This is Round 2 of the FITC ticket draw. Again, WDW is giving out two tickets to the FITC conference that will take place in Toronto between April 25 – 28, 2009. Visit their website for event information and presentation details. I also want to remind the female readers that you can get a free ticket by submitting a video to FITC explaining why you want to attend the event (deadline is March 27, 2009). If you are buying tickets, enter coupon code "webdesignerwall" to get a 20% discount.

Update: This contest is closed and the winners are: 2 and 9.

How to get a free ticket from WDW?

  • Post a comment in this post stating why you want to go.
  • One entry per person. Duplicate comments will be voided and deleted.
  • Winners will be contacted by email (so make sure your email address is correct).

Comment entries will be accepted until March 24, 2009 for round 1. Then two winning numbers will be generated randomly from the comment list. Two winners will receive a free ticket to FITC Toronto 2009.

Note: After this round, WDW will do another round to give out the last two tickets.


Mar 10, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Wow! This conference will surely open a door to a whole new world for me. Let me join! :D

Nathan G
Mar 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm

I’d love to attend FITC. I’m an interaction designer attending university here in Toronto, I’m currently building a multitouch screen for my thesis project with 2 other students and it is coded in flash. I’d love to get to FITC to share and learn from my experiences building multitouch environments.

Mark Staplehurst
Mar 10, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Look, see! I’m as eager as a schoolboy on his first day of fractions! I’d absolutely love to go to the FITC and I simply won’t give up trying, short of changing my name to Loretta.

I’m a web developer based here in the heart of Toronto and excited about the opportunity to hear the real captains of our industry talk on my doorstop.

Mark P.
Mar 10, 2009 at 10:14 pm

I have been wanting to go to FITC since first year of University. Now in 3rd year doing multimedia design and it would be amazing to experience FITC.

Ronnie Liew
Mar 10, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Always wanted to go to the FITC but never really got to. Would certainly make my day if i could!

Mar 10, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Second time’s the charm? Pick me, pick me!

Mar 10, 2009 at 10:39 pm

Quit my daily job to start a web business. It is not easy especially in this economy, but I determined to succeed and create a solid business that will in return create workspace and bring value to our readers. Visiting FITC would definitely would help to move the project further.

Marie Poulin
Mar 10, 2009 at 11:13 pm

I also recently left my 9-5 to pursue full-time interactive freelance, so I would love a chance to be able to go to FITC without breaking the bank during these first few months of getting settled in my new role! Cheers, thanks for the opportunity!

Mar 10, 2009 at 11:26 pm

Hi, I wanna go to FITC becase I’m a beginner in geraphic design, and FITC will help me to improve my skills. I wanna see guru’s of graphic design!

Thank you, so much!

Mar 10, 2009 at 11:35 pm

I’m a graphic designer who could use some inspiration. I think the FITC would be the perfect place!

Mar 11, 2009 at 12:16 am

I had a blast volunteering at FITC last year, and I would love to attend this year to see what people are tinkering with. I don’t win a ticket give me a mop and broom and put me to work again!!

Mar 11, 2009 at 12:58 am

I’d love to go.

Mar 11, 2009 at 1:40 am

im going if i have the chance.

Mar 11, 2009 at 3:06 am

Always wanted to go to the FITC!

Mar 11, 2009 at 5:01 am

I’ve been dying to go to FITC! Please send me :)

Mar 11, 2009 at 7:12 am

yo, what about me! gotsta go to fitc

Corey Dutson
Mar 11, 2009 at 7:36 am

As a first year design student, the chance to go to something like FITC would be a fantastic opportunity. I want to go to help expand upon what I’ve already learned, meet some of the big names, and gain inspiration.

I hope you will choose me!

Mar 11, 2009 at 7:36 am

As a webdesigner I can’t refuse an opportunity to improve my general design and technologic knowledge. And Toronto seems to be a very nice plce place :)

João Henrique
Mar 11, 2009 at 8:13 am

Thanks again
this post is excellent!

