IAC23: Change and Resilience
New Orleans, LA
The world has changed since our community last met in person in 2019. It is no exaggeration to say humanity had to adapt to survive—nearly 6.5 million people worldwide lost their lives to COVID-19 (likely many more).
We propose to examine how our industry, organizations, institutions and personal work deal with change. We will delve into how our approaches to it create, necessitate, or promote resilience.
Online on Gather and Discord
With our theme of [Re]Connect, our goal is to continue to build community connections and shared experiences from the momentum of IAC21.
- [Re]invent ways of doing our work.
- [Re]invigorate the practice.
- [Re]charge the community.
- [Re]vise our perspectives on information architecture.
Online via Remo and Discord
Now is the time to (re)emerge.
We have a unique opportunity to ascend from the destruction, fear, and uncertainty of 2020 and forge a new vision for our community. Working together, we can emerge stronger, better, and more open-minded—but the prospect is risky. And success is not guaranteed.
IAC20: Sense and sense-making
Online via Zoom and Slack
This year we want to celebrate the science of making sense and the art of making mischief. We want to talk about how, when and why we encode, transmit, receive and interpret information. We’ll discuss what we can perceive and make available to the senses, the intelligence we use to interpret and understand things and the intentional actions that result when things make sense. In New Orleans we’ll explore sense-making (with a dose of serendipity) to see how we make sense of the world and the futures we face.
IAC19: Gateways: Legacy With Purpose
Life is a series of gateways. Sometimes we pass through them without noticing. Other times, we pass through them deliberately. The purpose of every gateway we choose will determine what path will we follow towards the legacy we’ll be leaving to future generations. What will we do? How will we get there? Why is it important? It’s not truly an ending, nor is it a beginning, but a point in time with myriad possibilities ahead of it. Learn how we’ve traveled similar roads but taken our own paths.
Prior to 2019 the event was known as the IA Summit. Each spring information architects, content strategists, user experience researchers, and other design professionals would meet for workshops, presentations, and keynotes from notable members of the community. We are currently collecting details from 2000 to 2018 and will be updating this page with links to schedules, presenters, and more.