Flashforward Keynotes Pogacnik, Carson and McCloud Join All Star Line-up

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[prMac.com] San Francisco, California - The Flashforward Conference and Film Festival announces three keynote speakers for the August 20-22, 2008 conference taking place in San Francisco at the Nob Hill Masonic Center. Joining the current line-up are three diverse speakers and a roster of industry leaders bringing fresh creative perspectives to the conference and rounding out the educational presentations with inspiration and fresh insights.

Leading the line-up are three keynotes speaking for the first time at Flashforward2008: Miha Pogacnik, Cultural Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia; David Carson, ground breaking typographer and graphic designer; and Scott McCloud, comic book artist and, according to Locus Magazine, "arguably the most important cartoonist alive". Pogacnik will present Passion, Creativity, and Business in which he demonstrates the principles of renewal and change, transforming thinking patterns and removing barriers which limit creativity and vision; as graphic design's leading rule breaker Carson will cover The Rules of Graphic Design, and McCloud on Comics: A Medium in Transition discussing comics and technology. More detailed information on these speakers' biographies and their topics can be found on the conference website www.flashforwardconference.com/speakers.

"Our goal for Flashforward2008 was to choose speakers driven by their passion," said Beau Ambur, CEO Metaliq and Flashforward Conference and Film Festival. "To make things more exciting we looked for meaningful and groundbreaking topics outside traditional industry presenters and sought fresh new speakers who could push attendees' ideas to the next level."

Speaker topics for the Flashforward Conference are diverse and planned to educate, inspire, and inform. Confirmed speaker topics range from: Sound Visualization with Physics and Code, Education in the Internet Age, Project Management for the Developers Perspective, to Education Doodling, Why (I Still) Love Flash, and Papervision3D. In addition to Pogacnik, Carson and McCloud, Flashforward also confirmed their all-star line-up for the 2008 conference includes speakers: Mike Downey, Jared Ficklin, Stacey Mulcahy, Tinic Uro, Lynda Weinman, Richard Galvin, Ivan Todorov, Seb Lee-Delisle, IDEO, and Disney. Previously announced speakers which include: Chuck Freedman, Hoss Gifford, Robert Hodgin, Eric Natzke, Paul Ortchanian, Todd Rosenberg, and Grant Skinner round out the list of presenters. To review speaker topics and get additional information on any presenters please visit their website.

Early bird pricing, at $899, is extended until July 1, 2008 for those wishing to attend the conference at the best possible rate. After July 1 the pricing for Flashfoward2008 goes to $1099 until the conference starts. Hotel accommodations meeting every budget and style expectation can be made at a number of hotels surrounding the Masonic Center in San Francisco. To register for the conference visit the Flashforward Conference website.

Flashforward Sponsors
Flashforward2008 San Francisco is supported by Metaliq, Aquent, Disney, and YouTube. Media Partners include Actionscript, Flash & Flex Developers Magazine, netdiver, and productionHUB.

Flashforward is the longest-running and largest Adobe(R) Flash(TM) user conference in the world. Flashforward2008 San Francisco, entering its ninth year, is a three-day event filled with sessions led by the world's leading Flash professionals, offering education, best practices, and inspirational case studies in Flash, Flex, ActionScript, and AIR. Flashforward2008 San Francisco, developed and produced by Beau Ambur, in cooperation with the team at Metaliq, includes the international Flashforward Film Festival and Awards ceremony and a Flash-related industry Expo Hall and community center with opportunities for the entire Flash community to network and share knowledge. August 20-22, 2008 Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco.