The [Real] Boring Conference

I just read on my Twitter feed that The Boring Conference is sold out! If you don’t know about this awesome event, check it out here.

I met James Ward via Twitter a few years ago when I was attending a dreadfully boring conference. While listening to the speaker – well, I wasn’t really listening to the speaker – I did what most people do who go to conferences and the content isn’t so, let’s say, engaging – I surfed the interwebs for “boring conference”.

Ta-da! I found James Ward @iamjamesward, and sent him a tweet. To my amazement, he responded immediately.

Mr. Ward expertly got me through those really tough, long hours. Also the fact that the conference was in a casino so there was 24/7 liquor – which helped too.

From The Boring Conference about page:

People have talked about sneezing, toast, IBM tills, the sounds made by vending machines, the Shipping Forecast, barcodes, yellow lines, London shop fronts, the television programme Antiques Road Trip and the features of the Yamaha PSR-175 Portatune keyboard.


Yeah, I know. I’ll own it. I work in an area of advertising that some consider boring, a pain, and wholly unnecessary. But hey, someone has to make sure you get paid.