Ready to Inspire

December 9 - 12, 2012

Leiden, The Netherlands

Let's talk about craftsmanship

Ready to Inspire is a brand new conference about the craft of web design, type and code. It has workshops, live music, meetups and parties, but above all an exciting lineup of today's craftspeople and mind blowing new faces.

And to make it even more fun, we've kept it affordable!

Get inspired by these speakers

  • Jeffrey Zeldman

    Jeffrey Zeldman

    Author of Designing With Web Standards. Founder Happy Cog design studios and A List Apart.

  • Simon Collison

    Simon Collison

    Designer and partner at Fictive Kin. Speaker at design events, occasional writer and New Adventures organiser.

  • Brad Frost

    Brad Frost

    Mobile web strategist and designer at R/GA, front-end developer, musician, and artist.

  • Chris Shiflett

    Chris Shiflett

    Web craftsman, partner at FictiveKin and co-founder of BrooklynBeta and Mapalong.

  • Cindy Chastain

    Cindy Chastain

    Creative Director, Interaction Design at R/GA, experience strategist, screenwriter and teacher.

  • Derek Featherstone

    Derek Featherstone

    Web Design. UX. Accessibility. Speaker & Teacher.

  • Tim Brown

    Tim Brown

    Type Manager for Typekit.

  • Shelly Bowen

    Shelly Bowen

    Content Strategist of Pybop.

  • Jessica Hische

    Jesscia Hische

    Crazy cat lady known for her lettering, silly projects, and occasional foul mouth.

The historical location

Relive the spirit of the Golden Age in the city where world-famous painter Rembrandt was born and that still attracts artists, scientists and other masters of great craftsmanship. Welcome to the historical city of Leiden, famous for its almshouses, university, museums, bicycles and glorious history.

Close to the Holiday season Leiden is to its best. Ice skating on the canals, great vibe in the many bars and restaurants and beautiful decoration in the streets everywhere. Leiden is definitely worth seeing.

  • Amazing 19th century venue
  • 50+ Bars and Restaurants in the area
  • Affordable hotels and BnBs.

Four days of design, type & code

In an exciting program, fully packed with world class speakers and at least eight talented New Faces, we'll bring you a four day mix of lectures, talks and workshops.

Three nights of entertainment & socials

An event without some quality socials is like a cake without frosting. Pretty boring, right? At Inspire we have entertainment for you ranging from sports activities, tour walks, lectures, Happy 3hour Bar Tour, live music and some well known DJs.

Good thing is: It's all included in your ticket. Inspire starts on a Sunday. We call it 'Lazy Sunday'.