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Saturday, March 12 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Collaboration Nation: How Side-Projects Can Keep You Relevant

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Side projects are crucial to remaining relevant in our industry. The web is constantly changing—new conventions, techniques and technologies—and one of the best ways to keep up is to do something for the love of it. Side projects facilitate a unique blend of experimentation, creativity and play that arenʼt always possible during billable hours or client projects. Weʼll be grilling our panel to bring practical advice and a candid take on their past experiences. After all, getting the most out of a side project is easier said than done. Proper planning pays off when an exciting new idea and collaborative relationship collides with careers and family lives. Business and life-long friendships have been built upon rallying around tasks and ideas that donʼt always fit into the 9 to 5. We hope attendees leave with solid ideas and a heap of inspiration for starting their own side projects. A few things weʼll cover: • Planning and successfully launching a side project • Benefits of a side project? • How to manage collaborative relationships in terms of equity, roles and responsibilities • How can side projects make your employees more valuable • How to balance a side project with your career and family life

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Phil Coffman

Creative DirectorElementPhil Coffman is the Creative Director at Element, a digital studio in Austin, TX, and the founder of Method & Craft. He is the husband to one amazing wife and father to two incredible kids.
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Noah Stokes

PartnerBoldNoah is a partner at Bold where he specializes in design and development for their many clients. With a dynamic and varied background Noah's... oh who are we kidding. I make websites y'all.

Saturday March 12, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hilton, Salon E

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