Following up on an article from June 25, 2020, we want to let you know how we’re taking action for the 2021 information architecture conference to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. We ask that you hold us accountable and make suggestions for how we can continuously improve our efforts. Our action plan Diversify our […]
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How BLM is informing the planning of the 2021 Information Architecture Conference
Joe is a long-time UXer – from tech writing in the mid-’90s to HCI in the late ’90s into IA and IxD through today. Currently he’s a senior UX designer at Fahrenheit-212, a Capgemini company. He’s known as an avid motorcyclist, having ridden to conferences in Chicago, New Orleans, Baltimore and Charleston. He’s been a […]
It’s ironic that in this age of social distancing the IA community has come together like never before to make IAC20 a success. We’ve drafted in more volunteers to help us plan the logistics and format for IAC20 – our first digital information architecture conference. We’re hearing that while some of you have lots of […]
Kyle has been working as an independent UX Research Consultant for the last 15 years. She’s based in New Hampshire and is originally from Philadelphia. She specializes in user research and usability testing. She’s the Founder and President of NH UXPA and served as the Chair of PhillyCHI. She’s also been serving as the IAC […]
Update 14 March We want to express our sympathy and support for everyone who has faced disruption or difficulties due to COVID-19. We can definitely empathise. Over the last few weeks we’ve been planning for how to respond. Our priority has always been to safeguard the health of our community and act responsibly. But we […]
Adam is a long time UXer based in Dallas. He’s been involved with the conference since it began as the IA Summit. He coordinates the speaker support program matching speakers with coaches and running the speaker’s studio where speakers can prepare before they take the stage. Here are a few more facts about Adam: What’s […]
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 […]
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.
Chiara is helping to deliver the scholarship program for IAC20. As always, we want IAC to welcome new practitioners to the IA community. The IA Conference Scholarship is designed for students new to the field, and is open to individuals in the US as well as other countries.