I know that there may be some last minute folks out there, and I want to assure you all that it would be well worth your time to sign up TODAY for the Early Bird Discount for  CAST 2015. After midnight tonight, the prices go up considerably.

I should also mention that our Monday Tutorials are selling out quickly. Rob Sabourin’s tutorial is sold out, Christin Wiedemann’s tutorial [Update: is now also sold out], and we have two more tutorials with seats that will likely go fast. If you want in, act now :)!

Now look, I know what a lot of you are thinking… “of course he’s yelling about CAST 2015. Since he’s AST’s president, it’s his event!” In a way, you are right, but that doesn’t even come close to telling the whole story. We are offering what I think is an amazing program, full of cool tutorials (on Monday) as well as excellent Track Talks and Workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday. I’m proud of the lineup, but I had absolutely zero hand in the selection process. I deliberately stayed out of those discussions, and encouraged the Conference and Program Committee to put together the most awesome program possible. From what I can see, I think they succeeded.

We have also partnered with Speak Easy to encourage more first time speakers to speak at CAST. This is something I take great pride in seeing at CAST each year, the diversity of speakers, not just of physical attributes, but of experiences, skills and opportunities that you are not likely to hear at other conferences. Bold statement? Sure. Do I stand behind it? Absolutely.

But hey, why take my word for it? Why not take a look at our program and see for yourself. If you like what you see, you still have, by my reckoning, about 12 hours to still get in at the discount price. Don’t miss what (if I have anything to say about it) will certainly be the best conference you will attend this year. Also, if this fires you up, will you help me spread the word? Please share this post with any and all who may benefit to see it.

Here’s to early August and a great conference. Lock those savings in while you still can :).