2017 IA Summit Theme: Designing for Humans
IA, meet AI.
Information Architects have always recognized the essential role of the user. To be successful, IA must work for people. But as artificial intelligence and machine learning increase in power and prevalence, how can we ensure that technology serves human needs, and not the other way around?
This year’s theme, Designing for Humans, will bring multi-faceted discussions to the Summit around topics such as human-centered design, ethics in technology, and how to reconcile the presence of artificial intelligence with the real needs and experiences of people.
About the IA Summit
The IA Summit features social events, workshops and sessions, and networking,
Now in its 18th year, the Information Architecture Summit is the foremost gathering of information architects, user experience designers, content strategists, and all those who work to create and manage information spaces. This is where the community comes together to refine our craft, solve problems, and break new ground. Attendees include industry leaders, mid-weights, and juniors alike – arriving as guests, leaving as friends, and sharing in this celebration of IA practice and culture.
The Summit provides different venues for idea sharing, including talks, sessions, interactive workshops led by leaders in the field. Networking opportunities also abound, both professional (Poster Night and the First Timers dinner) and semi-professional (the legendary Karaoke night).
The IA Summit is organized by an all-volunteer committee drawn from the greater Information Architecture community, and is produced with the support of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). Please register and join us as we shape the future of our craft!