Keynote Speech on Calm Technology at The Next Web Amsterdam!

The Next Web Summit 2017

I look forward to speaking at The Next Web Conference from May 18th & 19th, 2017 in Amsterdam.

What is TNW Conference?
TNW Conference is a 2-day technology festival that brings together international technology executives, top-tier investors and promising startups for two days of business, knowledge sharing and the best time you’ve ever had. Over the past 11 editions TNW Conference has grown from a 200-person event to one of the leading technology events, bringing together 15,000 attendees a day and 3,500 companies from all over the world.

The Calm Technology Video from Thinking Digital Manchester is Up!

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to keynote Thinking Digital’s Conference in Manchester, England! The conference organizers kindly took a video of the talk, and it is now live!

Thanks so much to Sophie Buckle of hedgehog lab for a great blog post about Calm Technology at the conference!

Want more? Check out the rest of the conference videos!

Thanks to everyone who attended, spoke at, and organized this conference! It was a great experience!

Calm Technology at IoT Fuse Conference in Minneapolis!

Part of my Calm Technology Book Tour this year will take me to the IoT Fuse Conference in Minneapolis, MN!

Now in its second year, IOT Fuse, a Minnesota-based conference to spark the Internet of Things, is an event focused on uniting doers, makers and hackers with executives, entrepreneurs and innovators.


I’ll be presenting the opening keynote speech on Friday, April 22 from 8:15am – 9:30am. The World Is Not a Desktop.

Speech Description
How can you design technology that becomes a part of a user’s life and not a distraction from it? Amber Case explores the concept of calm technology, a method for smoothly capturing a user’s attention only when necessary, while calmly remaining in the background most of the time. Author Amber Case presents ideas first introduced by researchers at Xerox PARC in 1995, and explains how they apply to our current technology landscape, especially the Internet of Things. We’ll discuss the importance and challenge of designing technology that respects our attention, principles of calm design—peripheral attention, context, and ambient awareness and calm communication patterns—improving attention through a variety of senses.

Calm Technology at the University of Oregon’s What is Media Conference, April 16th, 2016!

What is Media Conference

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at the University of Oregon’s What is Media conference on Saturday, April 16th 2016 at 9:40am! My talk will be on Calm Design: Principles and Patterns for Non-Intrusive Media.

Thursday, April 14th

  • Pre-Conference Roundtable
  • Conference kick-off and 2016 Johnston Lecture
  • Opening Exhibition and Reception

Friday, April 15th

  • Lunch; coffee service and refreshments
  • Northwest Film Center in the Portland Art Museum

Saturday, April 16th

  • Lunch; coffee service and refreshments
  • Closing Reception

Full Schedule


The conference and exhibition take place at the University of Oregon in Portland, located in the historic White Stag Block of the city’s Old Town at 70 NW Couch St., Portland, Oregon, 97209.

Register for the Conference!

Want to go? Register here for What is Media! A student ticket costs $25, and general admission is $100.

Web 1.0 Conference Lewis & Clark College Edition!


The Web 1.0 Conference is a celebration of old style static websites.

This month, I’m excited to announce a special college edition of the Web 1.0 Conference! I’ll be travelling to my alma mater, Lewis & Clark College this Friday and Saturday to host a conference helping people to build websites!

What is the Web 1.0 Conference? It’s a conference celebrating the creative, original, static (no backend) web sites, both old and new, that stand the test of time. It’s time to rediscover and bring back the lost art of web site creation. Let’s build some weird, interesting, quirky web sites!





Friday, Feb 26th ,2016

  • 7:00PM Check in and networking
  • 7:30PM Website show and tell – show us your first or favorite 1.0 website!
  • 9:00PM Friday closing

Saturday, Feb 27th, 2016

  • 10:00AM Check in, breakfast, coffee, tea, 玉露
  • 10:30AM Conference kickoff, 10-15 minute talks, demos and tutorials
    Amber Case, Lewis & Clark College ’08’ ( Kickoff and conference introduction. Kyle Drake, founder of Neocities ( Introduction to Neocities, why we need to bring back the creative web, and the future of the web.
  • 11:00AM Web site building / hacking begins
  • 12:30PM Lunch is served
  • 6:00PM Web site building ends
  • 6:15PM 2 minute presentations begin. Show everyone your awesome web creation!
  • 7:30PM See you later! じゃまた


Tickets are $5, which covers expenses. This conference is for students only, but exceptions can be made, especially if you’re part of the community and would like to be on hand during the day to help people with their websites! If you’re up for it, message me @caseorganic!

  • Don’t have a web provider?
  • New to making websites?
  • Free web hosting will be provided by Neocities!


See what people made at the last Web 1.0 Conference!