While the IA Conference has only been around for two years, it draws on 19 years of rich tradition from the IA Summit. One of the great traditions is the volunteer work from the IA community to plan and staff the conference. While this gives the conference an accessible and homegrown feel, it is also […]
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Stacy Surla is Vice President of MetaMetrics Inc., a veteran-owned, family consultancy that provides UX and evaluation services in support of a democratic and open-market world. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland iSchool, was a twice-elected officer of the IA Institute, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of […]
Besides financial support, recipients will have access to peer mentoring and a large alumni network. Critical for long-term impact, the program offers continuing education and professional development opportunities foundational to obtaining leadership positions within the profession.
MaShana (muh-shay-nuh) has been hugely helpful in both the curation of the conference and the scholarship program. Find out what made her volunteer for IAC20.
Keynote speakers at IAC20
We’re honored to have the following speakers at our community-led information architecture conference.
Workshop facilitators in 2020
We’re joined by a stellar line-up of industry leaders delivering two days of workshops before the conference even begins. Here are some of the friends and colleagues we’re happy to welcome to IAC20.
You can find full details of our workshop line-up on our program page.
Sense and Sense-making
Conference Theme for 2020
This year we expect that lots of conferences will have a 2020 Vision. We like to look at things differently – and sight is only one sense amongst many.
In New Orleans we want to explore all of our senses and all the ways we make sense of the world and the futures we face. We want to talk about how, when and why we encode, transmit, receive, interpret and share information. We’ll discuss what we can perceive and make available to the senses, the different kinds of intelligences we use to interpret and understand things and the intentional actions that result when things make sense. We’ll also look at the role of serendipity and mischief in understanding what our senses tell us.
Join us in In New Orleans as we interrogate and celebrate the huge variety of ways that we can sense, think and be in the world.
The realities we perceive and make available
The intelligences we use to make sense of what we perceive
The intentional actions that result from making sense
Sponsor IAC in 2020
We’re 21 years old! Be part of the world’s most prestigious gathering for information architecture, while fostering a truly unique conference. The IAC is attended every year by hundreds of movers and shakers in information architecture, user experience design, and content strategy.