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 […]
Backstage Blog - 2020
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 […]
I am an Independent UX researcher and consultant based in New Orleans. My recent projects have been working on Expert Reviews and Usability Testing for a museum, research center and publisher. Along with working on a retail catalog import project for a local start-up company in New Orleans. What’s been your favourite moment as an […]
We were sad to see the announcement today that the IA Institute will be dissolved. We each have stories of how the institute either helped introduce us to information architecture in the first place or helped us to develop our expertise and grow. But as the current co-chairs of the IA Conference, we wanted to […]
Here we introduce the Curation director for the IA Conference 2020, Alberta Soranzo. As a former co-chair of IA Summit and EuroIA she knows the joy as well as the challenges of helping to organise a successful conference. Who are you? I work in London as design director at the largest British financial services group. […]
Next in our ‘meet the team’ series of posts we introduce one of our co-chairs – Dan Ramsden. We’ve asked the same few questions to all the team working on the conference, starting with… Where do you work and what do you do? I’m Creative director for two teams at the BBC. I lead the […]
In our second post introducing the members of the team organising IA Conference 2020 we move on to Sandra Lloyd, another of the co-chairs. Who are you? I am an information architect who also does UX design and service design. I’m currently at Concur, but have worked previously for Fjord, Amazon, Tribal DDB, and House […]
First up in our ‘meet the team’ series of posts we introduce one of our co-chairs – Noreen Whysel. We’ve asked the same few questions to all the team working on the conference, starting with… Where do you work and what do you do? I am an independent IA/UX researcher and entrepreneur. I have been […]
We’ve just announced our theme for the conference. We expect that lots of conferences will have a 2020 Vision. But 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 […]
We’re excited to announce the dates and venue for the next IA Conference. The conference will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel between 14th – 18th April 2020. Between 16th and 18th of April 2020 we’ll be enjoying the usual three days of talks, corridor conversations and everything else that comes with the […]