The past two years I have been lucky enough to attend New Adventures in Web Design at the Albert Hall in Nottingham. It's my favourite conference (sorry Andy, Build is a close second). The atmosphere at New Adventures is so welcoming and supportive that there is no place I would rather spend my time. To me it feels like home.

Every year the speakers are fantastic, and this year was no exception. The talks from Jason Santa Maria, Tyler Mincey, Michael Heilemann, Tiago Pedras, Jon Tan, Seb Lee-Delisle, Stephanie Troeth, Wayne Hemmingway and Jessica Hische were mind blowing. I mean truly out-of-this-world insanely great. I'm still recovering from the mental hangover that comes with absorbing so much knowledge in such a short period of time.

This year New Adventures wowed the industry for the final time. I'm unsure how I will cope entering 2014 without the burst of inspiration that New Adventures has so consistently provided. The inspiration that I have come to rely on.

Simon Collison and Greg Wood are geniuses for putting together such an amazing event. They have worked tirelessly to keep the event accessible to everyone within the industry. Whilst at the same time crafting an experience fit for royalty. I'm so thankful to Simon and Greg for putting this conference together, and to everyone else that has been involved through the years. You have given me memories I will cherish forever.

Matt West