Mar 11, 2009 at 8:23 am

I’d be ecstatic to go! I’m planning on trying to go anyway, but as a broke design student finishing off my degree I just haven’t gotten a chance to buy up some tix yet.

Mar 11, 2009 at 8:23 am

I’m a flash developer in TO and would love a chance to see whats new in the flash world and meet some fellow developers.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Mar 11, 2009 at 8:29 am

I would want to go because I read a ton of blogs a day and read at least a few ton of twitters a day for inspiration.

However I would say that it doesn’t compare to seeing the people you’re reading about in person.

FITC Toronto would be a fresh breath of inspiration into my work.

Mar 11, 2009 at 8:56 am

I want to go because I run a web design studio and need more inspirations!

Matthew Richmond
Mar 11, 2009 at 9:18 am

I’m going to try reverse psychology:

I don’t want to win tickets to FITC. It’s a stupid conference anyways. I don’t need inspiration. I have a boring corporate design job. That’s good enough for me.

Mar 11, 2009 at 9:24 am

I work for BC Children’s Hospital and am developing an online education and community support network for children with chronic disease such as inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis, mental health diseases and rheumatoid arthritis. Attending FITC would give me a breath of inspiration and allow me to connect with people who could lend their knowledge and expertise. It would be of great benefit to the project.

Mar 11, 2009 at 9:36 am

I’m a front-end/back-end developer and a computer science student i’m really looking forward attending such event to see how the industry goes around me and for networking also

Mar 11, 2009 at 10:12 am

I’m a web developer/designer/freelancer that always gets inspired at shows like this – and I’m always open for more things to inspire me. Plus, I’m just down the road (okay, highway) from Toronto.

Mar 11, 2009 at 11:00 am

I need a good reason to take off from work for a couple days and get away from the city grind! AH!

Mar 11, 2009 at 11:57 am

I would absolutely love to go. I keep looking at these events with such hope, though the main concern is primarily monetary; it’s awful expensive to fly out to these other cities for their conferences, and the Toronto ones do cost a pretty penny to get into. Really interested in some of these presentations — think of what you could learn!

Max Titov
Mar 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Hi there,

The reason is simple: my main passion is graphic design and illustration. I work on a lot of different projects and want to be a part of a great event such as FITC.

Inspiration, knowledge, networking and the general admiration for what the top of Digital Media World has to offer is what I want to gain from attending the conference.
It will be a amazing opportunity to be picked for the giveaway above.

Best of luck to everyone who applies and thank you for the consideration.

Mar 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm

From all the previous posts, Obviously for the ladies.

Mar 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I want to go to FITC because I’ve been disassembled by the design industry. Told I wasn’t a designer, wasn’t an illustrator, and should run away from interactive. Putting myself back together, I learned that I belong in design, and it’s ok to be a creative swiss army knife. I’m just finishing my diploma in graphic design, and I think I need the FITC to inspire and assure me in my decisions about the industry.

Matt Ashwood
Mar 11, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Everybody needs an excuse to get drunk in Toronto

Also, learning some design stuff would be helpful

Mar 11, 2009 at 1:14 pm

I would love to go :) Let’s hope the second time is the trick!


Mar 11, 2009 at 1:16 pm

I am a Toronto based flash designer and developer with dreams of being a Flash Goddess when I grow up… going to FITC would be one more step towards my goal!

Mar 11, 2009 at 3:10 pm

I’ve taken a recent interest in Flex development, and started to build my first enterprise RIA. I wish to attend this conference to learn more about actionscript from a practical use case stand point, as well as meet professionals in the field. I think that it would be a great opportunity to share my programming background with others that are just as passionate as I am about their work. I hope this randomizer picks me!! WOOOO!!!

Mar 11, 2009 at 3:26 pm

to fuel me From Inspiration To Creation.

