If you want to see yours truly in the flesh talking about interaction design and the like, here are some conferences you should register for and get a cheap rate:
Saturday, December 15th is the last day to get the early bird rate of $499 for Interaction08, the conference I’m Chairing. It’s an awesome program and, it being in Savannah and all, it should be a tremendous social event. Here’s me in Boxes & Arrows talking about why you should go.
Also in February, Adaptive Path’s UX Intensive is happening in San Francisco. This time, with a rebooted Interaction Design Day that is chock-full of hands-on activities and information. (The new schedule of activities will be posted soon–it’s hot off the presses!) Early bird registration ends December 31, and use my code of FODS to get another 10% off that!