Please welcome this year’s Diversity Student Scholars! IAC Scholars share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. The Scholarship Program has three primary purposes: To nurture and sustain the professional development of the scholars, To establish a network of scholars over time who become mentors to other promising newcomers, and […]
Reflecting on the past year is mind-blowing to say the least. It was almost a year ago now that I was announced as the first student liaison for the 2021 IA conference. My photo on the website has stayed the same, but a lot has changed. My title has transitioned to Student Co-Chair, and I […]
Why did you get into Information Architecture? I didn’t get a choice. I was born into IA. My first words were taxonomy and wireframe. My first pet was a polar bear. Okay, I’m joking, but as you’ve probably guessed, my dad is Peter Morville. What you may not know is that I’ve spent most of […]
As we collectively emerge from 2020, we pause to introduce you to the team behind the planning and coordination for IAC21: Grace Lau Teresa Nguyen Claire Morville Cassini Nazir We are honored to carry forward the rich legacy. IAC has endured for 22 years thanks to the effort and dedication of a smart and dedicated […]
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.
We’re pleased to announce that our closing plenary speaker at IAC20 will be Christian Crumlish. Christian has been there throughout the birth and development of information architecture as a leader, mentor, and an avid participant in our community.
To close the second day of the main program for IAC20 we’ll welcome Reginé Gilbert.
Reginé is a user experience designer, educator, and international public speaker with over 10 years of experience working in the technology arena. She has a strong belief in making the world a more accessible place—one that starts and ends with the user.
Mutale’s areas of interest and expertise closely align with our theme of making-sense. And there’s a connection to the mischief and serious damage that can result from intentional and unintentional information architecture – which we also want to highlight at IAC 20.
As a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, Cassini currently teaches interaction design, web design, and design principles. He also serves as Director of Design and Research for the ArtSciLab
We’re pleased to announce our first keynote speaker for IAC20. Our theme in New Orleans is making sense and we’re building a program of talented, creative, brilliant people to share their insights and experience. We wanted our keynotes to be a combination of established as well as emerging voices who have something to say on […]
2020 will be a big year for The IA Conference and we’d love to see you there. Over the last 6 weeks we’ve received lots of submissions to present and share ideas at the conference. But we’re extending the call for submissions a little longer, until MIDNIGHT EST on 10/21. We’d love to attract even […]