Colin McFadden and Kristofer Layon


Colin McFadden works as a media specialist for the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts, creating software to help make media easier to use and educating students, staff, and faculty about the rapidly changing media landscape. He also works hands-on, creating video content and helping support the CLA TV studios in Rarig Center.

Kristofer Layon manages web projects for two senior vice presidents at the University of Minnesota. He also directs MinneWebCon, the university’s annual web standards conference that he founded in 2008 with seven of his colleagues. This conference is an outgrowth of a related development initiative, the university’s Web Standards & Accessibility Workgroup, which meets monthly and is open to the public. Layon has a Master of Fine Arts degree in interactive design from the University of Minnesota’s Graduate Schooland a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College. He has worked as a designer since 1995, and has a blog about his projects online.

Session Description

Agile and Accessible Web Communications

This session will focus on different ways to use web communications, with a focus on easy-to-manage content creation and distribution. The goal is to show that social networking, blogging, and video doesn’t have to be difficult or highly technical, and that the simplest solutions are often the most effective. 

Updated Sept. 22, 2008