The Zap Your PRAM Conference is a gathering of creative professionals, academics, and intriguing people from around the world interested in design, the web and emerging technologies. We come together to relax and discuss design, media, art and technology.
To ensure diversity in point of view, interests, approach, and personality, the conference is by invitation only and limited to 50 attendees. If it feels like you should be invited, please ask.
Zap is not just a conference about technology, the internet, or gadgetry. It is not a yearly event nor is it a conference with a clear distinction between “presenters” and “attendees”. There are no paid speakers, no keynote addresses, no plenary sessions, no trade show, and no exhibitors.
Zap is not in a hotel with televisions or phones. You may not even have cell phone reception.
Zap is an opportunity to step outside the day–to–day cacophony, to take a broader view. Zap is intentionally remote and rural and is a conference where everyone is encouraged to contribute something—a session, a story, a discussion, a point of view.
Zap is for people who don't like going to conferences.
Zap is organized by Steven Garrity, Dan James, Peter Rukavina and a few of our friends. Zap is not a business, or a profit-making exercise. Conference fees cover costs, and everyone pays their own way.
If you read this and think “these guys are crazy”, then you probably don't want to come to Zap. However; if you read this and think “these guys are crazy, but it sounds like this might be a lot of fun”, then you should contact us now, because we'd really like to have you here.
Los Angeles-based filmmaker and writer
Network and systems administrator for silverorange
CFO for silverorange
Developing a social network for Copenhagen, Denmark
Lead designer of Last.fm
Web developer and founding partner at silverorange
Weblogger and programmer from Malmö, Sweden
Software Developer from ZS Associates in Evanston
Uses comedy to express his fixations and frustrations
Librarian for the University of Prince Edward Island
Web developer and designer from Loca Lola Design
Spectacle Group, a design and communications company
Writer, producer, recording engineer from Stitch Media
Illustrator from San Francisco
President of The Renewal Consulting Group Inc.
Head of ZS Associates software development group in Evanston
Uses the Internet to spread his music. Brad Sucks.
Student and developer at silverorange