Offer more browsing options

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While there is a page that lists three well-reviewed and three recently-added speakers, as well as five speakers with upcoming gigs, that's very limited. It would be great to be able to browse rather than have to search events or speakers.
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Rob Cottingham

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Rob, we'd had the same thought. The trick is what interested browsers would want to browse by. Obvious facets might be location, subject, or user-generated tag. How would you want to browse talks and events?
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Carolyn Hack

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We've also considered a time/date/calendar based browsing system for Talks and Events. This might provide a way to browse to specific events, or provide a wider view of what's coming up.
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Rob Cottingham

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Doug and Carolyn, thanks for getting back so quickly. Doug: my browsing needs are going to vary case by case. Sometimes it'll be geographical - what talks are happening near me? who are the well-received speakers in Seattle and Vancouver? Other times, I'd be browsing by topic - which social media talks are happening in the next few months? And I'd want to be able to constrain those, so I'm browsing upcoming talks on social media in the Pacific Northwest.

Similarly, when it comes to search, I'd want to combine dimensions - for example, expertise level, topic and target audience. So I could search for an intermediate-level talk on skills training geared to executives. Or a beginner's talk on peak oil pitched to the general public... and delivered by someone with keywords "engaging", "lively" or "funny."

Carolyn: that would be a great step. I'd find it really handy: as a prospective attendee, and as a speaker looking for conferences to pitch.