San Diego Room
Covid has had an outsize impact on how we live our lives, conduct our work, and confer with our peers. The 2022 IA Conference will be the third time we’ve met as a virtual community, but hopefully we’ll be able to meet in person again for IAC23.
This virtual town hall session is a chance to discuss the future of IAC, consider what’s worked well during our run as an all virtual conference, share what we miss most about past in-person IACs, and forge a path towards the next iteration of the Information Architecture Conference, whatever that may be.
The town hall will be facilitated by two of the IAC22 co-chairs and the Director of Safety. They’ll share some background on IACs pivot for all in person to all virtual conference, discuss what went into IAC22, and share some of our hopes for IAC23. Then we’ll open the floor to any and all comers. We want (and need) to hear from you! And not just IAC23 attendees; we will also provide a mechanism for any member of the IAC community to share their thoughts and help shape the next Information Architecture Conference.
About the speakers
Jeff Pass made his first website in 1997 and has been involved in digital communications, design, usability, and IA ever since. For the past 23 years, he has been a federal contractor and has worked on dozens of digital government sites including COVIDtests.gov, USPS.gov, HealthCare.gov, CFTC.gov, and MyHealth.VA.gov.
Jeff attended his first IA Summit in New Orleans in 2012 and most Summits thereafter. He was Diversity & Inclusion co-director for the inaugural IA Conference and has been an IAC organizer/volunteer ever since. He helped draft the original IA Summit code of conduct and to adapt and iteratively update it for the IAC.
Jeff is very excited for the IAC to return to NOLA!
Beyond IAC, Jeff has helped organize other industry events including World IA Day DC, UXDC, DCUX, GoodGov UX, IA Summit, and UXPA DC. He has also helped organize and lead UX and IA communities of practice for his employers since 2007.
Jeff lives in Takoma Park, MD with his beloved family. He is an audiophile, cinephile, bibliophile, epicurean/mageirocophile, and LEGO maniac.
Ren is an ontologist and data modeler for Etsy. He has had a lifelong passion for information presentation, organization, and navigation.
When he isn’t tinkering with ontologies or databases, Ren loves producing electronic music and cooking.
Ren recently moved back to his hometown of Sacramento.
Nathan Rogers has a passion for making order of out chaos using Post It notes, sketchnotes, and interactive prototypes . When not delving into metadata, taxonomies, and the world of linked data this librarian enjoys relaxing by bicycling, exploring the world of craft beer, and untangling the mysteries of James Joyce and is happy to talk at length about any (or all three).