Mar 11, 2009 at 6:56 pm

I’ve been seeing a lot of nice Flex applications lately that has really piqued my interest. Would like to attend FITC to get my feet wet with Flex.

Mar 11, 2009 at 9:33 pm

gimme gimme gimme!

Mar 11, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Hi, I would like to go since I’m currently a coop student working as a web developer. I would like to take this chance to enhance my graphics/web development skills.

Mar 11, 2009 at 10:59 pm

pick me!!!

(reason: I am a student at a small religious private school with little venue for creativity, graphic design and web design, pick me please)

Trevor Henry
Mar 12, 2009 at 1:11 am

I need to go to FITC to kick-start my life. I’m tired of living at home, alone, in Bradford, Ontario. I want to grow, meet people and see cool things that just can’t be experienced sitting in front of the same computer monitor every day. Oh yeah, I’m a hard-working, daily-commuting student so I can’t afford a ticket for FITC anyways. It’s my dream. :(

Mar 12, 2009 at 4:48 am

Toranto ? At the other side of the atlantic ? talk about webdesign and flash ?
Yes yes, it will be awesome to make me cross the ocean to see that !!

Mar 12, 2009 at 8:00 am

I wanna go! ^___^

My boss just went to FITC in Amsterdam and came back glowing about how amazing Ralph was. I’m still getting a handle on Papervision myself.
Plus, it will really make my ex-girlfriend jealous! …and isn’t that what life’s all about? :)


Kyle Perry
Mar 12, 2009 at 8:40 am

I live in an area with little creative Incite. I need this to open up a new world for myself. I work jobs that just don’t do it for me. I want to be a full time web designer / developer. This would really broaden my horizons.

Raminder Hundal
Mar 12, 2009 at 9:12 am

I am a recent graduate and would love to be picked as I still have a lot to learn…!!!

Mar 12, 2009 at 9:27 am

Помнится, кто-то выкладывал фотки…

Mar 12, 2009 at 12:46 pm

I work from home… havent been outside my house in 52hours… I need this :)

Kyle A
Mar 12, 2009 at 8:52 pm

I’ve never been to Canada, eh?! Attending FITC once would be a lifetime’s worth of inspiration!

Mar 13, 2009 at 3:04 am

FITC is so awesome, its like the Mecca for self respecting developers <3!

God, i would love to go there

Mar 13, 2009 at 1:56 pm

want to see what all the hoopla is about…

jess confer
Mar 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm


design can change (lives, the future, our perception of the past and present)

and frankly

i give a damn.

Mar 13, 2009 at 6:54 pm

I have no much knowledge about web design and I am a totally stranger to programing, But if you really want to find someone you can inspire most, YES, that’s Me ! You knew it !
By the way, where is Toronto ? I am from Taiwan,..can you lend me a GPS ?

Cedric Thompson
Mar 14, 2009 at 9:31 pm

I would love to attend because, i repurpose the information, skill sets, time and talents i aquire to the Church and Non for Profit Community Organizations…. We must help to empower each other.

Mar 15, 2009 at 4:49 am

I live near Toronto. I would love to be able to go to this event as I am just learning everything there is to learn about it, and I feel that going to this event will help with that. My dream is to make a difference in the world using my work, and this will help me with that path.

Almog Koren
Mar 15, 2009 at 4:52 am

Would love to go, Why? well its about web design do I need to say more.

Mar 15, 2009 at 1:32 pm

I’ve always wanted to go to FITC but couldn’t afford it. I think it would be an inspiring experience :)

Mar 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm

I would love to go because I live close to Toronto and it would be super duper to network with people in the area. Plus I am a high school computer science teacher and anything I learn from the conference I could pass on to future web developers. Not only that but I would take a bag and collect as much samples as I could to share with my students.

Mar 15, 2009 at 5:26 pm

To learn, to expand, to experience.
I work for an old-school corporation whose digital presence is really lagging. I want to attend not only for my own personal interest and learning, but also to bring back some fresh ideas for my work team.

Darren Northcott
Mar 15, 2009 at 5:58 pm

I think it would be a great opportunity to network and expand my knowledge of web design, not to mention i’m Canadian!

Mar 16, 2009 at 2:37 pm

i’ve never been to one.. i do a lot of flash stuff, would love to check out an fitc and see what’s new out there! great site btw!

Darcy Clarke
Mar 16, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Nice.. hope I win.

Philippe Lajoie
Mar 17, 2009 at 10:27 am

I’ve always wanted to go to FITC but never had the funds for it. Also I think it would be a great experience.

pat doran
Mar 17, 2009 at 10:51 am

I was going to buy a ticket, but then I donated the money to An organization dedicated to increasing IE6’s bloated market share and stifling innovation on the web.

Mar 17, 2009 at 11:04 am

I’m suspicious of the fact FITC encourages “a video of you” when it applies only to women as a means for consideration. It’s vaguely creepy.

No, I take that back. REALLY creepy.



German Villarreal
Mar 18, 2009 at 10:48 am

I really want to go to FITC but it’s absolutely out of my budget… I’m from Argentina and these events are unreachable for the average designer in my country.

Mar 18, 2009 at 11:10 am

Ew, hi!
Well, i won’t talk a lot… I want to go to FITC. But it’s out of my budget :(
Well thanks for offering this great chance to us :)

Mar 18, 2009 at 11:20 am

I would love to go mainly because I have never had a chance to go to a conference out of the U.S. – it would be a awesome experience to mingle and learn from designers all over the world. Plus it is way out of my budget :(

Mar 18, 2009 at 1:51 pm

I live in montreal. I have been studying design for 3 years. It would be very nice opportunity to go visit FITC. I would love to go to FITC!!

Mar 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm

It’s right time I visited Canada. The end.

Mar 19, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Attending FITC means connecting with people who are creative and advanced in the latest web technologies. Volunteering last year was a rewarding experience. Though I wouldn’t mind doing it again, winning a ticket would be a bonus towards gaining even greater knowledge in Flash. As for the extra ticket, I’d make sure it wouldn’t go to waste!

Mar 19, 2009 at 10:24 pm

I am just finishing a multimedia program in Toronto, and have never been able to afford to attend this event, would love to go and take a look at what everyone is doing worldwide and network to line up the ever coveted post graduation job.

Mar 20, 2009 at 9:09 am

I am experiencing web designer writers block and need inspiration and fresh ideas for my projects. Please help =)

Mar 20, 2009 at 6:27 pm

I am a self-taught web designer looking to improve my skills. I am also an AmeriCorps volunteer, so I’m too broke to go on my own. Thanks for offering this opportunity.

Mar 22, 2009 at 3:31 pm

I am constantly looking for improvements and keep teaching myself new things and get inspired by others. I would love to attend FITC conference and I believe that this would be an awesome step towards my education. I really appreciate this opportunity and looking forward to win a ticket since it is absolutely out of my budget. throw my name in the hat please. Thanks!

Mar 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm

I want to go because I have never had the money to go, but wanted to.

Mar 24, 2009 at 8:47 am

Employer training budgets are tight these days. A designer has got to do what they can to stay in touch with emerging trends. Sending a ticket my way would be really appreciated.

Mar 24, 2009 at 1:34 pm

This would be awesome! Conferences are often in far away places, but this is right at home. I’m a computer engineering student with a keen interest in web development and design.

Lately, I’ve been trying to use my technical skills to improve community groups, either through thorough numerical analysis of their data, migration of their data to usable databases (Ralph Thornton Centre) or through construction of websites for non-profits (Toronto Youth Cabinet and Canada Geeks).

The FITC would be a great complement to the work I’m doing both as a developer and a budding web designer.

Mar 24, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Yay for FITC. Finally.

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