IAC is about more than just one week in April. To highlight the community aspect we have set up a Discord server to allow people to have casual conversations in the virtual conference “hallways” before, during, and after IAC22. [Re]connect with old and new friends at any time – share job openings, take advantage of topic channels, or simply [re]member your favorite information architecture conference moments.
This space is open to all IAC22 attendees, and workshop participants. Conversations in Discord are hybrid in nature – talk with others in voice chat or use asynchronous text channels to share ideas with people from around the world. Either way we hope to provide a hallway that doesn’t close on April 23rd.
The IAC Discord server is available to all registered IAC22 attendees and workshop participants.
We expect that all users follow a core set of rules
Adhere to the IAC Code of Conduct.
Real Name Policy
While you might use other nicknames on Discord please use your real name for the IAC server. This will help us build an IAC community. To update your nickname on the IAC Discord follow these steps
- Begin by clicking on your name in the list of users
2. Click on the pencil in the corner to bring up a menu of profile options
3. Choose Edit Server Profile to update your details only for the IA conference Discord server
4. Enter your Real Name into the Nickname field then select Save Changes to update your profile.
Your real name will now be used without affecting other Discord servers that you may be on.
Verify your account
Verifying your account will unlock IAC22 specific content.
To verify your account look up your Discord user name and complete the following form. The easiest way to look up your user name is by selecting yourself from the list of members. Your Discord ID will appear underneath your name.
Once you complete the verification form a moderator will update your account as soon as possible. Registered users will also receive IAC22 specific badges. To streamline the process please use the same email address that was used when registering for the conference.
For the best Discord experience we recommend either the desktop or mobile app
While Discord is very similar to other applications, like Slack, it may help to review its core concepts.
To familiarize yourself with Discord, start with the Beginner’s Guide. This document will explain basic concepts, how to use text chat, and how to use voice channels.
For more advanced users, Discord provides additional documentation is available to cover other functionality.
If you need support contact a moderator in the #helpdesk channel or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The #helpdesk channel will be staffed during workshops and the main conference (April 18 – 23).
One more thing about Discord: the #helpdesk channel can also be used for support with Gather or the web site. We will do our best to assist with technical issues, such as a webcam or microphone, or general support questions, like wayfinding or registration for social events.