A community gathering of information architects, content publishers, and all who design information spaces. Share stories with people like you, improve your skills with best-practice advice, and make the content you create easier for everyone to find and share. For our 16th birthday we're headed to Minneapolis, more focused than ever on learning about the design and structure of information.
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The 2015 Keynote Speakers
The 2015 IA Summit will address the current state and future opportunities of building information spaces. We offer an intertwingling of hypertext structures, content management, and contrary thinking. Hypertext pioneer Ted Nelson will set the scene.
Jorge Arango matches a published body of scholarship and depth of thought with humble dedication to, and advocacy of, the IA community. He embodies the voice, tone, ethos, and ethics we aspire to.
As IA grows more complex, we need to be cognizant of delivering information responsibly and ethically; respecting the privacy and freedoms of individuals. Elizabeth Buchanan’s work in the philosophies and ethical considerations in computing and information science is both thought-provoking and necessary.
Brenda Laurel goes deep on hypertext narrative possibilities and playful design. As information becomes more free-flowing and intertwingled, we need to cut responsible and engaging swaths through it all. Brenda’s work in research, design, narrative, and advocacy make her the very model of an information architect.
Hands on Workshops!
Choose one of the full day or two of the half day workshops for Wednesday, and another for Thursday. We'll provide several breaks with energizing snacks and beverages and a great lunch for the full day workshops. Register early to make sure you get the workshop you want before it sells out.
Share Your Ideas with a Poster
Poster Night is one of the best opportunities to get one-on-one time and feedback from attendees and speakers of the IA Summit. Each poster presenter is given a space to exhibit within. What you choose to do with your space is one of the most fun parts. In the past, we have seen people break out of the typical poster format to provide 3D models, interactive pieces, and a crowdsourcing activity for attendees.
It's not all work, work, work
Taxonomists know how to party, rock, roister, revel, frolic. Our social events are a huge part of the IA Summit, where old friendships are revisited and new friendships are forged.
- Brain full after your first day of sessions? Wind-down at the Happy Hour reception
- Always popular, break bread with new friends at our hosted first-timer dinners
- Keen to channel your inner Newton-John? Get those requests in early for Karaoke with Keyboard Man
- Whether you're more Catan or Clue, play along at the popmatic IAS Game Night
- Walkers, runners, and early-risers can work off that cake at the Polar Bear Fun Run
The IA Summit completely volunteer-run, with operational support from ASIS&T.