InDesign Conference, NYC

I’m in New York City for big InDesign Conference. It’s great to connect with all my InDesign pundit friends here in the Big Apple. The conference binder keeps getting thicker, and the hundreds of attendees will leave with a lot of information that will help them get the most out of InDesign CS3.

The speaker roster is most excellent, and, in addition to being very knowledgeable and engaging, most of them are also very, very nice people. If you’re not here, you’re missing out. Branislav Milic, the EU’s official InDesign Grand Master, theorist, and combat trainer has come all the way from Belgium to be here. Claudia McCue traveled from deepest, darkest Lawrenceville, GA. Scott Citron and Sandee Cohen took taxis from their fashionable New York apartments.

Of course, Russell Viers will be missed here in NY. A day without Russell is like a day without fiber. Do check out his interview with Rufus Deuchler on YabbAdobeDo.

Yesterday Anne-Marie ConcepciĆ³n and Sandee Cohen delivered excellent introductory sessions on InCopy and InDesign respectively (check out these fabulous cellphone action photos):

Today David Blatner and I open the conference with a keynote that will cover some of the high points in the new InDesign CS3 release. 45 minutes is, of course, an utterly inadquate amount of time to do justice to the new release, and the situation will be exacerbated by David’s constant, pointless interruptions. It should be fun.