I recognized many of the names of the list, as it includes some of the most well known people in the world of web user interface design. But I was surprised to see the names of a couple people I personally knew. I worked with Dana Chisnell for a short time in 2000, when she was brought in to consult at a small start-up where I was working (Finexa – a company that did not last long). And I met Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg at a coffee shop when Glenn Greenwald came through Philadelphia to promote his first book a couple years ago. I contributed a post to his Blue Force site, but it wasn’t long after that when I started to come up short on time for regular political blogging.
The price for attending the symposium is a bargain. Several of the speakers typically make the rounds at conferences that cost 2 or 3 times as much. So if this is a topic of interest for you, definitely check it out!