4:40 am

Sweet. Would be great to get a free ticket.

Pontus Madsen
Oct 7, 2008 at 9:23 am

Oh man, I’d love a pass to that.. I’m getting the money together for it, and from Sweden it’s quite pricey, so any help would be welcomed :)

Keep up the inspirational work man! :)

Oct 7, 2008 at 9:23 am

Excellent, count me in!

Patrick Van Stee
Oct 7, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Patrick Van Stee
Oct 7, 2008 at 5:39 pm

do want!

John Ciallella
Oct 7, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Love the site and would love to hear you speak at the conference :)

Andrew Masyk
Oct 7, 2008 at 9:46 pm

Would love to participate

Oct 7, 2008 at 11:17 pm

FOWD will be legendary.

Oct 8, 2008 at 12:14 am

We should look into YouTube’-ing your speech for future reference…

PS In the meantime, let’s start a new thread for a FREE Conference & Workshop Pass, just in case :-)

Oct 8, 2008 at 3:33 am

If only I lived in New York,

loving the site BTW… Some really informative articles…


Oct 8, 2008 at 7:21 am

This would be a chance to meet great web designers and artists… We thought about taking the way to NY but we gave up considering many factors… this would be a great deal… so I wait for you to choose the right one (whoever this will mean).

Michael Parenteau
Oct 8, 2008 at 8:30 am

This conference looks like something I would really love to attend. I have commented more about FOWD 2008 here at my blog. But… Really great speakers all whom I have admired or even referenced their work from time to time. I hope I can make it… it would be beneficial to the future of my career and to the companies I work for. Hope to see you there!

Michael Parenteau
Oct 8, 2008 at 8:32 am

Oops… I left the link wrong:

This conference looks like something I would really love to attend. I have commented more about FOWD 2008 here at my blog. But… Really great speakers all whom I have admired or even referenced their work from time to time. I hope I can make it… it would be beneficial to the future of my career and to the companies I work for. Hope to see you there!

Dawn Sword
Oct 8, 2008 at 8:43 am

Count me in.

Ben Robinson
Oct 8, 2008 at 8:56 am

I’m in, I’m in

Oct 8, 2008 at 10:17 am

Very nice blog WebDesignerWall

Katherine Gaskin
Oct 8, 2008 at 2:05 pm

Hope to win!!

Estela Duhart
Oct 8, 2008 at 3:05 pm

I love your website aesthetics.

Oct 8, 2008 at 6:07 pm

Nice, thanks for the contest!

Adrian Alvarez
Oct 8, 2008 at 7:55 pm

Have Fun at the conference.

Jelani Hasan
Oct 8, 2008 at 7:55 pm

Hi – I have extensive experience in web design and would love the opportunity to find new inspiration for the future of this industry.

Ernie Ortiz
Oct 8, 2008 at 7:56 pm

Hi – as a photographer and radio executive, I am interested in all aspects of the new digital world. I would love to attend this seminar.

Oct 8, 2008 at 8:48 pm

Just started my own business. This would be great for me to attend…thanks.

Oct 8, 2008 at 10:03 pm

I can’t even explain how much I need this pass.. thank you!

Oct 8, 2008 at 10:11 pm

OMG, this is my dream. I need to win!!

Oct 8, 2008 at 10:12 pm

hope I can see you there!

K Liechty Norman
Oct 8, 2008 at 10:31 pm

I cannot tell you how important it is for me to win a pass to your conference!! Please God, “Let It Be”!

Oct 8, 2008 at 10:59 pm

What an amazing opportunity… if I don’t win, and the odds seem against it, will you be publishing your talk? I’d be interested to hear it…

Erik P.
Oct 9, 2008 at 2:18 am

I need that pass!! :D

Oct 9, 2008 at 9:18 am

Yes! I would love a pass.

Oct 9, 2008 at 10:37 am

I would love to have a pass. I just found your site today and I love it.

Oct 9, 2008 at 10:38 am

This will be a great learning experience for me if I win!

Oct 9, 2008 at 11:21 am

This would be wonderful!

Oct 9, 2008 at 1:26 pm

I have always wanted to go to this conference! The knowledge that one would gain. Not mention it is the week of my birthday!!! That would be an amazing Birthday!!

Oct 9, 2008 at 1:26 pm

Wow. This would be amazing. Am I too late?

Oct 9, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Cool, free ticket!

Oct 9, 2008 at 3:03 pm

pick me!

Austin Kim
Oct 9, 2008 at 4:25 pm

I’m sorry to join this site so late. But finally I’m here. Please, I love to go FOWD…..PICK ME!!!!

Oct 9, 2008 at 4:26 pm

I would like to hear your speech, thanks.

Oct 9, 2008 at 9:10 pm

Can’t wait for the show! Always looking to learn and get educated.

Oct 9, 2008 at 9:56 pm

My mind is exploding with the thought of how much I could learn at this event!

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