The Kalamazoo X Conference is a one-day, single track, conference focused on inspiring knowledge workers to have a fulfilling career. While there are many great technical conferences in the region, their focus tends toward new technologies and skills. The Kalamazoo X Conference intends to uniquely complement those conferences by enabling attendees to improve their core competencies.
Over the last 10 years or so I have been to many technical conferences. And I can say without any hesitation that the Kalamazoo X Conference is by far my favorite. I haven’t been able to attend every year it has been put on but when I have made it I have NEVER left disappointed.
As far as technical conferences go it is not really all that technical. The sessions are usually relatively short, faced paced and cover topics related to the so called “Soft skills”. The speakers are diverse as their presentation styles and content, which is a plus if you have ever attended a non big sponsor technical conference before.
I can highly recommend it and encourage you to go look over some of the past sessions, read the session descriptions and see if the idea of a Soft Skills conference appeals to you. There are also some videos posted on their Vimeo Channel to give you some idea of the content and flow.
The 2016 Kalamazoo X Conference will take place on April 30th at the Fetzer Center (WMU Campus). Tickets are $75 for non-students and $35 for students.