2020 and Backstage Blog - 2020 -
We’re pleased to announce that our closing plenary speaker at IAC20 will be Christian Crumlish. Here co-chair Sandra Lloyd explains why we’re looking forward to hearing from Christian:
“I had the privilege of meeting Christian Crumlish when I assistant-taught the first-ever UX Design Immersive program at General Assembly in 2013. Christina Wodtke and Aynne Valencia brought in an all-star cast of guest speakers that year–including Christian. Although I was already familiar with his prowess as a speaker and author, I was bowled over by the thoughtful attention he brought to each student’s development, and how he made sure that they had opportunities after the course.
Christian has been there throughout the birth and development of information architecture as a leader, mentor, and an avid participant in our community. Not only does he talk the talk, but walks the walk as he continues to steer startups in usable and ethical directions, helping startups make sense of their customers and vice versa. He also has a lot of ukuleles which, thankfully, he knows how to play.
I’m excited to hear what Christian will have to say in April!”
Our ambition in curating the list of invited speakers at IAC20 was to build the foundation for 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 our theme of sense-making. We couldn’t be more proud of the lineup we’ve managed to assemble – and the main program is shaping up to be similarly strong. Over the next few weeks we’ll put the finishing touches to our program and continue to tell you about what we have planned.