On another IA note (can you tell I’m working through my inbox?) it’s time again to start thinking about the 2008 Information Architecture Summit in Miami, Florida on April 10-14 2008.
The Information Architecture Summit is the premier gathering place for those interested in information architecture. The 2007 IA Summit attracted over 570 attendees, including beginners, experienced IAs, and people from a range of related fields.
The 2008 theme of â€œExperiencing Informationâ€ shifts the focus back to users. A user experience exists only to allow people to â€œdo thingsâ€ (in the broadest sense … buying books, sharing photos with friends, looking something up on wikipedia, etc).
Call for Proposals
The summit is a great opportunity to share your experience and thoughts on a topic you feel passionate about – and for the first time – presenters will receive complimentary registration! (to keep costs manageable one complimentary registration will be given to each regular session slot and panel moderator/organizer).
Proposals for the following are due October 31, 2007:
- Management Track
- Pre-conference workshops
Submissions of peer-reviewed Research Papers are due November 30, 2007.
(Note that I’m a member of the IAI Advisory Board and will be a reviewer for Proposal and Research Papers. If you have any questions about the proposal process, the IA Summit or the Information Architecture Institute just ask.)