Some 2013 conference talks to watch

I never used to go to loads of conferences but I go to even fewer these days. This year I kept noticing mentions of lots of good talks, at many events around the world, and realised that they were often available to watch online.

So I started keeping a list of them, and then asked on Twitter for more recommendations, picking up a few more that I’d missed. Here’s my list of 2013 conference talks that are probably worth watching.

I’ve only got round to watching a few, so they might not all be OMG BEST TALK EVAR!!!, but I’m hopeful. This isn’t a thorough survey of the Top Twenty Talks of 2013; it’s biased to my interests, my friends, and suggestions from a few people on Twitter. If I do this next year I’d love to find great talks that have no relation to the tech world (only Stewart Lee’s is from beyond our little bubble, I imagine).

But for now, here are twenty (probably) great conference talks from 2013 (so far), twelve hours of viewing and listening:

Many thanks to Andy Baio, Matt Jones, Nick Sweeney, Russell Davies and Tom Armitage for their suggestions.

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