The Design & Content Panel

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We’re partnering with The Design & Content Conference to bring the Style & Class community an exciting panel on the intersection of web design and content strategy. To make a bit more room (okay, a lot more room) we’re hosting the panel at The Rio Theatre in East Vancouver.

Join us for a round table discussion featuring some of the web's top thinkers. Moderated by Steve Fisher, this panel is sure to provoke conversation and debate.

Doors open at 6:30pm, panel starts at 7:00pm. No admittance after 7:15pm. An assortment of beer and soft drinks will be provided, food available for purchase. 19+, minors not permitted due to alcohol service.

Important note: though free, this is a ticketed event in a venue with limited capacity. Those not on the RSVP list are not guaranteed a seat.


Clair Byrd has always ended up writing for any job she’s held—menus for the ubiquitous part-time greasy spoon job during college, ecommerce and ad copy for large retailers, personal development and self-learning content for communities, UX/UI copy for SaaS products, and most recently, design-focused learning material and product copy at InVision, where she leads content.

Ethan Marcotte is an independent designer and author, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He coined the term “responsive web design” to describe a new way of designing for the ever-changing Web. His popular book on the topic has been widely praised, as it demonstrates how designers and organizations can leverage the Web’s flexibility to design across mobile, tablet, and desktop—and whatever might come next.

Karen McGrane – If the internet is more awesome than it was in 1995, Karen would like to claim a very tiny piece of the credit. For more than fifteen years Karen has helped create more usable digital products through the power of user experience design and content strategy.

Today, she manages Bond Art + Science, a user experience consultancy she founded in 2006, where she has led content strategy and information architecture engagements for The Atlantic, Fast Company, Franklin Templeton, and Fidelity.

Samantha Warren is a designer and art director who has a knack for solving big problems and leading teams. She enthusiastically comes to the table with 10+ years of crafting digital experiences that educate, delight, and rally people to action.

Most recently she designed experiences at Twitter. Before that, Samantha was the Design Director at Phase2, and a web designer at Viget Labs and Ogilvy. She’s a past Art Directors Club of DC board member and Instructor at CDIA Boston University

Sara Wachter-Boettcher runs a content strategy consultancy based in Philadelphia. She is the author of Content Everywhere from Rosenfeld Media, a book that helps content professionals, designers, and others plan for flexible, adaptable content systems that can be accessed across channels and devices.

She is also the editor in chief of A List Apart, a magazine about web content, culture, and code, and a speaker at conferences like SXSW, Confab, HOW Design, Smashing Conference, Mobilism, Web Directions, and UX Week.

Steve Fisher is the content nerd-herder and design fanatic at The Republic of Quality. With over 18 years of experience he leads the charge on the creative end of projects, coordinating research, strategy, visual and interaction design, and content strategy. Steve is a professional member of the Graphic Designer’s Society of Canada and served as their national VP of web for three years. He spends much of his time representing RoQ on the global stage as a sought-after speaker on topics like responsive web design, UX, open source, design thinking, and web process. He has presented at such conferences as TEDx, SXSW, Future of Web, HOW Interactive Design conference, Web Visions and DrupalCon, and is a contributor to .NET Magazine. He also loves Twitter (maybe a little too much).

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