While the IA Conference has only been around since 2018, 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.
This gives the conference an accessible and homegrown feel. But it is also a challenge for organizers who are part time volunteers. The conference provider, led by Vanessa Foss of Kunverj, is committed to giving the organizers resources to make the conference better. One of these is the IA Conference Advisory Board.
The IA Conference Advisory Board is meant to be the long-term counterpart to the conference co-chairs. The co-chairs serve for one year to organize the conference for that year. Two of the challenges for the co-chairs and the conference in general, are the lack of continuity year to year and long-term conference development. The IA Conference Advisory board will help focus on these areas.
The current members of the board are:
- The chair, Giles Colborne
- Vanessa Foss
- Donna Spencer
- Ren Pope
- Alberta Soranzo
- Kevin M. Hoffman
- Samantha Bailey
If you have questions for the board, please use the form below to get in touch.